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What Size Bedroom Area Rug do I need? This is the most common confusion when it comes to bedroom decor. The bed is undoubtedly the star. Any other style decision you make, including what sort of area rug to buy, depends on what type of bed you have and where in the room it's located.

For example, a bedroom with a central, king-size bed requires a very different approach than a kid's room with two twin beds. When your feet leave the warmth of your bed, they want to step onto a luxurious rug, not a cold floor. To ensure you have happy feet, the rug needs to extend about 24" from your bed. Take this measurement into account when you're choosing your bedroom rug.

 We'll give you some size suggestions, too! Don't feel restricted if you're buying an area rug for a small bedroom. Don't hold back with design ideas simply because your room is smaller! Another thing to consider is whether you want a rug to go under your nightstands. This is simply a matter of personal preference.

How Big Is My Bed?

The main thing you need to keep in mind when choosing a bedroom rug is the size of your bed. The standard mattress sizes in the US are as follows:

  • King size, 76” x 80”
  • California King bed, 72" x 84"
  • Queen size, 60” x 80”
  • Full bed (sometimes called a "double bed"), 54" x 75"
  • Twin bed, 39” x 75”
  • Twin XL - designed for taller sleepers, this bed measures 80" long

This will save you from measuring your bed, but take into account that large-framed beds will be a bit bigger than the mattress measurements. After you know the size of your bed, you should add an extra 24" to both sides. We suggest drawing a plan for your bedroom and its furnishings before you pick an area rug for bedroom. Looking at one bed at a time, here are our recommendations for bedroom rug layouts and sizes!

Queen Size Bed

If your room is big enough, and you want that extra luxury, you can keep to the sizes we've suggested for the king-size bed. After all, if it's suitable for the king, it's good for the queen rug size! And besides all this, it will also add flair of exquisiteness to your interior design!

If you'd prefer a slightly smaller rug, the ideal size for a bedroom with a queen bed is 6' x 9'. This queen size rug will take the rug up to the nightstands and give you an essential, comfy border for your feet. A patchwork rug would look incredible in a contemporary-style room, especially against pale-colored baseboards!

King Size Bed

The smallest rug suggested for a king size bed is a 7' x 10' style, which gives you a nice warm edge to step onto and goes up to (but not under) the nightstands. You will need a bigger rug if you have a California King bed! The minimum size recommendation for these mighty beds is a 9' x 12' style.

Full-Size Bed

This will take up much of the floor space of a smaller bedroom, so think about your room border and the positioning of your other furniture. Here is a quick summary of these sizes:

  • To go up to the nightstands, 6' x 9'
  • To go under the nightstands, 8' x 10'
  • A single rug next to the bed, 4’ x 6’ or 3’ x 5’ each
Twin Bed

The type of area rug you choose for a twin bed (called a "single bed" in the UK) depends on the bedroom's dimensions just as much as the size of the bed. If it's a small bedroom, a 5' x 8' area rug in the portrait position looks great and maximizes your space.

A striped design, like a Kilim rug, will help make the area look bigger. If you want to see more rug, flip it into the landscape position (so the bed and the rug form a cross shape). It gives them plenty of rug space to step onto. If the bed is against the wall, a neat 4' x 6 or 3' x 5' positioned next to it will look good! In a larger bedroom, a 7' x 10' rug like this lovely gold Ziegler rug gives you a beautiful result. Try either landscape or portrait, depending on the shape and size of your space. A quick summary of these sizes:

  • For a small bedroom, 5' x 8'
  • For a larger room, 7' x 10'
  • A single rug next to the bed, 4’ x 6’ or 3’ x 5’
Twin Beds in One Room

You can lay a rug in a room with two twin beds in several ways. The obvious option is to put your rug between the beds, especially in a smaller room. Try a 3' x 5' rug, or if your space is more generous, try a 4' x 6', 5x7 rugs under a twin bed. These modern designs look wonderful in children's or young persons' rooms.

Moreover, you can decrease the distance between the twin beds if you have less space. Another option is to have both beds on one larger rug (pictured above), which has the effect of drawing the furniture together. If the sleepers are happy with a soft rug on just one side of their beds, an 8' x 10' will be perfect.

To get a more opulent look and feel, go for a 9' x 12' style. Keep the border of the rug on both sides of the beds and more room at the feet. This funky, retro Ziegler rug would make a really lively and unusual floor covering for a modern bedroom. Try something calm and natural, such as this Peshawar Ziegler rug. A quick summary of these sizes:

  • A rug between the beds, 4’ x 6’ or 3’ x 5’
  • Rug to go under the beds (with no side border), 8' x 10'
  • A rug to go under the beds (with a side border), 9' x 12'

How To Get The Right Bedroom Area Rugs?

