A lot of people get confused when it comes to bedroom rugs, particularly bedroom area rugs. Many people feel that because so much of the floor space is covered by the bed, it isn't necessary to get a large rug. But it usually is.
Here are some important rules and tips for using bedroom rugs.
When using an area rug in the bedroom the bed should either be completely on or completely off of the rug (preferably on). It never looks good when the rug ends halfway under the bed leaving one side with an exposed floor. While it's true that a large portion of the rug is covered by the bed, the room looks really out of joint when the rug isn't big enough.
For people who don't want to cover such a large amount of floor space with a rug, it's acceptable to use a small rug on one side of the bed provided that the bed isn't in the center of the room. If the bed is centered you should get a larger rug that extends underneath and covers an equal amount of space on each side of the bed.
The bedroom is probably the best room in the house to have wall-to-wall carpet. It's not a high traffic area or near an entrance from outside so it's less likely to get damaged and worn, and it's also not a regular eating area so the chance of spills are less likely than in some other rooms. It's also a room where you're most likely to be barefoot so it's nice to have a large amount of carpet to step on.
Throw Rugs and Runners
Throw rugs and runners are great to use in bedrooms, both on top of existing rugs and wall-to-wall carpet, and on top of bare floors. You can use them to define spaces (if for instance you have a separate seating area in your bedroom, or a space at the end of the bed with a bench or storage piece) or place them on either side of the bed to give your feet a soft spot to stand when you get out of bed in the morning.
Color and Pattern
Like any time you use color and pattern it's important to think about how you use the space. If you really love bright colors and bold patterns feel free to use them in the bedroom rug, however, remember that he bedroom is a place of rest and relaxation so if you're a little unsure it's safer to use soft and neutral colors and patterns. You're more likely to create a restful atmosphere if you keep the crazy colors to a minimum.