Choose the Right Area Rug Size for Your Room

Picking a rug size can be intimidating if you aren’t sure where to begin. At Rug Fashion Store, we offer rugs for sale in a variety size options for every room. Some of the most popular area rug sizes are 5’X8′, 8’X11′ and 9’X13′.  Larger and smaller rectangle rugs are available as well and we can create custom area rug sizes to meet every need.  Round rugs typically come in widths of 7, 8 and 9 feet.  Below we show three options for area rug size in the same room.

If you’re having trouble picturing different area rug sizes in your home, check out the illustrations. If you’re still having trouble, get free design help from our interior designers.

Option 1 – Under the Coffee Table

If you don’t have space or budget for a large area rug, this is a great option. The exposed floor between the sofa and rug will accent the furniture. A 5’X8′ area rug size also helps frame the seating area. Shop 5X8 rugs.

5x8 Area Rug Placement
Place furniture surrounding a 5X8 area rug
Option 2 – Legs half On

This is a great rug placement when large furniture, like a sofa, is anchored against a wall.

You can experiment with the other furniture placement, but a general rule of thumb is to stay consistent. If the front two legs of the anchored sofa are on, keep the front two legs of the rest on as well. Shop 7X9 -9X12 rugs.

8X11 Area Rug Placement
Define a seating area with an 8X11 area rug
Option 3 – Full Coverage

When furniture is floating in the center of a larger room, the rug should be large enough so the furniture can sit with all legs on top.

Bigger area rugs make the space feel bigger, as long as 18 inches or more of floor is exposed around the edges. Shop 9X12 and larger rugs.

9X13 Area Rug Placement
Add coziness to a large room with 9X13 area rug

We know that choosing a size can be intimidating and we want you to be happy with your rug.

Still not sure what size to choose?

Rug Fashion Store has interior designers on staff to help you pick the perfect rug.

Send us pictures of your room, dimensions, and color preferences and we’ll size up the options and send you back the best shaped rugs for your space.

Get in touch with our designers by clicking here: Free Designer Assistance

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