Rug Size Guide

Standard Sizes
        • 120 x 170 cm
        • 160 x 230 cm
        • 200 x 290 cm
        • 240 x 330 cm  / 250 x 350 cm
        • 280 x 380 cm  /  300 x 400 cm
Smaller rugs
        • 60 x 90 cm
        • 80 x 150 cm 
Round Rugs
        • 150 cm round
        • 200 cm round
        • 240 / 250 cm round

Runners  - fixed length - ready made

        • 67 x 230 cm
        • 80 x 300 cm
        • 80 x 400 cm
        • 80 x 500 cm

Runners by the metre / continuous lengths

        • 67 cm wide - rubber backed only
        • 80 cm wide


120 x 170 cm

  • for entrances and workspaces, apartments and smaller areas
  • in front of a sofa, or centred within a chaise lounge
  • popular for kids bedrooms


160 x 230  cm 

  • versatile and popular
  • sits central between sofa & chairs for a more formal look
  • allows the floor to show leaving a gap around the rug


  200 x 290 cm

  • can sit at or under the edge of a couch to engage the furniture to fill the room
  • can fit a decent size coffee table
  • helps to define an area in open spaces and suits modern and contemporary homes


  240 x 330 | 250 x 350 cm

  • use the rug to define the lounge area in open living spaces
  • works with larger coffee tables
  • your rug should extend past each edge of the sofa or lounge


280 x 380 | 300 x 400 cm

  • use oversize rugs in large spaces to define the living areas
  • furniture can sit on the rug and allows space for chairs and ottomans
  • great for open plan living


 Round Rugs -  120cm | 150 cm | 200 cm | 240/250 cm

  • work well in tighter spaces as they don’t fill the corners
  • popular in bedrooms and kids rooms
  • great for occasional spaces


 Hall & Stair Runners =  67 cm wide / 80 cm wide

  • available in fixed sizes or cut to length
  • 80 cm wide modern & traditional designs
  • 67 cm wide rubber backed runners
  • overlocking, fringes & mitres available

Is Getting the Right Rug Size Really Important?

The size of your rug can dramatically influence the look and feel of a room. Choosing the correct rug size, whether a cosy nook or a spacious living area, is crucial. At M & M's Rug Shop, we stress the importance of standard rug sizes and how they match different spaces in your home.

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For the kitchen:

Smaller or runner rugs are ideal, depending on the layout. They should be large enough to cover the main walking areas but small enough to avoid overwhelming the space.

For the living room:

Your seating area should dictate the size of your rug. A common rule is that the rug should be large enough to slide under the front legs of sofas and chairs in a seating arrangement, creating a connected and inviting area.

For the bedroom:

A larger rug placed under the bed can add a layer of comfort and luxury. It's best if the rug extends around the bed, allowing you to step onto a soft surface when you wake up.

In every case, the right rug size not only enhances comfort but also defines the area, improves room aesthetics and brings harmony to your decor. Let our experts at M & M's Rug Shop guide you through the selection of standard rug sizes to find the perfect fit for each room in your home.

Your Essential Guide to Choosing the Perfect Rug Sizes for Every Room

Selecting the right rug size is more than just finding a design you love; it's about understanding the scale and function of your space. Our comprehensive rug sizes guide is tailored for Australian homes, helping you make informed decisions that elevate your interiors.

  • Measure Your Space: Before you shop, measure the room where you plan to place the rug. This is fundamental in preventing the common mistake of choosing a too small or too large rug. A well-fitted rug should anchor your furniture and define the area without overwhelming the space.
  • Consider Furniture Arrangement: Consider how your furniture is arranged and choose a rug size that complements this layout. A rug should fit all the main furniture pieces for living rooms, or at least under the front legs. Ensure that chairs sit on the rug even when pulled out in dining areas.
  • Keep Traffic Patterns in Mind: High-traffic areas require more durable rugs and thoughtful placement. Ensure the rug size and placement do not obstruct doorways or become a tripping hazard.
  • Use Layering to Your Advantage: In larger rooms, using multiple rugs can help define different areas, such as a reading nook or a dining space. Layering rugs can also add depth and texture to your room.
  • Consult with Experts: At M & M's Rug Shop, our specialists are ready to assist with personalised advice tailored to your home's layout and style preferences. We ensure that you choose the perfect rug size every time, enhancing the beauty and functionality of your space.

By following this guide, you'll be well-equipped to select rugs that not only look great but also perfectly fit the dimensions and style of your Australian home.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are standard rug sizes in Australia?

Standard rug sizes in Australia typically include 160x230 cm for medium rooms, 200x300 cm for larger rooms, and 120x170 cm for smaller spaces. These sizes are versatile and can accommodate a variety of room dimensions and furniture arrangements.

How do I choose the right rug size for my room?

Refer to a rug sizes guide to determine the best fit for your space. A good rule of thumb is to choose a rug that fits all major furniture in a living area or at least under the front legs of your seating arrangement. A rug should extend at least 60 cm around the bed in the bedrooms.

Can I get custom rug sizes made for unique spaces?

Yes, custom rug sizes are available for unique or challenging spaces. Custom-size rugs in Australia allow you to tailor dimensions to fit your area precisely, ensuring perfect coverage and proportion. Contact M & M's Rug Shop for consultations and custom solutions.

Why is choosing the correct rug size important?

Selecting the correct rug size is crucial for balancing the aesthetics and functionality of a room. The right rug size helps define spaces, adds comfort and warmth, and complements the overall décor. Incorrectly sized rugs can disrupt the harmony of your room's design.