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Rug Sizing Guide for Small Apartments

What are some of the most impactful décor selections that you can make for your apartment? For starters, area rugs! These trivial floor coverings can utterly transform your space. However, to maximize their effect, you have to choose a rug size that’s proportional to the room in question. As you begin your hunt, you’ll soon discover that areas rugs come in many different shapes and sizes—making the overall sizing process tricky. In this article, we’ll help you discover the best rug sizes for room layouts—focusing on the living room and bedroom.

Living Room Area Rug Sizes

Fun fact: The actual shape of your living room will help you find the perfect rug size. With this in mind, take a gander at the layout of your living room and the size of the furniture. Here are the three most popular rug layouts for this space:

All Legs on Rug

This option will require the largest area rug, somewhere around 9x12 or 8x10—the latter dimensions are often the best for apartments. This is the perfect rug layout for open-concept living rooms, helping you divide the space visually.

Front Legs on Rug

This is a popular choice for smaller apartments. With it, only the front two legs of all furniture in the sitting area will rest on the carpet. This is a cohesive look that’s cozy and more affordable. We suggest looking at a rug size of around 5x7 or 5x8.

Only Coffee Table/Ottoman on Rug

For small/narrow living rooms, another option is an accent rug (4x6). In this layout, only the ottoman or coffee table should rest centrally on the rug—filling the negative space and grouping the furniture around the focal point.

Bedroom Area Rugs

There are multiple ways to align an area rug in a bedroom, but the best option is to center the bed over 2/3 of the rug. This will create a symmetrical layout that highlights the biggest piece of furniture in the room, the bed. For proper sizing, consider an 8x10 rug.
When in doubt, remember that a bigger rug size is better! The best way to visualize the space is to measure it and play with a painter’s tape outline. At PepperTree Apartment Homes, you’ll be able to tour model apartments to get a feel of the space before signing the lease—helping you to visualize your future home.
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