When it comes to rugs, size really does matter. In fact, bigger usually means better... but not always! This rough guide should help you find the right size for your space. 

More is more

A general rule of thumb for all rugs is that they should take up more space than less- if a rug's too small it can make the room feel bare and disjointed, rather than cozy and grounded. Measure your space with this in mind and avoid going for anything smaller. 

Living Room

What to Measure: Your entire seating area, including any side tables.
Tip: Leave a minimum of 6 - 8" of the rug on both sides of the sofa. 

Option 1: 

Every piece of furniture sits on top of the rug. 
Common sizes: 9' x 12', 10' x 14', 12' x 15' 

Option 2: 

Only the front legs of the furniture are on the rug. 
Common sizes: 6' x 9', 8' x 10'


What to measure: Your bed and nightstands (if you have them) 
 Tip: At least 2'-3' of the rug is visible beside the bed. 

Option 1: 

The entire bed and both nightstands are on the rug.
Common sizes:  8' x 10' (Queen), 9' x 12', 10' x 14', 12' x 15' (King)

Option 2: 

At least the lower 2/3 of the bed are on the rug. 
Common sizes: 6' x 9', 8' x 10'

Option 3:

Place 2 small rugs or runners on either side of the bed. We occasionally sell pairs, which look amazing like this!
Common sizes: 3' x 5', 4' x 7', 3' x 9'

 Option 4: 

Placing one along the bottom can really enhance the width of the room.
Common sizes: 2.5' x 8', 3' x 9' 

Option 5:

If your bed's against the wall, placing a runner along the other side is a great touch.
Common sizes: 2.5' x 8', 3' x 9' 

Dining room

What to measure: Your entire dining area, with an extra 1.5' on each side of the table, to accommodate pulled out chairs.
Tip: Ideally, this rug should be large enough for the chairs to be on it fully. Having said that, antique rugs look amazing in dining rooms and are rarely the "perfect" size, so it's totally fine if the chairs' back legs come off the rug when they're pulled out.

Option 1: 

Every piece of furniture is on top of the rug, with at least 1.5' behind each chair. 
Common Sizes: 8' x 10', 9' x 12'

Option 2:

Everything sits on top of the rug but the chairs' back legs come off slightly when pulled back. 
Common Sizes: 6' x 9', 8' x 10'

Layered rugs

If you've fallen for a rug that's too small or, you want to go big but are lacking the budget, layering rugs are the way to go. This technique is also really on-trend and a great way to add texture to a room.

You want your base layer to follow the size guidelines we've listed, and for the top rug to be anything from 5"- 30" smaller.