Rug Size Guide

This Rug Size Guide summary is developed by RugSpot to help you choose the right rug.

How Do I choose the right Size?

The size of the rug will depend on the room and the way you’d like to set it.

Living Room – Consider the rug in relation to the furniture around it as it will affect what parts of the rug you will be able see. There are three to fit a rug in a room.

  • The space in front of the furniture only (e.g. the rug sits just in front of a sofa and not under it)
  • A space bigger than the foot print of the furniture (e.g. part of the rug disappears under the sofa)
  • The entire room (e.g. the furniture sits on the rug – this is the traditional way rugs were used)

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Dining Room – For dining room you’d want to have the rug that covers the table and the chairs.  The rug needs to be big enough so that the chairs are pulled in and out on the rug. To do this you need to measure the length and width of the table.

Next pull out a chair as if you are going to sit on it and measure the distance between the back of the chair and the table.  Double up this distance and add it to both length and width of the table to get an approximate size for the rug you’ll need.


Dining Table –  Length 2.00 Meter, Width 1.0 Meter

Chair and the distance allowed for sitting on it, say 0.75 Meter

 Approx Rug –    Length 2.00+2 x0.75 = 3.50 Meters, Width 1.0+0.75×2 = 2.50 Metres

 Tip: If your rug is too narrow or too short, chairs legs will fall off the rug and you’ll have difficulty pushing the chair back towards the table. Repeating this may also scratch your floor.

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Bedroom – There are three room setting

  • The entire Bed sits on the rug – Measure the length and the width bed plus any length and width you’d like showing around the bed
  • Rug covering half the bed – Measure the length and half it, then measure the width of the bed, plus
  • Rug sits at the bottom of the bed – Measure the width of the bed. This will be the length of your rug you’ll need.

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Below are the approximate rug sizes and with potential room settings.

Dimensions (Cm)            Size                    Suitable Area

120 x 170 Cm                  Small                   Coffee table, children room, Entry area

160 x 230                        Medium              2-3 Seater Sofa

200 x 290                       Large                  3 Seater Sofa, or 4-6 seater dining table

240×330                         X Large               2 x 3 Seater Sofa or 8 seater dining table

380×390                         XX Large             Large Rooms, 10-12 seater dining table

80 x 300                         Short Runner       Short Hallway

80x 400                          Med. Runner       Medium Hallway

80x by Meter                   Long Runner        Very long Hallway See Runners Guide