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Bedroom Rug Size Guide

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Finding the perfect rug for your bedroom can transform it into a cozy and inviting sanctuary, and our guide is here to make that process simple and enjoyable. In this guide, we’ve curated some amazing tips to help you select the ideal rug size that enhances the unique charm and character of your bedroom.

We’ll explore different rug arrangements, whether it’s placing a large rug under your bed and nightstands or using smaller rugs alongside the bed to add warmth and comfort. This guide will assist you in making a choice that ties the room together beautifully and ensures your rug fits perfectly with your furniture layout.

Join us as we dive into the best options to make your bedroom the ultimate haven of comfort and elegance with our exquisite range of Natural Rugs.

How to Choose the Best Size Rug for Your Bedroom

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.

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Best Practice

Best Avoided

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Measure for a Rug for a Guest Bedroom

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.

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  • Accessability: 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.

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Pro Tip
Opt for our Intec Stain Protection Treatment on any bedroom room rug. It's our little secret to effortlessly resist those inevitable spills and stains.

How to Measure for a Rug for a Twin 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:

  • Runner 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.

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  • Double Runners: 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.

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  • One Large Rug: 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.

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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.

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What Natural Rug Material is Best for a Bedroom?

You've aced the size, now let's pick the best material for your bedroom rug. The right choice will ensure your rug stands up to daily life while adding style and comfort to your sanctuary.

Our selection of Sisal, Wool, Polypropylene, Jute, Seagrass, Sisool, and Luxury Coir Rugs offers a range of options for bedroom rugs. Here’s a detailed look at each material’s suitability:

Our Recommendation
For bedroom rugs, we recommend Wool for its luxurious feel and exceptional softness. Wool's natural warmth and stain resistance make it perfect for creating a cozy and inviting bedroom. For a more durable option that still feels great underfoot, Sisool is an excellent choice, combining the strength of Sisal with the comfort of Wool.

  • Sisal: If you're looking for something durable and stylish for your bedroom, Sisal is a great pick. This resilient material can handle moderate foot traffic effortlessly. We love how easy it is to clean and maintain, ensuring your rug stays looking fresh for years. With 85 color and weave variations, Sisal offers plenty of options to match any interior style. Its fine to medium weave adds a natural yet sophisticated touch to your bedroom​​.

  • Wool: For ultimate luxury, Wool is the way to go. This material is incredibly soft, making your bedroom feel like a cozy retreat. Wool rugs also provide excellent insulation, keeping your space warm and comfortable. With 212 color and pattern options, Wool can fit seamlessly into any décor, from classic to contemporary. Plus, its natural stain resistance makes it a practical choice for everyday living. We think Wool rugs add a touch of elegance and comfort that's hard to beat​​.

  • Polypropylene: Polypropylene is perfect if you need a rug that's durable and easy to maintain. This material is waterproof and washable, making it ideal for bedrooms where spills might happen. Polypropylene’s fine to medium weaves blend well with various home styles, offering both practicality and aesthetic appeal. It’s a top choice for households with kids or pets. We’ve found Polypropylene rugs to be incredibly resilient—they handle everyday wear and tear with ease​​.

  • Jute: Jute brings an earthy, natural vibe to your bedroom. While it's best suited for low-traffic areas, Jute’s soft texture and fine weave add a cozy, rustic charm. Its natural color tones fit well in relaxed, laid-back spaces. If your bedroom is a calm retreat, Jute is a lovely option. We find Jute rugs create a warm, inviting atmosphere that's perfect for unwinding​​.

  • Seagrass: Seagrass is known for its durability and resistance to dirt, making it a practical choice for bedrooms. However, its texture might not be the softest underfoot. Seagrass’s fine to medium weave and natural mid-brown color with hints of light green give it a distinctive look. It’s perfect for adding a touch of nature to your sleeping space. We think Seagrass rugs bring a fresh, beachy feel to any room​​.

  • Sisool: Sisool offers the best of both worlds: the durability of Sisal and the softness of Wool. This blend is perfect for bedrooms, providing comfort underfoot while standing up to everyday use. Sisool’s medium to chunky weave and variety of colors and patterns add visual interest and practical benefits. It’s a versatile choice for any bedroom. We love recommending Sisool for those who want a mix of durability and luxury—it’s both stylish and functional​​.

  • Luxury Coir: While Luxury Coir is highly durable and moisture-resistant, it might not be the best choice for bedrooms where a soft feel underfoot is desired. Coir's chunky weave and deep orangey-brown color create a bold statement, but it’s better suited for high-traffic areas like hallways or entryways. We recommend choosing softer materials for bedrooms to ensure maximum comfort and coziness​​.

No matter which material you choose, our rugs are designed to complement your bedroom’s unique style while providing the comfort and durability you need for everyday living. Imagine a rug that not only complements your space but also stands as a companion to countless restful nights, ensuring both coziness and elegance.

  • How Long Does Delivery Take?
    All Rugs on our website are Made To Order. The delivery time is usually 3 to 5 weeks, depending on the availability of your chosen material and border. We take pride in ensuring each rug is meticulously handmade to your exact specifications.
  • Can I Order Samples?
    Yes - Simply head over to our "Design Your Own Rug" tool, put together a rug of your choice, and then before checkout you will have the option to order samples. You can create as many rugs, and order as many Free Samples from us as you like!
  • Is Delivery Free?
    Yes - we offer free delivery on all rug orders within Mainland UK. If you require shipping to Non-Mainland UK or elsewhere in Europe, please reach out to our friendly team, and we'll be happy to provide you with a tailored delivery quote.
  • What is INTEC Stain protection?
    Intec Stain Protection is a water-based, non-toxic treatment that forms an invisible barrier on each fiber of a rug, protecting it from dirt, spills, and wear. Developed for high-traffic commercial areas, Intec helps maintain the rug's appearance, making it easier to clean and prolonging its life. For a full explanation visit our in depth guide to INTEC Stain Protection:
  • What is Jute?
    Jute is a natural fiber derived from the jute plant, primarily grown in the warm, humid regions of South Asia. Known for its eco-friendly properties, jute is a sustainable and biodegradable material. It has a soft, lustrous texture and is often used in the creation of rugs, textiles, and various handicrafts. Jute rugs are celebrated for their rustic charm and ability to add a touch of warmth and texture to any room.
  • Is Jute Suitable for High Moisture Areas?
    Jute is not suitable for high moisture areas. While jute rugs offer a delightful rustic aesthetic and eco-friendly benefits, they have low water resistance, scoring only 2 out of 5. This makes them less ideal for areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, or any space prone to spills and moisture. For optimal longevity and maintenance, it’s best to place jute rugs in low-moisture areas like living rooms, bedrooms, or dining rooms​​.
  • Is Jute Hard Wearing?
    Jute is moderately durable but not hard-wearing compared to other natural fibers like sisal or seagrass. It is best suited for light domestic use, making it perfect for areas with less foot traffic such as bedrooms and living rooms. It is not recommended for heavy domestic use or high-traffic areas like hallways or entryways. The natural softness and texture of jute provide a cozy feel underfoot but may wear out faster under constant, heavy use​​​​.
  • How "Soft" is Jute?
    Jute is relatively soft for a natural fiber rug, scoring 4 out of 5 in softness. This makes jute rugs a comfortable and appealing choice for living spaces where you might walk barefoot. The soft, natural fibers of jute create a cozy atmosphere, adding both comfort and a natural aesthetic to your home​​.

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