How To Choose the Right Rug Size for Your Space 2022

How To Choose the Right Rug Size for Your Space 2022

How To Choose the Right Rug Size for Your Space 2022

Are you looking for a rug-size guide? We’ve researched and found an easy way to help you pick the best rug size for your space. Of course, there’s more to it than just the look and texture of your rug. Material durability and room balance are just as important. Here is a complete rug size guide that we’ve put together so that you can ensure you’ll be picking the right rug – that’s also the right size for the right room in your home.

Bedroom Rugs

Bedrooms should be cozy, relaxing, and warm. Having a larger rug in this space is important for comfortable bare feet and bedtime zen. The perfect size rug can instantly turn your bedroom into a coveted personal sanctuary. Knowing your bed and room size is vital to calculating your rug size choice when looking for a bedroom rug.

King: A 9×12 rug is the standard choice for King size beds. Due to the larger size of the King, having a 9×12 rug will ensure that there are at least 2 feet of space around the bed for comfortable, cozy steps after slumber and less acoustics bouncing throughout the room.

Queen: An 8×10 rug fits perfectly under a Queen size bed. It provides enough coverage for additional nightstands and a headboard.

Full: If an 8×10 rug feels like a little much for a room with a full bed, bringing it down to a 6×9 could be the key.

Twin: A 6×9 rug or 5×7 rug will work well with a rectangular Twin bed.

Two Twins: When having a room with two twin beds, for example, like a children’s room or dorm room, a 3×5 rug in between is a great space-saving rug solution.

Kitchen Rugs

The most functional and practical space to put a rug in a kitchen is in front of the sink. It’s also important to pick a material that dries quickly and can handle frequent foot traffic. In terms of size, coordinate with the space available between the table, island, and cabinets.

Putting together two 3×5 runners usually fit tight kitchens with connecting L-shaped sinks, stovetops, and center islands. While medium 5×7 or 3×5 rugs can complement a kitchen with surrounding countertops and an open center.

Outdoor Rugs

Outdoor rugs are unique as they not only set the style of your backyard space but are also required to be extra resilient and durable to help protect outdoor furniture and deck floors from the elements. When choosing a rug for your patio, deck, or porch, pick one that complements the overall accompaniments of your outdoor space.

Tables, textures, and garden elements should all be considered to help create a cohesive outdoor design that’s simple and uncluttered.

Like backyard decks and patios, a medium to large space can work with a 5’x7′, 6’x9′, or even an 8’x10′ or 9’x12′ rug. If you have an outdoor dining set, fairy light structure, or stone garden benches, putting a mid to large size anchoring rug in the center of the space will help pull the outdoor decor motif together.

For smaller spaces, all you’ll need is an entryway rug or runner in 3×5 or 2×3 rug sizes to fit comfortably under a bistro table or a few patio chairs.

Living Room Rugs

The Living Room can be the easiest or hardest room to find a rug for. With the vast negative space and bountiful square footage, there’s no doubt that the Living Room Rug often becomes the main accent of the room.

There are two main things to consider: furniture and layout.

Suppose you decide to go for an open space decor plan with the largest rug to cover (most likely a 9×12), or separate the large area into multiple uses by choosing multiple smaller rugs to designate and break up the space. In that case, you can work with varying rug sizes to create what you have in mind.

Dining Room Rugs

The 9×12 and 8×10 rugs would be the first choice when it comes to dining room rugs. Mainly because dining tables are usually placed right on top in dining rooms. In common scenarios, the dining room rug is larger than the dining room table – giving ample space to pull and push dining room chairs that are sitting on top.


Putting a runner rug helps minimize the noise of busy feet and protects floors from high traffic areas. A runner typically comes in a short width and long length to cover more common connecting spaces. They’re perfect for entryways, hallways, walkways, and other areas in between.

You can also find them in functional places, like in front of laundry machines and kitchen sinks. Wherever there is a long stretch of floor, that’s most likely a great place to put a runner, and you’ll quickly discover that runners become an essential floor staple for every home. A measuring tape is the best bet when finding a runner for your space. Leave 2-4 inches of space between the rug and walls for a balanced aesthetic.

Need some personalized help with your outdoor rug choice? Send our Regence Customer Service Team a note, and we’ll do our best to help you pick the best rug for your space.

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