How to Add Two Rugs in Your Bedroom

How to Add Two Rugs in Your Bedroom

Adding two rugs in your bedroom can be easy and fun, no matter how big or small. Check out our bedroom rug decorating tips and styling ideas. 



You may have found the best rug for your bedroom. But what happens when you find another that you simply must have? The good news is that there are many ways to accommodate two bedroom rugs, whether you have a large, small or medium-sized space. 

Here are some considerations and ideas for how to add two rugs to your bedroom. 

Adding two rugs in a large bedroom

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Space and scale

Embrace the expanse! Opt for larger rugs, especially the main one under the bed, to anchor the space and prevent it from feeling empty. Just be sure to use rug safety supplies like rug tape or rug pads to prevent your rugs from sliding around

Big bedrooms can also handle rug layering beautifully. Place a smaller patterned rug over a larger neutral one for added depth and visual interest. Just remember to leave enough of the base rug visible to avoid a cluttered look. This is a great way to add a sense of purpose to an open and otherwise unused section of your bedroom. 

Define functional areas

One of the best ways to use rugs in a large bedroom is to define specific areas. Use rugs to create distinct zones like a reading nook, dressing corner, or even a home gym. 

Another benefit of having a large bedroom is the freedom it gives you to experiment with bolder colors and busier patterns. A large statement rug under the bed can become the focal point of the room, while a plush rug in a reading nook invites cozy curling up.

Having well defined functional areas helps maintain a sense of purpose and organization in a space that is otherwise at risk of feeling cavernous and disjointed. 

Enjoy the freedom to experiment

A big bedroom also means you have more flexibility in rug placement. Don't be afraid to position rugs slightly off-center or at an angle to create a dynamic look in each space. Move the rugs around until you find the perfect layout that balances function and aesthetics.

To keep things visually interesting, try giving each zone its own rug personality. Have the color, pattern, and texture reflect the purpose of each area. But always remember, it’s important to make sure both rugs visually connect to the rest of the room, otherwise you may end up with a visually messy jumble rather than a thoughtfully decorated bedroom.  

Adding two rugs in a small bedroom

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Large and small

In a small bedroom, your best bet is to have one large rug and one small rug. 

Center the larger under the bed, ensuring it doesn't extend too far into the walkway. Leave at least 18 inches of floor space around the bed for easy access. This will create a halo of comfort around the bed, preparing you for a restful night’s sleep as you climb into bed or easing you into your day as you wake up. 

For the smaller rug, pick out a specific area in the bedroom where an accent rug can define a secondary space, such as near your dresser, vanity, or other commonly used location. 

Less is more 

Opt for one larger rug under the bed that extends slightly beyond the edges, anchoring the space without overwhelming it. A small throw rug near a chair or vanity can add a touch of personality without sacrificing floor space. 

Choose two rugs from the same collection or with similar color palettes to create a unified look and visually expand the space. Stick to smaller, intricate patterns to avoid overwhelming the room. Likewise, it’s a good idea to go with lighter rug colors. Darker color rugs can make a space feel smaller, while lighter colors tend to create the impression of an expanded space. 

Function first 

In a small bedroom it is especially important to prioritize functionality and ease of movement over aesthetics. Avoid placing rugs that cut off walkways or create awkward traffic flow. This will help you maintain a sense of openness and ease of movement within the room. 

If your small bedroom has multiple functional areas, consider using the furniture placement to define these zones rather than multiple rugs. Adding a rug to each area of a small bedroom risks making the space feel cluttered and messy. 

Adding two rugs in a bedroom with two beds 

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Place one rug under each bed

For a bit of personalized comfort, place a rug under each bed. Keep a consistent style between the rugs to ensure they complement each other and contribute to the overall aesthetic of the room. However, if each bed has its own unique bedding, you may consider coordinating each rug with their respective beds to create a pair of fun and unexpected vignettes. 

There is no need to have each of these rugs go all the way under the bed. To make cleaning and maintenance easier, position each bed’s rug only one quarter or half way under the bed. This will make vacuuming easier, keeping the entire rug neat and fresh looking for longer. 

Create a T shape

If the bedroom is tight on space, it may make more sense to arrange your rugs perpendicular to one another. 

First, place a long, thin runner rug in the space between the two beds. This will provide a soft and warm place for each person’s feet to land when they wake up. 

Then, place a second rug at the foot of the beds, ensuring that it runs at least the width of both beds, and ideally a bit wider. This rug makes a walking path leading to and from the beds, helping your guests prepare for sleep at night or welcoming them to the morning with a bit of extra softness. 

Create a sense of unity

If there is a significant amount of space between each bed, you may want to consider placing a single large rug under both beds. This shared rug will create a sense of cozy cohesion even in bigger bedrooms. And again, there is no need to have this rug go all the way under each bed—just be sure the legs of each bed are able to rest on either side of it. 

For the second rug, consider layering a runner rug between the head of each bed. You can anchor this rug with matching nightstands on either side. This arrangement not only furthers the connection between each bed, but also subtly and playfully mimics the appearance of a bed. 

Find the Rugs of Your Dreams 

If you find your bedroom has too few rugs, we have you covered. Our wide selection of custom rugs come in a variety of materials and patterns, from flat weave sisal to plush wool. You’ll be sure to find the exact rug you’re looking for—and another one to go with it! 


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