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A rug un­der the bed needs to be large enough to be vis­i­ble on ei­ther side.

The main idea of a rug in the bed­room is to pro­vide a warm sur­face for your feet when you get out of bed. This tex­tured rug (be­low) adds a sub­tle chevron pat­tern to the room and its colour works well with the up­hol­stered bed­head. A qual­ity rug is a worth­while in­vest­ment, so choos­ing a neu­tral colour pal­ette that will stand the test of time is a good idea.

SHAPE There should be am­ple rug to stand on with some floor­ing still on show. Al­ter­na­tively, two smaller mats or run­ner-style rugs could sit on ei­ther side of the bed. These are easy to take out­side for a shake but, be­ing smaller, may roll up at the edges and cre­ate a trip haz­ard, so use non-slip rug web­bing in the cor­ners to en­sure they stay put.

PLACE­MENT Usu­ally, a bed­room rug will sit un­der the bed, but it should be large enough to be vis­i­ble on ei­ther side and ex­tend past the base of the bed, al­low­ing the bed to be placed evenly on it and pro­vide enough rug area for easy nav­i­ga­tion around the room.

STYLE What a rug is made of is an im­por­tant con­sid­er­a­tion for bed­room rugs. Their fi­bres can cre­ate dust mite is­sues and also lift and break off, which can af­fect al­lergy suf­fer­ers. An al­ter­na­tive to pop­u­lar wool is a wo­ven grass such as jute, or easy-clean syn­thet­ics.

RUG RULE Choose a size that still leaves enough space to nav­i­gate around it. Cold feet

If your bed­room has hard floors, a rug will make get­ting out of bed softer and warmer for your toes.

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