Oriental rugs are beautiful and can bring a sense of artistry and individuality to your space. It’s no wonder why you’re looking to bring one into your home. However, many first-time buyers struggle with choosing the right size for their oriental rug. That’s why we’ve listed a few tips to help you in the process:

Different sizes for different rooms

The size rug you need will largely depend on the type of room you wish to place it in. As a rule of thumb, you should place these sizes in the corresponding rooms:

Foyers, Bathrooms, and Kitchens

  • 2 X 3
  • 6 X 9

Living Room

  • 9 X 12
  • 8 X 10
  • 5 X 8

Dining Room

  • 9 X 12 (Seats more than 6)
  • 8 X 10 (Seats 6)
  • 8 Round (Seats 4)


  • 9 X 12
  • 8 X 10
  • 6 X 8

Think about the furniture

In addition to the type of room, the type of furniture you have will also have an impact. In general, you can two choices: you can have your furniture over the rug or situated around the rug. If you wish to choose the former, then you’ll need a large rug; if you want the former then you’ll need a smaller rug.

Rugs and walls

A final factor to consider is how much space you want between the edge of the rug and the walls. This will mainly be a concern for larger rugs that have furniture on top of it. There is no hard and fast rule about this; simply choose what you think would like best. If you truly don’t know, try for 2 feet of space between the rug and the walls.

Once you know what size oriental rug you want, it’s time to pick it out. Surena Rugs has some of the finest collections of oriental rugs in Atlanta, GA. Look through our rug collection today to get started!