Rug Size Guide

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Adriana Peci (Design Director at Hatch Interiors) gives us the run down on how to choose the right size rug for every space!

Rugs help to enhance the aesthetic of a space, add warmth and actually help reduce noise in the home.⁣

Skandi Felted Wool Rug Bedroom

Skandi Felted Wool Rug

Rugs are one of the most important items to purchase for a room, but size is often the hardest choice for my clients.⁣

What size is too big? Too small? How do you position under furniture?
Remember, your rug is the anchor and foundation to the space – so proportion is key!⁣

I have compiled all the details for picking the perfect sized rug for your room:⁣

  • Your rug should be minimum 50cm wider than your dining table on each side, to allow for a chair to be pulled out and not fall off the rug. ⁣
  • In the case of a rug, size DOES matter! Rugs can never be too big (unless it’s bigger than the room - then that’s a problem) so go larger! ⁣
  • Your rug should be about the size of your living room’s seating area to ground the conversation space.⁣
  • In your bedroom, a rug adds warmth and comfort. A rug should not extend to your bedside table and leave at least 50cm at the foot of the bed. ⁣
  • Hallways tend to be simply decorated spaces. Runner rugs come in many lengths and sizes – a good rule of thumb is that your runner covers at least 75% of the length of the Hallway. ⁣

Before you buy your next rug, to visualize how a rug will look in your space, use masking tape to create a border on the floor; I do this with all my clients! ⁣

For more rug size advice send us an email at - and feel free to include a photo of your space!

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