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  • Tips on Picking the Best Area Rugs Based on Your Room Size

Tips on Picking the Best Area Rugs Based on Your Room Size

It's difficult to get out of bed with cold bedroom floorboards in the morning. To solve this, you can put down an area rug large enough to provide your feet a smooth landing on those oh-so-early mornings to make it easier to get out of bed. 

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Even if you have wall-to-wall carpeting, you may add color, texture, and pattern to your home by layering a warm area rug under your bed. 

Consider the following suggestions to ensure that your Berber rugs are properly sized for your bed size.

What Should You Place on Your Area Rug?

What appears to be a straightforward question necessitates some deliberation. Under any size bed, a square or rectangular Moroccan Berber rug works well. However, you may have two nightstands and a seat at the foot of your bed in addition to the bed. 

You'll have to make a few minor decisions regarding what you want to put on top of your area rug. You have four alternatives when it comes to installing an area rug under your bed:

  • The area rug is only used to support the bed frame.
  • The area rug is fully covered by the bed frame, nightstands, and a seat at the foot of your bed.
  • The area rug covers only the lowest two-thirds of your bed, plus a bench at the foot of your bed, leaving the head of your bed and any nightstands on the bare (or carpeted) floor.
  • The area rug only covers the lowest third of your bed and a bench at the foot of your bed, leaving the rest of the bed exposed. The area rug will protrude more into the rest of the room. 

This approach is great if you're installing a smaller area rug over carpeting to add color and texture to the room.

You don't want half of your table legs to wind up on the rug. It'll be dangerous when you set your glass of water on a shaky nightstand. A similar problem could occur at the foot of the bed. Also, half of your bench sitting on an area rug can make you feel unbalanced and unsteady when you sit down.

Sizes of Area Rugs for a Small Bedroom

When it comes to an area rug, think big if your bedroom is small. Choose a large enough rug to fill the entire space in a smaller room. Ensure at least two inches of bare floor between the rug and the walls.

Use these rough suggestions for the size area rug you'll need if you have a twin-size or full-size bed in a tiny room. It's important to note that twin beds are typically 39 inches broad by 75 inches long. A full-size bed, often known as a double bed, measures 54 inches wide by 75 inches long.

  • A 4-foot area rug can only cover the bottom two-thirds of the bed, but a 6-foot or 5-foot by 8-foot area rug may cover the entire bed.
  • A 6-foot by 9-foot area rug covers the bed, a nightstand, and a bench at the foot of the bed.
  • A 9-foot by 12-foot area rug accommodates two twin-size beds, one nightstand in the center of the two beds, and two seats at the foot of each bed.

Sizes of Area Rugs for a Big Bedroom

A too tiny rug for a large bedroom will throw off the room's equilibrium. If you decide on a large rug that takes up most of the space, leave at least eight inches between the rug's edges and the walls. Here are a few things to consider: 

  • A queen-size or king-size bed may be available in a larger room. Use these suggestions to select an area rug that will complement a large bedroom. Take into account the dimensions of larger beds. 
  • A queen-size bed measures 60 inches in width by 80 inches in length. A king-size bed measures 76 inches in width by 80 inches in length. On the other hand, a California king-size bed measures 72 inches wide by 84 inches long.
  • The bottom two-thirds of a queen- or king-size bed can be covered by an 8-foot by 10-foot or 9-foot by a 12-foot area rug, but not the nightstands.
  • Under the longer California king-size bed, a 12-foot by 15-foot rug will appear balanced, and this size area rug fits under nightstands.
  • According to a standard rule of thumb, an area rug should always reach at least 18 inches to 24 inches from the sides and foot of a queen-size and king-size bed.

Rugs Underneath the Dressers

An area rug should not be pushed up against the edge or legs of a dresser or other large piece of furniture, regardless of the size of your bedroom or bed. Select a rug that is large enough to fit completely underneath the dresser. Alternatively, choose an area rug that is small enough to leave at least two or three inches of floor visible between the rug's edge and the piece of furniture.


You should now have a solid base to search for the ideal bedroom Moroccan rug. Remember that there are no wrong decisions when it comes to bedroom rugs! Your bedroom is a private environment that should represent your particular tastes. Don't be afraid to explore styles beyond the norm! 

Atlas Weavers is a prominent provider of authentic Moroccan ornamental rugs and a fair-trade artisan project. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, long-lasting Moroccan rugs and textiles. Shop our Moroccan rug for your bedroom today.