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5 Best Rugs for Small Bedrooms & How to Place Them

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By Deseré Davis
Nevena Radulović - Editor for Beija Flor
Edited by Nevena Radulović

Updated March 1, 2023.

A grey chest side table next to a bed, with vinyl floor runner next to it

Using rugs in rooms is fantastic: they add comfort and a warm feeling to any room—especially bedrooms. However, it may seem like a bad idea to put a rug in a small bedroom, right?

Not necessarily!

Although small bedrooms have limited space, using the correct rug in the right place can have a significant impact on how your entire room is perceived. In this article, we'll show you 5 rugs that will make your room look bigger and give you a few design tips you can use to tie everything together perfectly.

5 Best Rugs for a Small Bedroom

  1. Geometric Elements: Barcelona Powder Rug
  2. Gothic Elegance: Gothic Concrete Powder Rug
  3. Natural Dimensions: Eclectic Natural Rug
  4. Patterned Motif: Noel Snow Flake Concrete
  5. Relaxing Touch: Barcelona Light Blue

Best Rug Sizes for a Small Bedroom

A star-patterned beige and brown rug on the floor of a living room with vintage decor under a coffee table, mirror, and plants


Choosing the right size rug for a small bedroom is a bit more complicated than simply guessing and picking the one you like most. It's a common misconception that a small room calls for a small rug—on the contrary, smaller rugs tend to shrink the space, making it seem overcrowded.

On the other hand, having a large rug will make a small room seem larger. Consider installing wall-to-wall carpeting to give a room a sense of continuity, thus making it feel bigger. Customizable rugs like our Gothic Modu Floor are great for doing so, as they're available in rolls that you can cut to fit the precise floor space of any room. These rolls offer two different widths—120cm and 80cm—allowing an individual and modular experience.

Nevertheless, remember the golden rule of "measure twice, cut once" when installing any flooring, as accurate measurements will prevent future frustrations.

Gothic Modu Floor Rug

5.0/5(1 reviews)



Which Rugs Should You Get for the Bedroom?

A large beige rug on the floor of a bedroom in front of a bed with ceramic decoration on top


Light colors in any room help can help achieve a sense of volume, which is of paramount importance for any smaller space. When choosing a rug to make the room look bigger, selecting rugs in light, neutral, and monochrome colors, such as those of the Ray Natural rug, will make the space immediately feel more spacious.

In addition, patterned rugs add visual interest and dimension to a room. Choose subtle patterns that repeat themselves vertically, horizontally, or diagonally, as this will give the illusion of a wider floor area.

» Make your bedroom feel more spacious with Ray Natural Rug

5 Rugs for Small Bedrooms

1. Best Rug for a Spacious Feel

 Barcelona Powder RugStock image of the  Barcelona Powder Rug

Barcelona Powder Rug



The Barcelona Powder rug, which features geometric patterns that date back a hundred years, will add a layer of interest and repeating themes to your floor. Additionally, the rug's tones of gray and cream will make a small room appear larger than it is. Because of the light colors, it is also simple to coordinate with any style of interior design.

2. Best Gothic Small Bedroom Rug for a Bold Accent

Gothic Concrete Powder RugStock image of a Gothic Concrete Powder Rug

Gothic Concrete Powder Rug



The Gothic Concrete Powder rug has an enduring design that features a striking gothic pattern and tones of cream, taupe, and gray. This rug will make a small bedroom appear larger and more elegant than it truly is.

By capitalizing on its border accent and positioning this rug so that it is perpendicular to the long walls of a room, you can give the impression that the room is wider.

3. Best Neutral Small Rug for a Bedroom That Needs Visual Depth

Modern  Eclectic Natural Rug Stock image of the  Eclectic Natural Rug

Eclectic Natural Rug



If you are looking for a rug that will fit in an extra small room, this chic area rug is an excellent option to consider because it will give the illusion that the room is larger than it is. The appearance of depth and dimension has been deceitfully created through the careful crafting of the design. A focal point is created with the assistance of an eclectic mix of squares that feature neutral shades and shapes. This helps to draw the eye away from the size of the rest of the room.

4. Best Patterned Bedroom Small Rug to Create a Focal Point

Noel Snow Flake Concrete Rug Stock image of the Noel Snow Flake Concrete Rug

Noel Snow Flake Concrete Rug



Working great in cramped spaces like tight bathrooms and small bedrooms, this rug packs a powerful classical punch with an intricate floral border surrounding Mediterranean tiles in neutral, earthy tones. Its muted colors can make any room feel more spacious than it actually is.

Noel is another example of how a repeating motif can be used to pull attention away from the size of the room towards the floor.

5. Best Small Blue Rug for the Bedroom to Add a Calm Touch

Stock image of the Barcelona Light Blue Rug Stock image of the Barcelona Light Blue Rug

Barcelona Light Blue



If you're looking for a relaxing getaway to the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, then this small rug will transform your bedroom into that dimension of tranquility.

This rug's color scheme was conceptualized after being influenced by the hues found in the Mediterranean Sea. The room is given a more relaxing vibe thanks to the lighter tones of blue, cream, and gray, which also contribute to the overall depth and dimension of the space.

How Should You Place a Rug in a Small Bedroom?

Suzanna Sun Rugs


There are several things to consider when placing your bedroom rug in a small bedroom.

You can place a smaller rug at the foot of your bed—in fact, placing it there can increase your bedroom's Feng Shui. If you want to place a rug in front of your bed, it shouldn't be bigger or smaller than the width of the bed. The top should go under the footboard of the bed if it's larger than the bed's width. You can put your rug symmetrically under your bed, placing the top a few inches under it. If you prefer, you can also slide three quarters of the rug underneath the bed, as well as under the nightstands.

The placement of your bedroom rug also depends on texture—although it may be tempting to choose a plush rug for your bedrooms, such textures work better as living room rugs, as they're visually bulkier. For a small bedroom, a more flat texture like that of the Suzanna Sun rug for the runner next to your bed may be a better choice.

Suzanna Sun Rug

4.7/5(134 reviews)



The Effect of Area Rugs on Your Small Room

Choosing the right rug can prevent your small bedroom from looking even smaller by giving it a more spacious appearance. The most important factor in making the bedroom feel bigger is the size of the rug—by picking the right size for your area rug, you can avoid the room feeling rather disjointed, which emphasizes how small the space is.

Even if you're putting a rug on a carpet in your small bedroom, make sure your furniture sits atop the rug to create the illusion of more space than there actually is. If you can’t really do that, at least arrange the furniture so that the front legs of your larger pieces are on the rug, achieving a partly more spacious atmosphere.

» Didn’t find what you were looking for? Visit our website and browse our stunning collection of bedroom rugs to find just the right one for your space.

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