Picking the Right Size of Rug for Every Room in Your Home

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Having trouble picking the right size of rug for each room in your home?  I really struggled with finding the right size rug for spaces in my home, especially my lounge and was given these tips.  Others may too have this same issue so I felt it was a worthy share.

Using the wrong size rug for a specific room in your home can not only be costly but also affect its overall aesthetic appeal. If you want to make a well-informed decision then read on.

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Picking the right size of rug for your entryway is perhaps one of the most crucial decisions you’ll have to make for the sake of your home’s style, mainly because it is among the very first things that you or your guests will notice upon entering your home. To avoid making the rug in your entryway look underwhelming or overwhelming, be sure to get a rug whose dimensions are in proportion to the size of your entryway. The more it looks fitting, the better.


Hallways in residential homes are typically long and narrow. Therefore, you should get a rug with a similar orientation for your hallway. As for the specific size of the rug, use one that doesn’t cover the entirety of your hallway. Be sure to leave a few inches of allowance on the edges so that it would look pleasing to the eyes.

Living Room

The size of the rug you should put in your living room entirely depends on the style of your home.   Typically, all of the furniture in your living room should be placed on a large rug, but a small rug under your living room table should work fine just the same.

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A single large rug or multiple long runner rugs should do excellently for all of the bedrooms in your home. If you’re going to use one rug, it should be placed under your bed and be large enough to span widely across all edges for a much better look. If you’re planning on using long runner rugs, make sure that their length matches the sides of your bed and place them there.

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Dining Room

Traditionally, the only furnishings in your dining room that should be placed on a rug are the chairs and the dining table. You should get a rug that is large enough to accommodate these furnishings in your dining area. But be sure that the rug you’ll get has enough space allowance on all corners, because it will definitely look lame if it only covers the exact space occupied by the furnishings.


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A number of small rugs for each bathroom in your home should be enough to make everything look right. The placement of the rugs depend on what’s in your bathroom, but typically you should place at least one by the door, the sink, the toilet, the shower, and the bathtub (if you have one). It really depends on which areas in your bathroom are in need of the absorption power of rugs. You can also strategically place a few large ones that cover multiple areas.

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