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Area Rug Size Guide and Placement

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

An area rug is an anchor in any room design. When it's too small it can make your room appear small. It can also compartmentalize a room in unwanted ways. If the area rug is too large, it can be overwhelming to a space and make other furniture appear too small.

An image of an area rug underneath a coffee table.
Area Rug Size Guide and Placement

Use this guide to determine what size area rug will fit your room best. As a general rule, the carpet should should extend about 12-18 inches on each side of the furniture and have at least the front legs of each piece of furniture sit on top.

If you're looking for more help with rug placement and size, check out my Area Rug Size Guides for a King or Queen bed.

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