Option 1 – Place a rug under the bed extending outwards from the end and both sides
For the bedroom, a common solution is to place the rug almost up to the headboard wall or just in front of the bedside tables. Measure from here to a point at least 30cm from the end of the bed, and at least 60cm around the side. The rug should neatly frame the room, so extend as far out as looks pleasing to the eye.
If you’re looking for a designer rug from stock for a Queen-Sized bed, try a 240×170 or 300×240 rug. Or if you have a King-Sized bed, try a 300×240 or360x270 rug.
Option 2- Place runners around the edge of the bed
Although this is perhaps a more complicated choice than option one, this is the most cost-effective way of placing rugs in your space, as no square-meterage is lost underneath the bed. Measure from just in front of the bedside cabinets to just before the end of the bed, to create a soft walkway either side. You may choose to have another runner or small rug at the end of the bed too. Runners are likely to have to be made to order as stock sizes are very limited.
There is also a third option, which many never consider. This is to have a U-shaped rug made to order to fit exactly around the edge of your bed. At Bazaar Velvet, this is something we’ve been requested to make in the past and our clients have been very happy with the result.
Find out more about choosing a rug for a bedroom at https://bazaarvelvet.com/bedroom-rug-guide