A simple guide to rugs in the bedroom

I love rugs, but I'm not one to have a whole bunch of small rugs thrown around a small space. It can look cluttered and can also be a tripping hazard, especially in the bedroom when we're walking around half asleep.

One large rug that sits under the bottom two-thirds of your bed and allows room on each side for you to step on is optimal. It anchors the bed nicely so that it's pleasing to the eye and automatically inspires a feeling of warmth and serenity. Plus, it's practical since it keeps your tootsies from touching the cold floor first thing in the morning. Choose one that's soft and comforting underfoot.

  • Twin bed = 5x8 rug

  • Queen bed = 6x9 rug

  • King bed = 8x10 rug

But don't worry too much about it; if you can't get a large enough rug, simply put two small 2x3 mats on each side of the bed. I suggest NOT putting another at the foot of the bed - it's too cluttery. There are no hard and fast rules here - just go with what's calming to your senses, and practical for keeping you cozy and safe. 

Here my picks for amazing rugs available online that would look great in a bedroom. Order one and cozy up! 

1. Trellis rug from Wayfair / 2. Stockholm rug from Rugs.ca / 3. Ori rug from EQ3 / 4. Aqua rug from Rugs.ca / 5. Daisie rug from Wayfair / 6. Khal Mohammadi rug from Rugs.ca  / 7. Kilim Dhurrie rug from Wayfair / 8. Olga rug from Wayfair / 9. Hemp mats at Bed, Bath & Beyond / 10. Natural Kilim Dhurrie from Wayfair

If you need a little more convincing that a rug in the bedroom is worth the investment, check out these lovely warm and cozy spaces (click photos for sources).

 Lyndie Galloway

Lyndie Galloway

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Chris Loves Julia

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Apartment Therapy

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The DIY Playbook

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Inspired by Charm

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Lark and Linen

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