Rugs in the bedroom? Absolutely! A perfectly sized bedroom rug can make the room feel warm and cozy and soften the acoustics, helping to create a quiet space. In selecting a bedroom rug, the right rug size depends on the size of your room and your bed.
Where to Place Your Bedroom Rug
Typically, the bed is centered on one wall in the bedroom. Your rug should be centered underneath the bed. Balance and symmetry create visual calm. The amount of floor space around your rug is less important than having enough rug around your bed to land on comfortably.
You’ll also want your bedroom rug to either stop short of the main paths of travel or to extend past them so you’re either walking on or off the rug but not on the edge of it. Make sure your door swings clear the rug.
If You Have a King-Size Bed (76”x80”)
An 8’x10’ rug would be nicely proportional in a bedroom with a king-size bed. The rug would sit almost completely under the bed and nightstands and leave a minimum of 2 feet of soft rug underfoot around the bed.
If You Have a Queen-Size Bed (60”x80”)
The 8’x10′ rug would give additional coverage underneath the nightstands and leave 3 feet of the rug on either side of the bed, and about 3 feet at the foot of the bed to add a bench seat.
The 6’x9’ rug would give an 18 inches border on each side of the bed and about 12 inches at the foot of the bed.
If You Have a Full-Size Bed (54”x75”)
A full-size bed is 5 inches smaller on the length and width than a queen, giving you a little more rug space around the bed.
Two 3’x5‘ rugs on either side of the bed could also work very well, creating ample cushioned area on both sides.
If You Have a Twin-Size Bed (39”x75”)
Most standard-size rugs would work with a twin-size bed, leaving enough rug space all around the bed. You might also prefer two smaller rugs on either side of the bed, in this case, two 3’x5’ rugs or smaller would work perfectly.
If You Have Two Twin-Size Beds
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