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Rug Buying Guide

Why is size important?

Putting the right size rug in your room can be the difference between a clearly defined and well-balanced space and chaos. Too small a rug under a dining room table, for instance, can make the entire dining room look too small and off-kilter. Generally, bigger is always better; some other tips to follow are:

• Measure the space
• Mark the area the rug will cover with masking tape or sheets of newspaper
• Keep an 18” border all around, between the rug and walls
• Larger rugs can make a room appear bigger



Common Rug Sizes


Rectangle

3' x 5'
4' x 6'
5'x 8'
6' x 9'
8' x 10'
9' x 12'
10' x 14'
12 x 15'

Living Rooms
Dining Rooms
Bedrooms
Entryways
Offices

Square

4' x 4'
6' x 6'
8' x 8'
10' x 10'

Living Rooms
Dining Rooms

Runner

2'6" x 8'
3' x 12'

Bedrooms
Hallways

Circle 4'
6'
8'
10'

Living Rooms
Dining Rooms
Entryways

Oval

6' x 9'
8' x 10'

Living Rooms
Dining Rooms

Octagon

4'
6'
8'

Dining Rooms
Entryways



Room Layouts

Living Room

When it comes to your living room, there are three main sizes to consider; 5’ x 8’, 8’ x 10’, and 9’ x 12’. The main difference between the three being where your furniture sits in relationship to the rug. See examples below. A few other things to keep in mind:

• If you have a fireplace, keep the rug at least 3 feet away
• If you have a large room and the furniture available, you may want to consider using multiple rugs to create individual seating areas.


5x8 Area Rug

Living Room 5x8 Area Rug

Sits under the coffee table with the other furniture on the bare floor or with just the front legs of the couch sitting on top of the rug.

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8x10 Area Rug

Living Room 8x10 Area Rug

Here your furniture sits half-on and half-off the rug. Depending on the size of your room, more of the furniture may have to sit on top of the rug.

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9x12 Area Rug

Living Room 9x12 Area Rug

With a 9x12 rug, most of, if not all of your furniture will sit on top of the rug. Make sure you have 18” of bare floor visible and remember that bigger rugs will make your room appear larger.

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Dining Room

When shopping for a rug for under your dining room table, you want to make sure that your chairs will still be on the rug once they’re pulled away from the table. Normally this means adding 24” to each side of your table and selecting the next rug size up. See examples below.


8x10 Area Rug

Dining Room 8x10 Area Rug

An 8x10 area rug rug typically big enough for a table that seats 6 to 8.

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9x12 Area Rug

Dining Room 9x12 Area Rug

A 9x12 area rug will give you more room around your table that seats 6 to 8.

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10x14 Area Rug

Dining Room 10x14 Area Rug

10x14 area rugs are ideal for tables that seat 10 to 12 people.

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8' Round Area Rug

Dining Room 8' Round Area Rug

If you have a round table that seats 4 to 6, an 8’ round or 8x11 rectangle will work well.

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Bedroom

When selecting rugs for your bedroom, there are two basic layouts you can use. You can place a collection of small rugs around the bed or one large rug under the bed. Consider the room layouts below when choosing a rug to go under the bed.


Bedroom Twin Bed 5x8 Area Rug

Twin Bed - 5x8 Area Rug

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Bedroom Twin Bed 8x10 Area Rug

Twin Bed - 8x10 Area Rug

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Bedroom Twin Beds 9x12 Area Rug

Twin Beds - 9x12 Area Rug

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Bedroom Queen Bed 6x9 Area Rug

Queen Bed - 6x9 Area Rug

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Bedroom Queen Bed 8x10 Area Rug

Queen Bed - 8x10 Area Rug
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Bedroom King Bed 8x10 Area Rug

King Bed - 8x10 Area Rug

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Bedroom King Bed 9x12 Area Rug

King Bed - 9x12 Area Rug

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