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What Size Rug Best Fits My Living Room?

Decorating a room can often feel like a game of Tetris. Not only do you have to find decor that vibes and blends together, but you also have to ensure everything fits accordingly without looking awkward. Decorating well requires one to have an eye for style and a bit of spatial ability and geometrical skill. The good news is, you don’t have to be a mathematician or engineer to design an aesthetically pleasing room. Get out the tape measurer or browse for an easy-to-use online program and follow along with this us. Let Ressonaire make determining what size rug fits best with your space simple and convenient. 

Common Rug Sizes For Any Room 

No matter where you bought your rug or where you’re looking to buy one, there are a plethora of options out there. Between fabrics, designs, styles, budgets, and of course size, there is a lot to think about. However, the size of the rug is the first thing you need to think about before anything else. The worst feeling is finding a rug that fits all of your needs––until you realize the size is all wrong when you get it home. 

There are quite a few relatively common rug sizes available at any home decor or rug store. The first thing shoppers need to do is become familiar with these and determine if one will work size-wise with the room in question. In the next section, you will learn about a handy tool to calculate and identify the appropriate rug size you’ll need for specific dimensions. If none of the common sizes work, then shoppers will need to look outside the box for distinct, uniquely-shaped rugs that might be more difficult to find. There is also always the option to custom-make the rug size you desire. The Afella is a beautiful white and blue wool rug that is a great choice for living rooms. 

These are the standard rug sizes you will most likely encounter along with the room size they will fit well into. 

  • 3 feet by 5 feet         
  • 5 feet by 7 feet
  • 5 feet by 8 feet       
  • 8 feet by 10 feet
  • 8 feet by 10 feet     
  • 9 feet by 12 feet
  • 10 feet by 12 feet     
  • 11 feet by 14 feet
  • 12 feet by 15 feet   
  • 14 feet by 17 feet 

Before you browse for a new rug in the store or online, do yourself a quick favor and measure the room you’re seeking out a rug for. However, you also need to choose a rug size based on your furniture configurations. Going solely off of your room size won’t be enough. If you’re designing for a living room, take into account the dimensions of your sofa, any loveseats, chairs, or ottomans that are positioned around the room. 

To make this experience even more convenient, utilize a few simple tricks and tips to find out what rug size best fits your room. 

Behold the Rug Size Calculator 

Miscalculating the size of the rug you want in comparison to the room it will be in is common. Many people estimate or find the perfect rug they want based on design or material and don’t take time to truly identify if it’ll fit well in its future space. 

Thankfully, there is a quick and easy equation that anyone can use to base their rug size off the size of the furniture that will be going with it. All you need is a measuring tape and some mental math. The equation might look difficult for those who don’t like math, but it’s not. 

RS = (L + 8), (W + 8)

  • RS is the rug size 
  • L is the length of the furniture 
  • W is the width of the furniture
  1. Measure the length of the furniture (perhaps a sofa) and add 8 inches to that number.
  2. Measure the width of the same piece and add 8 inches to that number.
  3. The ideal rug size has been identified! 

Now, if you want to visualize what a rug will look like in any space, follow these steps.

Living Room Rug Measure GuideFollowing each of these straightforward tips will ensure you find the perfect-sized rug on the first try. 

If you’re shopping for a rug at Resonnaire, they have a helpful rug guide as well as an entire page on how to measure for the best fitting rug. 

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