Bathroom Rug Size Chart and Guide

Bathroom Rug Size Chart and Guide

It’s high time we start taking into consideration the size of rug we buy for our bathrooms. This is because the size of the bathroom determines the size of the rug to buy. Therefore in this article, we will be talking about the bathroom rug size chart as well as the bathroom rug size guide.

Decorating a bathroom has never been easy. This is due to the many things to consider when decorating, such as the tiles, color combinations, bathroom cabinets, towels, and the perfect bathroom rug size to use. I’ve got several questions from people asking for a bathroom rug size chart and guide to help them choose the ideal size rugs for their bathroom.

However, when it comes to bathroom rug size, there are many things to have in mind. They are the size of your bathroom, the colors of your bathroom vanities and interiors, and of course, the location you will be placing the rug in the bathroom. It is important to consider all these before choosing a perfect bathroom rug size to avoid making mistakes that will cost you extra money.

You don’t want to see yourself in a situation whereby you buy a bathroom rug that did not fit the location you wish to place it. It will be a waste of money as you may go back to buy another rug. Now, the question is, what size does the bath rug comes in?

Bathroom Rugs Size

The standard bathroom rug size is:

  • 17 x 24 inches which is suitable to be placed in front of a pedestal sink or in front of a toilet seat
  • 21 x 34 inches which is suitable to be placed outside your bathtub or beside it
  • 24 x 60 inches which is suitable to be placed close to the double vanity or center of a small bathroom
  • 27 x 45 inches which is suitable for large bathrooms

Bathroom rugs come in different sizes, such as 17 x 24 inches, 21 x 34 inches, 24 x 60 inches, and 27 x 46 inches. However, it is important to note that a bathroom rug can have any size it wants depending on the maker of the rug. Some may have 17 x 24, 20 x 24, and 20 x 32. Most U-Shape Contoured rug comes in 17 x 24 inches size, and it’s suitable in front of a toilet seat.

Bathroom Rug Size Chart

Below is the bathroom rug size chart you should know.

The bathroom rug size chart in the picture above explained the sizes of bathroom rug you can buy for your bathroom depending on your bathroom size and where to place them. 

Bathroom Rug Size Guide

Here is the bathroom rug size guide you asked for.

1. 17 x 24 inches

The 17 x 24 inches rug is a small-sized bathroom rug that is perfect to be placed in front of a pedestal sink and beside the shower stand. You can place this size of bathroom rugs beside your shower to step on it after you’re done taking your bath. 

This size of bathroom rugs doesn’t give a damn about your bathroom’s size; what they care about is the size of the position you want to place it. Since you can put this rug close to or in front of a pedestal sink, it should be small.

2. 21 x 34 inches

In my last articles, I explained all the perfect places to place a bathroom rug, and I did mention that close to the bathtub is another place to put a nice bathroom rug, and the ideal rug size to fit in this position is the 21 x 34 inches. Getting a rug bigger than this might change the beauty it supposes to give the bathroom. On a normal note, your bathtub is supposed to be bigger and broader than the rug to give it a befitting fitting in the bathroom.

3. 24 x 60 inches

Do you have a double vanity? 24 x 60 is the perfect bathroom rug size for your double vanity. Just place them close to a double vanity, and you will be good to go. This type of rug is big enough for the double bathroom vanity. If you don’t have a double vanity, this rug can still fit the center of a small bathroom. You have to make sure your bathroom is small with little space before buying this, that is, if you wish to place it in the center.

3. 27 x 45 inches

Some people have inquired to know the size of the rugs they should use for their large bathroom. As long as your bathroom is big enough, you can get a big size 27 x 46 inches rug and place it at the center of the bathroom. The bathroom center is the perfect place to put such a big rug in a large bathroom.

You can equally go for a 30 x 20 inches size or even larger rugs as long as space where you want to place it is large enough to contain the size. Remember, you are not just fixing the bathroom rug for setting purposes; you are also putting it there to bring out the beauty of your bathroom. So, make sure space is enough to contain the rug’s size and still have some space left.

4. 22.5 x 19.5

This type of rug is perfect to be placed in front of a toilet seat. You can get a 22.5 x 19.5 sized Oval U-Shape Contoured bathroom rug for your bathroom seat. It fits perfectly and better than getting a rectangular rug. If you don’t like the idea, you can still make use of just a circular or oval-shaped bathroom rug within this same size. You don’t want it to be too big or larger than your toilet seat.

Nonetheless, it will be weird and out of order to buy a U-Shape Contoured bathroom rug only to place it at the center of your bathroom. It will look very odd in size. That is why you should note the positions where you want to place the rugs before buying them. The places to put them should serve as a bathroom rug size guide for you.

How to Choose the Right Rug Size for your Bathroom

Consider your Bathroom Size

Your bathroom size is the first thing you should have in mind when checking out bathroom rug sizes. The question you should always ask yourself whenever you see a rug size is, will this bathroom rug size be ok with my bathroom size? If you consider this, you will be able to choose the right rug size for your bathroom. You don’t want to buy something that will be oversize. 

Consider Where You Want to Place the Rug

Like I said before, it will be weird to place a U-Shape Countoured bathroom rug in the middle of a large bathroom as small as it is (17 x 24). It will be odd and unacceptable in the eye. The same goes with the rug you wish to place close to either your bathroom cabinets, sink, and double vanity. You should be able to buy a rug that will be suitable to put there, not just randomly buying a rug, and in the end, it won’t fit. 

Visualize the Final Look 

Visualizing the final look of your bathroom will help you choose the right rug size for your bathroom. You know the type of bathroom you are designing. Only you know how you want it to be at the end. It would be best if you visualized that, have it at the back of your mind and choose a perfect rug size that will give you that exact look you desire.

Type of Paint Color in your Bathroom

While choosing a bathroom color, don’t forget to consider the paint color in your bathroom wall and interiors. Also, while visualizing how everything will look at the end, it is also important to let the rug color complement the color of your bathroom tiles, wall, and interiors.

Master Bathroom Rug Size and Placement

You can make use of all the rug sizes in your master bathroom and still places them in the spaces mentioned already in this article.


The bathroom rug size in your bathroom should be determined by the size of your bathroom and space where you want to place the rug. It is always best to first take note of all that before purchasing any bathroom rug.