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A bedroom rug is much more than a design feature. Rugs for the bedroom give you a soft, cushioned, warm place to put your feet. Bedroom area rugs are a good way to cover most of your bedroom floor, or you can opt for small rugs on either side of the bed. Whether your floor is carpeted or hardwood, the extra cushion and warmth for your feet are a matter of comfort.
Bedroom rugs should be both stylish and functional. You can browse bedroom rugs online, but the only way to know that it will work for you is to see the rug in person. The rug experts at Bob Mills can help you choose just the right bedroom rug. While you’re waiting for your appointment, use this guide to narrow your options.
There are many things to consider when choosing a bedroom rug. You probably have a good idea of what you are looking for if you are getting a bedroom rug replacement without redesigning the entire bedroom. However, if you are designing a new bedroom you will need to decide on a style, colors, bedroom rug size and shape, and type of materials and manufacture.
Here are some of the things to keep in mind as you make these decisions.
It is important that you choose a rug that matches the rest of your bedroom decor. If you used a traditional style throughout the rest of the bedroom, choosing a contemporary rug will look entirely out of place. Here are some guidelines for the four most popular bedroom interior design styles.
Traditional bedroom rugs
Traditional bedroom rugs are thick with a variety of colors handwoven into intricate designs. These rugs are often made to mimic the colors and designs of traditional Persian rugs from the 16th century. They should be used with bedrooms that have traditional furniture. Traditional bedroom furniture is usually made of heavy wood with larger frames and greater durability.
Heirloom furniture falls under this category, whether it has been passed down or you’re buying new to pass down yourself. A new high-quality hand-woven bedroom rug can last for 100 years or more, allowing you to pass down the entire bedroom suite.
Contemporary bedroom rugs
Contemporary rugs are for more modern bedrooms. These rugs feature either geometric designs or abstract designs. Choose a contemporary rug design that blends in with the rest of your decor. If your wall art and bedroom decor are abstract, you should have an abstract bedroom rug.
Contemporary bedroom rugs come in a variety of materials and textures, but a hand-knotted wool rug from Bob Mills will be much more durable.
Transitional bedroom rugs
Transitional bedroom rugs put a modern twist on traditional designs. They work with either traditional or contemporary furnishings and decor. When you have a blend of the two design styles in one bedroom, a transitional rug is a must to tie it all together. Many homes today are in the transitional style.
Eclectic bedroom rugs
Eclectic interior design allows for a lot of flexibility, which can make you feel as though you have far too many options. Choose colors for your bedroom before looking at rugs to narrow down the list significantly. The bedroom rug size and shape should be based on both comfort and the ability to blend into the bedroom’s aesthetic.
As a general rule, bedroom rugs should pull together all of the other interior design elements in the room. Ideally, every color in the rug should be present elsewhere in the room, even if it is a slightly lighter or darker shade. Make sure the colors in your bedroom rug won’t clash with the colors in the rest of the room. Snap a picture of your bedroom to get the colors just right when you visit our rug experts.
Here are some guidelines for choosing bedroom rug colors.
- A white rug with faded or muted colors in a simple pattern is more interesting than plain white or off-white rugs. These are perfect rugs for the contemporary style.
- A black rug with reds and browns is perfect for traditional bedrooms featuring dark, richly stained hardwoods.
- Grey rugs with hand-knotted designs can fit with most decor, other than traditional decor.
- A blue rug in the contemporary style gives a sense of peace and calm to the room.
Bedroom rug sizes, shapes, and bedroom rug placement are all important deciding factors. You must first decide on how you want to design your bedroom with the rug. Modern and contemporary styles usually place a large circle rug centered underneath the bed. This gives both sleepers a soft rug beneath their feet while including an important contemporary design element.
Meanwhile, a square rug is a popular choice for transitional and traditional styles. Square bedroom area rugs work well centered beneath traditional bedroom furniture in a similar way as contemporary circle rugs. Small square or rectangular bedroom rugs can be placed on either side of the bed, in front of dressers, or underneath vanities.
Bedroom rug sizes are also important. A rug that is too large for the room could dominate it and take away from the other design elements in your master suite. Choosing a rug too small to be useful in your desired placement is also a hazard. The size of the room, the size of the space you want to be covered with a bedroom rug, and the size of the furniture that will rest on or near it are all important.
Of course, these things can be difficult to judge. That’s why we have rug experts on hand to help you get the right rug for your bedroom.
Work with the Rug Experts at Bob Mills
Now that you have some guidelines that will help you choose your bedroom rug it is time to make your appointment with our rug experts. Here is a handy checklist to be prepared for your rug consultation.
- Take your notes about what you want in a bedroom rug to your appointment to make sure you don’t forget anything.
- Have a budget in mind.
- Use a measuring tape to get the exact size of your bedroom or the space you want the area rug. If you are getting a bedroom rug replacement, measure the existing rug for an exact size.
- Be open-minded to the advice of our experts.
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Shop Rugs at Bob Mills
Start reveling in endless comfort and shop rugs online for unbeatable prices at Bob Mills. Our friendly experts are always happy to help you find the perfect rug for your bedroom— whether you call the Bob Mills Furniture store nearest you or use our online chat feature. Better yet, stop by one our showrooms throughout Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas to discover why we are everyone’s favorite local furniture store. Visit us today!
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