A quick and simple way to enhance your bedroom is by adding an area rug. Whether it be a large statement-making piece or a smaller accent rug, a new bedroom rug can really pull a bedroom aesthetic together.
If you’ve been browsing bedroom rugs but still aren’t sure how you’ll incorporate them into your home, take a look at some of the most common questions people have about bedroom rugs.
1. Where should I place my bedroom rugs?
When you’re about to purchase a new rug for your bedroom, the biggest concern is figuring out where to put it. Determining where you should add a rug in your bedroom depends on several factors, including the size of your bedroom and what furniture or space you are trying to accent.
For example, if you want to access your bedside table or a corner chair, choose a small rug, preferably in a circular shape. Place the rug under the structure neatly. Make sure not to place small rugs near the center of the room. It’ll make the rest of your space look bare.
If you want the rug itself to be the focal point, place it within the room’s central area or at least near its center. Most people decide that location is under their bed.
That placement provides an “anchor” or point of convergence to your room and adds more comfort to your space. To “anchor” your bed, move it out of the way and settle a rug down in its place. It’s okay (in fact, it’s preferable) if the rug is slightly wider and longer than your bed. That said, make sure the rug’s not too large and extending out too far. Otherwise, it may overwhelm the space.
Once you’ve placed the rug and brushed out any creases, move your bed back over the rug.
2. How can I layer my bedroom rugs?
Some homeowners want to create a more unique look in their bedroom by layering area rugs. If you want to layer the rugs in your bedroom, you should follow a few criteria to make this look work. First, your bedroom should be larger in space. Layering bedroom rugs works best in master bedrooms but can look too busy in smaller guest bedrooms.
Second, your bedroom should have minimal furniture and limited decor. Layered rugs look better in simplistic bedrooms that only have a bed, a nightstand, and a dresser. When you have a lot of additional furniture or decor throughout the room, your layered rugs will just give the room a messy, crowded appearance.
Third, the rugs that you layer should be of contrasting materials and complementary colors. Do not layer two thick rugs together or two rugs that drastically clash in color or pattern. Instead, layer two rugs (one thin and one thick) in two shades that go well together.
3. How do I pick the best rug for my bedroom?
Choosing the best rug for your bedroom depends on a few different factors. First of all, you need to consider where the rug is going to be placed since that will determine its size and shape. Remember, you don’t want your rug partially touching several pieces of furniture. Visually, that will make your room appear cluttered and confused. You also want to ensure that the rug is clear of your bedroom door(s).
If you’re stuck on what color or pattern to choose for your bedroom rug, look at the existing theme in your room. What color are the walls? The curtains? The bedding? You want to choose rug colors and patterns that will complement the color palette in your room.
Also consider your design style. Minimalist? Eclectic? If your bedroom already has a lot going on, a highly patterned rug will make it feel too busy. Don’t overwhelm your space! Go for a simple rug, but make sure it adds texture.
If your room has minimal activity going on, a slightly ornamented rug might work well.
4. What size rug should I choose for my bedroom?
When looking at new bedroom rugs, you may find yourself stressing over what size to get. Well, sizing mainly depends on two things: the size of your bedroom and where the rug will be placed. You also need to take into account your furniture layout and the size of your bed (if you’re looking to place the rug underneath it).
If you have a master bedroom with a king size bed, you could set a large rug (approximately 6 ft. x 9 ft.) in the center of the room. That rug would fall underneath the end of the bed and anchor the rest of the room in the middle. If you’d like to place your rug completely underneath the bed and nightstands (if you have them), you’ll need a rug that’s at least 9 ft. x 12 ft, if not 10 ft. x 14 ft.
Are you looking to decorate a smaller bedroom or guest room? Then you may want to get small rugs (like these 2 ft. x 3 ft. rugs) for accents or one medium rug (roughly 4 ft. x 6 ft.) for the center of the room. This Veronica wool braided area rug is a great example.
As a general rule, If you want to place a rug under your bed, make sure to get one that’s big enough to allow two or three inches on each side of the bed. You could also place runners on each side of the bed or one runner at the foot of your bed.
5. How should I style my bedroom with rugs?
Styling your bedroom is dependent on several factors. The first is how large the bedroom is. In a spacious master bedroom, you can place one large rug in the center of the room and have one or two small accent rugs in other areas of the room. If the room is large and doesn’t have a lot of decor or furniture throughout it, you may choose to layer a medium rug over a large rug in the central space of the room. You want something durable that will really ground your space, such as a solid braided rug, a Bohemian-styled piece, or any other textured selection.
Just one medium rug placed in the center of the room is also a good idea! A medium rug runs from six to eight feet (here’s an example).
6. How do I clean my bedroom rugs?
How to clean bedroom rugs depends entirely on the material they are made out of. Washable rugs are often made from materials like polyester, cotton, or even wool. These rugs can be thrown directly into your washing machine, if the size permits. Rugs made from more delicate materials like sheepskin or woven rugs will often need to be hand washed. Some may even need to be dry cleaned.
Larger rugs may need to be cleaned by a professional service or cleaned with certain products like carpet cleansers, depending on what material they are made from. To ensure you are cleaning your rug properly, always check any tags or product information your rug may have come with, as cleaning instructions often get listed here.
If you need to spot clean your rug, start with warm and soapy water. Get a brush to scrub at stains, then rinse the spot with some water before blotting it dry. Make sure you only apply water and soap to the affected areas, otherwise you could compromise your rug’s fibers (depending on the style).
7. Where can I buy bedroom rugs?
Bedroom rugs are available at most retailers selling carpeting. You can also find bedroom rugs at many home decor stores, but there may not be a large variety to choose from. There are numerous online retailers, including Rugs USA.
Here at Rugs USA, we pride ourselves on having one of the largest inventories of area rugs in all shapes and sizes!
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