In the morning, cold bedroom floorboards are difficult. Put down an area rug large enough to provide your feet a smooth landing on those oh-so-early mornings to make getting out of bed simpler. Even if you have wall-to-wall carpeting, a soft area rug under your bed may mask sound while also adding color, texture, and pattern to your space. Consider the following suggestions to ensure your area rug is properly sized for your bed size.
What Should Be Placed on the Area Rug?
What appears to be a simple question needs some consideration. Under any size bed, a square or rectangular area rug works well. However, in addition to the bed, you may have two nightstands and a bench at the foot of the bed. You’ll need to make a few minor decisions on what goes on top of your area rug. When it comes to putting an area rug under your bed, you have four options:
The area rug just covers the full bed frame.
The area rug covers the full bed frame, nightstands, and a seat at the foot of your bed.
Only the bottom two-thirds of your bed, plus a bench at the foot of your bed, are covered by the area rug, leaving the head of your bed and any nightstands on the bare (or carpeted) floor.
The area rug covers only the lowest third of the bed and a bench at the foot of your bed, leaving the rest of the bed on the bare floor. The area rug will protrude more into the room. This technique works best if you’re installing a smaller-size 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 carpeting. When you go to put your glass of water on an unsteady nightstand, it will be a dangerous situation. The same thing may happen at the foot of your bed. When you sit down, you may feel slightly uneven and imbalanced since half of your bench is sitting on an area rug.
Sizes of Area Rugs for a Small Bedroom
Think big when it comes to an area rug if your bedroom is small. Choose a rug that is large enough to almost occupy the entire space in a smaller room. Allow between two and five inches of bare floor between the rug and the walls.
If you have a twin or full-size bed in a tiny room, follow these general guidelines to determine the size of your area rug. Take note that twin-size beds are normally 39 inches broad and 75 inches long (a twin XL, designed for taller people, measures 80 inches long). A full-size bed, often known as a double bed, is 54 inches wide by 75 inches long.
- A 4-foot-by-6-foot or 5-foot-by-8-foot area rug barely covers the bottom two-thirds of the bed.
- The bed, a nightstand, and a seat at the foot of the bed are all accommodated by a 6-foot by 9-foot area rug.
- A 9-by-12-foot area rug accommodates two twin-size beds, one nightstand in the middle of each bed, and two seats at the foot of each bed.
Sizes of Area Rugs for a Large Bedroom
Choosing a rug that is too tiny for a large bedroom will destabilize the area. If you pick a huge rug that takes up the majority of the room, allows at least eight inches between the rug’s borders and the walls.
A queen-size or king-size bed may be available in a bigger room. Use these simple guidelines to select an area rug that will complement a large bedroom. Take into account the dimensions of bigger beds. The dimensions of a queen-size bed are 60 inches broad by 80 inches long. A king-size bed is 80 inches long and 76 inches broad. The dimensions of a California king-size bed are 72 inches broad by 84 inches long.
- A 9-foot-by-12-foot area rug will cover the bottom two-thirds of a queen-size or king-size bed, but not the nightstands.
- A 12-foot by 15-foot rug will appear balanced beneath the longer California king-size bed, and this size area rug will also fit beneath nightstands.
- As a general guideline, an area rug should always stretch at least 18 inches to 24 inches from the sides and foot of a queen-size or king-size bed.
Rugs for Under Dressers
An area rug should not be pushed up against the edge or legs of a dresser or other big piece of furniture, regardless of the size of your bedroom or bed. Choose a rug that is large enough to fit completely below the dresser. Alternatively, choose an area rug that is small enough to allow 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 when your area rug is tucked beneath the bed, the edges might bunch up and provide a tripping danger. One of the better options is double-sided carpet tape. A nonslip rug mat put under the full area rug, on the other hand, will hold the edges down.
With proper care, you can keep your area rug looking brand new. Under the weight of a bed, an area rug will get indented. Turn your area rug on a regular basis so that you may erase the indentations using an ice cube treatment.
Allow a little ice cube to melt on the indentation before fluffing up the fibers with your fingertips. Just make sure you fully dry the icy areas so you don’t step into a puddle of chilly water in the morning.