33 Rug Ideas To Add Flair To Your Bedroom

Do you feel like your bedroom is missing something? Don’t have room for a piece of large furniture or a statement piece? Here’s an affordable and simple solution; a rug. Yes, a rug can make all the difference when it comes to adding a little bit of pizzaz to your new bedroom sitting area or just needing something to brighten up part of your master bedroom. This list of 34 bedroom area rug ideas is sure to get your creative juices flowing. Check them out!

Master Bedroom Rug Ideas

#1. No More Cold Feet

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like cold floors first thing in the morning. The placement of this rug is perfect for those cold mornings. It lays right under the bed and sticks out just enough for your feet to rest on when you sit on the edge of the bed. The best part about this concept is that you can easily move it to the top or the bottom of the bed without having to move furniture around.

#2. Length Over Width

A lot of people choose to have an area rug that has even measurements, but this rug has more length than width. If you have hardwood flooring, it’s a great way to still view the beauty of it while adding a bit of color to the end of your bed frame. It’s also ideal for those cold mornings. You can walk the length of your room without getting cold toes.

#3. Simple Elegance

You can see from this picture that a simple small area rug can make a huge statement in such an elegant bedroom. The Brown of the rug matches the rest of the furnishings and the trim along the walls and door. The fact that it’s at the end of the bed topped with a few chairs makes it a cute little sitting area. This is also one of those rugs that you can move to any part of the bedroom and it would fit in.

#4. Make It Bigger with Stripes

If your bedroom is looking a little small, adding stripes can make it look longer than it really is. This striped area rug gives the room a longer look while corresponding with the color scheme. It also gives the room a very modern look. These are the types of rugs that are popular in children’s bedrooms or dorm rooms because of their ability to fit in with solid colored walls and small rooms.

#5. Fluffy & Comfy

I’m a personal fan of fluffy carpets, which is why I love this look so much. This large area rug doesn’t take the eye off of the wooden floors, but it does add some pop to the dark espresso colored furniture and modern bed frame while matching the trim and comforter. This is another one of those carpets that would work well in any other room in the house.

#6. Abstract Design

A lot of luxury bedrooms are white with nothing else. This luxury abstract bedroom has a splash of color with the designed green area rug. This adds some flare to the bedroom, making it not so boring and bright. If you also didn’t notice, the way they have this decorated is that rug is sticking out more towards where the door in the room would be, giving the room a longer look and showing off more of the rug.

Modern Bedroom Rug Ideas

#7. A Few Shades Darker

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I love dark colors, which is why I really like these bedroom area rug ideas. This dark fluffy rug mixed with this modern bed frame and dresser set is absolutely stunning. The way the colors of the bedding and rug go together with the walls makes for a very sophisticated look. This is something that you would find in a luxury apartment or even a newer home.

#8. Shag Is Back

Shag carpets are making a comeback, or have they never left? Nobody really knows? All we know is that in this beautiful modern apartment bedroom, this shag carpet is totally rocking it. It’s hard to tell whether it’s a light green or a beige color, either way, it wonderfully coordinates with the ottoman and bedspread.

#9. Minimalistic

A lot of people love minimalism and this bedroom is living proof. There are three colors going on here; white, blue, and brown. The big brown area rug is simple, but somehow makes the blue wall and blue bed spread work together for a pretty simple design that screams “modern”. The rug is about as plain as it gets, but it pulls the entire room together.

#10. Contemporary Living

This bedroom is extremely simple, but vintage at the same time. All of the colors going on here are pretty great, in my opinion. The area rug is one of those fluffy ones that I love. It’s a beautiful grey color that goes perfectly with the green in the bed frame. It’s hard to match this shade of green with certain colors, but this rug works. It also makes that chair in the corner stand out.

#11. Coffee Solves Everything

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Coffee is one of my favorite things, so why not incorporate that with the decor of a bedroom? This coffee colored rug blends perfectly with the coffee colored furniture. It’s not overly fluffy, but it’s also not paper thin. It’s got a beautiful tone to it and would work with any colored hardwood floor.

#12. Breaking Up The White

Here we have another area rug idea that breaks up the flow of all the white. The elongated, multi colored area rug gives the room a splash of color while keeping the main focus on the monochromatic decor that the sunlight beams in on.

#13. Grey On Grey

The grey on grey is something that I see a lot in apartments. In this particular bedroom, the dark walls are complimented with a by a light grey thin area rug with a dark border around it to match the wall. It also goes very well with the grey border of the bed frame and the decor. This is another one of those rugs that will work in any area of the bedroom.

#14. Elegant Black Lacquer

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Some people think that the color black is a sign of a sad person or somebody who’s dark and mysterious. I see black as elegant and classy if used the right way. In this bedroom design, you can see that the black shag area rug complements the black leather upholstered headboard and bed frame.

