WHAT SIZE SHOULD I SELECT FOR MY ROOM?
Choosing the right rug size for your living room, dining room, or bedroom is just as important as picking patterns and colors. The size and shape you select can really define your living space. Size selections should be based not just on the size of your room, but the room’s configuration as well.
The dimensions of a living room will dictate the ideal size and shape rug for the space. Here are some helpful tips that take into account the layout of the furniture using rectangular rugs.
400×300 & 350×250: All legs on the rug – For a much more “pulled-together” look, put all of the legs of the couches and sofas on the surface of the rug. This arrangement will tend to define and establish the aspect of a room provided that it is able to accommodate a larger rug.
290×200: All legs of the rug – The most popular layout for living room furnishings. This arrangement will help to connect the furniture and harmonize room décor while also lending a wonderful sense of proportion to the entire space. This will give the look of large centre piece setting.
230×160: Centre Piece – When opting for a smaller rug, keeping all legs of the furniture off and positioned around the edges of the rug is a smart choice. This is a particularly effective decorating strategy if your rug has bold, flamboyant patterns and coloring that you’d like to fill the room.
Runners: Passage way look – Runners give a filling look in long spaces next to the couch setup.
When choosing a rug for the dining room be sure that it is big enough to allow all four legs of the chairs to sit comfortably on the rug, even when the chairs are pulled away from the table. A loose rule of thumb to follow is that your rug should be extended at least 24 inches around the table.
400×300 & 350×250: Covering large tables – Larger rugs will cover the dinning tables with correct proportion. Recommended for 8-12 seaters.
290×200: Smaller dinning spaces – Perfect for smaller dinning rooms with 6-4 chairs.
The most important factors in selecting the right size area rug for the bedroom are the dimensions of your bed as well as the room
400×300 & 350×250: Larger space – Perfect to cover large rooms with king & queen size beds. Remember the “Bigger is Better” rule when it comes to arranging an area rug under a king size bed. A rug that is too small will detract from grand look and dimensions of the entire room.
290×200: Ideal space – Ideal for queen and full size beds. This rug works best when placed horizontally under the bottom two-thirds of a full sized bed, the rug exposed in front and on both sides
230×160: Smaller – Perfect for small double or single beds.
170×120 & 150×100: Bed sides – Fill the space on bed sides or under room couches.