It can be challenging and time-consuming when it comes to house renovations, particularly for rugs and large carpets. Most people do not know this but choosing your new rug's right size can completely transform your whole room look. In this article, we will be looking at how you could choose the right rug sizes for your room.

Rug sizing

It is especially important to look at the dimensions of any room you wish to put the rug in. A general rule that you should go by is that the larger the room, the larger the rug. For instance, if you have a typical living room shape, it is wise to go for the same rug shape to elevate the whole room. In addition, it is recommendable to follow the orientation of the room with the rug.  

Before ordering a rug, the best is that you measure the size of your furniture and the overall dimensions of your room and then move on to mark areas where you wish to place the rug. To accomplish this, painter’s tape is usually utilized. This tip will save you time and help you get a clear picture of how the rug will look in the room.


Living room rugs

 For living room rugs, we suggest three main layouts, which are all legs on the rug, front legs on the rug and no legs on the rug.

  • All legs on the rug

If you have a large living room, you could opt for all legs on the rug, covering the entire sofas and tables. Placing all the furniture on the rug will create a unified and sophisticated look.

All legs on rug


Here is another example:

All legs on rug


  • Front legs on the rug

If you have one of the sofas touching a wall, you could go for the front legs on the sofa rug as this will take the attention off the wall and more on the furniture and the rug.

Front legs on rug

One more draw:

Front legs on rug 



  • No legs on the rug

Lastly, if you have a small and compact space, a good option for you would be to place a rug having all the furniture’s legs outside it. A good tip on this case is to order a rug with the same length or even with few inches longer than your major sofa. 


No legs on the rug




 Adding a rug in your bedroom makes it cozy and adds a touch of elegance. When choosing the perfect fit for your rug, you have three options: all legs on the rug, rug partially under the bed, and runners on each side.


  • All legs on the rug

Choosing this style of rug is unique and effortlessly easy to enhance the overall look of your bedroom. It is recommendable to have the rug thirty inches wider than your bed on each side if possible.


All legs on the rug



  • Rug partially under the bed

This rug is most commonly placed covering the bed frame but does not extend over to the side tables. We suggest extending the rug thirty inches wider than the bed on each side if it is possible. 

Rug partially under the bed



  • Runners on each side

The last type of rug choice is an easy option to unroll the rug anytime without moving the furniture. Placing two rugs on each side of the bed of length equal to the side frame will result in a neat and tidy place.


Runners on each side



Dining room rugs

Having a rug in the dining room can make the room look cohesive, organized, and clean. If you want to create a modern look, you could try choosing different rug shapes and sizes to better compliment the overall aesthetic of your furniture. A good advice here is to replicate the shape of the rug with the shape of the table.

A particularly important tip when choosing dining room rugs is that the table and chairs should rest on the rug, and there should be at least thirty inches of space so that when chairs are pulled back, they do not get unlevelled. If you have a round dining table, try going for a round rug that covers the entire table's circumference and adds thirty inches.


Dining room rug


Round rug in dining room:


Round rug in dining room



Hallway/entryway rugs

As hallways are narrow, it is best to keep minimal furniture so that it does not look clustered when you place a rug. You could start by measuring the width between two walls of the hallway and place a rug at least two inches less on both sides.

On the other hand, for entryways, try to create an ambiance that reflects the overall shape of the house itself. If your entrance is round, then choose a circular rug, or if it is rectangular, then go for a rectangle or square rug.


Different rug shapes

There are unlimited possibilities for different shapes of rugs, and a great think about our cowhide rugs is that we can customize them with the shape and dimensions that you like. Therefore, you can let your creativity fly high and request a unique shape rug for you. 

It is worth mentioning that you should always keep in mind the shape of space you will be creating with the help of rugs, this way, you could have a clear understanding of what is best for your room.



So hopefully, now you have a better understanding of how to choose your proper rug dimensions. One important thing to remember when measuring sizes is that you do not want to create an awkward and clustered space; hence always compare rug sizes with the furniture in your room.

Finally, please note that all of these were recommendations, that of course you can adapt or innovate in order to have a unique and personal style.

If you need more help about your rug size please contact us.