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Large Rug vs Small Rug? Choosing the best rug size for your space

Hallway Rugs

Hallway rug runners are fantastic way to make a statement, add comfort and connect your spaces. The best runner rug size is approximately 80cm wide for a 1-metre-wide hallway. In terms of length, measure your hallway to determine what length rug will fill the majority of the hallway. You’ll want a small section of bare floor to show at each end. Also, bear in mind door clearance space and protruding furniture. 

It’s recommended that rugs on hard flooring should always have an anti-slip grip underneath to avoid the rug moving. 

A number of our ranges come in standard hallway runner sizes. Did you know that all of our rug ranges can be custom made to size and shape for your space?

Tashkent rug - see our range of Traditional rugs.

Bedroom Rugs

A bedroom rug should be large enough so that you stand on it when you get out of bed. In very large spaces, you might opt for a rug which runs underneath the bed and at least 45cm on each side. In smaller rooms, choose smaller rugs that sit on each side of the bed. Shag rugs are ideal for bedrooms – and bare feet!

See our range of Shag rugs.

Lounge Room Rugs

Traditional guidelines suggest you leave at least 45cm of floor space showing on each side of a rug. As an estimate, large lounge rooms might take a 240 x 340cm rug, and medium sized rooms a 160 x 230cm rug. In very expansive rooms, you might have rug run underneath all the furniture – or in smaller areas, as is quite popular these days, the rug might be placed in front of the sofa or sofas. Generally, rugs run to at least the length of the sofa. For those who live in large open spaces, two or three rugs in the same or similar shades can help define set areas and set the colour theme. Soft, plush and comfortable rugs are the best option for the lounge room.

(Valencia Rug) See our cream rugs here.

Dining Room Rugs

This one’s easy. A rug should be large enough to sit underneath table and chairs, ensuring that when you pull the chairs back to stand, the chair legs are still on top of the rug. Opt for hard wearing, short-pile rugs.


Kashqai rugs. See our Traditional rugs here.


Size before buying

When buying rugs online always check the dimensions as rugs that come in various sizes may not always match a single picture. We have affordable rugs for sale that suit all rooms, inside and out. If in doubt, give us a call and we’ll help you find the perfectly-sized one for your home.


A final word for choosing the perfect rug

It’s also worth remembering that while there are guidelines for choosing the right size rugs for your rooms, it does come down to personal taste, and the feel you want to achieve in particular spaces. There’s nothing more cosy in winter than a rug under your feet, so if you fall in love with a rug for a specific room and it works in that space, don’t worry too much about whether it’s technically the right size or not!

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