Rug Size and Style Guide
A good rule of thumb is to allow your rug about 2 feet on all three sides of the bed. That means a 5’x8’ for a Twin, 6’x9’ for a Full, 8’x10’ for a Queen, and 9’x12’ for a King.
If you don’t have the space for one of those sizes, good news is you’ve got options. Have a queen, but your room can only fit a 6’x9’? Easy. Just pull the rug down about a quarter of the bed so it extends off the bottom of the bed. Don’t want to commit to an area rug? Go for two 2’x3’ rugs on either side of the bed or a runner at the foot of the bed
Get the Look: On Left Artha Handwoven Striped Area Rug
Above Ahana Handwoven Area Rug
Now, onto the living room… The size of your rug can determine the whole look and feel of the space. Go too small, and the space can appear crowded and your furniture pieces hodgepodge and disjointed. Go too big, and the rug swallows your furniture, making the room lose depth and dimension.
You want the goldilocks effect – a rug small enough to fit the space, but big enough to tie your furniture together. Nailing down this "just right" scale grounds all of the pieces and makes the space feel open, inviting.
When in doubt, select a rug that allows for the front legs of the couch and chairs to rest on top of it. We typically recommend a 8’x10’ or 6’x9’ rug to create a large enough canvas for your furniture setup.
If you’re in an apartment or studio and can’t swing an area rug, go for a rug that allows for at least two of the furniture pieces’ legs to fit on it. Or, you can try layering a few rug sizes – this will create the illusion of a bigger rug, and also gives you flexibility to mix styles down the road.
Choose a rug that is large enough to fit all four chair legs, even when the chairs are pulled out.
Select a rug that's about 4 feet larger than your dining table.
If the table is extendable, select a rug size that can accommodate the table at its longest length.
Get the Look: On Left Vihan Handwoven Area Rug
Above Nehal Handwoven Area Rug
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