The Importance of Rug Placement and How to Choose the Right Rug for your Space
An accent rug can anchor your room. This one home décor item brings texture, color, and pattern into any space, especially bedrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, and kitchens.
A well-placed rug ties the room together so it’s essential to learn the importance of picking the right rug size for your interior. We are sharing our best tips on how to choose the right rug below.
Standard Sizing for our Traditional Rugs
- Artisan Flatweave rug sizes include: 27”x 96” • 5’ x 8’ • 8’ x 10’
- Indoor/outdoor rug sizes include: 27”x 96” • 5’x 8’ • 8’x 10’
- Tufted wool rug sizes include: 27”x 96” • 5’x 8’ • 8’x 10’
- Performance rug sizes include: 27”x 96” • 5’x 8’ • 8’x 10’
There are many benefits to adding a rug in your space and it’s important to choose the right size for each room in your home.
How to Choose the Right Rug Size for Your Bedroom
Choosing the wrong rug size is a common mistake when it comes to decorating a bedroom. To avoid choosing a rug that is too small, follow these simple tips below.
Make sure the rug extends beyond the sides of your bed. If you have a twin or double bed, your rug should be at least 12 inches from your bed. If you have a queen or king, it should extend at least 18 inches.
If your living room rug is too small, the room will appear uninviting. If it’s too large, it will appear smaller. Follow these tips and tricks on how to choose the right rug for a living room.
How to Choose the Right Rug Size for Your Living Room
If your rug is centered in the room with a floating couch, it is best to leave equal space on all sides of the rug. Typically, it is recommended to leave at least 8 to 24 inches of floor space.
For larger living rooms, 18 inches of floor space on all sides is the most common, while 8 inches is fine for a smaller space.
If your couch is against the wall, your rug should be big enough so that its front legs are placed on top of the rug.
How to Choose the Right Rug Size for Your Dining Room
The size of your dining room table is a great guide for determining the size of your dining room rug. It is recommended that your rug extends at least 24 inches on all sides of the table and that all chairs are placed on top of the rug.
How to Choose the Right Rug Size for Your Kitchen or Hallway
If you are looking to place your rug in a kitchen or hallway, it is best to choose a runner or small rug for these high-traffic areas. A small rug can be placed under your sink while a runner looks best alongside a kitchen island.
How to Choose the Right Rug Size for Your Patio
If you have an outdoor dining table and are looking to find the perfect rug size for your patio, it is recommended that your rug extends 24-30 inches from under the table.
If you have a patio set, there are a variety of layouts to choose from. You can place your furniture on top of the rug, partially on the rug, or on the outskirts of the rug.
Explore our rugs at Tempaper & Co. and find the right size for your space. Shop our rug collection here.