Room Size Rugs

Our selection of antique area rugs that are room size:

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* Room size area rugs are those that measure 8 feet to 15 feet in length

What is a room size rug?

A room-size rug typically refers to a large area rug that covers a significant portion of a room’s floor space. These rugs are designed to fit the dimensions of a room, providing coverage for a substantial area rather than just a small portion of the floor. The size of a room-size rug can vary depending on the dimensions of the room itself, but they are generally large enough to anchor the furniture within a seating or living area.

When selecting a room-size rug, it’s common for people to choose one that allows for some space between the rug’s edges and the walls of the room. This helps create a balanced and visually appealing look. Additionally, room-size rugs are often used to define specific functional areas within a larger space, such as a seating or dining area.

The specific dimensions of a room-size rug can vary, and it’s important to measure your room accurately before purchasing a rug to ensure a proper fit and aesthetic harmony with the overall design of the space.

What are the more common / standard room size area rugs?

The dimensions of room-size area rugs can vary, but there are some common sizes that are widely used in different types of rooms.

Here are a few standard room-size area rug dimensions:

  • 8′ x 10′: This size is a popular choice for living rooms and bedrooms. It’s versatile enough to fit under coffee tables in living rooms or under the majority of a bed in a bedroom.
  • 9′ x 12′: Slightly larger than the 8′ x 10′, this size is often used in larger living rooms and dining rooms. It provides more coverage and can accommodate a larger grouping of furniture.
  • 10′ x 14′: This size is suitable for larger rooms and can provide ample coverage for a spacious living room, dining room, or bedroom.
  • 12′ x 15′: These larger sizes are typically used in grand living rooms, dining rooms, or other expansive areas. They offer extensive coverage and are often chosen for rooms with a considerable amount of space.

These are general guidelines, and the ideal rug size for a room depends on the specific dimensions and layout of that room. Before purchasing a room-size area rug, it’s advisable to measure your space accurately and consider factors such as the placement of furniture and the overall design of the room.

What size should the rug be in proportion to the room?

The ideal size of a rug in proportion to a room depends on several factors, including the size of the room, the layout, and the placement of furniture.

Here are some general guidelines to help you determine the right proportion for your room:

  1. Living Room:
    • Front Legs on the Rug: For a cohesive look, a common approach is to have the front legs of furniture, such as sofas and chairs, resting on the rug while the back legs are off. This helps anchor the seating area. An 8′ x 10′ or 9′ x 12′ rug is often suitable for this arrangement.
    • All Furniture on the Rug: In larger living rooms, you might opt for a larger rug that accommodates all the furniture, with both front and back legs on the rug. A 9′ x 12′ or 10′ x 14′ rug can work well for this purpose.
  2. Dining Room:
    • In a dining room, the rug should be large enough to accommodate the dining table and chairs, even when the chairs are pulled out. A good rule of thumb is to add at least 24 inches to each side of the dining table. For example, if your dining table is 36 inches wide, you might consider a rug that is at least 84 inches (7 feet) wide.
  3. Bedroom:
    • In a bedroom, the rug is often placed under the bed, extending beyond the sides and foot of the bed. This creates a soft landing when getting in and out of bed. Common sizes include 8′ x 10′ for smaller bedrooms and 9′ x 12′ or larger for larger bedrooms.
  4. Hallways and Entrances:
    • In hallways or entrance areas, runners are commonly used. They should be long enough to span the length of the hallway or entrance space.

Remember that these are general guidelines, and personal preferences play a significant role in choosing the right rug size. It’s essential to measure your space carefully and consider the overall aesthetic and functionality you want to achieve.

More about the room size area rugs

Nazmiyal offers such an extensive selection of room size rugs from all rug-producing countries across the world, including pieces from India, Persia, Turkey, China, Europe, and more. Room size antique rugs range in sizes from 9 to 15 feet in length, and generally speaking this sort of area rug size was intended for use in the primary more area within your home. Rugs that are “room size” are ideally suited for spaces such as the living room, family room, dining room, or bedroom.

Because every major rug-producing country has produced its own room size rugs, antique rugs in this size range vary tremendously in terms of design and come in nearly every color and style imaginable. More refined rugs are well suited for formal spaces, while more modern design may be better suited for less traditional rooms.

