Area rugs are an important accessory for homes irrespective of rooms. All the rooms in a house can be warmed up by placing an area rug in it. Rugs are thick, plush, comfortable and are pleasure to walk in while adding an element of warmth and coziness to a room, especially so in case of bedrooms. Bedrooms – the most personal space in a home has to have a warm and comfy look and feel to it. Area rugs can play a major role in creating that kind of an ambiance in a bedroom. However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind so that you not only choose the right rug for this private space but also place it right for maximum effect.
Measure your bedroom
Before you actually any accessory to your bedroom, especially an area rug, it is important that you get the exact measurements of the space. After doing so you can create a rough sketch that includes the positions of doors, windows, fireplace, etc. Also mark the arrangement of heavy furniture like bed, closets, chest of drawers, desk, etc. By doing this you will get an idea about how much floor area you can spare for a rug. You can decide on the size accordingly.
Match colors for a co-ordinated look
If you are choosing rugs for your bedroom, make sure that they complement the color scheme in the room. Ensure that the rug you choose has common colors with the window coverings, walls, bed linen, upholstery, etc. If you are planning to place a rug with a new color entirely, then try to add accessories like accent pillows or throws or large pillows of a similar color to add harmony to the colors.
Go with the mood
Every bedroom has a personality and a defining ambiance to it. The decors of bedrooms could vary from being contemporary, eclectic, Victorian, Oriental, etc. It is important that you choose a rug that matches the ambiance of your bedroom. You can always go for a solid color or classic pattern of area rugs. Large, bright patterns also look good adding an accent to the room. Stripes, polka dots and checks are a good option if you want to add a splash of brightness to the room. You can also add multiple rugs depending upon how big your room is and what kind of look you want to create for your bedroom.
Place it right!
This is perhaps the most important aspect of area rugs. If they are not placed appropriately, then they will fail to create the desired impact. Place rugs wisely so that part of the floor remains exposed. This helps in creating a balanced look and feel. Foot of the bed, each side of the bed, near the fireplace, are some common places where rugs help create a balanced look.