Confused About Area Rug Sizes?

Here at Sudbury Rug one thing we hear all the time are questions about area rug sizes. Are they standard? Do area rugs only come in certain sizes? Why are there so few different area rug sizes? Why do area rug sizes matter?

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To the first question, yes, manufacturers of area rugs do have some standard sizes they typically use. They are:

  • 3′ x 5′
  • 4′ x 6′
  • 5′ x 8′
  • 6′ X 9′
  • 8′ x 10′
  • 8′ x 11′
  • 9′ x 12′
  • 10 x 14

At first look this seems like plenty of area rug sizes, right? They are created to fit into some standard room sizes and for many people they work just fine. Many manufacturers don’t create every rug in every size above because they don’t want a ton of inventory left over and for them custom work is just not something they offer.

But what these standard area rug sizes do not take into account are things like your furniture size, scale and placement. For instance, how you use the room in which this rug will live can affect what size you choose. Where your windows and door are might change what shape you choose. Whether or not you are trying to show off or hide the existing flooring can affect the size. And whether you are using the rug as an “anchor” in a room or using the rug for a pop of color or as a design feature will help you choose how much of each you want. THOSE things can dramatically change what size area rug you will want.

That’s where the idea of rug size really does matter. While most people make the mistake of getting area rugs that are too small, having one that is too large can also be an issue. A typical rule of thumb is to choose an area rug that makes sense for the way your furniture is laid out in a room but again, you may have a completely different vision and a choice from the standard area rug sizes available will not cut it.

So what do you do when the standard area rug sizes aren’t working for you? Call us! We have LOADS of area rug styles, patterns, colors, designs and materials available that can be custom sized for your exact needs or vision. We can even custom SHAPE a rug for you using the wide variety of area rugs we source specifically for custom work combined with our talented and experienced rug artisans.

And what sets us apart from so many other rug stores in this area is that we specialize in custom work and we do so much of it that we can offer very competitive pricing against all those standard area rug sizes meaning you can get EXACTLY what you want for close to or the same amount of money.

Remember that while there are lots of standard area rug sizes, those do NOT have to be your only options – come say hi, call us or fill out the form below for a free in home consultation and we will get you exactly what you want!


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