Bedside rugs can change the entire atmosphere of your bedroom. Cold, bare floors can be filled with soft, fluffy textures and warm, bright designs. Whether you’re picking and placing a large bedroom rug to border your bedside or a shaggy sheepskin throw rug to emphasize a smaller footprint, you’re on the right track. Your entire style can be updated easily with a new rug next to your bed. No matter what the size of your room or bed may be, a bedside rug can make your bedroom the perfect escape from the rest of the world.
Some people wake up energized and ready to face the day as soon as the sun starts to rise, while others are just going to bed after a night up. Your bedroom helps you match your approach to the day. Bedside rugs can help a night owl finally get to sleep, or they can help energize a morning person.
Bedside rugs come in many textures and colors to meet the feet and the eye when you first wake up in the morning. They can be fluffy, terry-cloth like a fresh towel, or natural fibers to energize your soul and get you ready for a long and fulfilling day. Some people need light and color to get their minds working, while others need softer colors and gradual adjustment to the sunshine which may be too enthusiastic for your state of being.
Your morning routine should be customized to fit your own needs, wants, and health. Bedside rugs play an important role in this structure. Here are some ideas for the customization of your morning routine with bedside rugs.
Change Your Bedside Rug with the Seasons
Nature changes its morning patterns over the course of the year, and your rhythms often move with the sun. Consider having a soft, shaggy rug by your bedside in the winter to keep warm while you wake up before the sun. In the summer, opt for an energizing jute rug instead to help get yourself on the same page as the rest of the world. Changing your bedside rug every so often is an easy and affordable way to update your bedroom and keep the style fresh.
Winter: This Silver Shaggy Area Rug found at Rugs USA can help prepare your bedroom for the hibernating season. No rude awakenings on a cold floor will happen with this warm comforting experience for your morning calisthenics. Match with some luxurious royal blue curtains to make a safe haven for your winter sleep.
Summer: Meanwhile, this Off White Jute Braided Saturn Border Area Rug can wake you up during the warmer summer months with a spark of energy to match the vibrant sun peaking through your window.
Find the Best Bedside Rug for Your Bed Size
There are some general guidelines that come with finding the right-sized bedside rug for your bedroom. Ultimately, the decision to go big or go small is up to you. Depending on your room size and configuration, you may want to place a large rug beside your bed or a small throw rug–or maybe both. As a starting point, here is a little cheat sheet for what sizes of rug work the best with specific bed sizes.
- King-sized bed: We recommend using a 9X12 rug, like this Aqua Iris Fading Oriental Medallion Area Rug, which gently lures you awake with its simple, faded style, delicate colors, and gentle curves. A classic vintage styled rug can elevate your bedroom into a sophisticated boudoir.
- Queen-sized bed: We recommend using an 8X10 rug, like this Yellow Ombre Shag Area Rug, which offers a gentle shag with bright yellow motion to inspire you to keep moving for the rest of the day. Like a brisk glass of orange juice, this rug will make your bedroom a pleasant place to wake up in and a pleasant place to fall asleep in.
- Full bed: We recommend using an 6X9 rug, like this Multi Wool Geometric Area Rug that can be almost as invigorating as your virtual morning exercise class. Get ready for the day with these lines and angles, and then wind down and let the tension leave your body in the evening with this unique bedside rug.
- Twin bed: We recommend using an 5X8 rug, like this colorful Multi Braided Area Rug that adds a soft dash of comfort to a bedroom and still adds enough energy to help you wake up in the morning.
Pick a Bedside Rug (or Two!) Based on Its Feel and Shape
We don’t just wake up in our bedrooms. These rooms also have to lull us to sleep when we come home from work or school. You can pick the rug that works best for you and every member of your household.
What’s the best bedside rug material? You might want a real or faux sheepskin rug to step onto every morning as you start your day, or maybe it’s the natural scruffiness of jute and sisal rugs that your feet will want to meet for an invigorating boost. How about something in between? Wool rugs come in piles from thin to thick, and are available in braided, shaggy, and a variety of weaves that are sure to please your toes and eyes.
What’s the right shape for your bedside? You might be a traditionalist and want a rectangular rug on each side of your bed–maybe even down at the foot too. We support that idea! When space is more limited, square rugs fit nicely. And we also suggest that adding a round rug to the mix (whether on top of your existing, straight-edged rugs or on its own).
How about the best by-the-bed colors and styles? When it comes to rug colors and rug styles, Rugs USA offers almost an endless combination. We recommend considering all your options and for reading our many blog posts for inspiration about how you can combine neutrals and brights, Bohemian and borders, and the colors of the rainbow that make your stylistic dreams come true.
What Does Your Bedside Rug Look Like ?
Are you a morning person? A coffee person? Maybe you’re a night owl who doesn’t go to bed until the crack of dawn. Bedside rugs can match how you approach the day (or night) and give you the texture and color you need to bolster your routine. Find your bedside rug at Rugs USA!