Gone are the days when you threw a couple of small carpets around the bed and the job was done. Bedrooms have become far more important in our daily (or nightly) life, and decorating them well takes time and energy. It should do anyway, because living a good life relies on a good, healthy night sleep. Ensuring that you achieve a calm, balanced interior scheme and the right carpet/area rug can make it or break it can definitely help this. So our suggestion is take your time, and choose what is right for you. At the end of the day it’s your home, so you need to decide. We have put together a few tips, which we hope will help you choose the right area rug.
- I know it sounds strange, but leaving it to the last minute in choosing the carpet sounds like decorating the bed, and then ordering the furniture. We feel that the carpet is one of the first objects you should consider. This is because you have usually much more choice in paint, wallpaper, curtains, etc. Otherwise you might be searching months for the ideal rug.
- You should also consider the type of carpet you want. If you want a plushy, luxurious feeling at your feet when you step out of bed in the morning, a shaggy, high-pile rug might be the answer. Just keep in mind that this type needs a little more maintenance, so it wouldn’t be ideal if you choose for a rug that would be half-covered by your bed. It is beautiful but slightly less practical. Of course, if you have enough space under it that you can regularly vacuum clean it, this is not a problem.
- Take into account intricate patterns: they might get lost under the bed, so it might not be such a great idea if you place the carpet halfway under your bed. A pattern needs to be shown, so if you have the place next to your bed, I would rather suggest presenting it there.
- Bedrooms have usually less traffic, so here you can choose for a more delicate structure should you wish. Think about a fine bamboo silk rug, or a beautiful cowhide...
- It might sound strange, but sometimes a large rug placed halfway under the bed is more budget friendly, as well as creating a much bigger visual impact and Wow factor. Think about the fact that you would need minimum 60 cm of carpet around the bed in order to maintain the proportions in the room.
Please see below a couple of sketches with different layout options, to help you decide which size and format would suit your bedroom best. Of course you can always contact us for further input and advice. After all, we’ve been doing this job for more than a hundred years.
And finally, the “Golden Rule” is that there are no rules. It is your taste in the end; so don’t be put off by what other people say. Dare to be unique, dare to be different