Selecting The Perfect Living Room Rug Size For Your Home

19 Oct.,2022


Braided Rugs


When selecting an area rug for your living room, you need to think of the floor as being the 5th wall. Do you want the area rug to be a focal point of the seating area or fall off into the background? If you want it to be a focal point + for it to help set the mood of the living room then perhaps you’ll be thinking of a vibrant, textured or even a bold patterned rug. While on the other hand, if you want the area rug to visually fall off, then you’ll be considering something that has more subdued colors, textures or patterns.

Again, out of curiosity, how do you want the spacing to feel in this area? Do you want a space that feels open + expansive or are you going for a quaint + intimate seating area?

In either instance, thinking about the floor in this context, as a 5th wall, will go a long way in helping you narrow in + focus on what you actually need because the last thing we want is for you to get lost in the infinite rug options that are out there.


We always say when it comes to picking the size of your rug, that in general, the larger your living room area rug can be the better because it’s going to make the space feel bigger + act as an anchor for your furniture to rest upon.

Typically, living room rug sizes are: