There is nothing people want more than to feel like royalty in their sleep sanctuary, however, there is a commonly overlooked design mistake that many people continue to make – the same thing that costs you an expensive bedroom.

When it comes to bedroom design, you already know we care about soft furnishings. From throws and pillows to rugs, incorporating these soft, dreamy textiles into small bedrooms and master bedrooms alike is a surefire way to add personality and much-needed comfort to your sleepover retreat.

But, did you know that there is already mistake How to use the carpet in the bedroom? Yes. This cozy addition may actually do more harm than good – the mistake is buying the wrong size for your bed.

Neutral and light blue bedroom color scheme with bedside table

A bedroom rug sizing mistake you might be making

Talk about this bedroom design slip This came after a video posted by interiors enthusiast, Kiva Brent, went viral on TikTok. The video captioned, “This design mistake is the reason why your bedroom will never look upscale!” It has been viewed more than 2.1 million times on the social media platform.

Kiva begins the video by saying, “Your rug is so small.” And now he’s slipping away from your bedroom vibe.

In the same way, the size of your sofa can affect the value of your home, and the size of your rug also plays a crucial role in the overall sense of quiet luxury that you are trying to achieve in the bedroom.

“It is not just the design and color of the floor covering that must be considered when selecting a rug, the size, shape and placement of the rug in any room can have a huge impact on the overall aesthetic of a space, especially in the bedroom.” Daniel Prendergast, Design Director at Iconic Rugs, agrees.

Sarah Link, head of marketing at La Redoute, agrees, “We know that for many homes choosing the perfect rug for your bedroom can be difficult, and size is a really big factor when it comes to the final decision.”

“If the rug is too small, your sleeping space will feel cramped, while if the rug is too big it will eventually take over.”

A neutral bedroom with a patterned rug under the bed and green bedspreads

A neutral bedroom with a patterned rug under the bed and green bedspreads

How to choose the right size rug for your bedroom

“When choosing the right rug size, focus on the size of your bed,” begins an expert at Ruggable. ‘Putting a large rug under the bed is most common, and it becomes the focal point of the room.’ The rug should be big enough for night tables to sit on.”

“We recommend giving your rug about two feet (60 cm) on all sides of the bed, leaving neat borders of visible floor space without the rug looking like an island,” advises Sarah.

“For a double bed,” she continues, “a 6′ x 9′ (185 x 275 cm) rug will fit perfectly in your sleeping space, along with any side tables or footstool.”

On the other hand, “For homes that have a king-size bed in their bedroom, choosing a larger rug, which is about 9 by 12 feet (275 by 365 cm), will ensure that it matches your furniture and space.”

Warm gilded bedroom walls with wood home décor and accents

Warm gilded bedroom walls with wood home décor and accents

Alternatively, another option for placing your bedroom rug is under the bed, with the bottom third of the bed resting on the rug, but nothing else.

Explains an expert at Ruggable, ‘With this layout option, the rug is not placed under the bedside tables but in front of them. There should always be a small gap (about 20cm) of visible floor space between the front of the bedside tables and the start of the rug on the floor.’

They continue: “In terms of width, the rug should line up with the outer edges of the bedside table on both sides – if the edge of the rug ends in the middle of the bedside tables, it is not wide enough and will look out of place.” .’

A neutral bedroom with a patterned rug under the bed and green bedspreads

A neutral bedroom with a patterned rug under the bed and green bedspreads

In general, getting the rug size for your bedroom can do a lot to upgrade your sleep sanctuary, so it pays to keep the above factors in mind when evaluating your options.

Who knew – size matters, after all.

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