Finding the Right Size Rug for Your Space

When it comes to choosing a rug for your entryway, dining room, living room, or bedroom it can become a challenging process. To create an easier and more relaxing shopping trip for you, here are a few simple tips and tricks on what size rugs you should use in your space! 


The entryway is the first impression guests get of your home, so what better place to have a welcoming rug to walk in on. The first thing you should consider when shopping for your rug is the size of your entryway. For a grander area, consider getting a round rug to fill the space, this rounder rug also fits great in front of large staircases. Smaller entries are also complemented by  larger rugs with larger prints, giving it a more spacious look. The larger the rug, the more welcoming your entryway will look and feel!

Dining Room

When you’re looking for a dining room rug it is important to keep in mind that larger is always better. I recommend purchasing a rug that extends 2’ on each side of your table, providing an easy way for guests to move in and out from the dining table. Rectangular rugs will always work for any square, rectangular, or even circle dining room table. Dining room tables almost always need a rug that is 8’ wide. Measurements are very important for rug shopping, but to make it easier for you here are some specific rug and table measurements.

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Living Room

As you look for the perfect rug to tie together your living room, remember the rug is what your furniture is centered around. A larger rug will give your room a more comfortable and relaxing look. If you decide to place your couch completely on the rug, the rug should extend at least 6” on each side of it. It is also possible to create a unified look with a smaller rug by only placing the front legs of your couch and chairs on the rug. There are many ways you can use a rug to style your living room, just always remember that filling your space with a larger rug tends to create a more cozy environment!


What is better than waking up to a cozy, soft rug complimenting your entire bedroom? Your bedroom rug is a key component to the place you start and end the day! The layout of your room will determine the rug you should buy, it should be centered around your bed and nightstands. If you want your queen or king size bed and both night stands on the rug, get an 8’x10’ rug. If you’re wanting to show off your flooring consider getting 6’x9’ rug. A more budget friendly tip is to use a runner rug on both sides of the bed, instead of investing in a larger rug. 

Rugs are an ideal and important part of decorating the home, giving it a charming and comfortable feel. It’s challenging but if you always keep in mind that larger is better you’ll have no trouble picking out your perfect rug!


  1. Cheryl says:

    Love the tips, can’t wait to try these out!

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