4 Reasons to Add Rugs to Your Bedroom
Whether it’s because our bedrooms are out of sight and out of mind, or because we simply lack inspiration or energy, our most intimate spaces are also often the most visually underwhelming. Luckily, there’s a simple and effective design tool that everyone can use to instantly give their sleeping space a makeover; that’s right, area rugs to the rescue again!
If you’ve been looking for a way to make your bedroom look a little more put together, feel a little more comfortable, and be a more functional space, read on. We’ve got four of the top reasons you should make room for an area rug in your favorite room in the house.
It’s like The Dude says; an area rug really ties the room together. For hundreds of years, people have utilized this one particular design tool to signify a living space, whether in a castle, a yurt or a contemporary master bedroom. There is simply something about an area rug that’s ingrained in our psychological DNA that says “this is home.”
The trick to using an area rug effectively in the bedroom to create that grounding effect is to use proper placement. Typically, the bed is the largest piece of furniture in a room, and the area rug you choose should be situated in such a way that it doesn’t compete with the bed. To anchor the look of your room, design experts suggest choosing a large area rug, at least 8 x10 or larger, and place it halfway to three-quarters of the way underneath your bed. If you have nightstands on the side of your bed, lay the rug in front of them to help create a visually pleasing line.
Gives an Instant Element of Style
Like with any space in your home, a patterned area rug has the magical effect of instantly making any room a little more stylish. The most basic looking space can get a big boost simply by rolling out a rug with a pattern or color scheme that fits your aesthetic. If you’ve been uninspired when it comes to the style of your bedroom, a patterned rug is a great place to start. Pick out accent colors from the rug and choose throw pillows to match, find curtains in complementary patterns to bring the whole look together.
Adds an Extra Layer of Comfort
Bedrooms with wood, laminate or tile flooring are notoriously hard and cold on the feet. This is especially true during the winter months when it seems like no matter of heating can get the chill out of your floor. Rugs offer an excellent way of making your room feel a little bit cozier and warmer during the winter months and all year. When you have an area rug anchoring your room, getting out of bed in the morning isn’t so bad anymore!
Helps Reduce Noise
Renters and homeowners with second-floor bedrooms know just how noisy bedrooms can be. From heavy footsteps to squeaky beds, rooms overhead can be hard on the ears for the people below. Area rugs offer an excellent buffer between the floor and furniture or feet, helping to reduce noise and keep the people below a little happier.