Choosing the Right Rug Size for your Home

When you’re choosing the right rug size for your home, it’s imperative to understand just how large or small your rooms are. You don’t want a rug too large that it takes up most of your floor, especially if you want to show off your hardwood flooring or carpeting underneath the rug. Likewise, you don’t want a rug that’s too small, or the rug looks swallowed up in the size of the room. In this article, I will go through some of the sizes you can choose for your rug, and what rooms they’re best placed within.

choosing the right rug size for your home

Choosing the Right Rug Size for your Home

If you’re looking for ways to freshen up your home interior design, going into a little further detail than simply adding rugs into your space, check out this additional blog post here!

Living Room

When choosing a rug for your living room, make sure the rug size perfectly complements your existing decoration within the room itself, along with the actual size of your living room. Given that living rooms tend to be the largest room within the house, it’s natural to want to select a larger rug to show off. However, if your furniture is placed in an unusual way, or your room size is smaller than average. This may not work.

Here are some common ways to style a rug in your living room:

Large Space & Room Size

A large living room will need smart furniture arrangement on or around the rug. To place furniture in the centre of a rug, you’ll need either a large rug or an extra-large rug to ensure your furniture is not cramped. You need to ensure there’s enough space to place all your furniture on top of the rug, with room on each side to spare.

Smaller Space

Some people have smaller rooms! If you’re looking to make your rug look nice in a smaller room, then a small to medium size rug is an ideal addition to surround a feature or a coffee table and your furniture around the rug. One common way to style a smaller rug in your living room: place it under your coffee table, with sofas or chairs placed on either side.

Is your Furniture Against the Wall?

You may want to use a medium rug or a large rug and float the front two legs of your furniture on the rug to be creative with your space, without creating the perception that your room is small. Quite possible one of the most common ways to style your living room rug in this day and age, and for good reason.


When it comes to bedroom rugs, there are two common ways to style your space:

  • place your rug underneath your bed, thus making sure that the rug overhangs on each side of the bed apart from the head of the bed. This will create a warm and cozy space, as well as a comfortable area to place your feet onto in the morning and at night.
  • choose a runner rug to have on each side of the bed, creating a lovely comfortable area for you to place your feet down. As well as adding to the warmth and comfort of the room overall.

Dining Room

When it comes to adding a rug to your dining room, you have one popular option here. The way most people go when styling a dining room rug is understandable, because it makes perfect sense. Essentially, you would want to place your rug under the dining table and all the chairs, leaving enough space for the rug to still be covering the entire space even when the chairs are pulled back.

Not only does this add a whole new level of comfort to your dining room, but it also adds a vital layer of comfort, having somewhere extremely soft to put your feet when you’re sitting down in your dining room area.


The way you style a kitchen rug in your space will depend on the size and layout of your kitchen. Kitchen rugs are a great option to add a layer of comfort to your kitchen. We know that kitchen floors are hard and cold, so adding a rug to the space can give you somewhere comfortable to stand when you are in the middle of cooking dinner for the family.

Regular Kitchen

If you have a standard kitchen layout, with the kitchen units cornering at a right angle, choose a small half-moon shaped or rectangular rug as this is the perfect shape for this room. Usually, best placed in front of the sink. Kitchens have high footfall so take this into consideration when selecting the rug material.

Narrow Kitchens

For narrow kitchens, use a runner down the length of your kitchen to add warmth and comfort under your feet. As always, material is crucial for kitchen rugs. Polypropylene is a good option as the fibers will not absorb spillages as much as a natural fibre rug such as a wool rug.

About the Writer: Ryan Jones is the SEO and Marketing Executive at Land of Rugs, one of the UK’s leading online rug retailers. When he is not busy marketing Land of Rugs’ fantastic range of rugs, he is busy reading interior design and home decoration blogs, looking for ideas to use in his own home.

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