What Are Standard Rug Sizes ?

There are certain rug sizes that are fixed and can be bought easily regardless of where you buy them. We can call it standard rug sizes. Generally, large area rugs include standard sizes such as 12x15, 10x14, 9x12, and 8x10. The medium size standard rug sizes are 5x8 and 6x9. And the small standard rug size is 3x5.

Determine what rug size to buy, it depends on where one wants to lay whether it's a living room, bedroom, office, hallway, or kitchen, and also the size of space.

For Runner rugs also there are standard rug sizes that are 2.6x4, 2.6x6, 2.6x8, 2.6x10, and 2.6x12. For Round area rugs 6x6 and 8x8.


Standard Rug Sizes

Large Area Rugs

A Large Area Rug covering unifies a space draws attention to a particular spot or serves to distinguish one area from another. Using large rugs is an excellent way to pull a whole space together. When shopping for a big rug, it's best to go with one that's large enough to accommodate all of the room's furnishings while providing enough floor space around the edges to accommodate traffic. This will make the space seem larger, more refined, and pristine. 

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Medium Area Rugs

Bedrooms, home offices, and living rooms with coffee tables beneath them may all benefit from a rug of this size. 

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Small Area Rugs

Small rugs are perfect for bringing color and add softness and life to entryways, bedrooms, and other small spaces.

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The rug in this image is 3x5 feet

Runner Rugs

Runner rugs are great for hallways, but they may also be used for a variety of other purposes! This may be done by, for example, placing a long rug on each side of the bed. In a living room or family room, runner rugs may also be used to mark a walking area. It's possible that a runner rug may be used in a space where the furniture is arranged on one side of the room, such as behind the sofa.

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The runner rug in this image is 2.6x8 feet

Round Rugs

Round Rugs are adaptable and may bring a substantial amount of elegance to your house. If your home's interior has arches, adding a circular area rug will give it the final touch it needs. If a chandelier is hung from the ceiling of your home and a circular rug is placed directly below it, you can picture the effect it will have on the overall design of your home. 

Compared to a conventional rectangular rug, a circular rug has the ability to create a grander aesthetic. Round rugs are one of the most effective means of drawing attention to certain sections of your house that you desire to emphasize. It pairs beautifully with a circular dining table, particularly if all of its legs are placed on the rug.

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Rug Size Guide

The rug brings a warm and cozy feeling under the feet into any house. Buying from the look is usually easy while selecting the perfect-sized rug is generally less complicated. Using a rug too big will cause your room to appear empty. So you must decide on a size that fits the size of your place and its positioning. The rug Sizes guide is designed to provide you with the best way to choose the ideal rug size.

standard rug size guide

Rug Dimensions

The dimension of rugs in other metric units such as inches and centimeters other than feet.

Standard Area Rug Sizes In Feet, Inches, And Centimeter

Rug Sizes In Feet (WxL)

Rug Sizes in Inches (WxL)

Rug Sizes in Centimeter (WxL)




























Other Rug Sizes dimensions

Rug Sizes In Feet

Rug Sizes in Inches

Rug Sizes in Centimeter(c.m.)

6’x6’ Round Rug



8’x8’ Round Rug



2.6’x4’ Runner Rug



2.6’x6’ Runner Rug



2.6’x8’ Runner Rug



2.6x10’ Runner Rug



2.6’x12’ Runner Rug




1. How do you determine the size of an area rug?

You must be able to imagine the size and location of the rug in the space. To do this, you must first ensure that your furniture is arranged to your liking. This is especially advantageous in living room sitting spaces. In certain settings, this will indicate that the furniture is centered. In other instances, the furniture or sitting arrangement will be next to one or more walls.

If your furniture is in the middle of the room, you should leave 8 to 18 inches of empty floor around the space's perimeter for traffic flow and aesthetics. Whether it's not centered in the room, you'll need to determine if you want the whole arrangement on the rug or just the front legs. The painter's tape should then be applied appropriately.

Lastly, measure your painter's tape "rug" (allowing for an error margin of 2 inches extra) and then use that measurement to determine the size rug required for your room, choosing from the standard size area rugs.

2. How do you place an area rug in a bedroom?

One can place an Area Rug in the bedroom according to the size of the bed. To know more about how to choose bedroom rug size in different bedrooms can check out this blog. 


rug size guide for bedroom
3. Should a rug go under a dining table?

Yes, if you're designating the dining area or installing a rug in your dining room, consider one that is large enough to accommodate the table and all the chairs.

rug size guide for dining room

4. Can you hang a rug on the wall?

A hanging rug is an excellent way to decorate your walls! You may want to preserve a rug, or it may have emotional significance, or both. There may be a crack you desire to conceal, or you may just like to beautify your wall rug art, there is nothing better than hanging a wool oriental rug on the wall. Moreover, if you are really interested in home design, you know that hanging it correctly is crucial! Hand-Knotted Rugs might be more burdensome compared to other rugs, which are lighter and hence simpler to hang on walls. So, is it possible to put a rug on a wall? Certainly, but you must use caution. First, rug size is important. Consequently, the larger the rug, the heavier it tends to be. Second, you must be particularly careful while handling oriental carpets in order to avoid damaging both the rug and the wall.

5. Should a rug be centered in a room?

There are no rules that our rug should only be placed in the middle of the room only. This may result in a great deal of unwanted empty space, particularly if your living room has an uncommon shape and size. When installing a rug in a living room, it should complement the dominating furniture and current arrangement of the space. Your furniture should only be centered around the perimeter of your rug.

For instance, if you have two couches, position your area rug between them at an equal distance. Similarly, if you have a sectional or modular couch, ensure that the rug is sufficiently big so it does not fall short on any side.

6. Can you put two different rugs in the same room?

When there are multiple sitting areas in a room, such as the dining area, living room, etc., multiple rugs will be required. It is preferable to pick styles that complement one another." If one rug has a pattern, the other may be more textured. A circular rug might also function in a setting with numerous rugs. Again, it depends on the size of the room and the areas you want to demarcate.

7. How far should a rug be from the wall?

Allow 10 to 18 inches between the rug and the wall (or 24 inches if you have enough room). If you place the rug any closer, it will dominate the room and seem awkwardly "nearly wall-to-wall."

If your sofa is against a wall, there is one exception to these regulations (or our recommended few inches off so as not to crowd the wall).

8. Can you do a round rug in the living room?

A circular rug for a living room if the space is really tiny and irregularly shaped, makes a standard-sized rug impossible to place without damaging a wall or piece of furniture. In this case, you may place a circular rug beneath one side of a couch so that the top of the rug is more visible (making it a focal point).

9. How big is 2.6'x4' area rug?

This size of rug 2.6' x4' feet or 2x4 ft. are small area rug and will look best as entryway rug and small kitchen runners.

2.6x4 rug

10. How big is a 3x5 ft area rug?


southwestern 4x6 area rug
 The rug in this image is 3x5 ft

 How big is a 5x8 rug?

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How big is a 6x9 rug?

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