Various Rug Sizes, Shapes, and Suggested Use - If you have acquired a rug on a exotic trip, given as gift, inherited, or moved to a new residence with extra rugs on hand, the following will inspire new areas to place rugs. If you are still puzzled by what size rug to consider for your rooms, please visit Oriental Rugs By Appointment for assistance.

Accent Sizes:

  • 2x3, 2x4, 2-6x4 - Powder room, by the kitchen sink, doors to patio or deck,  in front of a recliner, beside a small bed, and in front of the hearth.

  • 3x5, small round and square shapes - entrance to the house, between sink and island in kitchen, short hallways, in front of a love seat, at the side or foot of bed, under a piano bench, and as wall hanging.

  • 4x6, medium size round and square shapes - Foyer, master bath, in front of sofa or "L" shaped conversation group, under a game table, in front of "U" or "C" shaped kitchen counters, at the foot of bed, in front of an office desk, and as wall decor.

  • 5x7, 5x8, 6x9, larger size round and square shapes - Grand foyer, Kitchen eating area, seating area in bedrooms, sun rooms, and seating area in an office.

Room Sizes:

  • 8x10 - Dining room up to 6 chairs, family room or den, bedroom with full or queen size bed.

  • 9x12 - Living room or Family room, dining room up to 8 chairs, place with sectional seating group, and floating under a queen or small king size bed.

  • 10x14 and larger - Dining room up to 10 chairs, great room or living room with large scale and cathedral ceiling, and under a large king size bed.


  • Use in hallways, stairways, by the kitchen cabinets, to define the traffic pattern in a room, behind a seating group, or in front of Parsons table.

Octagons and Ovals:

  • These shapes are not produced are frequently as standard shape rugs. They are mostly used for the novelty affect.  Also, they are used often in eating areas due to space restrictions.

2019 Highway 70 SE Hickory, NC 28602 828-327-7847, 828-327-6729 fax