Mastering Rug Placement: Practical Tips for a Stylish Home 🌟

Today, we're diving into the art of area rug placement to elevate your living space. And guess what? There's some real science behind it that makes a big difference! According to psychologists, adding softness to your environment can have a calming effect, reducing stress and anxiety. If you're eager to give your home a quick but impactful upgrade, keep reading. Whether you're renting or own your home, we've got some practical advice on rug placement that will transform your space.

A small persian runner placed at the foot of a queen size bed.

Bedroom Rug Sizing

Let's start with the bedroom. One common mistake is choosing a rug that's too small. While larger rugs are often favored, going for a smaller one can work if you have a strategy. Here are some practical layouts for different bed sizes, room dimensions, and styles:

  1. Side placement: This approach works well for twin beds or bunk beds. You can also get creative by placing runners on either side of a queen or king bed frame. This is also a super cost effective strategy!A small persian rug with a small handwoven animal motif on the side of a queen size bed.

  2. Partial: Our favorite go-to layout, the partial system, is ideal for queen and king-sized beds. It can also help you save some money as you can opt for a slightly smaller rug. Place the rug under the front two legs of the bed and call it a day!

a gorgeous handwoven moroccan rug at the foot of a queen size bed.

3. Full: If your budget and space allow, go for the classic approach. Choose a rug that covers almost the entire room, leaving about 2-3 feet of space from the wall to the edge of the rug. This creates a cozy atmosphere and conceals less-loved flooring.

a large moroccan rug with blue pink and terracotta tones.


So, there you have it – the practical art of perfect rug placement. Whether you prefer the classic full-room coverage or want to get creative with side-savvy layouts, choose the one that suits your space and style. There's no wrong answer – just pick what feels right for your home! 🌈

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