Room Size Rugs vs. Area Rugs – Rugs offer a useful means of defining and dividing space. They can serve as an anchor or focus for grouping furniture, or breaking a room up into two or more functional areas. To do so, however, one should decide whether to use one or more large rugs, or multiple smaller rugs. There are no hard and fast rules for approaching such decisions. This relies largely on what one needs to do with the space functionally, and on personal preference. But this is a decision that needs to be made early on in the process of choosing the rug.

Rugs that are one the large side of the room size will cover a substantial portion or majority of the floor space offer the advantage of visual unity for the room with furniture distributed across the rug surface. But a number of smaller rugs will accomplish the job of covering the floor, while creating multiple foci for several groupings of furniture. Multiple smaller rugs also give the impression of greater space. But even if one opts to use larger rugs, it is important visually not to cover the entire floor surface of the room. Leaving a substantial margin of floor around a room size rug will make the room look bigger.

If you are interested in rugs that measure less than 8 feet in length, explore our selection of small rugs.

For rugs greater than 15 feet in length but less than 20 feet in length, browse our collection of large size rugs.

Rugs that measure more than 20 feet are categorized as extra large rugs.

Home Decorating With Room Size Rugs

Many people might assume that a “room size rug” is simply any rug that fits in your room, but technically, this is not the case. Room size area rugs are rugs that are between 8 feet to 15 feet in length, or 2.4 meters to 4.6 meters. These pieces offer the perfect size for decorating a room, not too small and not too big. Here we’ve compiled some of our best rules of thumb and ideas for decorating with rugs this size in your space.

Decorating with Room Size Area Rugs

The average master bedroom and the average living room are both around 300 square feet. An average smaller bedroom or home office is around 150 square feet. This means in nearly any room in the home, a room size rug will make a great fit.

There are many ways to incorporate a room size rug into your decor. These rugs are beautiful in a living room or sitting room, centered amongst the sofa and chairs. They offer the perfect size. If you choose area rugs that are almost the same size as the room, they can actually make the space appear visually smaller. If you choose a rug that is too small, it will look messy and out of place amongst big furniture pieces. Leaving more space (but not too much) around the rug will make the room look bigger and more put together and thought out.

Room Size Rug Living Room Nazmiyal

Place only the front legs of furniture on the room size rug.

Rugs that are room size are also great in the dining room, as they are the perfect size relative to the average dining table size. Place the dining room table centered on top of the rug, with all the chairs sitting on the rug, for a beautiful look.

When you’re arranging furniture, consider the size of the furniture and the size of the rug together. Generally, make sure that the rug is at least longer than the main piece of furniture, like the sofa or the bed. Putting the front legs of the bed or sofa on the rug and keeping the back legs off creates a beautiful, put together look. If your rug is on the bigger end of the room size area rugs spectrum, place the furniture fully on the area rug to create a more cozy feel and look in the room.

Room Size Rug Dining Room Nazmiyal

Center the dining table over a room size rug.

Using Room Size Rugs to Define Space

It’s a topic we’ve talked about before, but rugs are perfect for defining specific spaces in an open concept living area. Room sized rugs are perfect for this purpose since they are the perfect size for a seating area, eating area, desk space, or anything else you want to define. Using two or more rugs of the same pattern or color (or both!) will look neat, clean, and put together, while choosing two or more different rugs will create a playful, eclectic look.

When choosing a rug to define a space, you have the freedom to choose any shape you want. If you’re arranging the furniture in a square shape, bingo, square rug! Have a round dining table? Put it on top of a room size round rug. If you’re defining a space like a pathway, choose a long and narrow runner rug. Depending on the shape of the rug, you can create different visuals in your larger space. Just like with color and pattern, you can choose to use the same shape in your rugs for a clean look, or mix and match shapes for an eclectic vibe.

Room Size Rugs are Universal

Room size is an incredibly common size in rugs, due to it being a “goldilocks” rug – not too big, not too small, just right – for most spaces. This means that no matter what your design style and preferences are, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding just the right room size rug for you. At Nazmiyal, we have an amazing and varied selection of antique rugs, vintage rugs, and modern rugs all in room sizes. If you have any questions about which rug is perfect for your space, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Stunning area rugs in rom sizes from the Nazmiyal Collection:

Vintage Moroccan Rug Nazmiyal

Vintage Moroccan Rug

Room Sized Antique American Hooked Rug Nazmiyal

Room Sized Antique American Hooked Rug

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