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Rug Sizes In Centimeters

Priya Anu
Priya Anu
Sep 9, 2023

What are common rug sizes in centimeters? To make your life easier, we’ve put together some standard rug sizes in cm.

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Choosing a rug that's too large may make a room appear smaller and cover important flooring details. Conversely, a rug that's too small might seem out of place and become a distraction. To avoid these issues, it's best to stick to standard rug sizes that are designed to fit different rooms and layouts. These standard sizes ensure that the rug complements the space without overwhelming or detracting from the overall design.

To check whether a specific rug size fits your room, you can take advantage of innovative technology like DressMyCrib’s See Rug In Your Room solution where, by uploading a photo of your space, you can instantly visualize what the rug looks like in your room.

“When it comes to transforming a room, the power of a well-made rug is unmatched,” says Mariah Thomas. So what are the most common rug sizes in centimeters?

What Are Standard Rug Sizes In Centimeters?

To make your life easier, we’ve put together some standard rug sizes in cm.

  • 80 x 150cm (2’7’’ x 4’11’’): Just a tad larger than a standard coffee table, this size is an excellent selection for more confined spaces.
  • 120 x 170cm (3’11” x 5’7’’): Matching the length of a two-seater sofa, it's suitable for cozier living rooms or as a rug beneath a coffee table in a medium-sized lounge.
  • 160 x 230cm (5’3’’ x 7’7’’): This mid-range option fits comfortably beneath a six-person rectangular dining table.
  • 200 x 300cm (6’7’’ x 9’10’’): Perfect for bigger living rooms, this size accommodates a floating three-seater sofa or lies nicely under a standard double bed.
  • 240 x 340cm (7’10’’ x 11’2’’): Ideal as a roomy area rug in spacious living rooms, or beneath a king or super king size bed.
  • 280 x 360cm (9’2’’ x 11’10’’): The elongated, broad rectangular form is compatible with large corner sofas or serves as an area rug in substantial living rooms with multiple floating sofas.

Standard Small Rug Sizes In Meters/Centimeters

Let’s continue with a more detailed exploration into common rug sizes in cm. Note that these rug sizes are metric conversions of the most common rugs in feet and inches.

Meters

Centimeters

0.91 m x 1.22 m (3ft by 5ft)

91 cm x 122 cm

1.22 m x 1.83 m (4ft by 6 ft)

122 cm x 183 cm

1.52 m x 2.13 m (5ft by 7ft)

152 cm x 213 cm

1.52 m x 2.44 m (5ft by 8ft)

152 cm x 244 cm

Standard Room Area Rug Dimensions In Meters / Centimeters

Meters

Centimeters

1.83 m x 2.74 m (6ft by 9ft)

183 cm x 274 cm

2.44 m x 3.05 m (8ft by 10ft)

244 cm x 305 cm

2.74 m x 3.66 m (9ft by 12ft)

274 cm x 366 cm

3.05 m x 4.27 m (10ft by 14ft)

305 cm x 427 cm

3.66 m x 4.57 m (12ft x 15ft)

366 cm x 457 cm

Common Large Rug Sizes In Meters/Centimeters:

Meters

Centimeters

3.66 m x 5.49 m (12ft by 18ft)

366 cm x 549 cm

4.72 m x 6.1 m (14ft x 20ft)

472 cm x 610 cm

Rug Sizes For Your Space

Now that we’ve covered some of the most common rug sizes, let me take you on a guided tour of your home, from the living room to the kitchen. We’ll discuss more about rug sizes in cm! Trust me, it's way more exciting than it sounds… To read more about rug sizes, check out our rug size chart, our dining table rug size charts or our post on rug sizes for living rooms.

Open Plan Living Areas: Rugs? In an open space? Yeah, they're not just for your feet's comfort but also to set boundaries in your living space. Those tiny rugs by the sofa? Nope, they don't cut it (and honestly, we think they look kind of funny). What you need is something grander, like a 200 x 300 cm area rug. You might think about getting a rug that fits all the furniture, but be careful, you might end up tripping over the corners.

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Separate Living Rooms: Here, the idea is pretty much the same. If you've got a big living room, a large area rug will do the trick. But if the room is cozier, a small rug right in front of the sofa feels just right.

For an extra touch, layer two rugs, using a thinner fabric for the bottom rug. Try layering a natural rug with volume, like a wool rug, over a cowhide rug. For this, make sure your bottom rug is at least 40% bigger than the top rug.

Kitchens: Rugs in the kitchen? They can be a bit of a hassle, but they also add warmth and save those plates from a catastrophic fall. Want a hint? Go for an indoor-outdoor rug, and a runner rug will most likely be the perfect fit. Remember to invest in some anti-slip rug pads to avoid any kitchen disasters!

Dining Rooms: Rugs under the dining table can look fabulous, though they can be a pain to clean. If you're leaning towards synthetic, they're easy on the wallet and easy to maintain. As for size, even though 80 cm larger than the table is the rule, we prefer going just 50 cm more – it looks even better. Remember to also leave enough rug space to pull your dining table chairs in and out.

Hallways: Let's jazz up those hallways with rugs! Though finding the right size is tricky - too short looks awkward. Custom sized? Maybe, but if you want to save, just buy two runners and sew them together. A local carpet overlocker can hook you up.

We like to use the 2:5 or 3:5 ratio. If your hallway is 200cm wide, go for a rug that is approximately 120-130cm wide.

Photo by Life On Cedar Lane

Main Bedrooms: Picture a rug under your entire bed, sticking out a meter or so. Cozy, right? But if that's too much for your budget, a medium rug (around 200 x 300 cm) slid under your bed will do just fine. If you’d like to read more, check out our articles on finding the perfect rug size for your king bed or queen bed.

Children’s Bedrooms: Kids' rooms are a bit special. If the bed is against a wall, a small rug will do for playing. If the bed is in the middle, you'll need something bigger.

If the room is big enough to accommodate two rugs, we recommend going for it. One of the rugs can be a bigger, playful and colorful type, while the other can be more monochrome and smaller in size.

So, there you have it – a complete guide to rugs, room by room. Whether it's a snug little rug for the kids or a grand piece for the dining room, now you know just what to look for. Happy decorating!

FAQ

How Should I Choose A Rug Size?

It can be difficult to choose the right rug size. Use our rug size chart followed by DressMyCrib's Augmented Reality "See Rug in Your Room" feature to see rugs in your own space so you can be sure of your decision.

What Stores Or Platforms Sell Various Rug Sizes?

Nowadays, it's easy to find many different area rugs at all price ranges for your home. You can use DressMyCrib's rug-visualizer to help you choose and then shop for them online from retailers like Amazon, Wayfair, Target, Ikea, and Walmart. With just a phone, you can preview any rug anywhere in your room - completely free!

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