rug size guides

General guidelines

How big should a rug be, yet still be in keeping with the scale of your room? Where should it be laid? How do I measure up? Our size & fitting guide provides several helpful tips on how to get the best look.


Choose the right rug size for order and balance. Larger rugs promote calmness, while smaller rugs offer versatility.


Strategically place rugs to define specific areas. Create cohesion with a partially under-sofa placement, or enhance intimacy between facing seats.

Create Unity

Opt for a large rug to unify the room with generous margin, ensuring symmetry and avoiding a cramped feel.

Measuring Up

Experiment with tape measures or folded blankets to find the perfect rug size for your space.

Guidelines by room

living room​

Select an area rug that extends past the coffee table and under the first set of couch legs. Bigger rugs bring the room together.


Place a rug under the bed, extending a few feet around the sides. Opt for roll runners for a framed bed look.

dining room

Choose an 8’ x 11’ rug to comfortably fit table and chairs. Make sure it extends beyond the back legs of chairs to prevent wobbling.​

home office​

Elevate your workspace with a 5' x 8' or 8' x 11' rug, complementing the size of your desk.


Roll runners with 6 to 12 inches of exposed flooring space on each side.


Choose an area rug that covers most of the entrance width, with special shapes like rounds or squares for dimension.