Rugs are a great way to bring luxury to any room, and particularly in bedrooms.
They are also great for renters, because you can use them to change the style of your home without impacting the fixtures!
It’s a perfect solution. Especially if the existing floor coverings are worn or reflect a design disaster from years gone by, you can easily bring your style and taste into a room with the right rug
Also, we often use rugs on hard floors, like for example our range of Woodline Parquetry Flooring to create layers of interest and add warmth from their texture and if you live in colder climates, winter mornings can be chilly and a rug makes your beautiful wood floor a touch warmer to the foot!
Even if, like a lot of people, you have carpet in your bedrooms, you can still play with rugs to create layers, or to change up a carpet that might have seen better days.
How do you choose the right rug for a bedroom?
Here are a few of our thoughts:
- Look for colours or patterns that will complement the existing carpet. For patterned rugs look for a link in the colour mix.
- Usually, we find that in the bedroom, square or rectangular shapes work best.
- There are 4 options to consider for the size of the rug when it’s laid in a bedroom:
- Your preference is to have the entire bed frame sitting on the rug area, or
- If you have more furniture, you may want the entire bed frame, bedside tables, and a bench at the foot of your bed (if you have one) all to sit completely on the rug, or
- You only want the lower two-thirds of the bed, plus a bench at the foot of your bed, to sit on the rug, leaving the head of your bed and bedside tables on the hard, or carpeted, floor, or
- You prefer the lower third of the bed, plus a bench at the foot of your bed, to sit on the rug, leaving most of the bed on the existing floor. More of the area rug will jut out into the rest of the room. This option works best if you prefer to use a smaller-size rug over carpeting to give the room color and texture.
- Whatever the size, make sure you don’t have furniture with half the legs on, and the other half off, the rug as we all know wobbly furniture is not fun, and it’s prone to spillages… hot coffee spilled all over your rug is not fun!
- If you have furniture in your bedroom, like a free-standing dresser, choose a rug size that is either going to go right under the furniture or stop just short of it by about 5 cm. Rugs bunched up under the legs, or furniture balancing on the edge of a rug, is not a good look.
Think of these things when you’re choosing your rug, but also remember our hints about scale, rug size and selection in our other blogs.
If your bedroom is small, go with a larger rug but still allow around 20 to 30cm gap from the rug to the wall to ensure the room doesn’t feel overcrowded. Choosing a rug that’s too small will make the room fell out of balance.
Just remember, you will also need to consider the ‘swing’ of the door, making sure your rug is not going to impact opening and closing the bedroom door.
When selecting a rug, look for one that will sit flat and not bunch up, creating a tip hazard. You can use a non-slip rug mat underneath to ensure your rug stays flat or try double sided carpet tape to keep your rug flat.
When it comes to rug pile, remember your bedroom is your sanctuary so this is where you can go for a soft pile that will cushion your feet and feel luxurious.
As it’s not a high foot traffic area you can indulge yourself!
When it comes to colour or pattern, take inspiration from your bedding and furniture choices so that your rug fits with the décor and isn’t ‘yelling’ across the room. This is your sanctuary, and you want to feel calm and serene!