#15. Almost Wall-To-Wall

A lot of people like to buy large area rugs so that they don’t have to pay somebody to install wall-to-wall carpeting. As you can see from this rendering, the beige carpet almost takes up the whole room. The modern bed sits perfectly atop of it and it goes great with the color scheme of the bed spread and decor.

#16. Angles

This layout is not for those with OCD, at least not in my opinion. Just take a look at the way the area rug is positioned. It’s not lined up with the fireplace, but it does come corner to corner with the edge of it. Other than that, the color of the rug goes very well with the dark color of the wood floors. The rug also adds to the overall modernism of the room decor itself.

#17. Smoke & Brick

I love this rug idea. The brick wall behind the bed leaves multiple color options open for the rug, but they went with a smokey grey color to match the chair and bed frame. It also goes well with the flooring and the coloring of the drapery. They also used the rug in a unique way. Notice how they lined the edge of it up with the edge of the bed frame and it comes out longer on one end? Pretty cool in my opinion.

#18. Different Colors

The large windows in this bedroom give the rug multiple color hues depending on what time of day it is. When the blinds are open and it’s bright, it’s going to look like the rug is a bright grey color. At night, it may give off more of a darker grey. Either way, it will match up perfectly with the color scheme of the room and the metal feet of the bed.

#19. Hypnotic

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The rug in this room is rather funky and hypnotic. If you notice the frame of the bed, the colors of it harmonize very well with the color of the rug, which is a like a dark cream and a light cream. They all come together to give the entire room a timeless appeal. It’s also one of those rugs that can me moved to different locations within the room for different looks.


#20. Chic

This chic bedroom is wonderfully pulled together and topped off with a light colored carpet that matches perfectly with the cream colored upholstered foot and headboard. Not only that, but it complements the espresso end tables. The way they have the rug positioned also says a lot about their decorating style.

#21. Luxurious Leather

This contemporary bedroom is very simple, but also very luxurious, I mean, look at that rug! It’s very unique and it seems to catch all of the colors in the bedroom. It is coordinated very well with the end tables, bed spread, leather head and foot board, and even the wall lamps. It’s not something that you’ll be able to use in every room of the house, but it works perfectly in this master bedroom.

#22. Sea Colors

This is an absolutely stunning view of the ocean, which is why they chose to use ocean colors in this very simple area rug at their bed side. Notice how they put it just a little off center of the bed and dresser? It’s rather unique. They also chose to match just a small amount of colors to their bedspread and more of it to the ocean colors.

#23. Purple Squares

For you purple lovers, you’ll love this. This purple and white themed room is absolutely beautiful. Notice how the purple carpet is a different shade as the other purple furniture as to not overpower the rest of the room. It makes it so that it’s not so bright, but it still brings some elegance to it.

#24. Romantic

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This romantic designed room is the ideal place for couples to get cozy in. The large grey carpet complements the decor and bedspread along with giving the bed itself a solid foundation to rest upon. It’s also great for those cold mornings, too. Instead of resting your feet on a cold hardwood floor, the carpet will be there to keep your feet toasty.

Rug Ideas For Bedroom Hardwood & Laminate Floors

#25. Small & Vintage

As if the Chuck Taylors didn’t already give it away, but that area rug under the retro chair gives the room a vintagy feel. Those are absolutely stunning hardwood floors, so it’s a no brainer that using the rug to protect them from the chair from scratching the surface is a great idea. Somehow, it also goes with the unique color scheme of the room.

#26. Classic Elegance

This carpet is something that you would find in a fancy resort or in a cabin. It’s a very elegant room with the cathedral ceilings and chandelier. The fact that this rug covers a good portion of that beautiful dark hardwood floor will help to keep it preserved from the feet of the bed and other scratches.

#27. Basic Rug

This room has an absolutely beautiful light colored hardwood floor. The small grey shag carpet at the side of the bed makes for a perfect foot planting area first thing in the morning when the floors may be cold. It also adds a touch of decoration and goes well with the overall color scheme of the room.

#28. Simply Lavender

This lavender bedroom is complemented beautifully by this lavender shag rug at the end of the bed. It protects the beautiful hardwood flooring from the metal feet on the bench. It also somehow makes those yellow end tables stand out as well. Carpets are always a great way to keep furniture from scratching floors.

#29. Checkers

There’s quite a bit going on her with this bedroom and I like it. Let’s start off with the checkered carpet. All of the colors go great with all of the colors in the bedroom such as the bed spread, floor, bed foundation, and the curtains. Those barn style hardwood floors are also so beautiful that the rug has to protect them from the feet on that chair and ottoman.

