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CHOOSING THE RIGHT RUG SIZE FOR DINING ROOM (PART - III)
Posted on 17 July 2017

Wouldn't you love a cosy, comforting, and a pleasant feeling under your feet when you step out of your bed first thing in the morning? Every one of us does and a perfect carpet can accomplish that for you. All you have to do is make sure you have the right rug that will sit in your bedroom taking into consideration the furniture and floor space.

Just like our guidelines to Choosing the Right Rug Size for Living Room, we have a few tips and tricks that will help you choose the perfect carpet size for your bedroom as well.

Some general guidelines for proper placement of the rug in the bedroom include:

  • - The placement and size of your rug depend on the size of your bed and the existing floor space.
  • - The rug shouldn't touch the walls instead it should leave at least four to five inches between the walls and the edge of the rug or a minimum of eight inches if the room is larger.
  • - The rug should be large enough to accommodate your feet while getting out of the bed.
  • - If the rug runs under a side cabinet, nightstand, or dresser, make sure that when you open the door or drawers, the bottom edge of the door is high enough to go past the rug without dragging it along with it.
  • - Just remember to orient the rug to the shape of your room: rectangles running the same way, square or round rug in a square room.

If the bedroom floor space is small, it is generally assumed that the room can hold a single bed. In such circumstances, place a 5x8 rug horizontally under the bed which can start from the centre of the bed and go beyond the bed’s footboard. The rug should extend at least 2-3 feet on either side of the bed. But, if you have a creative way of setting up the rug without distorting the balance and feel then go ahead and fling your creativity in. You could even use a nice round area rug to soften the room or you could just place a small rug on the side of the bed you usually get out of. The possibilities are endless with our wide range of rugs which is customizable to any size. In rooms with two single beds, especially the children’s rooms, a rug looks perfect centered between the two.

In a standard floor space bedroom with a double bed , you can place a 6x9 rug that holds 2/3 of your bed. The rug will not go all the way to the wall behind the bed and your nightstands will not sit on the rug. With this layout, the rug should ideally extend 12 to 18 inches past the bottom foot of your bed and can go beyond a ottoman at the foot of the bed if you have one. Besides, placing the rug completely under nightstands is left to the user’s discretion.

Ideal rug sizes for your bedroom

In a larger room, an 8x10 rug will usually be your best bet. For a queen size bed, an 8x10 can hold the entire bed, nightstands but not the ottoman. If in case you want it to hold your ottoman then you can start laying your rug from the bottom two-thirds of the bed which will accommodate your ottoman. This rug size allows you to have 2’6” exposed on each side of the bed and 3’6” at the end of the bed if you choose the second option.

In a spacious room with a king size bed, a 9x12 rug is an ideal fit. This rug holds the entire bed, the nightstands and a bench at the foot of the bed. This layout allows you to have 2’10” on each side of the bed and 4’ at the end of your bed. While choosing a large sized rug for this layout, be aware that your bed will cover most of the pattern when you’re picking out the design of your rug. Pick a rug which has designs dominating on the sides. The larger the rug the more larger your room will appear. In this layout, you can let the rug peek out even more and the most important thing is that the bed shouldn't cover so much of the rug that you hardly see it.

Apart from rectangular rugs there are square, round and area rugs which can be placed in the bedroom to break away from the monotony of straight lines. Following the above principles will help in giving a cohesive or a visual balance to your space. Along with rug size, remember to bring balance and harmony through colours, patterns and texture of the rug to provide a linking element. At the end of it, a rug should aid in creating an illusion of more space. With an equal part of it exposed on both sides, it must create balance and tie the whole room together.

The rug size depends on the room floor space, furniture and the type of room. Check out the guidelines to right rug size for living room in Part I and for dining room in Part - II.

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