How to Measure a Bedroom Rug

How to Measure a Bedroom Rug

Bedroom rugs are both a stylish and practical solution for your space. They can help create a warm, welcoming atmosphere, provide a comfortable place for your feet and dampen the sounds of foot traffic – a benefit that others in your home can appreciate. The question isn't, however, whether or not you should buy a rug for your bedroom. It's how to choose the best one.

Here's a useful guide to narrow down your options and help you select a bedroom rug that you will love.  We have also made handy graphics for you to visualize how rugs fit under different bed sizes.  Use these as a guide but keep in mind that we can make custom rugs any size to the inch to fit your bedroom perfectly!

King Size Beds

Shown as 80" long by 76" wide

9' x 12'+ Rug

The best size rug for a king bed is 9' x 12' or wider if the room has two nightstands.

8' x 10' Rug

Not the ideal size for a king bed but if you have smaller nightstands (18" or less) you can get away with the smaller rug.

3' x 5' Rug or Custom Runners

Place a 3' x 5' rug on either side of the bed, or custom runners around 6' long. Add a runner to the foot of the bed for full coverage.

Queen Size Bed

80" wide x 60" long Standard Queen

9' x 12' Rug

This will leave 42" on each side of the bed to step off on to.  Room at foot of bed for a bench.

8' x 10' Rug

The designer recommended size for queen bed.  When rug is placed in front of nightstand there is room at foot of bed for a trunk or settee.

6' x 9' or Custom Rug

Minimum rug size to have 2' showing on either side of the bed.  A custom rug can help increase the size to get the perfect fit.

3' x 5' Rugs

Place two 3'x5' rugs on either side of the queen bed or create custom bedside runners.

Twin Size Bed

75" long x 39" wide Standard Twin

5' x 8' Rug

For a room with a single twin bed, a 5'x8' or custom rug will work placed next to the bed.

8' x 10' Rug

If you have two twin beds an 8'x10' rug will cover the area under both beds including the center.  Extend the length with a custom rug to cover each side of the beds.

3' x 5' Rug

A single 3'x5' rug can be placed between the beds to cover the open space between two twin beds.

Considerations When Choosing a Bedroom Rug

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Before you buy a bedroom rug, decide where you want to place it. Underneath the bed is a common spot. If you want to place a rug underneath the bed, choose a large enough size so that the rug extends out on all three sides. If you wish to buy a smaller size rug, you can place it on just one side of the bed. 


Most people want their bedroom rugs to be both soft and durable. If that's the case for you, consider a natural-fiber rug. Materials like sisal wool and jute can be durable enough to withstand foot traffic and soft enough to boost the comfort level in your bedroom.  


There are many colors and designs you can choose from, but not every rug will fit into your room's design. Consider your room's style first and find a rug to enhance the look. Natural colors can create a simple, sophisticated style. If you wish to make a bigger statement, choose a rug in a bright color or one that features an eye-catching pattern.  

Ready to start browsing? Start your search now at Sisal Rugs Direct to find the perfect rug for your bedroom.  If you need any assistance please contact us.

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