The 7x9 area rug is another great alternative for small dining rooms or apartment rooms that can't fit an 8x10. Furnishing with area rugs is all about occupying space and proportions. Too much bare floor or too little can make a nondescript room feel cramped or cold. For home decorators with an intimate sitting room will find the 7x9 has plenty of surface area, offering ample spacing between furniture pieces to create an illusion of more space. Smaller bedrooms will feel like home with a 7x9 option that looks great underneath both a queen- and full-size bed.