1 | Measure Your Spaces
To help you get a sense of which rug size you need, record the dimensions of the designated space.
Using a measuring tape, measure the length and width of the space for which you want a rug. If you want the rug centered within a single room, measure the length of the base of each wall. If you want it to separate one space from another – such as a dining area from a living area – measure the space meant for the rug as well as the room as a whole. Make note of any protrusions or odd angles that could affect a rug’s fit.
As a general rule, keep at least four inches of exposed floor space between a wall and the edge of a rug.
2 | Know Your Rug Size Options
|Rug Sizes||Recommended Minimum Room Size||Common Rug Types|
|2' x 3' Rugs||4' x 5'||Bathroom Rugs, Kitchen Rugs, Bedroom Rugs|
|2' x 4' Rugs||4' x 6'||Bathroom Rugs, Kitchen Rugs, Bedroom Rugs|
|4' x 6' Rugs||6' x 8'||Living Room Rugs, Bedroom Rugs, Office Rugs|
|5' x 8' Rugs||7' x 10'||Living Room Rugs, Bedroom Rugs, Office Rugs|
|8' x 10' Rugs||10' x 12'||Living Room Rugs, Dining Room Rugs, Bedroom Rugs|
|10' x 13' Rugs||12' x 15'||Living Room Rugs, Dining Room Rugs, Bedroom Rugs|
3 | Determine Your Floor Plan
Rug Sizes for Living Room Areas
Rug Sizes for Dining Room Areas
For your dining room, the best options depend on the dimensions of the table.
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