Choosing the right rug for your room

Whether you're buying a rug for the bedroom, living room, dining or transitional areas of your home, our rug placement guide will help you choose the right rug size for your space. 

General Rules

  • Your rug should be generous enough to allow for furniture to be comfortably arranged on and around it.
  • When in doubt, go larger rather than smaller for a room that looks thoughtfully designed.

Common sizes include 

  • 160cm x 230cm
  • 200cm x 290cm
  • 240cm x 330cm
  • 300cm x 400cm

Living Room Rugs

Your living room rug size should:

  • extend at least an extra 15-20cm on the floor on either size of your sofa
  • be large enough to sit under the front third of your sofa along its width
  • accommodate your coffee table with space to walk around it
  • allow at least the front legs of any occasional chairs to sit on it

For a standard 3 seater sofa (230cm wide) our suggested minimum rug size is 200cm x 290cm. A larger rug will always make the room feel more generous and inclusive, so go bigger if you can!

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Dining Room Rugs

Your dining room rug size should:

  • extend an extra 20-30cm on the floor behind your dining chairs when they tucked in under the table.
  • leave at least 30cm around the perimeter between the rug and your walls
  • ideally leave room for chairs to sit fully on the rug with an occupant in them
  • allow for chairs to stay on the rug when moving them to sit down

Common dining room rug sizes include

  • 200cm x 290cm
  • 240cm x 330cm
  • For larger rooms, consider 300cm x 400cm. 

Bedroom Rugs

 Your bedroom rug for under a Queen bed size (mattress 153cm x 203cm):

  • Should not extend under the bedside table legs
  • Should cover the floor comfortably where you step in and out of bed
  • extend into the room at least 30cm from under foot of your bed
  • Our suggested rug size for a queen bed is 240cm x 330cm. For larger rooms consider 300cmx 400cm. For small rooms, you could consider a minimum size of 200x290cm. 

Your bedroom rug for under a King bed size (mattress 183cm x 203cm):

  • Should extend under the bedside table legs or just up to them  
  • cover floor where you step in and out of bed
  • extend into the room at least 30cm from foot of bed
  • Our suggested king bed rug sizes include 240cm x 330cm, or for larger rooms consider 300cm x 400cm. 

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