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.
For a twin bed, get a 5×8 rug. a queen bed needs a 6×9 rug, and a king bed needs an 8×10 rug.
But don’t worry too much about it; if you can’t get a large enough rug, simply put two small 2×3 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
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