How to Place a rug in the bedroom 


Why buy a rug for your bedroom? Besides providing a warm and soft landing every morning when you get out of bed, it can anchor the whole room and make it look bigger. That’s why high-quality rugs work best when you style them within your bedroom. Do you want to add texture and interest? Or make a statement? Knowing how to place a rug in a bedroom and which type of rug to buy can go a long way toward transforming your bedroom into a relaxing and cozy space.

Bedroom rug sizes

What size rug for your bedroom? First of all, the most common—and classic—spot for your rug is under the bed. After all, it’s the biggest piece of furniture in your bedroom. The size of your rug should complement the size of your bed, whether it’s king-sized, queen-sized, full, or twin. The overall size of your room is also a factor because you’ll typically need at least six inches of space between your rug and the base of the wall. When sizing your rug, allow it to extend at least 18 to 24 inches beyond both sides of the bed so you don’t step out onto a cold, hard floor.

King-sized bed—A rug size of 8 x 10 feet is considered standard but if you’ve got the space, a 9-by-12-foot or 12-by-15-foot rug will make a bigger visual impact.

Queen—A 6-by-9-foot or 8-by-10-foot rug is a good choice, depending on your bedroom size.

Full—A rug size of 6 x 9 feet should allow it to extend at least 2 feet beyond the sides of the bed.

Twin—5 x 8 feet will provide plenty of coverage.

Bedroom rug types


The most common rug used in bedrooms is the area rug, which is designed to cover only part of a floor. Another type is the long and narrow runner rug. The runner protects against wear and tear and provides definition for your bedroom spaces. Other rug types offer a variation in material and texture, such as wool, or an aesthetic feel, as with handmade. Let’s look at these in more detail.

How to place a rug under your bed

Placing an area rug under your bed is always a popular choice. A rectangular (or square) rug works best under a bed. Try to leave a minimum of about 6 to 10 inches of bare floor between the wall and the edge of your rug. If you want the rug to extend under your bed’s headboard, you can still leave a couple of inches of space to the wall. Do you intend for the rug to only go under the bed? Or do you also want it to go under your nightstands or other furniture? In general, a larger area rug will make your bedroom look bigger. If you’ve selected a smaller rug to go under your bed, place it so that you’ve got at least 18 to 24 inches of rug to step on when you rise and shine.

How to place a rug next to your bed

Depending on your bedroom size, you can place either an area rug or a runner rug next to your bed. A long and narrow runner is a great choice for the side of your bed, especially when it runs the full bed length. In general, a bigger rug is always better. The most popular runner size for the bedroom is 2’6” x 8’. Even if your bedroom has wall-to-wall carpet, a runner along the bedside adds layering and helps to reduce wear and tear,

How to place a rug under furniture in your bedroom

You can approach this in different ways, depending on your style and individual taste. A simple way is to use an area rug large enough to go under the bed and furnishings. This provides a focal point for the entire space. Another approach is to use a separate rug under your dresser to give a lovely vignette. If your bedroom has a reading nook or a computer desk, a smaller area rug, say 4’ x 6’, can make it feel complete.

General tips for placing a rug in your bedroom?


Figuring out how to place rugs in your bedroom is simple if you follow these basic guidelines:

  • Use a square or rectangular area rug under the bed. This will help define and anchor the space of your room. If your personal preference is to use a round rug, that can work best with a smaller bed.
  • The size of your bed determines the size of your rug. Your area rug should never be smaller than your bed and should extend at least 18-24 inches beyond the edges of the bed for you to step on in the morning.
  • For large bedrooms, runner rugs can help separate the spaces, adding character and comfort.
  • An area rug, by definition, only covers part of a floor, so aim for a minimum clearance of about 10 inches between the edge of the rug and the wall.
  • It’s okay to place an area rug or runner over your existing carpet. It adds

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