Area rugs come in different sizes, color, shape, texture, and design. Therefore, choosing the perfect area rug for your home can be an overwhelming task. But not to worry, in this guide, you'll not just learn how to choose the perfect area rug size but also how to bring out the beauty and grace in your home.

Tips for buying the perfect area rug size

The bigger, the better

Area Rug Sizes

A large area rug or a well-sized area rug can be the difference between a well-articulated room and a disjointed one. Buying a bigger rug size may prove to be worth every penny.

Taking the rug measurement will help you streamline your choices and make it easier to focus on other aspects of the rug, such as texture, design, color, etc.

Visualize the area rug size

To have a visual picture of what the area rug would look like in your space, use a painter or masking tape to map out or create a border on the floor of your room.

Maintain a minimum of 1.5 feet of the bare floor all around to create pathways and show the room's layout. That will help you know what area rug size to buy and which will have the perfect fit for every room.

Measure the room size

Ensure that you take your room's measurement before buying an area rug. The rug's orientation and size must be proportional to the room's size, dimension, and orientation, i.e., larger area rug sizes for larger rooms and smaller area rug sizes for smaller rooms.

You should also buy area rugs that complement your room. Consider color, design, and shape.

You should also consider the size of the furniture and other space-occupying items in your room before buying an Area rug for your home.

Recommended area rug to the room size chart



5 x 7ft

3 x 5ft

7 x 10ft

5 x 8ft

10 x 12ft

8 x 10ft

11 x 14ft

9 x 12ft

14 x 17ft

12   x 15 t


Remember that choosing the right area rug size and placing it correctly in the room will help bring out the beauty and grace in your room. It will also help bring harmony to your furniture, giving your room that perfect cozy home feeling.

Beautify Your Living Room with the Perfect Area Rugs size

Area rug size for living room

Ideally, your rug size and orientation should be determined by your living room and furniture's shape and size. The size of the area rug should be about the size of the sitting area of your living room to cover the conversation area.

You can use your seating arrangement to determine how to place your area rug rather than just putting it at the center of your living room. That helps to unify the furnishings.

You can place your Area rug using four different layouts. Below is a short description of each.

All Legs Completely On the Rug

Sample of  Area rug styling

You’ll need a large area rug for this layout, big enough to accommodate all the furniture in your living room. This layout is suitable for floating seating arrangements (i.e., no furniture against the wall), giving a unified look to your living room, and creating perfection and organizing the living room.

Only Front legs on the rug

Sample of Area rug styling

You can have a unified sitting area in your living room by keeping only the front legs of your chairs and sofa on the rug. With this method, you won't have to pay a hefty fee for a large area rug.

It is mostly suitable for small and medium-sized living rooms with furniture resting against the wall and doesn't allow all the furniture to be on the rug.

No Leg on the Rug

Sample of Area rug styling

This layout is pocket friendly as it allows you to buy a small-sized rug while also adding a simple yet classic style to your living room. It is also suitable for small spaces with a small area rug floating at the center of your sitting area.

Circular Arrangement

Sample of Area rug styling

Ensure to use a standard size rug that is big enough to contain all your furniture with just a few inches out or at least large enough to accommodate the front legs of your furniture. This layout gives your living room a circular sitting arrangement and style.

Perfect Size Rug Sizes for Bedrooms

Area rug size for dining

Rugs can provide a soft landing spot to your feet while coming in or out of bed.  You should place rugs in this area around your bed to make it the focal point of your room. Below are a few ways to beautify your bed area with the right rug.

All Furniture on the Rug

Sample of Area rug styling

If you own a large master bedroom, a rug size of 8 X 10ft is the ideal size to contain a queen or king-sized bed with end tables. This layout places the king-sized bed on the large area rug, extending to the surrounding furniture.

Only the Bed on the Rug

Sample of Area rug styling

This layout is ideal if your bedrooms have attractive flooring, but you want to add more coziness. Place a medium to small-sized rug under your bed, extending to the nightstands to provide a soft spot for your feet.

Flanking the Bed with the Rug

Sample of Area rug styling

One way to save money while also achieving comfort is to place runner rugs on the sides of your bed. This method is pocket friendly and still provides a soft landing spot for your foot.

The foot of the bed Only on the Rug

Sample of Area rug styling

This layout makes you comfy and provides a lot of space by placing the rug just at the foot of the bed. If your bedroom has beautiful flooring, but you'd like to add a touch of style and class, you should probably try it.

Beautify Your Dining Area with an Area Rug 

Area Rug in dining room

Using an area rug to provide warmth in your dining is a smart move, any day. Apart from that, it protects your floor from wear. Below are a few things you need to put into consideration when buying the perfect rug size for your dining room.

  • It would help if you considered the structure of your dining table; the rug size and shape should complement your dining table perfectly.
  • The rug's size should be large enough to accommodate your dining furniture and extend beyond them by a minimum of 24inches.

Complement Your Table Shape

Area Rug for Dining

The shape of the rug you intend to buy should be able to complement your dining table perfectly. Rectangular rugs placed centrally under a rectangular dining table look perfect and stylish. The shape of your dining room can also help determine the type of area rug you should buy.

Contrast the Table Shape

Area Rug for Dining

To create an artistic or playful design in your dining room, you can choose to place a contrasting rug shape under your dining table. You can pair an oversized circular rug below a rectangular table to create a bold look.

You can also place a circular table at the center of a rectangular rug in your dining room. Using this layout helps create a unified seating area in your dining room while also giving it a stylish look.

Yes! Now that you know what area rug size will match your rooms and give your home an enchanting appeal, check out different sizes and colors of our Modern and Oriental Area rugs and start redesigning your space. Have fun choosing!


October 18, 2020 — Luxe Weavers