Measure before you start

Before you start looking at rugs you need to measure the dimensions of your room to work out the approximate space you have for a rug and any constraints you have (door openings, etc.).

Bigger is usually better

A small rug can make a room look small and its elements disconnected. When in doubt, go for a bigger size to help tie everything together.

The 18-Inch rule

Most interior designers will tell you to leave around 18 inches of bare floor around a rug to get the right proportions. For small spaces you can tweak this, however.

Don’t be afraid to experiment

You’re allowed to bend the rules a bit when choosing a rug – they’re only guidelines after all. shed. These are either trimmed or untrimmed (or sometimes a combination of the two) to produce the required designs in a rug.

Sizing Guide
ShapeSize in ftSize in cmIdeal For
Rectangle3’x5′-4’x6′
5’x8′-6’x9′
75′-95′
8’x10′-9’x12′
10’x13′-12’x15′
190×150-120x180cm
150×240-180x270cm
230x290cm
240×300-270x360cm
300×390-360x460cm
Living Rooms
Bedrooms
Entryways
Offices
Square4’x4′
6’x6′
8′-8′
10’x10′
120x120cm
180x180cm
230x290cm
240x240cm
300x300cm
Living Rooms
Dining Rooms
Runner6’x8′
3’x12′
180x240cm
90x360cm
Bedrooms
Hallways
Circle4′
6′
8′
10′
240cm
180cm
240cm
300cm
Living Rooms
Dining Rooms
Entryways
Oval6’x9′
8’x10′
180x270cm
240x300cm
Living Rooms
Dining Rooms
Octagon4′
6′
8′
120cm
180cm
240cm
Dining Rooms
Entryways
Semi-Circle2’x4′60x120cmEntryways
Kidney3’x5′
4’x6′
90x150cm
120x180cm
Living Rooms
LIVING ROOM
DINNING ROOM
BEDROOM