One of our most asked questions is how to size a rug for a room. It's a good one, and there are some tried and true answers. Here are our tips below for landing that expertly styled look, without the doubt!
For living rooms:
make sure all front legs of major furniture are at least 6" on the rug.
the edge of the rug should be lined up with a focal point in the room ie. edge of bookcase, edge of wall or doorway, etc.
for a cozy, cohesive look, you can place all furniture within the rug to tie the room together
We recommend an 8' x 10' for most living rooms. For larger rooms, you can get away with an 8' x 10' or 9' x 12'.
For dining rooms:
ensure you have at least 4-6' of rug beyond the edges of your table so chairs won't be half on half off when pulled out
make sure you have 1 foot of floor around the perimeter of your rug
depending on the size of your table, typical sizes are 6' x 9', 8' x 10' or 9' x 12'.
we also have some styles available in round sizes for circular tables.
make sure your rug doesn’t extend the nightstands.
ideally, the rug should have at least 8" of space on the sides of the bed
we recommend a 8' x 10' for a queen bed
make sure the rug extends the bed by at least 1 foot.
the bigger the rug, the more open & large the room will feel
we recommend a 9' x 12' or 8' x 10' for a king bed
we suggest low pile, vintage or wool rugs for high traffic areas like kitchens, mudrooms and entryways
for long, galley kitchens, we recommend a 2'6 x 7'6 or 2'6 x 9'6 runner.
if you're looking for a smaller rug for in front of the sink, we recommend a 2'0 x 5'0 or 2'3 x 3'9 rug.
For offices & smaller spaces:
we suggest a 4' x 6' or 5' x 8' for smaller spaces.
for an office, the rug should be large enough that all chair legs are on the rug when the chair is pulled out.
For outdoor spaces:
similar to living room sizing, all front legs of your outdoor furniture should be at least 6' on your rug.
we suggest a 100% polypropylene rug for patios or decks, as they can withstand the elements
In January 2019,Gus* Modernbecame our first furniture partnership! We were so proud to support a fellow Canadian business. Since then, Gus* has become one of our most popular furniture manufacturers! We reached out to the Gus* team to learn more about how they started, their design process & environmental initiatives!