Learn about area rug sizing for your living room, dining room, and bedroom. You might be surprised you have several options here!
Living Room Rug Guide
When searching for a living room rug, the first step is to consider the existing furniture or furniture you plan to incorporate into the room. Also take into consideration the various layout options. You might be surprised you have several options here! Remember, a large area rug should help define the space and bring the whole room together.
A 9x12 area rug or 10x12 area rug fits nicely into a 12x18 or larger living room. A rug this size allows two options for furniture placement. Depending on how much furniture you have or how large your furniture is, you can place all of the furniture on the rug so the rug border encompasses the furniture. The other option, if you have lots of furniture or larger pieces, is to place only the front legs of the furniture around the border, allowing the furniture to spread out. Both options are good options!
An 8x10 area rug fits great in a smaller living area, around 11x13 or larger. The best option for an 8x10 area rug is to place only the front legs of the furniture around the border.
A 6x9 area rug also works best in a smaller living area, 11x13 or smaller.
A rug this size is perfect to layer on top of a larger 9x12 area rug or 8x10 area rug or the rug can stand on its own.
Dining Room Rug Guide
When searching for a dining room area rug, the best advice is to select a rug where all dining room chairs can sit entirely on the rug, even when pulled out. A 9x12 area rug or 10x12 area rug fits a large table with 8-10 chairs, an 8x10 area rug fits a medium table with 6 chairs, and a 6x9 area rug fits a smaller table with 4 chairs.
Bedroom Rug Guide
When searching for a bedroom rug, consider the size of the bed first. There are lots of different rug options for the bedroom! A 9x12 area rug or 10x12 area rug fits a king bed, an 8x10 area rug fits a queen bed, and a 6x9 area rug fits a full bed. Remember, there are no rules around coordinating only these rug and bed sizes together. I've seen beautifully designed bedrooms where smaller area rugs were used with larger bed sizes. This is especially important to note seeing that one of a kind rugs don't always come in your standard rug sizes. Also, don't forget any of these rugs can be layered over a larger rug to get the size and design you are after!