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A Guide to Area Rug Sizes

A Guide to Area Rug Sizes

Different Area Rug Sizes

Area rugs are a great way to add color, warmth, texture and style to a space. When shopping for a new area rug, it's easy to focus on the style or color first and the size second, but that would be a mistake. A rug's design and size play equal parts in determining how a rug looks. A small, bright rug could act as an accent while a larger rug in a solid color will act as the backdrop for the room's design. The area rug should also be proportional to the room's furniture.

Standard Sizes

As with anything else, there are some sizes of area rugs that are more common than others. These standard size rugs tend to be less expensive than other sizes and are easier to find in a variety of styles. Most area rugs measure less than 12' W x 12' L and in homes, 5' W x 7' L rugs are some of the most popular. This size can be used throughout the home, but is commonly found in the bedroom or living room. In large, open areas, 8' rounds or even oval rugs can be attractive. Round rugs come in similar sizes to standard rectangular rugs.

Custom Sizing

Standard area rug sizes may be appropriate for some rooms, but there are many scenarios where you may prefer a custom-sized rug. For example, if you need a rug that's larger than 12' W x 12' L, then you will likely have better luck ordering a custom-made rug. Because common area rug sizes tend to come in only rectangular and round, a custom order is also a great option for those situations where you want a unique or unconventional shape. Note that custom rugs tend to cost more than standard sizes. Dean Flooring Company can assist you with your custom rug shapes and sizes.

Choosing a Size

When choosing the size of the area rug for your room, consider the size of the space, the furniture and the desired placement of the rug to determine the right size. Decide whether you want the rug to completely fill the main area of your room, or just accent the conversation space. Once you've determined the area you would like to cover with a rug, get out a tape measure and carefully measure the space to determine the size of rug to purchase. If possible, round up or down as needed to reach a standard rug size as pre made rugs are significantly less expensive than custom sizes.

Once you know the size and shape of the rug you need, head over to Dean Flooring Company and browse our area rugs by size to find the perfect piece for your home. Whether you're looking for a traditional pattern, a modern pattern or a simple solid-color rug, our impressive selection and low prices will help you find the perfect area rug for your room. Make sure to read our guides on sizing rugs for the dining room, living room and bedroom if you're looking for in-depth advice for specific rooms in your home. These articles will help you determine what size and shape is best for your unique preferences.