When space is tight, the 6x9 area rug is a good option for small dining rooms featuring a table for 6 and a great option for a 4-seater. The additional 14 ft of rug is enough to allow all the chairs to fit comfortably. Anything smaller would be uninvitingly cramped and defeat the purpose of selecting a rug in the first place. The 6x9 is also the perfect option for placing under full sized beds for a generous amount of walkable rug on both sides of the bed. Home decorators living in apartments with a little more living room should also consider substituting a 5x8 area rug with the 6x9. The additional area will give the furniture sitting atop of it more breathing room and make the space seem larger.