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Rug Size Under Queen Bed

A rug may seem like a mere finishing accessory, but—just like the perfect shoe—it’s one that can elevate an ensemble to “wow” status. The first thing you’ll need to decide is which size rug to use with your queen bed, and then how to place it with your bed. We’ve got some ideas to inspire the finishing touch to your wow-worthy bedroom.

Standard Area Rug Sizes to Use with a Queen Bed

6’ x 9’ rug:

If you have a standard-sized room, this might be a good rug size to use with a queen bed. It allows for a soft-carpeted landing on both sides of your bed, but it doesn’t lie underneath the bedside nightstand tables.

8’ x 10’ rug:

For larger spaces, consider a slightly larger rug under your bed. You’ll have two options for placement: the first, to lay the carpet under both nightstands and the bed, or the second, to exclude the nightstands and position the rug about a quarter the way down from the head of the bed. The latter placement works especially well if you have a piece of furniture at the foot of your bed, such as a bench or trunk.

9’ by 12’ rug:

If you prefer a larger rug, this size will allow you to create an anchor for your bed and nightstands. This size rug offers more coverage at the sides and end of the bed (and is especially handy if you’d like to hide flooring that you dislike). Remember, however, to obey the age-old rug rule: always allow 18 inches of floor between the edge of the rug and the room’s walls.

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Three Design Ideas for Placing a Rug with a Bed:

How to Place a Rug Under a Bed: Your rug should extend at least 18 inches beyond the sides of a queen-sized bed. You can opt for more, but never less.

How to Place a Rug at the Foot of the Bed: This is a less typical choice, but one that offers a distinct look. The only rule? Make sure that your rug’s width is wider than that of the bed.

How to Use Runners with a Bed: Small space? Tight budget? Try this: place a runner alongside either or both sides of your bed (but never under it).

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