How To Choose A Proper Area Rug For Your Bedroom

A bedroom without an area rug can look quite unfinished and cold. On the other hand, an area rug (or two) can be a great element of style and show off your personality. There are functional benefits of area rugs, too. They can buffer the noise from walking around, provide a warm landing spot for your feet, separate a large bedroom into different zones and hide the persistent stain on your wall-to-wall carpet you just couldn’t get off. Rugs also protect the floors from wear and damage and present a link that puts together all the décor elements into a single cohesive whole. Still, not every rug is appropriate for every bedroom. Here is a quick guide that should help you find just the right one for you.

Know the Size You Want

The size you need will depend on the goal of the area rug. Should it cover a stain? Should it buffer the noise? Should it separate reading nook from sleeping area or should it be just a soft place to put your feet on in the morning? You can try to visualize the rug size by using a masking tape, just to see what will suit you best. There are three possible layouts of the area rug in the bedroom. The size you should have depends on which one of them you choose.

  • All furniture on the rug where rug should be large enough for all furniture (bed + nightstands) has legs on it.
  • Partially under the bed where the rug will not be under the head of the bed, but start somewhere at the quarter of the bed size.
  • Rug that is placed independently of the bed should be a lot smaller than your bed, but enough to stand on it or to represent one zone of the room.

Choose the Right Style

Finding the right style will mostly depend on your personal preferences and your bedroom overall décor. You can, for instance, break down the monotony of monochromatic walls and upholstery with a patterned rug, but if you already have patterned wallpaper on the accent wall, you should tone it down with a monochromatic or neutral rug with more than one shade. If you want to add some extravaganza to the space, consider using Persian motifs that would fit in perfectly with hardwood furniture.

Select the Perfect Material

Area rugs come in a wide range of different materials, and you should choose one based on how much you’ll use it and to what purpose. A warm and comfy rug in the bedroom will make your mornings more pleasant and turn getting up from the bed into something you can actually rejoice to. Shaggy faux fur rug is definitely a great option, but only for the space beside the bed, because it can get worn out really fast. On the other hand, wool, sisal and polypropylene rugs are very durable, easy to maintain, simple to clean and can endure a lot of foot traffic.

Coordinate Accessories

Accessories should adapt to the area rug, and not vice versa. But if you’re already purchasing a rug after you have completely adorned your room with accessories, you should keep them in mind while shopping. An area rug can serve perfectly to tie all the style elements into the room, so don’t make it contrast too much with the rest of the space. In the end, if you can’t manage with the accessories you have, it’s better to change them, and not the rug.

Get a Rug Pad

Area rugs on wooden floors can be really slippery, and the last thing you need to happen after getting up in the morning is slipping and falling on your back. This isn’t a problem if the rug is underneath the furniture, but if there are no furniture legs on top of it, it can be really dangerous. Use a rug pad that keeps the rugs in place and prevent such accidents.

Use these hints to buy the ideal landing spot for your legs, make waking up much more pleasant and your bedroom more stylish than ever.  

