Rug Sizes 101

Let us break down the beauty of Rug Sizes for you…

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When it comes to choosing the right rug for a room, there are various factors to keep in mind in order to make the space look optimal. Even within the same space there are multiple options for rug sizes. With that in mind, let us break down rug sizes for you so you can have a more solid approach on what to look for in the future!

Small Rugs: Typically less than 9ft in length. Common sizes include: 5’’x8”, 5’’x7”, 4’’x6”, and 3’’x5”

Small Antique Size Rugs by Nazmiyal Collection
Small Antique Size Rugs

Small Rugs are a great way to add character to a room and designate a particular nook, or small space in the home. For instance, small Kilim rugs can be lovely for by the sink in the kitchen. Or an Antique Persian might be beautifully inviting and decorative for an entry way. Small rugs can also be creatively layered, a trend you can further explore by clicking here to see our feature on overlapping rugs.

Islamic prayer rugs also fall under the category of small rugs, perfect for praying, meditating, or any type of vertical oriented space, as they wouldn’t really be as fitting if presented horizontally. Small rugs can also work wonderfully beneath a coffee table, artfully framing the piece of furniture.

Room Size Rugs: 9ft-15ft in length

Antique Room Size Rugs by Nazmiyal
Antique Room Size Rugs

Room size rugs are the most popular of rug sizes. They literally come in any and every style, and are essential for every home. These rugs are ideal for defining a primary space and they are decor’s MVP for adding a pop of color.

For instance, you can warm up a room with a rug of the respective hue or cool down a room with a blue-grey rug. 

Large Rugs: Typically 15’’-20’’ in length

Large Size Rugs by Nazmiyal
Large Size Rugs

Large rugs are perfect for bringing a room together. When choosing a large rug, it is strongly advised to choose one that all of the room’s furniture will fit over, while still leaving a decent margin of floor space around the perimeter.

This will make the room look bigger, more elegant, and clean.

Oversized rugs: Anything that is over 20ft in length

Oversized Rugs by Nazmiyal
Oversized Rugs

These opulent rugs are meant for grand interiors that can accommodate them gracefully. They are especially good for a more traditional decor style, adding an abundance of decorative elements to the room. Rugs with an all over design are ideal because they give you the most options in terms of how things are placed on top of them.

Designers love rugs with all over designs because it eliminates the worry of symmetry, allowing for more creativity. The rug pictured above is an extravagant French rug, but oversized rugs come from many origins as you will see in our collection.

Runner Rugs: Any rug that is long and narrow.

Antique Runner Size Rugs by Nazmiyal
Antique Runner Size Rugs

Naturally, runner rugs are terrific for hallways, but they are capable of so much more too! For instance, one can put a runner rug at the foot of the bed, or on either side. Runner rugs can also be an effective way to designate a walking area in a family room, or living room. For instance, if the furniture is situated to one side of the room, a runner rug might be perfect for behind the couch, where one walks to get to the kitchen.

Again, these pieces can be super artful, ranging from tribal and nomadic to modern and contemporary.

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