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How to Choose the Best Size Rug for Your Bedroom

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Bedroom rugs offer a stylish and practical addition to your space, capable of transforming it into a cosy, inviting haven. They provide a soft landing for your feet first thing in the morning and help to muffle the sounds of footsteps, ensuring a quieter environment that your household will appreciate.

 

The question is rarely about whether you should add a rug to your bedroom, but rather how to choose the perfect one to complement your space. This guide aims to help you.

General Suggestions

There are no solid rules, but usually you can arrange things by a set of considerations. When it comes to bedroom rugs it is usually best practice to ensure that - if your rug is going below a bed - the bed legs all sit on the rug.

1) Aesthetically it frames all your bed and adds to the flow of the room.

 

2) If the rug is half in and half out there is the potential for the rug to bunch and that will increase wear.

Best Practice

Best Practice Bedroom Rug Arrangement

Best Avoided

Best Avoided Bedroom Rug Arrangement

What Natural Rug Material is best for a Bedroom?

Dive into our selection of Wool, Sisal, Jute and Sisool Rugs, each offering a different kind of softness and durability. These materials are built for comfort, so you're free to express yourself with vibrant coloured borders to match your room's accents and bold weave patterns.

 

Imagine a rug that not only complements your bedroom space, but one that unifies it into a stunning expression of your personality.

How to Measure for a Perfectly Sized Bedroom Rug

Transforming your bedroom into a cosy haven of warmth, colour, and style with the perfect rug is really easy! Let's figure out the ideal size for your space with some easy tips:

  • Furniture First: Position your bedroom furniture just where you want it. This sets the stage for measuring.

  • Positioning: With a Bedroom Rug it is important to decide how you would like the rug to sit. Would you like it to entirely frame the bed area? Have a look at these examples to decide on the right positioning.

Bedroom Rug Arrangement for large double

The best fit is a rug that can encompass all the space around a bed. That way you can step into each new day in style.

Double Bed Rug Tight with End Chest

So long as the main bed area is covered, that's perfectly fine for smaller bedrooms

  • Size It Right: Measure your bed and add space all around, usually 30-80cm. This ensures that when you step out of bed you'll be walking on the rug, perfect for winter mornings! But generally more cosy all around.

  • Big Is In: The more space you can dedicate to the rug, the larger your bedroom will appear.

Bedroom Rug Two runners either side Arrangement for large double

Try something a little different and get matching runners for each side of your bed

  • Frame It Up: Leave about 45cm of bare floor around your rug to show off your subflooring. This will give the illusion of a larger room.

  • Go Custom: Got a unique bedroom and need a unique area rug? Consider a custom-sized natural rug for that perfect fit. Explore options using our Rug Designer Tool.

What Next?

Got your eye on the ideal rug size for your bedroom? Let's make sure it's a perfect fit! Grab some tape or string and sketch out the "rug" on your floor. This visual trick confirms that the size you're considering is just right for your space, ensuring no surprises when you make your purchase.

Ready to find the rug that will make your bedroom pop? Explore our Natural Rugs Collection and make your bedroom a stylish space!

How to Measure A Guest Room

Arranging a natural rug or runner in a guest room not only adds warmth and comfort but also offers an opportunity to showcase your hospitality and attention to detail. The right rug placement can make the space more inviting and ensure your guests feel at home. Here are some suggestions for choosing and positioning a rug in a guest room:

  • Area Rugs: Using rugs to separate different areas of the room can make a really powerful impact and show that you have made a room with many purposes, not just to rest in - but also as a peaceful area to sit.

Neat compartmental arrangement of bed and armchair in guest bedroom
  • With most guest rooms the best rug is an accessible rug. If the rug is beneath the bed, it can be difficult to quickly refresh the space between guests. The image below shows a great example of a rug positioned to allow your guest the change to rise in comfort, but also has the accessibility for after they have departed.

Guest bedroom rug in middle of room to aid cleaning

Pro Tip:

And here's a pro tip to keep your guest bedroom looking pristine: Opt for our Intec Stain Protection Treatment on any dining room rug. It's our little secret to effortlessly resist those inevitable spills and stains.

What Next?

Got your eye on the ideal rug size for your bedroom? Let's make sure it's a perfect fit! Grab some tape or string and sketch out the "rug" on your floor. This visual trick confirms that the size you're considering is just right for your space, ensuring no surprises when you make your purchase.

How to Measure A Shared Bedroom

Arranging a rug in a shared bedroom with two beds offers a unique opportunity to enhance the room's functionality and aesthetic appeal. The key is to choose a rug size and placement that balances the space, provides comfort, and complements the room's decor. Here are some suggestions on how to do just that:

Between the Beds:

 

  • Place a long, narrow runner rug between the beds. This creates a soft pathway and visually connects the two sleeping areas, making the room feel cohesive. Ensure the rug is wide enough to provide a comfortable walking space.

Shared bedroom runner down middle

  • For a slightly different approach, you can place two runner rugs on each side of the beds if there's sufficient space. This method gives each occupant their own soft landing and can help define personal spaces within the shared room.

Twin Beds with Dual Runners

  • The most common arrangement to a room like this is to have one large rug beneath both beds. This represents a great approach in this type of room because it uses the natural rug as a unifying force. Not only can both sleepers wake up and step onto a luxurious natural rug, but the symmetry offered by this approach is extremely appealing.

large rug under two beds in shared bedroom

What Next?

Got your eye on the ideal rug size for your bedroom? Let's make sure it's a perfect fit! Grab some tape or string and sketch out the "rug" on your floor. This visual trick confirms that the size you're considering is just right for your space, ensuring no surprises when you make your purchase.

Bedroom Rug Inspiration

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Wool Rug with Double Cotton Chenille Border

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Need Help Measuring or Making a Decision?

Ready to find the one?

 

Our amazing staff can answer any questions you might still have. Just reach out!

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