Rugs bring style, texture and warmth to any space, but these things are especially true of the bedroom. Adding a rug to your bedroom can tie it together and add in extra color and visual interest—plus, they can make your cold, unforgiving hardwood floor a little warmer too. Rugs can work in nearly any bedroom. Keep reading to learn about 30 ideas for bedroom rugs.
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Place Rugs on Top of Carpet
Carpet in the bedroom doesn't mean you can't lay a rug on top. In fact, carpet can pair wonderfully with a rug, especially if it's in a neutral or complementary color.Continue to 2 of 30 below.
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Bring in Pattern
Rugs can bring color, style, and texture, but they can also bring plenty of pattern to your bedroom. Look for a patterned rug for a bold statement in the bedroom, but don't stop with just one—bring other patterns into the bedroom too, like patterned duvets and wallpaper.Continue to 3 of 30 below.
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Natural fibers like rattan make a great material choice for a bedroom rug. They're often durable and easy-to-clean, and they can make your space feel more woodsy and boho-inspired.Continue to 4 of 30 below.
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Learn How to Place Your Rug
Rug placement can be a tricky thing to master, but there are plenty of options to fit your space and style. If you're trying to place a smaller rectangular or square rug, lay it at the end of the bed, underneath the front two legs.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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Try a Gray Rug
A simple gray rug will do the job nicely if you're not sure what type of rug to use in your bedroom. Pick one with a subtle, barely-there pattern to ensure the rug doesn't look too boring.Continue to 7 of 30 below.
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Add a Faded Rug
Faded patterns are a popular choice in today's rug designs. And for a good reason too, as their soft color fits in just about anywhere, and their subtle pattern brings in a touch of style.Continue to 8 of 30 below.
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Use a Small White Rug
When you're struggling to add a rug to the bedroom (there is such a thing as too many choices), stick with what's worked before—nine times out of ten, a small white rug will do the job wonderfully.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Use Rugs as a Carpet Copycat
To get the look of carpet without having to actually install it, try using an oversized, low-pile rug in your bedroom, like Liljencrantz Design did above. It's an easy way to cover up flooring that needs a little TLC while you prepare to restore or replace it.Continue to 10 of 30 below.
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Chevron rug patterns are the perfect pick for playful bedrooms, as their bold color and stand-out patterns add whimsy to an oft-forgotten part of the bedroom—the floor.Continue to 11 of 30 below.
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Make It Monochrome
Bedroom rugs can be used to create or further amplify a monochrome look. Pick a white or cream rug for a bedroom that already has other pieces in this color for a cohesive, elegant, and relaxing bedroom look.Continue to 12 of 30 below.
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Bring in Pint-Sized Patterns
Rug patterns don't have to be oversized—they can be pint-sized too! Scaled-down rug patterns offer a way to bring texture and visual interest to the bedroom without distracting from the style of the rest of the space.Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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If your rug is extra large, place additional furniture on it to ensure it doesn't feel too oversized. Try adding a chest or a sofa at the end of the bed, or add an armchair nearby.Continue to 14 of 30 below.
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Stripes are a rug pattern that will never go out of style. It fits in well in traditionally-styled or farmhouse style bedrooms, and a more faded stripe looks at home in a more modern bedroom too.Continue to 15 of 30 below.
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If you like the look of a certain rug, but it doesn't come in the right size for your space, try doubling up. A pair of rugs underneath a bed can look just as a great as one large one.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Add Just a Peek
Rugs don't need to dominate your bedroom floor. In fact, it's okay for them to just barely peek out. This works well in bedrooms where there's a lot of other items competing for your attention.Continue to 18 of 30 below.
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Coordinate With Your Furniture
Another way to make a bedroom rug fit right in is by matching it to the existing bed frame and bedroom furniture, like what Becca Interiors did in the bedroom above.Continue to 19 of 30 below.
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Bring in the Color
When adding bedroom rugs that include color not found elsewhere in your space, try to bring in the color instead through accessories like throw pillows or blankets.Continue to 20 of 30 below.
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Cover the Front
When placing an oversized rug that doesn't cover the entire floor space of the bed, prioritize covering the front two legs rather than back two legs of the bed. This will make the rug seem larger and leave the uncovered floor space closer to the wall, where it's less likely to be seen.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Go Soft and Cozy
If you find it hard to wake up in the mornings, make it easier by placing an extra-soft and plush rug next to your bed. Your cold feet will thank you.Continue to 22 of 30 below.
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Work With Your Wall Art
When adding in lots of colors through your bedroom rug, try to bring in similar colors with your wall art. This will bring style and flair to both the top and bottom of your space.Continue to 23 of 30 below.
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If you're struggling to decide on a pattern for your bedroom rug, pick something geometric. It's a modern look that pairs well with other patterns and styles, and you can find geometric rugs in almost any color and size.Continue to 24 of 30 below.
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Use Floor Runners
Giant rugs aren't the only type of floor covering that look great next to your bed. Narrow, floor runner rugs can also work well when placed parallel to the side of your bed. Small rugs like this are a helpful way to cut costs without sacrificing style.Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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Want a darker look in the bedroom? Try pairing an almost-black rug with a navy bedspread for a put-together and elegant look.Continue to 26 of 30 below.
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Contrast Your Floor
Another way to narrow down your bedroom rug choices is by picking a rug that contrasts the color of your floor. For a dark mahogany hardwood, try a white rug. For light gray carpet, try a deep navy rug.Continue to 27 of 30 below.
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Match Your Floor
Or, keep it similar by choosing a rug that's similar to the coloring of your floor, like Thomas Guy Interiors did in the bedroom above.Continue to 28 of 30 below.
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Use Rugs to Ground
Neutral-colored rugs can act as a way to ground a bedroom that's full of bold color and pattern, and provide a calming contrast for those colors to reflect off. Consider adding a white or beige rug to your otherwise extra-colorful space.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Try a High Pile Rug
High pile rugs may be more work to keep clean, but almost nothing is better at adding coziness to the bedroom. Add an oversized one to your bedroom and get ready to never leave your bedroom.Continue to 30 of 30 below.
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Add Polka Dots
Add some fun pattern to your bedroom with a polka-dotted rug. This works even better when paired with other polka dots in the bedroom.