My bedroom is my sanctuary. It’s my sleeping spot, it’s my WFH station, it’s my movie-watching location, and most of the time it’s also my dining room. (Yep, I eat in bed… even with the risk of crumbs. Sue me!)
Personally, I like my bedroom to feel as cozy as possible, which is why I'm all about those Scandi vibes. I mean, I want to feel as though I’m being wrapped in a warm hug of marshmallows and cotton candy while someone sings “Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty” next to my pillow. And one of the things I love more than anything is climbing out of my bed and sinking my feet into a high-pile rug underneath me. It’s the perfect wake-up call, and I love how the soft textures complement the often hard and harsh feel of closets and bedroom furniture that make up the rest of the room. And let's face it: a bedroom rug is an easy way to cover ugly rental carpet or floor that you can't change.
But bedroom rugs aren’t just for hygge lovers like me. No matter whether you’re into vintage patterns, monochrome colors, geometric patterns, or abstract color blocking, the perfect bedroom rug will bring your entire space together. See below for some of my favorite styles to buy right now, to spruce up the space you snooze in an instant.
9 of the best bedroom rugs for all of the cozy vibes
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The traditional choice
Made from: Polypropylene
Sizes: 5'3"x7'3" / 6'7"x9' / 7'10"x10'3" / 8'10"x12'
Colors: Charcoal, mustard, dusty pink, light gray, off-white, rust, sky blue
Sure, I consider myself to be a modern gal. But there’s just something about traditional rugs that really gets my heart pumping (and that’s not just because I’m on my third iced coffee of the day). From the Aztec-inspired pattern to the soft colors, this rug would look PERFECT in any bedroom, no matter your style. Its soft pile will feel dreamy underfoot when you wake up in the morning, and it even comes in various shapes and sizes, so you can really tailor it to the dimensions of your bedroom. What a bonus.
Made from: Cotton and polyester
Colors: Pink / Black, White
Nope, I’m still not over the pink home decor trend. I’m fully embracing my Barbiecore era, and I’m ready to go party — which is why I’m obsessed with this pink shag rug. Not only is it a very reasonable price for Urban Outfitters, but it also adds a pop of color if you have a neutral room that needs a little something extra. As if that wasn’t enough, this rug also features tassels on either end to soften any hard edges or corners on your bedroom furniture!
A pot of gold
Made from: Organic cotton
Size: 3’9” x 5’9”
If you don’t have a chic nightstand next to your bed but feel like your empty space needs filling, why not break the bedroom rug rules? Go on, you rebel! By swapping a large area rug underneath your bed for a smaller one to the side of your bed, you'll not only make your room look larger, but you'll also have a stylish feature that’ll really pop on the floor. I especially love this rainbow rug that’s made from organic cotton and just know it’ll be the perfect wake-up in the morning.
Soft and fluffy
Made from: Faux fur
Sizes: 3'x5' / 4'x6' / 5'x7' / 6'x9'
Colors: White / black / green / gray / pink
I have a pretty small bedroom, which can sometimes make decorating difficult. I’m constantly battling between my desire to have ALL of the rugs, and the fact that I literally have no space. But then I realized that decorating a small apartment bedroom doesn’t have to be hard — especially if I focused on the soft and the fluffy. Yep, a fluffy rug gives a bedroom texture and warmth without taking away much-needed space. But the best thing about this Wayfair rug? It also comes in green, black, gray, and pink and is available in so many different sizes.
A bohemian bargain
Made from: Cotton
Sizes: 2'x3' / 2'x4’3” / 2'x5' / 2'x6' / 2’3”x5’3” / 3'x5' / 4'x6'
Colors: Pink, cream, black
You know what they say… size doesn’t matter. And while that notion is totally not true when it comes to the size of a deep-dish pizza, it also applies to rugs in many instances. Okay, I love a big rug as much as the next person (and that person really loves big rugs), but I also can’t get enough of runner rugs in the bedroom. These rugs normally sit perfectly next to the bed, and this particular boho beauty is both cheap and cheerful. What more do you really need?
The art of illusion
Made from: Wool
Sizes: 2’x3’ / 3’x5’ / 2’5”x9’ / 5’x8’ / 8’x10’ / 9’x12’
Colors: Ochre / black
There are two kinds of bedroom rugs in this world: There are those that blend in, and then there are those that ARE the moment. And if you, like me, prefer your bedroom rug to *shine* then this could be the rug for you. With its unique shape and its illusion-inspired stripes, it'll become the focal point of any room. And thankfully, it’s made from tufted wool which means that it’s perfect for high-traffic areas like around the bed or even in a dressing room. Just remember to rotate it every so often to ensure an even wear.
A feng shui dream
Made from: Wool
Sizes: 2'x3' / 5'x7'6" / 6'x9' / 8'x10' / 9'x12'
Colors: Black & Cream
I like to change my bedroom every so often to keep up with the changing design trends. Yep, ya girl likes to stay relevant, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. One of the biggest bedroom trends of 2023 is gender-neutral decor, and I just love this idea. According to feng shui experts, neutral tones are perfect to balance out the Yin and the Yang, and this 100% wool black and cream rug screams gender neutral. But you’ll be happy to know that it’s not boring. The unique pattern keeps it looking fresh and modern.
The colors you need
Made from: Polypropylene
Sizes: 3'3"x5' / 4'x6' / 5'3"x7'6" / 6'7"x9' / 9'2"x12'
My personal decor style tiptoes on the edge of cozy boho and wild maximalism, and while I know this doesn’t appeal to some people, I just couldn’t ignore this multicolored swirl rug from Walmart! So, you’re welcome. The vibrant colors would be perfect for those looking to add some brightness to their bedroom, but the shag pile still offers warmth and softness that will make your sleeping space even more comfortable. Of course, with such a bold rug like this, you’d need to keep your bedroom organized to avoid the room looking cluttered and OTT.
Geometric and practical
Made from: Polypropylene, Polyester
Did you know that blue is one of the best colors to use in a bedroom? I can’t get enough of blue accents, which is why I’ve fallen HARD for this geometric bedroom rug. Not only would it make a simple but stunning addition to any room, but it’s a super practical choice for those looking for a hard-wearing and multi-purpose purchase. That’s because this blue rug is actually designed for outdoor use, too. It also comes in different colors, so you could buy one for your bedroom and another for your patio!
What kind of rugs are best for a bedroom?
As most people only use their bedrooms at night, it’s considered to be a low-traffic area of the home. Because of this, there are more opportunities to experiment with the style and the pile of your rug. In fact, the bedroom is one of the best places in the home to have a high-pile shag wool rug, as it’ll feel soft underfoot, it’ll keep your room warm, and it’s naturally stain-resistant and easy to clean.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to stick to a high pile. This is especially true if you want a rug to add an accent of softness or color without the rug becoming the focal point of the room. A shorter pile will serve by function rather than aesthetic, so you first need to work out what it is you want from a bedroom rug.
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