It always helps to mock up an area rug before you commit to buying one. It is better to get the mockup first after you've worked out the size and proportions. Let's explore the ways to get the right bedroom area rugs.

Mock up The Area Rug

This helps you decide whether you need an area rug with a minimal design or a vibrant rug with extensive borders. Also, mocking the area rugs tells if you need to relocate the furniture. As we've suggested before, laying out a bed sheet on the floor can give you a great idea of the area of your potential new rug.

This isn't so easy in a bedroom, as a bed is a heavy piece of furniture to move, and you don't want to shift it until the actual rug arrives! Instead, mark out areas with tape to show you where the rug will sit. Practice getting out of bed to make sure your feet automatically land in the cozy area! If they don't, it's time to rethink the rug size.

Create That Vintage Vibe!

Who said that something vintage can't go well with your bedroom in today's age? A delightfully made Oriental jute rug never gets old and can be shockingly flexible. With a huge number of alternatives as far as shading, texture, scale, and style are concerned, there's an Oriental carpet out there for each space.

 Regardless of whether you want to highlight a rich English-roused library or place a rug in the bedroom. Choose your bedroom area rug according to the room's furniture, walls, and lighting, which could be warm or cool. With regards to structuring with Oriental carpets, pursue these tips:

  • Go monochromatic with the room's residual stylistic theme.
  • Coordinate furniture to the jute rug's shades; always mix up patterns.
  • Contemporary styles today mix well with a touch of vintage.
  • Buy a proper rug size for a bedroom that is a fine mixture of the modern and the conventional era.
  • The existence of an antique Persian rug in a contemporary room could act as a beautiful addition. Especially if the shade of the rug suits the room's palette. Like this one!
Put Together A Hip Mid-Century Space!

Animal patterned rugs have been in style for whatever area you plan to highlight in your living space. The interesting thing with such animal patterns is that you generally find shapes other than the basic geometric ones. For instance, this Zebra stripes area rug adds a touch of personal style. With its animal-like outline shape, it also gives it a modern, stylish look.

Similarly, a limited yet funky sitting space could become more inviting if placed right with an appropriate size. You should consider the right king and queen bed rug size that transforms the entire space. For instance, the furniture below is not directly placed on the rug. Nonetheless, it still complements the overall look just by properly placing the rug towards the stairs.

Go Monochromatic

In a minimalistic setting, the use of colors and queen bed rug sizes in a rug can contribute a great deal to the feel of the room. A small round area rug like this, at the foot of the bed looks perfect in contrast to the interior of the room and unifies the room together. The rug's muted grey design is a great combination with whatever interior you plan for your living space.

Whether the walls are orange, blue, brown, or grey, a muted grey area rug is a classic option regardless of your furniture style. Similarly, a grey shag rug could be also an excellent option for your space. Pair it with a similar tonal combination of the rest of the setup or a contrasting one. A grey area rug will always be in style! With a unique Boho green colored wall like this, you could go with a neutral-toned area rug like grey or white, to balance out the colors of the room.

Frequently Asked Questions about Bedroom Rugs

1. What Is A Good Size Rug For A Bedroom?

A good-sized rug for a bedroom is usually about the size of your bed, so it's best to measure the length and width of your bed before you go shopping. If you don't measure your bed accurately, you might buy a too-short or too-long rug.

2. Where Can I Find Rugs Online For The Bedroom?

You can find rugs for the bedroom at many different retailers. If you don't see what you are looking for elsewhere, we recommend checking our website, RugKnots. Here, you will find good-quality bedroom rugs with free shipping. We offer the sale and discounted prices on the entire rug collection. So, browse our website and find what you need for your home decor.

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Hi i am looking for a rug for a 12 1/2 ft by 16 1/2 foot room with two x long twin beds together, probably similiar to a king , what size do I get? do I have it cover under the nightables or come down 1/3 of the way from the wall ?


Why would a California King bed, which is not as wide as a king bed, require a wider rug? At six foot wide, an 8×10 rug would provide the required two feet on both sides. And length is easily adjustable.

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Thanks for the detailed informative post. I’ve always been a fan of hand embroidered rugs made from pure New Zealand wool. Can they be used in the bedroom area? I plan to cover the middle portion with this environment-friendly piece of art.


I have a king size bed and beautiful dark wood floors. Would two 3×4 areas rugs on either side look good.?