  • Natural Area Rugs
    NRU1388FeaturesHand woven80pct Jute and 20pct cottonFeels soft on bare feetBrings warmth to any decorRug pad recommended (sold separately) Collection: JuteTechnique: Hand wovenPrimary Color: ChocolateType of Backing: CottonMaterial: Jute/Sisal/CottonProduct Type: Area RugMaterial Details: 80pct Jute; 20pct Cotton DimensionsRug Size 4' x 6'Pile Height: 1"Overall Product Weight: 10 lbsRug Size 6' x 9'Pile Height: 1"Overall Product Weight: 20 lbsRug Size 8' x 10'Pile Height: 1"Overall Product Weight: 32 lbsRug Size 9' x 12'Pile Height: 1"Overall Product Weight: 49 lbs
    $663.02  from Walmart US
  • Natural Area Rugs
    NRU1363FeaturesHand woven90pct Jute; 10pct CottonContemporary styleRectangle shapeBrings warmth to any decorElegant, naturally durable, feels soft on bare feetTechnique: Hand wovenPrimary Color: Multi-coloredMaterial: Jute/Sisal/CottonProduct Type: Area RugMaterial Details: 90pct Jute; 10pct Cotton DimensionsRug Size 9' x 12'Pile Height: 1"Overall Product Weight: 49 lbsRug Size 6' x 9'Pile Height: 1"Overall Product Weight: 20 lbsRug Size 8' x 10'Pile Height: 1"Overall Product Weight: 32 lbs
    $403.03  from Walmart US
  • Natural Area Rugs
    NRU1324FeaturesHand woven50pct Jute; 50pct CottonMade from nature's finest materials and earth friendlyElegant, naturally durable, gentle on bare feetBrings warmth to any d corContemporaryTechnique: Hand wovenPrimary Color: Retro Cream; RedMaterial: Jute/Sisal/CottonProduct Type: Area RugMaterial Details: 50pct Jute; 50pct Cotton DimensionsRug Size 4' x 6'Pile Height: 1"Overall Product Weight: 11 lbsRug Size 6' x 9'Overall Product Weight: 20 lbsRug Size 8' x 10'Overall Product Weight: 32 lbsRug Size 9' x 12'Overall Product Weight: 49 lbs
    $624.61  from Walmart US
  • Natural Area Rugs
    NRU1554FeaturesMaterial: 100pct Natural jute rugHand woven by artisan rug makersReversible for twice the wearElegant and feels soft on bare feetSizes may vary slightly on handmade rugsRug pad recommended (sold separately) Technique: Hand wovenPrimary Color: BeigeProduct Care: Recommend using Host Dry Carpet Cleaner for spills and accidentsProduct Type: Area Rug DimensionsRug Size Round 6'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 16 lbsRug Size Round 8'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 28 lbs
    $289.15  from Walmart US
  • Natural Area Rugs
    NRU1539FeaturesMaterial: 100pct Natural jute rugHand woven by artisan rug makersReversible for twice the wearElegant and feels soft on bare feetSizes may vary slightly on handmade rugsRug pad recommended (sold separately) Technique: Hand wovenPrimary Color: RedProduct Care: Recommend using Host Dry Carpet Cleaner for spills and accidentsProduct Type: Area RugMaterial Details: 100pct Jute DimensionsRug Size Round 6'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 16 lbsRug Size Round 8'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 28 lbs
    $139.99  from Walmart US
  • Natural Area Rugs
    NRU1538FeaturesMaterial: 100pct Natural jute rugHand woven by artisan rug makersReversible for twice the wearElegant and feels soft on bare feetSizes may vary slightly on handmade rugsRug pad recommended (sold separately) Technique: Hand wovenPrimary Color: PurpleProduct Care: Recommend using Host Dry Carpet Cleaner for spills and accidentsProduct Type: Area RugMaterial Details: 100pct Jute DimensionsRug Size Round 6'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 16 lbsRug Size Round 8'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 28 lbs
    $165.99  from Walmart US
  • Natural Area Rugs
    NRU1549FeaturesArcadia collectionMaterial: 100pct Natural jute rugBorder color: RedHand loomed by artisan rug makersWide cotton border and non slip latex backingElegant and feels soft on bare feetTechnique: Hand wovenPrimary Color: BeigeProduct Care: Recommend using Host Dry Carpet Cleaner for spills and accidentsProduct Type: Area RugBorder: YesBorder Color: Red DimensionsRug Size 4' x 6'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 10 lbsRug Size 6' x 9'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 20 lbsRug Size 8' x 10'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 32 lbsRug Size 9' x 12'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 49 lbs
    $541.35  from Walmart US
  • Natural Area Rugs
    NRU1555FeaturesMaterial: 100pct Natural jute rugHand woven by artisan rug makersReversible for twice the wearElegant and feels soft on bare feetSizes may vary slightly on handmade rugsRug pad recommended (sold separately) Technique: Hand wovenPrimary Color: IvoryProduct Care: Recommend using Host Dry Carpet Cleaner for spills and accidentsProduct Type: Area Rug DimensionsRug Size Round 6'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 16 lbsRug Size Round 8'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 28 lbs
    $155.99  from Walmart US
  • Natural Area Rugs
    NRU1540FeaturesMaterial: 100pct Natural jute rugHand woven by artisan rug makersReversible for twice the wearElegant and feels soft on bare feetSizes may vary slightly on handmade rugsRug pad recommended (sold separately) Technique: Hand wovenPrimary Color: BrownProduct Care: Recommend using Host Dry Carpet Cleaner for spills and accidentsProduct Type: Area RugMaterial Details: 100pct Jute DimensionsRug Size Round 6'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 16 lbsRug Size Round 8'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 28 lbs
    $167.99  from Walmart US
  • Natural Area Rugs
    NRU1536FeaturesMaterial: 100pct Natural jute rugHandmade by artisan rug makersWide cotton border and non slip latex backingElegant and feels soft on bare feetSizes may vary slightly on handmade rugsRug pad recommended (sold separately) Technique: Hand wovenPrimary Color: BeigeProduct Care: Recommend using Host Dry Carpet Cleaner for spills and accidentsProduct Type: Area RugBorder: YesBorder Color: Sage DimensionsRug Size 4' x 6'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 10 lbsRug Size 6' x 9'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 20 lbsRug Size 8' x 10'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 32 lbsRug Size 9' x 12'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 49 lbs
    $115.99  from Walmart US
  • Natural Area Rugs
    NRU1472FeaturesConstruction: HandmadeMaterial: 53pct Wool and 47pct sisalOrigin: United StatesSisal collectionTechnique: Hand wovenPrimary Color: BeigeType of Backing: LatexMaterial: Jute/Sisal/WoolCountry of Manufacture: United StatesProduct Type: Area RugBorder: YesBorder Color: Natural DimensionsRug Size 8' x 10'Pile Height: 0.5"Rug Size 2' x3'Overall Product Weight: 2 lbsRug Size Runner 2'6" x 8'Overall Product Weight: 8 lbsRug Size 3' x 5'Overall Product Weight: 6 lbsRug Size 4' x 6'Overall Product Weight: 10 lbs
    $175.56  from Walmart US
  • Natural Area Rugs
    NRU1469FeaturesConstruction: HandmadeMaterial: 100pct Natural sisalOrigin: United StatesSisal collectionTechnique: Hand wovenPrimary Color: BeigeType of Backing: LatexMaterial: Jute/SisalCountry of Manufacture: United StatesProduct Type: Area RugBorder: YesBorder Color: Sienna DimensionsRug Size 2' x 3'Pile Height: 0.5"Overall Product Weight: 2 lbsRug Size Runner 2'6" x 8'Overall Product Weight: 8 lbsRug Size 3' x 5'Overall Product Weight: 6 lbsRug Size 4' x 6'Overall Product Weight: 10 lbs
    $38.99  from Walmart US