Rug Sizing by Room

Rug Sizing by Room

To find the right rug size, consider both the size of your space and the furniture grouping—measuring each as a first step. Then choose a rug layout from the common options below.

Living Room

Your room shape, not just the furniture, should dictate the rug size and orientation to make the space look larger and feel connected. If you choose a layout with the sofa on the rug, it should extend at least 6 inches on each side for proper scale.

All Legs on the Rug

This layout, which requires the largest rug, is the best choice for anchoring a living room within an open-concept space or for any furniture grouping that floats (has no furniture against a wall). Placing all furniture on the rug will unify the pieces and create a defined seating area.

Front Legs on the Rug

This versatile option works especially well when one edge of the furniture grouping is against a wall. (You don’t need to pay for a rug to cover a spot no one sees!) Consistency is key for a cohesive look, so the rug should be sized to allow for front-legs only across all pieces.

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