Placing a Persian rugs in the bedroom can instantly make the room feel cozier while also giving it a personal touch. A rug does more than just transform the way the room looks.
It also provides warmth and comfort below foot when you wake up in the morning. It’s so much better than hitting a cold, hard flooring first thing in the morning.
When looking for a rug for your bedroom, what’s important is to first figure out what layout will work best for you and measure the space so you can buy the right size rug for your preferred layout.
A rug that’s too large for the space it will cause the room to look stuffy and cluttered. A rug that’s too too small can ruin the entire look.
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Get the Right Rug Size
As with any other room, the key to creating the desired effect in the bedroom is to take time to visualize how and where you are going to place your Persian rug. Accordingly, you then have to determine the right measurements to achieve that look.
While some of the larger Persian rugs looks absolutely magnificent, if it’s too large for the space it will cause the room to look stuffy and cluttered, which is definitely not what you want. On the other hand, a rug that’s too small will not be noticeable and will do nothing to create the look you are hoping to achieve.
Ideal Size of Large Rug Placed Fully Under the Bed
There’s no one layout that’s right for all bedrooms. The best placement style for your bedroom rug will depend on the size of the room as well as the size of your bed, the look you want to create, and your budget.
Top Three Layouts for Placing a Rug in the Bedroom
Bed Fits Fully On The Rug
Placing a rug that’s large enough to accommodate your bed fully on it will give your bedroom a magnificent look. If you choose this option, there are two main things you must take into consideration.
1. The rug should extend a few inches from all three sides of the bed that are away from the wall.
2. All four legs of the nightstands must sit securely on the rug. Two legs on and two legs off will create an unsteady surface. It’s no fun when you are trying to reach out for a glass for water in your sleep and it slides off the wobbly surface.
When looking for a rug for this layout, focus on the border of the rug as the center portion of the rug will remain invisible under the rug. You will need to get a rug that is a few inches longer and wider than the bed so that the edges extends beyond the bed.
If one side of the bed is against the wall, the rug should extend at least a few inches from the other three sides that not against the wall.
Only the border will be visible and you want that small portion to create the most effect. Since only the borders are visible, look for a rug with more elaborate borders for this arrangement.
The good news is you can find a variety of Persian rugs with elaborate borders that would be perfect for the purpose.
Bed Fits Partially on the Rug
If your bedroom is not very spacious, then a large rug may look overwhelming and is not be the ideal choice.
Placing the bed partially on and partially off the rug may be the better option for a smaller bedroom. In this layout, the rug is placed only under the lower 2/3rd area of the bed. Here too only the borders of the rug will be visible.
This arrangement is ideal if the head of the bed is against the wall. In this case the rug is usually placed under the lower 2/3rd portion of the bed.
Ideal size of rug placed partially under your bed – 8’x10’. A rug with more showy borders is a better choice for this layout too as the middle of the rug will be hidden under the bed.
If you have nightstands in your bedroom, make sure that they are fully off the rug. A nightstand that is partially on the rug will be unsteady and cause things to fall off.
One thing to be careful about in this layout is to make sure that the rug is placed in such a way that its top edge is away from the front legs of the nightstands.
You want the nightstands to sit fully and firmly on the floor behind the rug. Placing only the two front legs on the rug with the hind two legs off the rug will create an unsteady nightstand with a high risk of something slipping off the surface especially as you fumble for it in while half awake.
Bed is Completely Off the Rug
Using runner rugs is a great way to have rugs around your bed without having the a large part hidden under the bed. With this layout, you place two runner rugs along the two sides of the bed and one at the foot of the bed.
Done right, this layout can give the room a fantastic look. It involves using runner rugs along the two sides and the foot of the bed.
A runner rug is one with a length that’s several times more than its width. These are usually used in long, narrow hallways and entrances and are also great to use in the bedroom.
Placing runner rugs along the side and foot of the bed is a great option for smaller bedrooms. In this case the rugs only flank the three sides of the bed. The bed itself sits in the center but completely off all three rugs.
Two things to think about with this layout:
1. The length of the rug should not extend beyond the edges of the bed.
2. The width of the rug at the sides of the bed should be a little bit more than the width of your nightstand.
In this layout the entire rug will be visible so you want to focus on the whole design, not just the border.
In addition to looking good, this placement style is also the most economical as it don’t have to spend a lot of money to buy a large rug.
Ideal bedroom runner sizes 7′ or 8′. You can find a variety of breathtakingly beautiful Persian runner rugs in a wide range of sizes, patterns and color combinations. Best of all, they are affordable, durable, and easy to maintain.
Which Persian or Oriental Rug to Pick
Regardless the décor style, whether you choose contemporary, bohemian or rustic, two elements you definitely want to incorporate into your bedroom are coziness and comfort.
Think plush pillows, cuddly comforters and soothing colors. A soft Persian rug in complementary colors is that one accessory that will tie all the elements together beautifully.
The result will be a space that’s unequivocally cohesive, cozy and comfortable. As an added bonus, no more cold flooring that will shock your feet when you get out of bed. With a soft Persian rug, your feet will have a wonderfully soft and warm landing place in the morning for a great start to the day.
When looking for the perfect size of rug for your bedroom, keep in mind that these are only guidelines. The best bedroom rug size for you will depend on the size of your bedroom, the size of your bed, the look you wish to create, and your budget.
While all of these factors will finally influence your decision, the above factors placement and sizing guidelines provide a great starting point.