Area rugs help bring color, warmth, and definition to any part of your home. Whether you opt for round, rectangular or runner rugs, before buying a rug, find how to choose the right size. The most common sizes for area rugs are 8x10 Rugs, 6x9 Area Rugs, 5x7 and 5x8 Area Rugs.
General Guidelines How To Place Area Rugs
Look for a larger area rug for the living room. The most popular standard sizes for a living room area rugs are 8x10, 9x12 or 10x14. For a small living room or studio apartment choose 4x6, 5x7 or 5x8 area rug.
For the bedroom area rugs, there is a general rule to consider, bedroom rugs should extend about 18 to 24 inches beyond all sides of your bed. For a larger room 8x10 rug is the perfect size to accommodate a king- or queen-size bed and end tables.
Another cheaper and inexpensive option for a bedroom rug is to place a 2x6 runner area rug on either side of the bed.
8x10 area rugs are the perfect choice for 4–6 seat dining tables, offering enough room to make sure all chairs rest on the rug, even when pushed back. If you’re looking for an area rug that can fit dining tables that seat 14 people or more choose 12x18 area rugs.
Area Rugs We Love
- Jute & Sisal Rugs are a great choice for adding a touch of texture to your room, handwoven from sustainable, eco-friendly materials.
- Shag Rugs are great for making a full-room statement. Use them as bedroom rugs to make the floor as soft as your bed and choose from different pile heights to get the perfect amount of softness!
- Don’t let the name trick you—our Indoor Outdoor Rugs add all the practicality needed in dining room rugs (durable, easy to clean, and stain resistant) and come in a variety of design choices to complement any dining room décor.