The Complete Guide to Placing a Rug Under Your Bed

The Complete Guide to Placing a Rug Under Your Bed
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Placing a rug under your bed is an excellent way to give your bedroom a more homely feel if you're searching for a quick decorating solution. Rugs provide your flooring an added dimension and layer of comfort, but there are certain placement and size guidelines that will make a rug under the bed look its best.

Things You Should Know When Placing a Rug under Your Bed

  • Place your rug so that it is completely covered by furniture or so that it occupies 1/2-2/3 of the space under your bed.
  • For a twin or full bed, use a rug measuring 6 feet x 9 feet (1.8 m x 2.7 m), 8 feet x 10 feet (2.4 m x 3.0 m), and 9 feet x 12 feet (2.7 m x 3.7 m), for a king.
  • Place the rug's edge 61 cm (2 feet) from the end of your bed. As you unfold the rug so it sits flat, raise the bed's legs.

What are the Best Arrangements for a Rug Under Your Bed?

A huge rug should be placed directly on top of your bed and nightstands

Pick a rug that may be placed in the middle beneath your bed if you want it to take up the majority of the space in your bedroom. To create a unified look in your home, place the legs of every piece of furniture on top of your carpeting. Try to leave a space of at least 10 inches (25 cm) between the rug's edge and the room's trim.

This arrangement works best in a roomy bedroom where there is still an area between the walls and the edges of your rug.

Make sure the rug reaches 10 inches (25 cm) if your bed is accompanied by a bench.

Placing the rug 13 cm (5 inches) away from your nightstands

The long edge of your rug should now be parallel to the foot of your bed. Your bed's legs will only rest on top of the carpeting with two of them. Make sure the rug is high enough so that you can easily step onto it when you get out of bed, but leave a space between your nightstands and it.

Place the rug under the bed's bottom third

Keep the rug's long edge parallel to the floor by your bed. To merely cover the floor beneath the bottom third of your bed, slide the rug under the legs. Allow the rug's edges to protrude from the sides and foot of your bed.

You can use a smaller, cheaper rug to decorate your bedroom by only covering a piece of the floor area beneath the bed.

Put runner rugs along the bed's sides

If you can't afford a huge area rug, you can use runners that are 3 feet x 5 feet (0.91 m x 1.52 m) to round the edges of the bed. Runners fit any bed size and are a fantastic option when you're on a tight budget because they are smaller and more cost-effective. You can place your nightstands directly on top of the runners or allow some space between them and the rug's edges.

A runner can be added at the end of your bed to improve comfort.

What Size Rug Should You Place Under a Bed?

For twin or full bed- 6 ft × 9 ft (1.8 m × 2.7 m) rug

Due to the size of twin and full beds, a smaller area rug can be used. Using a rug that is significantly larger than the area could overwhelm the room and make it appear smaller than it is.

If a room has two twin beds, place each of them on top of a rug that measures 9 feet x 12 feet (2.7 meters x 3.7 meters).

For King bed- 9 ft × 12 ft (2.7 m × 3.7 m) rug

The area rug has room for your bed, nightstands, and a bench on top of the long edges of the rug and bed that are parallel. If not, you can flip the rug horizontally and place it beneath the bottom third or half of the bed.

If you simply want the lower half of your bed on the rug, you might be able to utilize an 8 ft. × 10 ft. (2.4 m × 3.0 m) rug.

For queen bed- 8 ft × 10 ft (2.4 m × 3.0 m) rug

Any smaller rug should not be placed under a queen bed since it will make the bed appear excessively large. An 8 ft x 10 ft (2.4 m x 3.0 m) may be placed easily under all the bedroom furniture, or you can use it to cover the foot of the bed.

If you have the money, choose a larger rug when you have a queen bed to assist make the room feel more spacious.

Rolling out a Rug under a Bed

Place the rug's edge 61 cm (2 feet) from the end of your bed

Keep your rug rolled up so that you may move it and place it more easily. To add additional padding to the area around your bed, line up the rug's loose edge so that it is at least 2 feet (61 cm) away from the mattress.

Be sure to clean under your bed before putting on the rug.

To unroll the rug under your bed, lift the bed frame's legs.

So that the wrapped rug can fit under the legs, ask someone else to help you pick up the end of the bed. Holding the rug's edge in place, slowly unroll the rug. Set your bed down to hold your rug in place after you've unrolled it past the legs.

If it's too heavy to lift, remove the mattress from the bed frame.

Completely unroll the carpet so that it lies flat

The carpet should totally unroll if you push it from below your bed. As you finish unrolling the rug, lift the top two-bed frame legs and the nightstands if you're placing all of your furniture on it so the rug rests flat beneath your bed.

Can You Put Rugs under Your Bed in Layers?

Yes, a layered rug may give your room more depth. To make your area shine out, arrange rugs in a variety of patterns and textures. To create a decorative border below a fluffy fur rug or to add interest to your space, layer a patterned rug on top of a solid-color rug made of natural fiber.

You may also add area rugs to a room with carpeting to give your bedroom a little more depth.

Final Word

Having trouble deciding on the best rug size for the space under your bed? You can stop worrying now since you are not alone. It is one of the more common questions that homeowners have. Your bedroom will have more personality, texture, and appeal if you place a rug under the bed. By including a burst of color, you have room for inventiveness.