How to choose the right size of rug for your home?

One of the most important questions you should ask yourself before looking for a rug is, "What size rug do I need for each room in the house?"

Whether you buy the rug first and use it as inspiration for the room, or buy the rug last as the basis for all the elements of the room, choosing the right size is the first thing to do. When the rug is the right size, it makes for a well-balanced room.

Remember that your rug is the anchor and foundation of your space, so proportion is very important!

The size and layout of the rug in the living room

Pass the rug under the sofa or in front of it? Everyone asks this question. You can choose either of these two options. But in either case, you need to make sure that the length of the rug covers at least the length of the sofa.
Once you have made your choice, try to visualize a frame in the middle of your room floor (you can materialize this frame with paint tape or newspaper, so you will have a good overview of the area covered by your future rug).
You then need to determine the size of this frame and whether you want to put all your chairs on the rug or outside the frame. This will determine the ideal width of your rug.
Medium sized rooms are best arranged with the rug going under the sofa and out the sides. This works great with L-shaped sofas, and since it's a larger piece of furniture, you'll want to make sure the rug is as large as the sofa. Usually, a rug size 160×230 is perfect for this purpose.
In larger living rooms, it's best to opt for a larger rug and put all your furniture on the rug. Make sure there is enough surface area behind the furniture rug for you to walk on comfortably. This type of arrangement creates harmony in the room. You would need a rug 250×350 up to 300×450 to do this. The best option would be to order a custom rug through our customization area of AFK Living.

What size of rug for the dining room?

To have a beautiful dining room, it is necessary to make sure that the chairs are always on the rug when they are moved away from the table to sit. Indeed, it is not very aesthetic to have half of the chair outside the rug.
Here are some important steps to set up your rug in the dining room:
  • Take all the chairs off the table as if you were going to sit down.
  • Leave them in this position.
  • Measure beyond where your chairs are. 

This way, you will have exactly the right size of rug for your dining table. The room will be immediately more beautiful and better arranged.

For simplicity, these sizes are usually sufficient:

  • A dining table for 6 people would need a rug 200×250
  • A dining table for 8 people would need a rug 220×300
  • A dining table for 10 people would need a rug 250×350

Most dining tables need a round or octagonal rug of 200 to 250 cm.

With all the current dining table sizes, it is best to measure your table and room to get the right size from rug. Finding rug with these measurements is sometimes difficult, it would be better to order with the size you want. You can choose the size and color of rug on this page.

The right rug for bedrooms

The adult bedroom

One or more rug can be placed in a bedroom in different ways. The most popular is probably the rug placed perpendicular to the bed. It is customary to pull it halfway under the bed in front of your nightstands as this maximizes the usable surface of the rug. This way, you can have your feet on a soft and comfortable surface when you wake up.

For a single bed (90 cm x 190 cm) a rug 120×170 allows you to have 40 cm on each side of the bed and about 80 cm at the end of the bed.

For a double bed (160 cm x 200 cm), a rug of 160×230 would give you 35 cm on each side of the bed and 60 cm at the end of your bed. Of course, the rug area at the end of the bed depends on how close you move the rug to the nightstands. Ideally, you can just make sure that your feet fall on it when you get out of bed.

For the baby and children's room

For smaller rooms, you can use a variety of medium-sized rug . Be creative. For example, you can put a 100×150 rug on one or both sides of the crib with another 135 x 190 cm rug opposite. You could even use a nice round rug to soften the room. The possibilities are endless with the wide variety of rug offered on the AFK Living website.

How about a rug in the kitchen?

With the amount of time we spend in the kitchen, it would be normal to put a rug bringing comfort and happiness. Just because a rug is not "a kitchen rug " does not mean that it would not be suitable for this purpose. Our rug in synthetic wool can be both elegant and robust, becoming an excellent decorative element to a kitchen. Especially today where open kitchens to the living room are very popular.

Having a rug round in the center of a large kitchen can be an aesthetic and practical alternative. Keep in mind that the larger the space, the more you need to cover it with one or more rug in anyone to make sure the room is well balanced.

How to choose the right size of rug for your home?