Few people enjoy the sensation of touching a cold floor right when they get out of bed. Luckily, a quick fix would be to add a nice, warm area rug that is large enough to pad your feet. Not only will this add more comfort to your slow, frigid mornings, but it will also add more personality and color to your space.
However, finding the right area rug can be tricky, as you’ll have to account for your bed size and choose a rug that is appropriately proportioned. Here’s what you need to know about selecting the perfect area rug to put under your bed:
What Part of Your Bed Should Cover the Area Rug?
Typically, a square or rectangular area rug would work best under any bed size. However, you’ll also have to consider your two nightstands and a bench by the foot of your bed. Other nearby furniture may also get in the way of your area rug, so you’ll have to decide if you want the rug to sit under these pieces as well.
There are four options you can choose for your area rug. You can have only your whole bed frame sit on the area rug. You can also select the entire bed frame, nightstands, and the bench at the foot of your bed to rest on the rug. Alternatively, you could opt for the lower two-thirds of your bed and the bench to sit on the area rug, leaving the head of your bed and nightstands sitting on your bare or carpeted floor. Lastly, you can have your lower third of the bed and your bench sit on the area rug, causing most of the area rug to extend to the rest of your room. This option is best for when you’re putting a smaller-size rug over carpeting to add more color and texture to your room.
It’s best not to put half your table legs on an area rug, as it will create wobbly nightstands, which can be dangerous if you tend to put beverages on them. This same problem applies to the foot of your bed; if half your bench sits on an area rug, you’ll feel a bit unbalanced or lopsided when you sit on your bed.
What Area Rug Sizes Can You Use For Your Small Bedroom?
If you don’t have a lot of space to work with, you’ll want to pick an area rug that’s big enough to fill up your whole room. It’s best to choose a rug that leaves two to five inches of bare floor between its edges and the walls.
A 4×6 foot or a 5×8 foot area rug fits the bottom two-thirds of a twin-size or full-size bed. A 6×9 foot area rug would cover the bed, your nightstand, and a bench. Lastly, a 9×12 foot area rug covers two twin-size beds, a nightstand in the center, and two benches.
How About a Large Bedroom?
On the other hand, stay away from choosing a rug that’s too small if you have a large bedroom, as it will upset the balance you’re trying to achieve. You’ll want a rug that fills up most of the room and leaves at least eight inches of space between its edges and the walls.
Larger rooms usually have a queen or king-sized bed. An 8×10 foot or a 9×12 foot area rug will fit the bottom two-thirds of a queen-size or king-size bed. If you’d like to include the nightstand, opt for a 12×15 foot rug, which will look balanced even under longer California king beds. Generally, the area rug must always extend 18 inches to 24 inches from the sides and the foot of a queen and king-sized bed.
Decorating your bedroom while making it more comfortable can be achieved with a nice, soft area rug that will make getting out of bed every morning more effortless. By using our guide, you’ll choose the perfect area rug that will add more comfort and personality to your room.
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