Sleeping in Style: A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Bedroom Rug

Sleeping in Style: A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Bedroom Rug

Transform your bedroom into a haven of comfort and style with our guide on selecting the perfect rug. From size considerations to material choices, we cover it all. Elevate your bedroom decor and create a cozy retreat where every step is a luxurious experience. Sweet dreams await with the perfect LOOMY bedroom rug!

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Nobody wants to the wake up to cold bedroom floors in the morning. Why not make it easier to get out of bed in the mornings by putting down an area rug that's large enough to give your feet a soft landing and works seamlessly with the rest of your bedroom decor.

Even if you have wall-to-wall carpeting, you can layer on a cozy area rug under your bed to add color, texture, and warmth to your bedroom. To make sure your area rug is well-proportioned for your size bed, keep reading below on how to pick the right rug for your bedroom

The bedroom is a sanctuary, a space where comfort meets style, and every element contributes to a restful atmosphere. One often overlooked yet crucial element in bedroom decor is the rug. Choosing the right rug can transform your bedroom into a cozy haven. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore various aspects of selecting the perfect bedroom rug, from size and material to style and maintenance.

What is the Best Material Rug For the Bedroom?

The material of your bedroom rug plays a crucial role in both comfort and aesthetics. Different materials offer various textures, durability, and maintenance requirements.

There are so many options out there to choose from so we get it and we're here to help. Our number one recommendation would be to look for wool rugs and in particular plush, thick wool rugs. This is great opportunity to showcase a shaggy rug, or a plush overly thick wool rug you've been eyeing. 

Our second recommendation for a what material to use in your bedroom rug would be a viscose or viscose blended rug. Viscose material has a beautiful subtle sheen to it so it really dresses up the bedroom nicely. These tend to be more fragile rugs which is why we would not recommended in areas like your dining or living room due to the amount of traffic and accidents that could occur. More unlikely for that to happen in your bedroom which why viscose is great option for bedroom rugs! 

The material of your bedroom rug plays a crucial role in both comfort and aesthetics. Different materials offer various textures, durability, and maintenance requirements.

  • Wool: Known for its softness and natural insulation, wool is an excellent choice for bedroom rugs. It's comfortable underfoot and adds warmth to your space.
  • Silk or Viscose: For a touch of luxury, silk rugs bring a subtle sheen and a velvety texture. However, they may require more care and are best suited for lower-traffic areas.
  • Synthetic Fibers: Budget-friendly and easy to clean, synthetic rugs like nylon or polyester are practical choices for bedrooms. They are also available in a variety of styles and colors.
Shop our bedroom rug collection.

How to Determine the Perfect Rug Size for Your Bedroom?

  • Rug doesn’t extend nightstands
  • Leave at least 8” of space open
  • Typical rug size for a queen bed is 8' x 10'


  • At least 8” between nightstands and rug
  • At least 12" of rug at end
  • Typical rug size for a king bed is 9' x 12' 


The first step in choosing a bedroom rug is determining the right size. Consider the dimensions of your bedroom and the layout of your furniture. Ideally, the rug should extend beyond the edges of the bed, providing a soft landing for your feet each morning. For a queen or king-size bed, an 8x10 or 9x12 rug works well, while a smaller rug might suffice for a twin or full-size bed.

For bedrooms, you’re very often barefoot around the sides and end of your bed, so that’s the exact space your rug should cover. That way, when you wake up on a cold January morning, your feet say hello to a warm, cozy rug, not the cold hardwood.

Generally, the size of the bed helps determine the size of the rug. If your bedroom is extremely large or an unusual shape, you can opt for the 2-foot rule, the “where am I going to be barefoot” guideline, or our rug sizes guide.

Rug Size for King Bed

  • The rug should cover at least 2 feet around the bed and extend out to the ends of your nightstands. Ideally, the rug will reach to the far end of the nightstands, but if it stops at around the halfway point of your bedside tables, that will also look fine. Usually, a 9’ x 12’ rug works great for a king bed.

Rug Size for Queen Bed

  • For a queen bed, it’s still best for the rug to reach from under the bed all the way to the near edge (the edge closer to the bed) of your nightstands. The rug should also extend out from the foot of the bed by 2-3 feet. An 8’ x 10’ rug would give great coverage for a queen bed, though you could get away with using a 6’ x 9’ if you don’t mind a little more exposed flooring.

Rug Size for Full Size Bed

A room with a full size bed has two great options: 

  • Use a 6’ x 9’ rug under the bed that extends to the nightstands.
  • Use two runner rugs on the sides of the bed. The runner rugs won’t go under the bed, but they’ll fully cover the length of both sides of the bed. These smaller rugs (likely 3’ x 5’ or a runner) would line up with the nightstands. Another option: place a runner or 3’ x 5’ rug at the foot of the bed, and leave the sides of the bed rug-free.




Choosing the Right Rug Style for Your Bedroom Decor

The style of your bedroom rug should complement the overall decor and contribute to the atmosphere you want to create. Here are some popular styles to consider:

  • Traditional: Ornate patterns and rich colors can add a classic touch to your bedroom, especially if you have traditional furniture.
  • Modern/Contemporary: Clean lines and geometric patterns work well in modern bedrooms. Consider a neutral rug to create a serene, minimalist look.
  • Shaggy: If you're aiming for ultimate coziness, a shag rug with a plush, high-pile can add a touch of luxury and warmth. Shop our shaggy cozy rugs, here.

Choosing the Right Rug Color for Your Bedroom Decor

The color of your bedroom rug sets the tone for the entire space. Consider the existing color palette of your room and choose a rug that complements or contrasts with it.

  • Neutral Tones: Beige, gray, and ivory rugs are versatile choices that work well with various color schemes. They also create a calming, sophisticated atmosphere. Shop our best neutral rugs, here.

  • Bold Colors: If you want to make a statement, consider a rug with vibrant colors or patterns. Just ensure it doesn't overwhelm the room. Shop our collection of statement worthy rugs or our colorful rugs, here.

Maintenance and Durability

A bedroom rug should be both beautiful and practical. Consider the maintenance requirements and durability of the material.

  • Easy to Clean: Opt for materials that are easy to clean, especially if you have pets or children. Synthetic fibers and natural fibers like jute or sisal are good choices. Wool is also a durable and super soft material for bedroom rugs.
  • Stain Resistance: Look for rugs with stain-resistant details to protect against spills and accidents. Usually PET material, shop our collection here.

Bedroom Rug Layering

For added visual interest, consider layering rugs. Place a smaller rug on top of a larger one or layer different textures and patterns. This technique works well in bedrooms with hardwood floors, adding warmth and dimension.

Choosing the perfect bedroom rug involves a thoughtful consideration of size, material, style, and maintenance. A well-chosen rug can tie the entire room together, providing comfort, warmth, and a touch of personal style. Whether you prefer a traditional, modern, or eclectic look, the right rug can elevate your bedroom into a stylish retreat, making every step a luxurious experience. Sweet dreams await with the perfect bedroom rug underfoot!