Improving The Look Of The Bedroom Through Area Rugs


It is pretty challenging to put your feet down on the cold bedroom floor every morning. The solution is a cosy area rug under the bed. Aside from the warmth and comfort that it can provide, area rugs can muffle sound and add colour, texture, and pattern to the bedroom. However, do not just buy that first area rug that caught your eye; there are guidelines to ensure that you get your money’s worth.

How to choose an area rug based on the bedroom space

A large area rug looks best in a tiny bedroom. The area rug must be large enough to cover the entire space with two to five inches of bare floor between the rug and the wall. If there are two twin-sized beds or a full-sized bed in the small room, a nine by twelve area rug will fit under the two twin-sized beds including the nightstand in the centre of the two beds and the two benches at the foot of the beds.

If the area rug is too small for a large bedroom, it will affect the balance of the room. It is important to take measurements of the larger beds. A queen-sized bed usually measures 60 inches wide and 80 inches long while a king-sized bed measures 76 inches wide and 80 inches long. The California-sized bed is the longest at 72 inches wide and 84 inches long.

A 12 by 15-foot area rug will look balanced under the California-sized bed with spare to fit under the nightstands. The general rule when choosing area rugs is it should at least extend by 18 inches to 24 inches from the sides and the foot of a queen-sized bed or a king-sized bed.

How to choose an area rug for the dresser

You do not have to consider the size of the bedroom space or the bed itself when choosing an area rug for the dresser. However, it should not push against the legs or edges of the dresser and other large furniture. The area rug must be large enough to be slipped fully underneath the dresser. A small area rug can be chosen so that there will be two inches or three inches of bare floor between the edge of the rug and the piece of furniture.

How to maintain an area rug

The area rug can still become a tripping hazard even if it is placed under the bed. To prevent the rug from bunching up, use a double-sided carpet tape. A non-slip rug mat can be placed under the area rug to ensure that the edges are kept down.

Since the weight of the bed can create indentations, the area rug must be turned every so often. Indentations can be removed through ice cube treatment.

You can find unique area rugs in designs that can be customized according to your desire. You have a choice from the circle rug with a ballerina at its centre or a square flower area rug that will remind you of spring. Colourful abstract area rugs are recommended to add life to your bedroom.

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