Elevate Your Space with the Ideal Rug Size and Style

Are you looking to transform your living space into a cozy haven? We are here to guide you through the world of rugs, helping you find the perfect fit and style for your home.

Choosing the Right Size:

  1. 9x12 Rugs: These rugs are ideal for larger living rooms or spacious open areas. They effortlessly unify the entire space and fit perfectly under a king-sized bed, providing a plush landing for your feet when you wake up.

  2. 8x10 Rugs: Perfect for slightly larger spaces such as living rooms, dining rooms, or open areas. These rugs strike the right balance between size and comfort, fitting nicely under a queen or king-sized bed and offering a cozy border for your toes.

  3. 5x8 Rugs: Best suited for smaller living rooms, these rugs may not entirely fit under a couch but work well under a coffee table or in front of a fireplace with two chairs. They also complement twin beds, creating a snug walk-around border.

Styling Your Rugs:

Rugs are like frames for your living spaces, adding character without overwhelming the room. Here's how to style them for different areas:

Living Room:

  • For larger pieces like couches, let them sit half on and half off the rug to create a more open feel.
  • Smaller furniture pieces like chairs and loungers should ideally have all legs on the rug for a cohesive look BUT just the front two legs is also a totally fine compromise!


  • In the bedroom, a generously sized rug should extend under roughly two-thirds of the bed, with some of it spilling over at the foot.
  • Alternatively, you can opt for two smaller runners on each side of the bed for a chic look. This is also a money saving move!

Layering Rugs:

Layering rugs adds depth and character to your space. We love adding a jute rug under a more detailed Persian rug to maximize space and your budget! 

When layering rugs, don't be afraid to experiment with color and texture. There are no strict rules; the goal is to create a beautiful setup where one rug frames the other.

Using Rugs on Carpet:

Yes, you can use area rugs on carpeted areas! There's no design rule against it. Area rugs are versatile, bringing texture and patterns that can tie various design elements together. So, if you want to add a rug to your carpeted space, go ahead and do it!

Considering Textures and Textiles:

Before choosing an area rug, think about the specific needs of your space:

Remember to select a rug that aligns with your space's requirements and enhances its overall ambiance. With the right rug, you can transform any room into a cozy retreat. 

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