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Choosing the Perfect Rug Shape

Rugs are an essential element of any interior design scheme, offering warmth, texture, and style to a space. But beyond just selecting a color or pattern, choosing the right rug shape can also have a significant impact on the look and feel of a room.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the most popular rug shapes and provide tips for where to use them and how to incorporate them into your décor.

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Large Rectangle Rugs

Large rectangle rugs are the most common rug shape, suitable for use in living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. They work best in larger rooms where they can be used to define a seating or dining area. When selecting a large rectangle rug, ensure that it's proportional to the room and that it complements your furniture and décor.

Medium Rectangle Rugs

Medium rectangle rugs are perfect for smaller living rooms, bedrooms, and home offices. They can also be used in larger spaces as an accent piece or to define a seating area. When choosing a medium rectangle rug, consider how it will fit into the space and whether it complements your furniture and décor.

Small Rectangle Rugs

This type of rug is classic for small entryways and small sitting areas. It can make this corridor look less boring giving it a texture and not overwhelming it - because it is easier to overwhelm a small space, be careful! 

Oval Rugs

Oval rugs offer a softer, more organic shape that can help break up the hard lines of furniture and architecture in a room. Oval rugs can do great in living rooms or bedrooms. It’s an excellent choice to put it under oval-shaped tables, but always consider the size of the room and its furniture.

Square Rugs

Square rugs are a classic, and because of that, they can fit very well in a lot of spaces. The most common places to put it are living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms. They can be used to limit a seating area or create a completely different look in an otherwise neutral space. When selecting a square rug, ensure that it complements your furniture and that it's proportional to the room.

Runner Rugs

Runners are usually used in large entryways, hallways, and kitchens. It works as a small rectangle rug: it gives a pop of texture and personality to the space and makes it look part of the house too, giving, at the same time, a perfect solution for high-traffic areas. 

Other Rug Shapes

Other rug shapes, such as round and hexagonal rugs, offer a unique and distinctive look that can add visual interest to a space. Round rugs work well in entryways and under circular dining tables, while hexagonal rugs can add a playful touch to a child's bedroom or playroom.


Choosing the right rug shape can be just as important as selecting the right color or pattern. By understanding the characteristics and best uses of each rug shape, you can select the perfect rug for your space that adds warmth, texture, and style. Whether you opt for a large rectangle rug to define a seating area or a playful hexagonal rug for a child's room, the right rug shape will enhance your home's décor and make it a more inviting and comfortable place to live.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How should a Rug Shape be chosen?

It might be difficult to choose a Rug Shape since you need to be confident that the colour, thickness, and style are all ideal for your room. You don't want to be let down if you see a rug in a particular part of the house. Use augmented reality technology to see the selected decor piece inside your home so you can be sure of your decision. Simply said, a smartphone is all that is required.

  1. What stores or platforms sell Rugs?

Today's market is saturated with lovely Rug Shapes. You may either utilise DressMyCrib's augmented reality feature to decide or shop for them online from retailers like Amazon, Target, Ikea, and Walmart. With merely a phone, you may see the selected wool both inside and outside of your home.