Rug Size Guide
Pick the perfect rug size, every time.
One of the most common questions we are asked is what size rug should I buy? We have put together this handy guide to help you choose the perfect size rug to go in your home.
The recommended sizes below are just approximates so feel free to choose sizes that are similar.
Before you start!
Measure the area out first. It can be easy to just try and estimate what size rug you want and then end up getting the wrong size and having to send it back! This can be avoided by simply picking the size you think will be suitable and then taking the tape measure and actually measuring out where the rug will end.
Living Room / Lounge Room:
Recommended Sizes: ( 400x300cm, 320x230cm, 290x200cm and 230x160cm(for smaller lounge rooms))
Bigger is better! Although it can be tempting to choose a smaller size rug because they are cheaper this can often make the room look smaller. Make a statement with your rug and go big!
First, look at the coffee table, this will often be where the centre of the rug will be, you would at least want the rug to be large enough to go under the legs of the surrounding lounge and chairs in the room.
Recommended sizes: (230x160cm, 165x115cm, 130x70cm)
Put the rug under the bed and have a symmetrical border around the edges, make sure the rug is large enough that you can see a good amount of the rug.
Another idea is to get a smaller rug and put it next to the bed, this can add a splash of colour and set the tone for the room.
Finally you could also buy two small runners in a 200x80cm size and then put one on each side of the bed. We have some of these in a shag pile style and they are super soft under your bare feet:
Recommended Sizes: ( 400x300cm, 320x230cm, 290x200cm)
With dining rooms you want all the legs of the table and chairs to be on the rug.
Measure your dining table and then add on an extra metre all the way around to allow enough room for you to pull out the chairs and remain on the rug.
Entryways: A good runner will do the trick here, measure out the length of your hallway and choose an appropriate size (300x80cm, 400x30cm or 500x80cm).
Note: Have you considered a new door mat? They can be used for a cheap and easy way to change up the look of your entryway. Door mats here.
Hallways: This is what runners are designed for. Again always measure first! This will save on the headache of having to send the runner back for replacement. (300x80cm, 400x30cm or 500x80cm).
Office: A smaller rug may be appropriate here, put a rug under your desk and make sure you have enough room for your chair to move back and forward on the rug. (230x160cm should do the trick!)
Outdoors: Depending on the outdoor setting the rules will be similar to our dining or lounge room size guides. Make sure all the legs of the outdoor furniture are sitting on the rug and allow for enough room for chairs to move back and forth. A large outdoor rug will make a great statement!
Thank you for taking the time to read our guide, we are always on hand to take further questions so please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com if you need anymore help with choosing your rug.
- Brett Ryder