How to Choose the Right Size Area Rug for Your Living Room

Hellllllo sweet friends!! Today I wanted to share three quick and easy tips to choose the right size area rug for your living room. I just shared a little video of this over on my Instagram account, but I always love to share my tips here as well in case you’re not on social media.

3 TIPS TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE AREA RUG FOR YOUR LIVING ROOM

  1. Measure the space, then subtract 24” from the length and width of the room (those measurements will tell you approximately the size of the rug you will need)
  2. At a minimum, the front legs of every piece of furniture should be placed the rug 
  3. Aim for at least 6” of rug on either side of your sofa

I hope these quick tips help if you’re trying to decide what size rug to get your for living room. Also keep in the mind–the bigger the room, the bigger the rug you’ll need. Most living rooms, unless they are quite small, will likely need an 8×10 or 9×12 size area rug! And be sure to orient the position of the rug with the shape of the room.

LIVING ROOM SOURCES:

Area Rug

Sectional

Recliner

Ottoman is from Arhaus but no longer available

Long Wooden Bench

Round Lidded Baskets

Similar Mirror

Curtains 

Curtain Rod

Poufs

Boho Pillows in Nooks

Faux Ficus Tree

Ceiling Fan

Paint color is Alabaster by Sherwin Williams

Sarah here! Nice to meet you. I’m a mama to three, wife to my high school sweetheart and accidental blogger. We recently moved to our little homestead on ten acres and we're loving the small town life in Colorado. I hope this space can inspire you to create a home you love and enjoy the simple moments the most.

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  1. 6.7.22
    Carol said:

    Absolutely love your inspirational and your decor style- wish you could come to PA- we have an 1800’s farmhouse in excellent condition- I unfortunately am no a good decorator- ty for everything you share!