Published by Roxane Wesley, Oct 24, 2016
Placing area rugs in your bedroom provides many benefits. More than just a decoration, they bring an element of style to reflect your personality, and they also deliver functional advantages to your bedroom as well. A fluffy, well-designed bedroom area rug will deliver warmth and comfort as you wake up and get off your bed every cold morning, and it will also define specific areas of your bedroom to create a more intimate setting.
In addition to those benefits, there are also several obvious reasins to place a sophisticated, beautiful area rug in the bedroom, including to protect your floor from damage due to constant pressure from furniture legs, as well as to wrap all of your bedroom elements and decorations together to complete the general style of the room. But before buying any area rug to warm your bedroom, listen to what experts have to say.
1) Determine the Rug Style
When it comes to choosing the right area rug for your bedroom, you need to consider some aspects including your personal preference, the style, and more importantly, balance. You need to ask whether a certain area rug will go with the rest of furniture and items in your bedroom well. For example, if your bedroom is dominated with upholstery and solid colors, a lively-patterned area rug will be the perfect choice. Oriental, Scandinavian and Victorian patterned rug will be an ideal choice for such bedroom. But if your room is intricately adorned with artworks, wall decorations, and patterns and prints are already on the curtain and comforters, a solid area rug is the better choice. But consider to mix patterns to challenge your creativity even more.
2) Choose the Best Materials
Another important consideration aside from colors and styles is the material of the bedroom area rug you’re about to buy. Furry rugs may be tempting, but you need to consider the activities and the usage of the floor as well. Rugs made of silk and faux fur are indeed look nice, as they add shimmer in your bedroom. But if you have pets, that beautiful bedroom area rug will be damaged in no time. For family with pets, polypropylene, sisal or wool area rugs are extremely durable, easy to clean and maintain, and can hold heavy foot traffic.
3) Determine the Size of the Rug
Considering the majority that your bedroom area rug will be placed under your bed, the ideal size (depending on the bedroom layout) is between three or four feet. Another way to determine the size of the area rug is by measuring the size of the room, then subtract the size about one and a half feet. This way, you’ll get a 9-inch border of exposed flooring on each side.