How to Choose the Correct Rug Size

How to Choose the Correct Rug Size

Wondering which rug, you should get for your bedroom or dining room? If, yes then look no further. Here is the ultimate guide to choosing the best rug size for sectional couch.

When one shops for a rug, they usually base their decisions on the way it looks or even feels. However, this is one of the biggest mistakes one makes when choosing a rug. We say this because the first thing that one should consider when picking a rug is the size of it. A Rug should complement the room, and an incorrect rug size can completely change the way your room looks, making it feel much smaller.

As a result, to help you out, we have here a guide to choosing the correct rug size for your bedroom, dining room or our lounge. So, without any further ado, let's get on with the very first room, the Bedroom.


When it comes to choosing the correct rug size for your bedroom, there are two different approaches. However, both approaches place the rug around the bed which not only adds to the look of the entire room but also compliments it by making it feel cozy and spacious.

Option 1 – Rug Size 5 x 8

If you consider getting a 5 x 8 rug size, the rug should be placed near the end of the bed, with the length of the rug being placed parallel to the headboard.

One-third of the rug should be placed underneath the bead with the remaining protruding out. See the image for more details.

Option 2 - Rug Size 9 x 12

Rug size 9 x 12 is a pretty big size for a rug in your bedroom. However, if placed right, it can add to the entire look of your bedroom.

So, how can this be done? Well, simply place the rug horizontally under the bed. A major portion of the bed should be exposed around the end and sides of the bed. See the image for more information.

Living Room/ Lounge

Choosing a rug for your living room or lunge usually comes down to three choices, but that depends on the different rug sizes. So, to help you enhance the look of your living room, let's get on with it.

Option 1 – 5 x 10

If you plan on getting a 5 x 8 rug size, the best way to place the rug is underneath your coffee table with the rest of the furniture including your sofa or couch, be placed off the rug on to the sides. See the image for more details.

Option 2 – 8 x 10

An 8 x 10 rug size allows you more freedom due to its larger size. However, the best way to place it is by placing some of the larger pieces of furniture like the couch and the coffee table on the rug, with the remaining sofas off of the rug, onto the sides. Check the image for more details.

Option 3 – 9 x 12

A 9 x 12 rug is a pretty big rug that comes with a relatively large price tag. However, this comes with its own set of advantages which include versatility and ease of placement. All you have to do is place your rug at the center of the room, with all of your furniture placed in the center of it. Check the image for more details.

Dining Room

Unlike Bedrooms and Living Rooms, choosing a rug size for your Dining Room is pretty straight forward as there are only a handful of choices for you to choose from.

That said since the dining room is the centrepiece of your home when it comes to planning dinners parties, choosing the right rug size or style is essential to lighten up the room.

So, we have broken down the choice in two options.

Option 1 - Round Rug

If you have a round dining table, you should be looking for rugs that come in a round shape. Furthermore, the size of the round rug should depend on how big your take is – the table and the chairs should fit comfortably inside the rug. Check the image for more details. 

Option 2 - Rectangle Rug

If you own a rectangle table, you should get your hands on a rectangle rug of a similar shape. The size, however, should be large enough to fit the table and the chairs. An 8 x 10 or 9 x 12 rug size should be sufficient enough. Check the image for more details.

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Lisa Turner

Lisa Turner

Will I be able to track my order once it’s shipped?

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