Area Rug Sizes & Placement


Area rug placement tips and tricks

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Area Rug Placement Tips & Tricks

Homemakers’ area rug size and placement guide makes it easy to shop for area rugs for every room in your home. From runner rugs to large area rugs, here are some tips on finding the best fit.

Coffee Table Rugs

Smaller rugs can be a great option for living rooms. For the perfect fit, choose a rug that's approximately the same length and width of the furniture in the space. Leave space between the rug and the rest of your furniture, or place the furniture's front legs on the rug.

Living Room Rugs

A larger rug is a great way to tie together a living room or great room. Create a balanced look by leaving an equal amount of rug around your furniture. Leave an equal amount of flooring around your rug. Don't choose a rug that's so large it touches the baseboard around your room.

Dining Room Rugs

Choose a rug that has a stylish border, since the table will cover the center design. Your rug should extend at least 24" beyond each edge of the table, allowing guests to pull out their chairs easily. Be mindful of table leaves when you measure! Use your table shape and room dimensions as a guide for choosing a rug shape.

Relaxing Bedroom Rugs

If you want to place a rug under your bed, allow for 3' of rug on both sides of the bed. Keep in mind how much of the rug design your bed will cover. Bedrooms are another great spot for rugs with eye-catching borders! Use smaller rugs–one at the foot of the bed and one on each side–for a stylish, budget-friendly look.

How to Measure for an Area Rug

Rug size can mean the difference between a cozy, comfortable room and a space that feels cramped. Measure your space beforehand! Use flooring-friendly tape to create a visual guide to determine the right size.

Area Rug Sizes

  • 2x3 doormat
  • 2x12 runner rug
  • 2x8 runner rug
  • 2x10 runner rug
  • 3x5 small area rug
  • 4x6 small area rug
  • 5x7 small area rug
  • 5x8 area rug
  • 6x9 area rug
  • 8x10 area rug
  • 8x11 large area rug
  • 9x12 large area rug
  • 10x13 large area rug