Small Bedroom Rug Ideas

#30. Runner

Runners are ideal for the end of the bed and the sides of the beds because they just add a little bit of pizzaz to the room. They also can add a splash of color to a seemingly colorless space. In this particular room, the rug catches every color of the unique quilt on the four poster bed.

#31. Pretty In Pink

This cute little pink rug is perfect for a little girl’s bedroom, such as this one. It gives them a comfortable little sitting spot next to their bed for when they want to sit on the floor to play. It also gives their room a little bit of color if they have white furniture or white walls.

Zebra Rug Bedroom Ideas

#32. Zebra Stripes

Zebra stripes are an excellent way to add a touch of personal style and uniqueness to any bedroom. This is very similar to cowhide, but it’s got a better flow of lines rather than splotches. As you can see from this picture, they use it in a diagonal fashion mixed with a purple bed spread. It’s very different, but I love it.

#33. Zebra Closet Carpeting

If you’re looking for a funky idea for closet flooring, this is it. The entire closet in this picture is covered in zebra print carpeting, which is pretty cool. This is the teenage girls dream closet flooring. Honestly, I would like this in my closet!

Master Bedroom Rug Sizes & Room Size Recommendations

Choosing the color of your area rug is the easy part, but what about the size? You aren’t going to want something that’s going to take up the entire space of your room and you don’t want something that’s way too small. Here’s a handy guide to help you choose what size is best for what room.

Living Room

9’ X 13’

The 9 x 13 area rug is ideal for placing all of your furniture on it. This gives the area a very cohesive feel. If your living room is very large, you may need a larger rug to get this feel. Ultimately, the size of your rug should be determined on the size of your furniture and room.

6’ X 9’

This is perfect for having just the front legs on the area rug. This is a good option for pulling a room together and making it more likely for people to engage in conversation. There are also a few variations you can do for this. You can have the whole couch on the rug or you can pull the couch out a little towards the center of the room and have just the front legs of it on the rug, leaving a space behind the couch

8’ X 5’

This size rug is great for keeping all of the furniture around it rather than on it. It;s ideal for apartments and small spaces. If you want to go for this look, try to keep it the same length as the sofa so that it’s proportional to the room. Also try to keep the furniture close to the rug so that it doesn’t make it seem like it’s too far away.

Dining Room

8’ X 8’ & 10’ X 8’

I’m honestly not a huge fan of carpets in the dining room, but these 8 x 8 rugs, either circular or square, add a little bit of personality and luxury to them. The rule of thumb with these is that the table and chairs should be completely on the rug and it should be 2 feet wider than the table on all sides.


12’ X 9’

This is a very popular size for bedrooms. They are large enough so that all of the legs of each piece of furniture are on the rug. There should be enough space for your feet to land when you get out of bed and there should around 2 to 3 feet on each side.

9’ X 6’

This size is another popular one. With this, the rug is going to come out from the bottom of the bed, a lot of what we saw above, and it will mostly show in that area. It does not need to go all the way to the wall and it will extend 12 to 18 inches past the bottom of the bed.

3’ X 2’

The sizes of these rugs can vary based on how big your bed is, but these are also known as runners. They can either be placed along one or both sides of the bed so that you have some softness on your feet each time you put them on the floor.

Halls & Entrances

7’ X 10’

These circular rugs are very welcoming to guests. These kinds of rugs give your guests the options to view your style even before they get into the main area of your home. The round area rugs is an ideal way to add some flare to your grand entrance.

8’ X 3’

These rugs are essentially very large runners. They are perfect for hallways and give you a clear pathway into the next room. The rug will obviously vary depending on the length and width of your hallway, but it should be a few inches less than the width of your space.

Rug Room Size Guide

Rank Quick Rug To Room Size Guide
#1 3’ x 5’ rug should go in a 4’ x 6’ to 5’ x 7’ room
#2 5’ x 8’ rug should go in a 6’ x 9’ to 7’ x 10’ room
#3 8’ x 10’ rug should go in a 9’ x 11’ to 10’ x 12’ room
#4 9’ x 12’ rug should go in a 10’ x 13’ to 11’ x 14’ room
#5 12’ x 14’ rug should go in a 11’ x 16’ to 12’ x 1’7 room


Well, there you have it! There are 34 bedroom area rug ideas that are absolutely stellar. I love area rugs and I think that they bring a lot of personality into a home and into a room. There’s nothing better than waking up in the morning and putting your feet down on a fluffy carpet rather than a cold hardwood floor, unless you like that. Area rugs are also a great way to protect your flooring or even just to add color to a room. If you enjoyed this list, please feel free to share it with your friends! Also, if you have any of your own ideas, feel free to comment and share them with us!