Whenever we post a photo of a space in our home, we always get at least a few questions asking “what size rug do you have in here?” I get it! Sometimes you just need a frame of reference to get started. But the chances are pretty slim that the dimensions of a room in our house are going to be the exact dimensions of the room in your home. And when it comes to rugs–room size matters the most! So we thought, with the launch of our rug line with Loloi yesterday, it was the perfect time to chat about what rug size you need.
We’ve always had a king size bed, and I thought that when you have a king sized bed, you have to at least have a 9×12 rug–so that’s what I got. I thought that was just the RULE. Our 9×12 area rug looked more like a wall to wall carpet, covering nearly every inch of our floor. We kept it for a couple years, and then eventually purchased an 8×10, which was far more suited for our room size and even made our space feel LARGER because there was some flooring seen around the edges.
In general: Larger rooms need larger rugs to ground them and smaller rooms sometimes need smaller rugs to make them look larger. And if you want to know what size rug we’d recommend–read on! We’re breaking down our guidelines below for the bedroom, living room and dining room (featuring rugs from our collection)!
Rug shown in graphic above Rosemarie Ivory/Natural
Rug shown above in our bedroom is Jules Merlot/Multi in 8’6″x11’6″
Rugs shown above Jules Merlot/Multi & Alice-02 Cream/Charcoal
As you can see, many sizes will work for your bed size, so take into account to guidelines listed above. Particularly, leaving space around the edges of your room (even 7ish inches like below looks so clean!) and having it extend a distance on either side of the bed.
Rug shown above Jules Lagoon/Brick
The living room is where people generally go too small. A floating rug in the middle of a room can make your whole space feel disjointed and disconnected. Use a rug to ground and connect your seating. We used to have a 10×14 in our room, but now we have a 9×12 and it works! We followed the first guide and made sure the front of all of the seating was on the rug and there was plenty of width on either side of the sofa. A 9×12 worked for our orientation!
However! Our last living room was more narrow than it was long, and it called for a 10×14 because we needed a 10′ width and an 8×10′ made the whole long living room feel squish. So, we got a 10×14 and placed all the furniture on the rug and it felt so grounded. Again, it’s about taking into account your room size and your furniture placement. But here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Rug shown above Jules Lagoon/Brick
Rug shown above Jules Terracotta/Multi.
Lastly, let’s talk about dining rooms. We currently don’t have a rug in either of our dining areas because of young children, but we actually styled one of the Rosemarie’s (seen below) in the breakfast nook and it was incredible what it did for that space. I’m all about it now, especially with how easily these rugs clean up and how practical they are.
Here are two rules to remember when choosing a dining rug:
Rug shown above Rosemarie Sand/Lagoon
Rug shown above Rosemarie Sand/Lagoon
Rug shown above Rosemarie Sage/Blush
We are so grateful for the support and are here to help! We’ll be sharing each of the rugs in our stories so you can get an up close look at them and are happy to answer any additional questions!
You can shop the full Chris Loves Julia x Loloi collection right now on Wayfair, Rugs Direct and Amazon.
Great articles, especially this one, needing a large rug for a large bedroom and a large rug for a large living room. Was very helpful!
I just called rugs direct and they told me that the 10×14 rosemarie rug I ordered won’t be shipped out until December 20th…. even though it said 5 in stock when I ordered. Do you think there is any chance the rugs will come back in stock sooner?
Thank you for this information. What about pile? Are there certain rooms or times to get a plush high pile? Or times to stay with a low pile?
Would love to hear you recommendations for rug placement under sectional couch.
Hi there! Which of the collections would be best for layering in a bedroom over carpet? I’d love to put a rug under our (very heavy, wood platform) bed, but am worried it won’t lay flat.
Do you have any tips for a bedroom where the bed is placed in a corner? Our guest room is 10×14 and the door into the bedroom is in the middle of the long wall, so the full size bed has to be in a corner.
Beautiful rugs! I love those cane back chairs in the photo with the Rosemarie Lagoon/Sand rug! Do you happen to know where they’re from?
I’m so happy I purchased a rug two days ago because all the large sizes are sold out. Will it be a long time before they are restocked? I was hoping to buy another one! They are all so beautiful!
Where is the dining table and chairs from that’s in the first picture? Thank you!
To clarify, the image with the Rosemarie Sage/Blush rug.
Thanks very much, your guidance has been most useful.
Love the New collection!
1. Our bedroom is small 11X10. (1940s house)
2. We have kind size bed.
3. We just bought a new Pine color headboard.
What size rug should we get and which pattern from your collection??
Where is the table and chairs in the first image from?
Just wondering – why should the rug be 10” away from nightstands? Could you put the rug fully underneath bed and nightstands?
Do you think these would stand up well enough in a kitchen? I’m dying to place the Rosemarie Gold/Sand one in mine.
These really are such gorgeous and thoughtfully curated rugs. Thank you so much!
Love them all! Would love to hear your thoughts on rugs over carpet. I have a nice wool carpet in my bedroom but think a rug might be a nice addition. But wonder about putting it over the carpet. Thanks!
What size rug would you get for a 60” round dining table going in a 11’7” x 14 dining room?
We have an oval table in our dining room, and so I purchased an oval rug. But it is not quite big enough. Does an oval table need to have an oval rug?
Thank you! This guide is really helpful. Do you have any recommendation for how an L-shaped sectional should sit on a rug?
What do you recommend for sized for runners for the kitchen
What do you recommend for an office with a desk that’s against the wall?
What size/shape of rug would you do in a kitchen nook (for a square table that measures 36” x 36”)? We currently have a 5 foot round rug but the chair legs are out past the rug when someone is sitting.
What would you do if you have a small bedroom with a queen bed with the side against the wall?
This is such a helpful post! What would you recommend for a sectional couch? Should the front legs of the couch be on the edge of the rug? Our space is open, with the kitchen open to the living room area. Thank you so much!
Love this rug size guide and your new collection!
Love these but everything is out of stock in the large sizes.
I just ordered the 10×14 Rosemarie in Sage Blush for my living room. Really nervous as I have an original hand knotted persian rug in here right now but it is just too small for the space and the rosemarie looks so pretty in the pictures. Does it look like the printed kind at all? I’m really hoping it will look like it does in the pictures. Congrats on your new line. You deserve the success, I’ve been following since 2014 and you guys are amazing at what you do.
I love the living room with the black fireplace surround so much. So beautiful. Would love to see a full home feature on this house, if that’s a house that can be featured?
our bedroom is so small and there are floor vents that can’t be covered… 6×8 is the magical unicorn rug I can never find anywhere :(
What about vintage? There are lots of unique sizes on sites like revival rugs…we had a good experience with them, and you can easily search by custom size.
Love you rug collection!
Which rug would you suggest for a room with dark grayed out green walls? (like Benjamin Moore’s Cushing green) Congratulations in the new rug line, they are all beautiful! :)
Should the rug always be centered under the bed? My bed is closer to one wall than the other, and because of this, the rug underneath is only about 3” away from the wall. If I move the rug over so it’s a few more inches from the wall, it won’t be centered under the bed.
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