Rug Size Guide - Find the Perfect Rug for Your Space

You know as well as we do that the right rug size can make or break the aesthetic of your room. It can define areas, add comfort, and complement the overall design of your room. We created this guide to help you pick the perfect rug size for any space in your home. We believe each and every room should fit your vibe and lifestyle. A rug should anchor your furniture and fit the room's scale, creating a cohesive and inviting atmosphere.

Room-by-Room Rug Size Recommendations

  • Kitchen


    For kitchens, small rugs like 2' x 3' are perfect for placing in front of the sink or stove, offering comfort where you stand the most. Runners (2'6" x 7' or 2'6" x 10') are great for galley kitchens or alongside islands, providing a path that's both stylish and practical.
  • Living Room

    Living Room

    In living rooms, choose a rug that accommodates all or most of your furniture. A 5' x 7' rug suits small settings, while a 9' x 12' can anchor a large room, ensuring the front legs of your furniture are on the rug to tie the room together.
  • Bathroom


    A 2' x 3' rug beside the tub or sink introduces warmth and prevents slipping in bathrooms. Choose rugs with non-slip backing for safety and comfort.
  • Outdoor


    For outdoor spaces, select a rug that complements the size of your patio or deck. A 5' x 7' can define a small seating area, whereas a 9' x 12' rug can anchor larger furniture arrangements.
  • Entryway


    Welcome guests with runner rugs (2'6" x 10') in your foyer or entryway, especially if you have a long or spacious hall. These rugs draw visitors into your home and set a warm, inviting tone.

Rug Size Options Explained

  • Small Rugs

    Small Rugs

    • 2' x 3'
    • 3' x 5'

    Small rugs are incredibly versatile, suitable for accentuating spaces, warming up entryways, or adding a soft touch beside beds.

  • Runner Rugs

    Runner Rugs

    • 2'6" x 7'
    • 2'6" x 10'

    Runners are perfect for hallways, kitchens, and alongside beds in larger rooms, guiding movement and adding linear beauty.

  • Large Rugs

    Large Rugs

    • 6' x 9'
    • 7'10" x 10'
    • 9' x 12'

    Large rugs anchor larger living spaces, dining rooms, or open-plan areas, creating a cohesive look by linking various pieces of furniture.

Tips for Measuring Your Space

To choose the right rug size, start by measuring your room and the area you want the rug to cover. Consider the arrangement of your furniture and ensure the rug complements its dimensions and layout. Using painter's tape to mark the area can help visualize the rug's placement before purchasing. And don’t be afraid to shift your room around and get creative!


With our guide, you're now ready to get started! Whether you're shopping for the kitchen, living room, bathroom, or entryway, now you can do it with confidence, knowing exactly what size will best suit your space. Explore our collection today and transform your home with the perfect rug.

FAQ About GLN Rugs

  • I have pets - which fabrics resist stains/shedding?

    Our synthetic and wool rugs offer durability and easy cleaning, ideal for homes with pets. Wool naturally resists odors and stains while synthetics like polypropylene are fade-proof and detach pet hair easily.
  • What maintenance do your rugs require?

    Regular vacuuming keeps rugs looking their best. Some collections are also washable or feature stain protection for easy spot cleaning. Check each product’s care instructions.
  • How can I prevent rugs from slipping on floors?

    Utilize rug pads and anti-slip tape, ensure proper fitting sizes, and regularly check for wear around heavily trafficked edges where slipping risks increase over time.
  • What’s your return policy for incorrectly sized rugs?

    No problem! As long as they’re in re-sellable condition, we happily accept returns and exchanges for area rugs within 30 days of the original purchase if the size doesn't properly fit.