Author: Carly Daniele
You may have found yourself in the all too common situation of having to get out of your warm, cozy bed at a time far too early for your liking. Begrudgingly, you slide your legs off your sanctuary, only to find your floor under your feet feels like a cold, hard sheet of ice.
If you’ve experienced this, you may be wondering how to solve this problem. This guide will tell you why an area rug is the perfect solution! Not only will an area rug save your chilly toes, but it adds a new dimension to your interior design! But, you may be wondering, what size rug should I get? Read on to explore which size rug will fit your space best!
The first step to figuring out what area rug is best for your bedroom is to measure out the bedroom itself. This will help you determine the maximum size area rug your room will allow. Follow these steps to properly measure the size of your space and place an area rug:
Side Note: You may notice that we highly recommend using a rug pad for area rugs underneath a bed. We so highly advocate for rug pads in this situation because of how heavy beds can be. A rug pad will act as a shock absorber for the wear that your bed’s weight will cause. Instead of this wear happening to your area rug, the rug pad will absorb the weight instead.
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The size of your area rug can vary greatly depending on the size of your bedroom. If you’re lucky enough to have a spacious king-size bed in your room, the ideal size area rug is 9’x12’. This size area rug will leave 3’ of space on either side of your bed, leaving plenty of space to make sure your rug is noticeable and functional.
Can’t fit a 9’x12’ area rug in your room? Don’t worry, an 8’x10’ rug will still work for you! This size, however, is the absolute smallest we recommend for a king-size bed. Any smaller and the rug will become swallowed by your bed, making the area rug pointless.
Opposite to a room that’s too small, you may think your room is too big for a 9’x12’. This is also not a problem, you may choose to size up to a 10’x13’ or even an 11’x15’! All in all, the best thing to do is measure out your bedroom and figure out what size area rugs are a possibility.
Now that you’re well-versed in which rug size will fit you best, here are some of our recommendations: