Rug Size Guide

While choosing the perfect rug pattern and colors are essential to creating a focal point or cohesive feel, so is size, which can make all the difference in the balance and atmosphere of the space. Use this simple rug size chart to help you determine the size that will work for your room.


area rug and home entryway

Make a statement the second guests walk through the door with an attention-grabbing mosaic rug or create the semblance of real wood floors with Norwegian rugs that look like wood in a medium or runner vinyl floorcloth.

Common sizes: 38x56, 52x76, 36x90, 36x115


bedroom with printed area rugs

Wake up and step out of bed to the inviting designs and colors of folk art rugs or colonial rugs. You have design options that help to guide your rug size – flank the sides of the bed, have a rug at the foot of the bed, or place under your furniture to bring your decor together and add color.

Common sizes: 38x56, 52x76, 96x140


geometric runner rug in kitchen

While kitchens aren’t typically the first place you’d want to place a rug due to possible spills, vintage vinyl rugs are easy to clean – just wipe with a damp cloth!

Long and narrow kitchens/hallways: try a runner to balance the space, such as a 36x90 or 36x115.

Open floor plan kitchens: 24x36 or 38x56 centered in your space to prevent your space from feeling overwhelmed.

Living Room

vintage vinyl rug in living room with couch, plants, and a chair

One of the most common places for rugs, living rooms are also one of the most challenging rooms on our rug size chart for choosing the right size. Unite the room with a Persian rug that covers almost the entire space or anchor a coffee table and other furnishings with a smaller piece.

Common sizes: 52x76, 70x102, 120x120, 120x175

Dining Room

dining room with table, chairs, and area rug

The general guide to dining room rug size is to choose one that can comfortably fit the table and all the chairs, with at least 8 inches of clearance around the sides. No wobbling chairs! Set the scene with a square or rectangular size that features a welcoming print, like the classic rug collection.

Common sizes: 70x102, 96x140, 96x96


bathroom vinyl rug and plants

Add personality to a powder room or in front of your vanity with a small- to medium-sized vintage vinyl floor mat or two.

Common sizes: 20x30, 24x36, 38x56


Create a beautiful outdoor seating space with a medium- to large-sized rug and complementary furnishings that match your aesthetic and the mood you want to set.

Common sizes: 20x30 by the door; 60x60 or 52x76, centered to create a focal point


How do I clean my vintage vinyl rug if I have an accidental spill?

Simply wipe with a damp cloth. Never use vacuums, scrub brushes, or floor-cleaning chemicals!

How durable are vintage vinyl rugs?

Pet- and kid-friendly, they’re made to be lived in! However, always remember to use felt pads under the table and chair legs and prevent dragging furniture as they can puncture or tear.

Are these rug sizes the only right choices?

Sizes vary greatly depending on your unique space. Measure your room and think about your home’s design to guide the rug size that works for your space. We also offer customizations!

Read more helpful FAQs here!

Choosing Rug Size

Before using the rug size chart, make sure you measure your space. The size of your room and furnishings and your design goals – creating a focal point or uniting the space – will guide your rug size.

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How do I determine the right rug size after measuring my space?

How to choose an area rug size varies depending on the room and feeling you want to create in your space, such as making a statement with a large size in a living room. 

Pro tip: Choose a rug size that leaves around 10 to 24 inches of space between the rug’s edges and the room’s walls.

How do I decide the color or pattern I should choose?

Lighter colors and muted prints can often make a smaller space look larger, while darker colors can help define an intimate space. Just remember that the best color/pattern is the one that feels right for your home.

How do I clean my vintage vinyl rug?

Vintage vinyl is quick and easy to clean! Simply wipe it with a damp cloth or use diluted hand soap on a sponge for stubborn spills.

classic stars vinyl runner rug in kitchen


At a Glance: checkerboard patterns, plaids, and simple shapes like diamonds

Timeless designs that never go out of style, classic rugs work well in any home. These rugs utilize vintage styles and patterns and feature more muted colors. Think subtle or desaturated shades of blue, black, red, and ocher.

person in boots standing on mosaic tile rug


At a Glance: black and white square and hexagonal tile patterns

Inspired by one of the oldest art forms in history, mosaics, the mosaic rug collection features geometric designs that give the appearance of a vintage tiled floor. How to choose an area rug with a mosaic design: these statement-making designs work best in modern, minimalist, and art deco spaces.

sunburst vintage vinyl rug in front of bookshelf

American Folk Art Museum

At a Glance: Designs that mimic textiles like crochet, embroidery, and quilting

The influence of tapestries and embroideries have the ability to blend with home decor or make a statement. Folk art rugs add playful visual interest to contemporary and mid-century modern homes.

feet standing on red Persian bazaar rug

Persian Bazaar

At a Glance: Complex designs, rich colors, and unique patterns

Our Persian-style rugs were inspired by the centuries-old tradition of rug making. These one-of-a-kind styles and designs can liven up any space, from a living room to a covered patio. Wonderfully diverse, they work well with bohemian decor or even in modern homes to balance new with vintage.

wood print artisan rug with vintage chair


At a Glance: Shades of rich wood inspired by the halls of academia

Make all of your academia and dark academia decor dreams come true with an artisan rug. How to choose an artisan area rug: these pieces work seamlessly with wood furnishings, neutral colors, and rich blues and greens.

colonial design runner rug in hallway


At a Glance: Florals, paisleys, ginghams, and muted colors

Take inspiration from historic Williamsburg with our colonial rugs. These vintage vinyl rugs easily blend with mid-century modern, contemporary, bohemian, and rustic styles.

Norwegian wood vintage vinyl rug

Norwegian Wood

At a Glance: intricate craftsmanship and a palette of wood like ash, cedar, maple, and ebony

This simple yet decorative Scandinavian style captures the rare and diverse beauty of Norwegian wood in vinyl rugs that look like wood.