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How To Place An Area Rug Under A Bed – Everything You Need To Know

How To Place An Area Rug Under A Bed? You know that your floor becomes the fifth wall of your home when it is time to decide on its decor. But how can you decorate your floor? Mostly by placing a rug on it. It is tricky to select the right size, color, and rug design for your furniture, especially if it is beneath your bed. A rug under the bed can add magic to your room’s look.

You can make your room cozy, comfortable, and fabulous by putting a rug under the bed. Your one right decision can make your room beautiful, and only one wrong decision can make it a “never to go” place. But the question arises here, what should be the rug size for a queen bed or king bed? Where should you place it? Should you place your bed on the top of the rug, or should it cover the 3/4 area of your bed? In this blog, we will tell you all about the rug under-bed placement.

How To Place An Area Rug Under A Bed

Some people like putting the rug under the bed, and some like to place the rug next to the bed however it is also essential to understand how to decorate your home with oriental rugs. If you place the bed on top of the rug so that one side of the bed is on the rug, the rug won’t be able to move away..

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT PLACING A RUG UNDER YOUR BED

Let’s discuss how to place an area rug under a bed.

Rug Under King Bed

1) You can place a rug under a king bed so that all four legs of the bed should be on the rug, and additionally, a decorative bench on the edge of the bed should be placed on the rug. Ensure that you leave some space from the edge of the rug to the end of the room’s floor. If you placed the rug under the king bed, you can keep the rug under the queen bed. That’s how you can place the bed on top of the rug.

2)  You can place the rug on the 3/4 beneath the bed. You can do it by leaving some prominent place between the end of the nightstand and the rug’s start. You can do it exactly with a queen bed too.

Ensure that you leave some space from the rug’s end to the room’s floor.

3) You can use a smaller rug under the king or queen bed, covering 1/3 of the bed. Ensure that you leave equal space on the floor on both sides of the rug

Rug Under Queen Bed:

1) For a rug under the queen bed, find the center of the headboard and measure outwards to find the end of the bed.

2) Then, take that measurement and add about 3 feet to it.

3) Find the center point underneath the bed and mark it with a piece of tape or pencil.

4) Take the rug and place its center point at that mark you just made.

5) Be sure to leave at least 18 inches of the rug showing on each side of the bed.

6) Once you have placed the rug in position, use double-sided tape or another adhesive to keep it in place.

What Size Of Rug Can Be Kept Under The Bed

How To Place An Area Rug Under A Bed

When it comes to the right side of the rug, it will depend on various things like what is the size of your bedroom. Whether your room is too big or too small, is it occupied by heavy furniture? What is the color of the walls and furniture? Here we will discuss the right side of the rug under the bed:

For King Bed:

1) If you place the bed and decorative table on the rug, then a 9 by 12 size would be ideal for your room.

2) If you cover 3/4 of the bed, then 8 by 4 would be the best choice.

3) If you will cover 2/4 of the bed, then 6 by 9 would be an ideal size.

4) If you want to place the rug next to the bed, two 3 by 5 would be the ideal rug next to the bed.

For Queen Bed:

1) If you place the bed and decorative table on the rug, then an 8 by 10 size would be ideal for your room.

2) If you cover 3/4 of the bed, then 6 by 9 would be the best choice.

3) If you will cover 2/4 of the bed, then 5 by 8 would be an ideal size.

4) If you want to place the rug next to the bed, two 3 by 4 would be the ideal rug next to the bed.

How To Choose Your Rug

How To Place An Area Rug Under A Bed

It’s a general thing that the higher the price, the higher the quality. Because the rug’s finishing and construction(how it has been constructed) matters. But it does not mean that you don’t care about your budget when buying a rug. Choose the rug regarding its usage. Where will you use it? Whether it is your bedroom or living room, kitchen, or on the way of entry?

For bedroom rug placement, spend money according to your comfort as only you will use it. If it would be your dining room, then spend a little more money on it, as your special guest will visit this room.

There is no specific rule for your own choice of rug. But think before buying whether the space would be used more or less.

What Are Some Guidelines For Rug Placement?

There are many different guidelines for rug placement, depending on the type and size of the rug.

Here are a few general guidelines:

  • For small rooms, choose a rug that is big enough to fit under all of the furniture.
  • In a living room, the rug should be big enough to fit under the coffee table and all of the chairs.
  • In a dining room, the rug should be big enough to fit under the table and all of the chairs, with at least 12 inches of space around the edge of the rug.
  • In a bedroom, the rug should be big enough to fit under the bed, with at least 18 inches of space around the edge of the rug.

Which Shape Is Best For Area Rug?

If your room’s style is contemporary or transitional, then make sure to use a rectangular rug. But if it’s a rectangle or oval table, then feel free to place any of your favorite shapes except for a square.

For Traditional rooms style normally L-Shape rugs are used such as (8 feet by 10 feet). If you have more than one seat around the table, feel free to choose between 6 to 8-foot sizes. It will give you more comfort while sitting and enjoying dinner in your dining room at home with your family. On average, an area rug should extend at least 18 inches beyond each seat edge ranging on all sides of the table spread out evenly.

Is A Rug Pad Necessary For All Rugs?

People with hardwood floors always like to decorate their home’s interior by placing rugs over the floor. But if you want your rug to last longer and protect the shine of your floor, then a rug pad will be the best companion for your rug. As this is not mandatory for all types of rugs, you can consult a professional before buying it.

Types Of Rug Pads For Every Type Of Rug

There are various types of rug pads available in the market, from the best rug pad for flatweave rugs to hardwood floors so, you can choose from them as per your need. So let us know what type will suit which area of your home!

For An Area Rug Over Carpets: If you put an area rug over carpets, then Care and Maintenance fibers should be avoided at all cost as they might destroy both- the carpet beneath and will exfoliate fiber of your small area rug too! Instead choose anchor grip or any dense foam as they will not damage the carpet.

Face-to-Face Rug Pads For Floors: These are the types of rug pads that come with different textures on both sides; one would be for flooring, and another will go over the rug. These are best for sisal or natural fiber rugs that need a more significant grip to stay in place but don’t want to damage the floors.

For Hardwood Floors: If you have hardwood floors at your place and are worried about their maintenance, then choose a felt and rubber rug pad as they will protect your floor from scratches. Another advantage of using these kinds of pads is that they act as soundproof and reduce noise if someone steps over the potted area.

Final Thoughts on Placing a Rug Under Your Bed

So here we have discussed what a rug is. How to place an area rug under the bed? What should be the size of the rug? How much do you have to pay to buy a rug? What qualities should you look for while buying a rug? Keep these things in your mind and make your bedroom fabulous by placing a rug in it. Happy decorating!

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Daniel Downey

Daniel Downey is an award winning interior designer, known for his contemporary and timeless design aesthetic. Daniel has always had a love of architecture and design. His work has been featured in magazines and online, and he has received several awards for his innovative approach to design.