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Guide to Choosing the Right Rug for Every Room

Welcome to Rug Advice! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to select the ideal rug size for each room in your house.

Sizing Up Your Space: Guide to Rug Size and Fitting

Choosing the ideal rug size for your room can be challenging. A rug, either too little or too large, might make the space appear unfinished and out of proportion. Therefore, it’s essential to understand proper sizing guidelines before buying a rug. You can use the following recommendations to choose the appropriate rug size for each room in your house.

Family Room

The family room is the house’s hub and offers guests entertainment and a comfortable space to unwind. The perfect rug size can bring the room together, making it feel inviting and cozy. When selecting a rug for your family room, keep in mind the shape of your furniture and the design of the space. Make sure you leave at least 25 cm between the walls and the edges of the rug, to create a nice frame around it.

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For large living rooms with multiple seating areas, use a larger rug to define each space. The typical size of a rug for a living room is 2 x 3 m or 2.5 x 3.5 m. A 2.4 x 1.7 m rug works well for smaller living rooms. Ensure that your rug is at least as wide as your sofa to give the room a balanced look.

If your couch is sectional, you may require a larger rug to accommodate it. A 2.5 x 3.5 m or 3 x 4 m rug can work well in this case. To secure the sofa in the room, place its front legs on the rug. A rug that is too tiny or large can look odd and out of proportion in the space.

Dining Room

A rug in the dining room can add warmth and texture to the room. Ensure the rug you choose for your dining room is big enough to fit your table and chairs. The standard size for a dining room rug is 2 x 3 m or 2.5 x 3.5 m.

To determine the right rug size, measure the end of your table and add your dining table and add 50 cm to each side. It will give you enough space to pull out chairs without them getting caught on the rug. A rug with a pattern or bold colour can add interest and depth to your dining room. However, ensure that it doesn’t clash with your dining chairs or table.


A rug can offer warmth and comfort to your bedroom, particularly if you have hardwood or tile flooring. When selecting a rug for your bedroom, consider the size of your bed and the room’s layout. Depending on the shape of your room & furniture, you might choose to put a smaller rug in the centre of the room (in front of your bed) or a large rug that is positioned under the bed that will give you enough room to step out of bed comfortably onto the rug.

Measure your bed’s length and width, then add 60 cm to each side to get the correct size rug. A rug with a soft pile can add a cozy and luxurious feel to your bedroom. Ensure that the rug complements your bedding and furniture. A rug that clashes with your decor can make the room look chaotic and uninviting.


Choosing the right entryway rug can have a big impact on the overall style and feel of your home. Making the best choice requires careful consideration of your space’s dimensions and color scheme.

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For an entryway rug, you might choose a smaller area rug or a hallway runner depending on the shape of your entrance. If you have a wide entryway, creating a welcoming hub with a small area rug might be a better fit. If you, on the other hand, have a hallway style entrance, we offer a wide range of runners between 2-11 m.

To ensure that your rug fits properly, measure the length and width of your entryway and subtract 30 centimetres from each side. It will give you enough room to open and close your door without the rug getting in the way. After deciding the size, choose a rug that complements your existing decor and goes well with your walls or furniture.

Tips for Selecting the Right Rug Size:

  • Before buying a rug, measure the space where you plan to place it.
  • Choose a rug that fits the proportion of your furniture and room size.
  • For living areas, ensure the rug is at least as wide as your sofa or dining table.
  • To define multiple seating zones, consider using a larger rug in your living room.
  • To anchor your sofa in the room, place its front legs on the rug.
  • Make sure the rug complements your decor and is in harmony with your furniture or walls.

To achieve a harmonious and cohesive look, use these pointers to find ideal rug size for each room in your house. However, remember that you can always play with the rules to create the space that accommodates your needs. Happy rug shopping!

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