When you’re looking for a new rug, its easy to get swept up with the designs and colours more so than the size of your rug. This could be detrimental, as the wrong sized rug can massively throw off the balance of a room. Thinking about the size of your rug beforehand can save you the trouble of returning and looking for a new one. So, what are some of the things you should consider when choosing the right size rug?

Living Rooms

Living room rugs is a classic addition to a home bringing both style and warmth to the floors of the most used room in your property. In terms of size, a lot of it depends on your furniture. There are two main types of rugs you can use in your living room and they are area rugs and large rugs. Area rugs are different from large rugs because, as the name suggests, they cover nearly the entirety of an area. This means they can spread across the whole floor, under furniture and out the other side. This is great if you want a statement look that emphasises the furnitures in your room. Alternatively, you can opt for a large rug that sits in the middle of your sofas and spreads just midway underneath the furniture. This creates a spotlight effect that can really help to sofas and perhaps coffee tables to pop.

Dining Rooms

Unlike living rooms, in dining rooms, you want to rug to sit underneath all of the furniture entirely. This is so you have enough room to pull the chairs out without the legs of the chair touching the floor underneath. This not only stops the floor from scratching, but also stops the edges of the rug from curling with the pulling in and out of chairs over time.  To achieve this, either opt for an area or large rug. In terms of shape, take the dining room table as the lead. A rectangular table would complement a rectangular rug whereas as round table is better suited to a round rug. Matching the table and rug shape helps to bring an equilibrium to the room and can help to get a truly professional interior design.


When it comes to bedrooms you might be surprised to learn that there are actually more options for rug layouts than you may have previously thought. The first option is to use a rug that accommodates your whole bed and bedside tables while leaving the border clearly visible. This is great for floor protection, but also draws the eye to these furnitures. Alternatively, the second way of using a bedroom rug is to opt for something smaller that just peeks out from the foot of the bed without extending to the head of the bed and tables. This balances out the room better, so if you have a bed that is particularly interesting, this rug can help to strike that harmony among your furnitures. The third and slightly unusual option is to just use runners along either side of the bed. Runners are typically used in hallways to elongate and add flair to an otherwise dark, narrow space. However, runners are great for giving that softer feeling underfoot when you step out of bed without spending the money on one larger rug.