What Size Rug Do I Need For My Bedroom?

When I share room photos featuring rugs, one of the most common questions I receive is, “What size rug is that?”

I understand the importance of having a starting point for reference, but it’s unlikely that the dimensions of a room in one house will perfectly match those of your home. Rug size matters, especially when it comes to creating a balanced and visually appealing space. To assist you in selecting the right rug size for your bedroom I’ve put together a rug size guide for the bedroom.

In the bedroom, bigger isn’t always better when it comes to rug size. Despite having a king-size bed, sometimes I’ve found that a 9×12 area rug works well in most bedrooms, like in the image of our bedroom above. However, in one instance, the rug looked more like wall-to-wall carpeting, covering nearly every inch of the floor. So we downsized to an 8×10 rug, which was more suitable for the room and even made the space feel larger.

Generally, larger rooms require larger rugs to anchor them, while smaller rooms may benefit from smaller rugs to create a more expansive look. Here are some other guidelines to consider when purchasing a rug for your bedroom:

  • Maintain at least a 10″ gap between the rug and the nightstands.
  • The rug should extend at least 18″ beyond the sides of the bed.
  • Depending on the room’s size, keep the rug at least 12″ away from the walls.
  • When deciding on the rug size for your bedroom, the size of your bed is a crucial factor.

Choosing the right rug size for your bedroom can significantly impact the overall look and feel of the space. By considering the size of your room, the dimensions of your bed, and following some basic guidelines, you can find the perfect rug that not only fits but enhances your bedroom decor. Whether you opt for a larger rug to anchor the room or a smaller rug to create the illusion of space, remember that personal preference and style should ultimately guide your decision. With these tips in mind, you can confidently select a rug that complements your bedroom’s design and adds comfort and style to your space.

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