It’s difficult to get out of bed in the morning with cold bedroom floorboards. Put down an area rug large enough to provide your feet a smooth landing on those oh-so-early mornings to make it easier to get out of bed. Even if you have wall-to-wall carpeting, you may add color, texture, and pattern to your home by layering a warm area rug under your bed. Consider the following suggestions to ensure that your area rug is properly sized for your bed size.
What Should You Place on Your Area Rug?
What appears to be a straightforward question necessitates some deliberation. Under any size bed, a square or rectangular area rug works well. However, you may have two nightstands and a seat at the foot of your bed in addition to the bed. You’ll have to make a few minor decisions regarding what you want to put on top of your area rug. When it comes to putting an area rug under your bed, you have four options:
- The area rug is only used to support the bed frame.
- The area rug is fully covered by the bed frame, nightstands, and a seat at the foot of your bed.
- The area rug covers only the lowest two-thirds of your bed, plus a bench at the foot of your bed, leaving the head of your bed and any nightstands on the bare (or carpeted) floor.
- The area rug only covers the lowest third of your bed, as well as a bench at the foot of your bed, leaving the rest of the bed exposed. The area rug will protrude more into the rest of the room. This approach is great if you’re installing a smaller area rug over carpeting to add color and texture to the room.
You don’t want half of your table legs to wind up on the rug. When you go to set your glass of water on a shaky nightstand, it’ll be a dangerous situation. The identical issue could arise at the foot of your bed. When you sit down, half of your bench sitting on an area rug can make you feel lopsided and unstable.
Sizes of Area Rugs for a Small Bedroom
When it comes to an area rug, think big if your bedroom is small. Choose a rug that is large enough to almost fill the entire space in a smaller room. Make sure there’s at least two inches of bare floor between the rug and the walls.
Use these rough suggestions for the size area rug you’ll need if you have a twin-size or full-size bed in a tiny room. It’s worth noting that twin-size beds are normally 39 inches wide by 75 inches long (a twin XL, designed for taller people, measures 80 inches long). A full-size bed, often known as a double bed, has a width of 54 inches and a length of 75 inches.
- Only the bottom two-thirds of the bed can be covered by a 4-foot by 6-foot or 5-foot by 8-foot area rug.
- The bed, a nightstand, and a bench at the foot of the bed are all covered with a 6-foot by 9-foot area rug.
- Two twin-size beds, one nightstand in the center of the two beds, and two seats at the foot of each bed are all accommodated by a 9-foot by 12-foot area rug.
Sizes of Area Rugs for a Big Bedroom
A rug that is too tiny for a large bedroom will throw off the equilibrium of the room. If you do decide on a large rug that takes up the majority of the space, leave at least eight inches between the rug’s edges and the walls.
A queen-size or king-size bed may be available in a larger room. Use these suggestions to select an area rug that will complement a large bedroom. Take into account the dimensions of larger beds. The dimensions of a queen-size bed are 60 inches wide by 80 inches long. The dimensions of a king-size bed are 76 inches wide by 80 inches long. A California king-size bed has a width of 72 inches and a length of 84 inches.
- The bottom two-thirds of a queen-size or king-size bed can be covered by an 8-foot by 10-foot or 9-foot by 12-foot area rug, but not the nightstands.
- Beneath the longer California king-size bed, a 12-foot by 15-foot rug will seem balanced, and this size area rug will even fit under nightstands.
- An area rug should always reach at least 18 inches to 24 inches from the sides and foot of a queen-size and king-size bed, according to a standard rule of thumb.
Underneath the Dressers: Area Rugs
An area rug should not push up against the edge or legs of a dresser or other large piece of furniture, regardless of the size of your bedroom or bed. Select a rug that is large enough to fit completely underneath the dresser. Alternatively, choose an area rug that is small enough to leave at least two or three inches of floor visible between the rug’s edge and the piece of furniture.
Keeping Your Area Rug in Good Condition
Even if your area rug is tucked beneath the bed, the edges might bunch up and become a tripping hazard. One of the better options is double-sided carpet tape. A non-slip rug mat placed under the full area rug, on the other hand, will keep the edges down.
Maintaining your area rug will keep it looking new for a long time. Under the weight of a bed, an area rug will become indented. Turn your area rug every now and then so you can use an ice cube treatment to erase the indentations. Place a small ice cube on the indentation and fluff the fibers with your fingers. Just make sure you dry the areas you’ve iced properly before stepping into a puddle of cold water in the morning.