Rug Guide: Selecting the Perfect Size

Rug Guide: Selecting the Perfect Size

Rug Guide: Selecting the Perfect Size

I think we’ve made our obsession with rugs pretty clear here. From vintage to the latest Amber Lewis x Loloi collection, we never tire of these magical pieces that anchor an entire piece. With this we also know how important it is to choose the right size; we’ve seen Amber spend a lot of time in the facility sifting through piles of rugs to find the perfect fit. She taught us that typically bigger is better and than choosing a rug too much little one will eventually drive you crazy! While we’re generally not fond of set rules (we like to test a limit), we’ve broken down a little guide that we think will help point you in the right direction!

Trade fairs

For living rooms, it all depends on the size of your space. A rug should be wide enough that most of your furniture can sit on it. As long as the front of the paws is still on the mat, you are in great shape!

Small lounges

In small spaces, a 5 ‘x 8’ rug that sits 6 ” to 12 ” in front of the sofa anchors your space well and still allows walking around furniture.

Medium lounges

For medium to large rooms, a larger rug (8’x10 ‘for example) works well to anchor the space when it goes partially under the sofa (back legs of the rug), but extends past the sides. from the sofa.

Large fairs

For large rooms, a 9’x13 ‘rug can be used to frame the entire room, with all furniture on the rug. Just make sure that there is still room on the outside of the mat to walk on, so that you are not partially on / off the mat.

Dining rooms

The key is to make sure the chairs are still resting comfortably on the mat when pulled out and away from the table (for someone to sit on). You don’t want chairs half on / half a rug when taken out.

Dining table for four

We’re talking about a smaller setup, around four chairs or less! A 5’x8 ′ mat should do the trick.

Dining table for eight

For larger dining rooms that allow more seating at the table, an 8 ‘x 10’ ‘mat should cover the space.


There are many options for the placement of the rug, but the most preferred way is to lay the rug perpendicular to the bed and pull it halfway underneath – stopping in front of your bedside tables. This maximizes the amount of usable space on the mat and gives you a soft surface to walk on when you get out of bed.

King size bed

For a king size bed, it is ideal to use a 9’x12 ‘rug to give a nice frame to the bed and the bedroom space.

Large bed

For a queen bed, an 8’x10 ‘is the perfect size to frame your bed.

Full size beds and smaller

For a double bed, a 5’x8 ‘should suffice. In small bedrooms, using an accent rug (runner) in the middle of the room or at the foot of the bed can add interest and help bring together all the decor in the room.


For lanes, runners can be of multiple lengths and sizes. A good rule of thumb is to make sure your treadmill covers 75% of the lane length, with wood / flooring visible at both ends.

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