How To Choose The Right Rug Size
Kaoud Rugs has sizes for every room in the house! Since each home is different we can help personalize each space to your taste and needs.
What sizes are rugs made in?
Oriental Rugs (This just means they are handmade) come in a variety of sizes.
Smaller sizes are for entryways, bathrooms , foyers, kitchens ect. 2x3, 3x5 and 4x6 are common in these areas. Some weavers do make a 2 ½x4 but it is a limited size. As you move into room size rugs 6x9, 8x10 and 9x12 are the most common sizes for living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, studies and den’s.
Some homes have great rooms, large master suites or other large areas that can accommodate a “palace sized rug”. These are generally 10x14, 12x15 or larger.
Runners come in a variety of lengths starting at 6 feet and going up in even increments.( 8x10x12 etc.) These can be used in hall ways, walkways, stairs, along the side of a bed etc…
Shaped rugs are usually round or square, but occasionally you may see an oval or octagon rug.
Machine Made or Tufted rugs are more of a mass market item that are manufactured in a variety of qualities and sizes. These are generally budget friendly but size can be problematic as they don’t come in all sizes and each manufacturer varies on what they offer. 5x8 and 8x11 “or so” are the most common room sized rugs. These is a wide swing in quality in these type of rugs, make sure you choose a quality level that will wear well in your home.
- Living Room Rugs
- Dining Room Rugs
- Bedroom Rugs
Antique Rug sizes
Antique Handmade Rugs can be found in a variety of sizes that seem a little odd by today’s standards. Remember these older rugs were made at a time when homes may have been built to different needs and specifications than we have today. Also, many of the higher end pieces may have been woven for a specific are.
- Wool & Natural Fibers
- Hand Knotted
- Machine Made
Why should I choose a Kaoud Rug?
Kaoud Rugs imports Oriental Rugs directly from our own looms in the world’s leading weaving capitals. Using only the finest wool and silks, we’re so confident in the durability of our rugs that we offer New England’s only “Lifetime Trade-In” Guarantee.
There are several ways to set up a living room, but in general the rug should be used to frame out the seating area. The furniture should anchor onto the edge of the rug(Front feet on and back feet off). Accent chairs are an accent so they may sit all the way on the rug, half on half off or even off the rug depending on how they are configured in the room and what type of chair they are. In large rooms you can use one larger piece or even break up the room with several rugs to balance out various areas within the room. 8x10 and 9x12 are the handmade sizes most used in this area, but is you have a larger space rugs as big as 12x15 can be appropriate.
The rule of thumb here is bigger is better. Consider the size of the room, furniture in the room such as a sideboard or a china cabinet then find the largest useable area….it is ok to anchor a sideboard or china on the edge of the rug.
Most importantly, make sure that chairs are fully on the rug when pulled out and people are seated at the table. And 8 x10 will accommodate most tables with 6 chairs, a 9 x 12 is needed if you have 8 chairs and larger if you need even more chairs. Many times you can get a rug a little larger so it will accommodate an extra leaf on days it is needed.
Bedrooms can be set up many different ways depending on the furniture and size of the room. In a modest sized room extending the rug under the bed and allowing it to extend on both side and the foot of the bed allows the rug to frame out the bed and allow for feet to hit the floor when getting out of bed. This makes the room a little more cozy and warm. Typically a Queen bed uses an 8x10-9x12 and King uses 9x12 to 10x14 or larger.
Period homes often will use three or four separate pieces. One at the foot of the bed, one on both side and another near a seating area or a dresser.
In a larger room one larger piece centered under the bed and the rolling out far into the room and add some grandeur to an overwhelming space.
Offices can use a variety of rug sizes depending on what type of office it is and where the desk is placed. Make sure the office chair has room to move and stay on the rug and the rug should be anchored under the desk unless it is a built in.
Hallways are generally well traveled so a rug can really save your floors. They should not extend end to end in the hall. Think 2-3 feet shorter than the actual hall. In extremely long halls sometimes multiple pieces are used.
Kitchens can use rugs along the counters, under tables and around the appliances. Make sure to get a tight weave rug so they stand up to the wear and potential soiling. 6 to 8 foot runners, 3x5 and 4x6 are all common kitchen sizes.
A runner on your staircase improves the look and safety of your home. People and pets won’t slip on the stairs. Make sure to know the sizes of any landings and count the number of steps. Pictures of the area can also help in determining the correct length you need.
A runner on a staircase increases the safety of your home as it minimizes the chances of falling or slipping!