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Rugs come in many shapes and sizes and finding the right size to suit your space is imperative. Use this guide to ensure you are buying the best possible size to compliment your room and achieve the look that you want.
Getting it right
There are two options for choosing the correct size for your living area. The most common is the contemporary oversized method where you place all of your furniture on top of the rug – in most cases a 200x300cm or a 250x350cm size is best – the other more traditional method is where you place your lounges around the rug and only your coffee table on top.
You should always remember when shopping for rugs that a 200x300cm and a 250x350cm size rug can look huge when they are hanging in a showroom however when you see them on the floor they always appear considerably smaller.
|cm||ft / in||Suggested use|
|60x90cm||2’x3’||Doorways, Entries, in front of kitchen sinks|
|60x110cm||2'x3'7"||Doorways, Entries, Bedsides, in front of kitchen sinks|
|80x150cm||2'7”x5’||Double Doorways, Entries, Bedsides, in front of kitchen sinks|
|120x170cm||4’x6’||Large Entries, Bedrooms, Compact lounge rooms or Studio apartments|
|160x230cm||5’2”x7’6”||Bedrooms, 4 Seater dining tables, Small lounge areas - furniture sits around the rug|
|200x300cm||6’6”x10’||6 Seater dining tables, Rumpus & Living/Lounge areas - front legs of furniture sit on rug|
|240x340cm||8’x11’3”||8-10 Seater dining tables & most desired size for living & lounge areas, all furniture sits on rug rather than sitting around the rug|
(Other similar sizes include 150x220cm, 155x225cm, 170x230cm & 170x240cm)
In the past this was known as the most popular sized rug-Its length and width are perfect if you’d like to fit a 2 and 3 seater lounge around the perimeter, this will create a more minimal, traditional look where you leave space between the rug and the furniture. It comfortably seats a 4 seater dining table and can squeeze a 6 seater dining table with the chairs in the under-table position.
(Other similar sizes include 180x270cm, 185x275cm & 190x290cm)
This size is ideal for a contemporary look and can take a medium to large size or a 2 and 3 seater lounge combo. The idea in most cases with this size is that you put the front of the lounges on the rug. This rug also comfortably holds a 6 seater dining table with the ability for people to be seated and still have the whole chair on the rug.
(Other similar sizes include 230x320cm & 250x350cm)
This size is ideal for a contemporary look and is great for placing your furniture on top of the rug. It comfortably holds an 8 seater dining table with the chairs in the outward position and a 10 seater dining table with the seats in the under table position.