Before buying a new area rug for your home, keep these design, style, and placement factors in mind. Great American Rug Cleaning Company is ready to assist in any way.


All legs off:

The rug used to be a versatile tool that could be used for a variety of things, such as:

  • The placement of a small rug with a striking pattern in the center of the room and the arrangement of furniture around it adds an eye-catching design element.

Front legs on:

  • Putting the front legs of your furniture on a medium-sized rug makes the room seem balanced and proportional.

All legs on:

  • In addition to creating the impression of a “completed room,” a larger rug provides ample space for all of your furniture to sit directly on the rug.


A dining room rug should be large enough to accommodate each chair when they are pushed back from the table. Consider these dimensions while purchasing for a dining set:


  • Appropriate for smaller dining rooms that can fit four people.

8’x10’ or 9’x12’

  • Convenient for larger six- to eight-seater dining sets.

7’-9’ Round

  • Appropriate for four to six-seater square tables.


The size of your bed is a major factor in determining the right rug size for your bedroom. Remember these scales:

Full Size

  • The bottom two-thirds of the bed should rest on a 5′ x 8′ rug placed horizontally.

Queen Size

  • A rug measuring 8′ x 10′ or 9′ x 12′ should be placed underneath the bed, leaving enough room for the user to comfortably place their feet on the rug when getting out of bed.


  • The large scale of the room is complemented by rugs measuring 8′ x 10′ or 9′ x 12′.


  • The 9′ x 12′ size is sufficient to reveal 18 to 24 inches in front and on either side.


Consider the shape of your entryway to choose which rug is most suited for the area. Take into account the width of your entrance door no matter what shape or size rug you end up picking. Make sure the door can be opened quickly without snagging by checking the pile height.


Traditional rugs don’t really work in corridors because of their narrow width. For extended sections of flooring, runners are standard. To avoid making the area look cluttered, avoid placing the legs of the furniture on the rugs in this area.


The placement of the rug in an outdoor area should be deliberated upon after the placement of other outdoor furniture has been determined. It is recommended to follow the same principles for outdoor space as you’d do in a living or dining room. A well-chosen area rug can add warmth, soft textures, and a splash of color to any room where you relax.

Don’t Be Afraid to Bend Rug Placement Rules

Using the above suggestions as a starting point is smart, but don’t be hesitant to veer off in your own direction. Remember that your satisfaction with the visual presentation of your house is paramount. Just remember to consider the rest of the decor in the room before making a rug purchase.

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Great American Rug Cleaning Company has been serving the residents of Texas with the highest quality rug cleaning and rug repair services since 1993. We use only professional-grade cleaning products and methods to ensure that the delicate fibers of your magnificent area rugs are carefully preserved. To receive a free rug repair or cleaning estimate by calling 281-502-8878 today, or contact us online.