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Rug sizing, like most decor decisions, comes down to utility and proportions. Here are some industry-standard guidelines to help you find the rug that best augments your space. 

General Tips

  • The larger the room, the larger the rug.
  • A rug should always sit at least 1’ from the wall, leaving a strip of visible floor. We like leaving as much as 1.5 or 2’.
  • Invest in a rug pad to prolong your rug’s lifespan and prevent slipping—this helps protect your rug, your floors, and yourself.
  • Whether furniture legs rest entirely on, or partially off, a rug tends to be case-specific, and ultimately, a matter of preference.
  • Finally: rules are made to be broken! When it comes to rugs, we encourage you to experiment and discover what works for you and your home.

Living Room

Space to spare

For large rooms with furniture in the center, your rug should be big enough to hold all furniture without feeling cramped.

Recommended:
Large Rugs
Extra Large Rugs

Just Right

For rooms with furniture against the wall, you’ll want the front two legs of all the furniture on the rug.

Recommended:
Medium Rugs
Large Rugs

Cozy Apartment

If you find a smaller rug that you simply must have in your living room, you can place it just under the coffee table. Or: layer it on top of a neutral jute.

Recommended:
Small Rugs
Medium Rugs

Dining Area

Whether round or rectilinear, your rug should extend at least 2’-3’ around all edges of the table. This prevents the chairs from awkwardly going off the rug when they’re pushed back as you sit down or stand up.

Recommended:
Large Rugs
Extra Large Rugs
Round Rugs

Bedroom

Rule of Thumb

Place area rugs under at least the front 2/3 of the bed. It should extend 36” or so around the sides and foot of your bed—so your feet always land on something soft.

Recommended:
Large Rugs for a Queen bed
Extra Large Rugs for a King bed

Space to Spread Out

If your room is spacious, you can choose a rug large enough to hold all the furniture, including the top of the bed and nightstands.

Recommended:
Large Rugs for a Queen bed
Extra Large Rugs for a King bed

Twin Beds

For bedrooms with one or two twin beds, consider placing a runner to the side or between them.

Recommended:
Runners
Small Rugs

Kitchen

High Traffic

For a high-traffic kitchen, place a small, half-round, or rectangular rug in front of the sink.

Recommended sizes:
Small - 2’ x 3'

Kitchen Island

If your kitchen has a center island or a narrow galley, try runners that extend nearly its full length.

Recommended sizes:
Runners - 2’6” x 8’

Hallway

Standard Hallway

You’ll want a runner which is at least 1’, but not much more than 2’, shorter than your hallway, and 1’ more narrow, so it doesn’t bunch up against walls or doorways

Recommended:
Runners

Furnished Hallway

If you have furniture in your hallway, either position your runner to one side with any furniture against the opposite wall, legs on bare floor, or center it so that furniture is on both sides.

Recommended:
Runners

Office

Select a rug that’s large enough for your desk chair to move around comfortably. Ideally it will encompass the entire desk, chair, and any other essential furniture, as well as mimic the lines of the room.

Recommended:
Small Rugs
Medium Rugs

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