Having a rug in your bedroom is essential for a few reasons. If you have hardwood floors in your bedroom it gives you somewhere cozy to stand – particularly on a cold morning. It also creates a feature in your room by adding texture, color, and maybe pattern if you’re feeling bold!
A rug helps to anchor your bed in the room, making the room feel bigger, and well put together. Rugs are a great addition to most bedrooms, even if you have a plain carpet instead of hardwood floors. But what is the best rug size for a king bed? The short answer is that there isn’t a right answer, but here are a few ideas to help inspire your bedroom decor journey!
If you’re looking for a rug that’s going to provide comfort when you step out of bed in the morning, then choosing an 8×10 or larger rug would be perfect for you. There are a lot of different options for rug placement under a king size bed, but if you want it under your feet you will need to have most of the rug under the bed, with the rug the opposite way to your bed.
The way the rug is placed under the king bed in this photo is the perfect compromise between seeing the rug and getting to use it for comfort.
Use a Smaller Rug on One Side of your King Size Bed
If you live alone, then you might like to consider choosing a rug placement that will give you the maximum comfort. Choosing a shaggy rug like this will be really comfortable to stand on, and you can get away with choosing a smaller size.
Opt for something like a 5×8 then tuck place one side of the rug under your king size bed so that it’s only just standing on it. You then have the whole rug on your side of the bed to enjoy and it makes the room feel bigger while still keeping the rug grounded. This is a really easy trick to add subtle style elements to your room while keeping it cosy!
Place a Smaller Rug at the End of your Bed
If the main reason you would like a rug for your bedroom is to add color and another design element, then choose a smaller rug to put at the foot of your king-size bed, rather than under it.
By doing this you will see more of the pattern, making it a more prominent feature in the room which is great if the rest of your decor is neutral. a 3×5 would be the best size of rug for next to your king bed.
Choose Colorful Rugs to Tie a Space Together
When thinking about unique bedroom decor, try choosing a large colorful rug placed under your king size bed. Match the cushions to some of the key colors in your rug and keep the rest of the room neutral with natural wood and white sheets to create a room that feels like it belongs in a hotel.
For this style bigger is better if you have the space. A 9×12 area rug would be an incredible feature.
Use a Giant Rug like Carpet
If you’ve got hardwood floors and wished they were warmer then you can use the trend of oversized area rugs under your king size bed to your advantage to create a carpeted area in your bedroom.
This 12×18 rug takes up most of the floor space which provides you with comfort, but leaving a little of the wooden floor on show makes it look like a design choice. If you’re not comfortable with huge amounts of color then picking something neutral will blend in with the floor.
Place an Ombre Rug to Enlarge the Room
One of the easiest ways to make a room feel bigger is by using colors and lighting. One of the best ways to do this is with an ombre rug.
Place the rug under all four legs of your king size bed with the darkest color towards the headboard to instantly make the room feel larger. For this trick to work the rug should be a similar size to a king size bed, so a 8×10 would be perfect.