When it comes to buying the perfect rug for your home, there are so many factors to take into consideration like the style, material, and the size of the rug. And if choosing a rug size is something you have struggled with, then this post is for you. We shall discuss different rooms and their layouts with commonly used sizes for each of them. With such information at hand, curating the right rug for your décor space will be a trifle easy.


Typically, living rooms demand large area rugs like 8’x10′ and 9’x12′. For a living room rug placement, you have three options. First option is to have all the furniture legs on top of the rug. This means that your sofa, chairs, coffee table and side tables all sit on top of the rug. This is ideal for big rooms and open spaces where the rug unites the disparate décor elements. Second option is to only have the front feet of the furniture resting on the rug. This works in mid-size living rooms and helps create a balanced, proportionate look. Third option is to have no furniture legs on the rug, or only have the coffee table atop it.  This style works for smaller and narrow living rooms where the rug helps define specific sitting areas.

Some helpful Tips

  • Use your rug to frame your seating area.
  • Make sure your rug is at least 6″ wider (8″ is ideal) than your sofa on both sides.
  • Never place your rug directly against the wall or over common walkway.
  • Give 30″ to 36″ of a walkway between large furniture pieces (if your living room allows for it) if not then at least 18″-24″. That will help to inform your rug size.
  • Leave a space of at least 18” between the rug and walls.


The bed forms the focal point in the bedroom so it is natural that the rug will go under the bed to anchor the room’s largest furniture. Generally, an 8’x10’ or 9’x12’ works well for a Queen or King size bed, whereas a 6’x9’ and 5’x7’ serves a Full or a Twin sized bed. But don’t limit your imagination. Do what gives you the maximum comfort and optimal pleasure.

Some helpful Tips

  • Try to allow at least 24” to 36” of rug to show on each side of the bed, no matter the size of your room.
  • There should be at least 10" to 20" of space between the edge of the rug and the base trim of the wall.
  • The rug should either fit completely under the nightstand or place the rug lower down under the bed, just in front of the nightstand.
  • One way to arrange your bedroom furniture is to put the rug with its length running along the width of the bed, underneath the front two-thirds of the bed.
  • You can also try rug layering to add more depth and dimension to the room.
  • In larger rooms, use smaller area rugs, such as 4 inches by 6 inches in size, as runners on the side of the bed add to the feeling of luxury.
  • Always place the lighter-hued rug underneath the darker one to maximize visual impact.


Dining room needs rugs that can withstand the rigors of the dining room, with the ever shuffling chairs, heavy furniture and table’s spills and stains. The rug should be able to accommodate the table and all the chairs, even with the chairs pulled out. Having chairs partially resting on the rug and floors can create a sense of imbalance as well as potential for accidents. Consider this, measure your dining table, and add 20-30 inches to it. Voila! You have the prefect size for your dining room rug.

Some helpful Tips

  • Make sure the dining chairs are all on the rug around the entire table.
  • Make sure the rug extends the table at least 8” on each side.
  • Leave at least 1 foot of floor around the perimeter of the room.
  • Use a low pile rug. It is easier to clean it.
  • Choosing a patterned rug will help hide messes and stains. 



When you are looking for a kitchen rug, comfort and cleanability  You want a rug that is durable, washable and easy to clean. People generally place their rugs in front of the kitchen sink. But there are many ways to set up your rug in the kitchen to derive the optimal satisfaction. Runners are ideal for kitchens. We just need to leave 3-5 inches of visible floor around it. Do not forget to add a rug pad under the kitchen rug for added safety. Big kitchens can handle large and multiple rugs. For smaller kitchen, choose a rug that coordinates with the floor and is light on pattern and color.

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