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Where should an area rug be placed under a bed?

Last Updated: 1st April, 2020

The general rule for placement of rugs under beds is that a rug should extend 12 to 18 inches from the sides and foot of the bed (12 inches for a twin or full bed and 18 inches for a queen or king bed). If the room is large, the rug should extend even further out from the bed, but it should never extend out less.

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Keeping this in consideration, what size rug should you put under a queen bed?

If your queen bed is in a standard size bedroom, you may be able to place a 6×9 rug under the bed. You'll still have a soft landing place for your feet, but the rug won't extend underneath your nightstands. A 9×12 rug will fit underneath your bed and nightstands and extend outward at the sides and end of your bed.

Furthermore, do you need a rug under your bed? Another perk of adding a rug under your bed- if it's a large room, it helps make things more intimate, cozy and tied together (even with a lot of space between furniture). In a smaller room like this one, it makes furniture placement look intentional (instead of a storage room with random floating pieces haha).

Similarly, what size rug should go under a full size bed?

For a full or queen size bed, you can use a 5×8, 6×9, or 8×10 rug beneath the bed placed longways (depending on how much floor space you want covered).

How far should a rug go under a bed?

The general rule for placement of rugs under beds is that a rug should extend 12 to 18 inches from the sides and foot of the bed (12 inches for a twin or full bed and 18 inches for a queen or king bed). If the room is large, the rug should extend even further out from the bed, but it should never extend out less.

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