In a bedroom, the bed is always the center of the room and whether in any culture, the bed is still the most important furniture in the bedroom.Therefore, all items as close to the bed will increase the importance in the bedroom interior space.
And a carpet is one of the closest furniture to the bed.
To choose a good carpet. Firstly, we need to determine where to place the carpet: beside the bed or under the bed. Then consider the carpet material. Finally the patterns on the carpet
There are normally 2 types of placement:
The main function of the rug beside bed is to warm our feet every morning when we wake up and put them on the floor.
Typically, area rugs beside bed are rectangular in shape with the width from 2’ to 2.5’. The maximum length can be equal the bed. However the length recommended by at least half the length of the bed, from 3’ to 5’ is commonly appropriate.
Area rug beside the bed is suitable for single bedroom. Because one rug can only be placed on one side of the bed. If there are two people, it would be difficult when both of them want to step on the floor together.
In materials, all carpet in the top picks, we have selected the High-pile carpet. We will analyze more about this material in other part below.
In a master bedroom, you may have a queen-size or king-size bed, an area rug under bed would be the best suited. Here are some suggestions to place area rugs and recommended dimensions.
As an example, a typical king bed size is 6.3′ x 6.6′. Accordingly, we recommend that you choose a rug with a minimum width of 5′ and the length greater than 10′.
Since standard queen beds are 5’ wide by 6.6’ long, your rug should be at least 8’ long and between 5’ to 8’ wide.
Area rugs which width are short could be placed underneath the lower half of the bed. Like this:
In the lower part of the bed, depending on whether you have benches or not, we will increase the size of the area rug. As shown below:
While a further placement, is to set the area rug apart from the bed.
Meanwhile, the area rugs will no longer in function of keeping your feet warm every morning when you wake up. The carpet’s size regardless of the bed size, you only need to choose a rug that fits your bedroom area.
Usually produced using a variety of both synthetics and natural materials, the four most common type of fiber used for manufacturing a carpet are nylon, polyester, polypropylene and wool. Carpet are often made using 2 main parts, (1) the backbone of the carpet – the backing materials which serves as the base to which the materials/ fiber is attached and (2) the fiber. The fiber is simply sew into the backing material. Different sewing patterns, density and materials results in different carpet pattern and styles.
Nylon fiber are often the go-to choices for cheaper carpet manufacturer. Nylon are synthetic, soft, durable and resistant to any unwanted stains, friction or abrasion. Also, nylon are a material of high resilience. Long-used and stained nylon carpet can be easily cleaned by steam cleaning as steam cleaning help restore the carpet to pretty much its original condition. As mentioned before, nylon takes up for 75% of carpet materials and are widely present in carpet manufacturing.
Polyester fiber has long been prioritized for its color. The polyester fiber are also a wonder of synthetic materials for its power in holding any type of color, ranging from pure state color of red, blue, green to the whole new world of dimension, colors and shade such as rose gold or gold.
Fiber made from polyester are also fade-resistant and non-allergic. Hence the owner could be less of worry for the life-span of the carpet to be purchased. Some of the carpet manufacturers even use recycle plastics to make polyester string – which is a highly eco-friendly movement. Polyester has only one cons, that is to be easily flattened under weight. House owner should not choose polyester carpet for areas with high frequencies of by-walkers.
Polypropylene can be considered nylon’s sibling. Polypropylene is also known as olenfin, a fake fiber mimicking the feel of wool and thus be considered a close alternative to wool. Olefin is similar to nylon in that it is stain-resistant. However, due to manufacturing characteristic, this material is easily subject to soiling and dirt due to its adherence features. Also, this sibling is not as resilient as its brother nylon.
Needless to say, wool is categorized into the luxurious type of material considered for a carpet. Due to its characteristics of being natural, soft yet long lasting, wool is by far the best material for a carpet for any house owner to find.
However, just like with clothing garment made of wool, wool carpets are subject to easy staining. Considering high-quality wool, even though it is less likely to be stained, this type of material is on the top high-end section thus would cost a real considerable amount of money. Fair enough, there is a solution to maximize the pros and minimize the cons of this material, that some manufacturer mix both wool and synthetic materials to reduce cost, while still maintain certain softness due to the material’s features.
Putting into consideration, the best material for bedroom carpet would go to wool and polypropylene. The use of these two type of materials signifies the softness feel of the carpet, thus welcome all sense of relaxation that are expected to be present in the bedroom.
Cut pile are often the cheaper choice of carpet while it stills provides soft yet easily-cleaned carpets. Different cutting styles based of the cutting angle of the material piles results in different texture and carpet styles. Different cutting styles are often:
The only weakness of these cut pile method is that it ends up with clear footmark or vacuum trails after harsh pressure. The wear and tear are appears at higher frequencies or in other words, replacement are required more often.
Unlike living room, bedroom is a highly personal space.
For the area rugs beside bed, we can see the entire rug placed on the floor. Hence, choosing the pattern for the area rugs beside bed depends on your preference. Please note, colors on the pattern of the rug should be harmonized with the other interior items.
Area rugs under bed are different. No matter how beautiful the patterns are, they would be covered by the bed for ⅓ to ½ of the stretch. For this reason, the most appropriate patterns for under bed rugs are the simple patterns that are easy to guess if hidden by the bed. However, I still find the plain colored carpets are the most beautiful ones.
To get along with high-foot beds, the simple patterned area rugs will match.
At a standing position in the room, we can still clearly see the pattern on the rug.
Evolving on the same par with the trend of minimalism, neutral tone furniture in general, and neutral tone carpet color in particular has been amongst the favorite items of most house decorators. There is definitely a reason as to why these neutral colors contribute to the largest sale proportion.
Carpet imbues big impacts to a room and its environment. While too bright a color in a large expanse can be somewhat overpowering, too dark colors could instead dampen the overall atmosphere. In most of these cases, opting for more neutral tone color actually provides the necessary fillers to the house, while provide a balancing effect between bright and dark parts of the room.
Another reason advocating the rise of neutral color carpet is that, as carpets are quite expensive, the household would normally minimize all time cases of obligatory carpet replacement. As a result, for both economic and convenience cause, we should keep the color on the floor as neutral as possible. House owners definitely loves multi-functional items which are more than applicable for once.
The current favor for neutral colors, be put down to more specific details, includes the presence of earthy colors of warm grays and beige-ish tone. Even though the word ‘beige’ has become somewhat ubiquitous, not to mention mainstream to some people, we can still make the unique out of the commons by putting emphasis on the texture of the carpet. One same beige color, but different texture can create different hues, shades and feels for the house. For example, friezes or cutting/looping patterns will do much to help provide more dimension and characters to the carpet, while the beige color keeps the features down to certain subtleness yet warmth.
Besides beige-y color, other shades such as tan, brown-ish or gray/grey constitutes as safe-to-go choices since these colors compliment with most colors that can present on the walls, decors or bedding. Another reason for staying away from too-bright-a-carpet is that these light colors would make all the dirt becomes extra visible, compared to darker colors.
Taupe or mauve could be tempting choice for carpet user too. Taupe is also categorized into neutral color tone, more into the nude type. Taupe is more inclined towards the darker side of brown color, somewhat between brown and gray. Taupe carpets would fit best with housing using light or ivory wooden floor, and beige or light gray wall color.
While taupe is related to brown, mauve belongs to the branch of brownish pink – purple color. The pink or purple color is often subtle, more matte toned-down just as the mallow flower. Mauve color might make more of a statement to the room with a carpet of its color, but it would suit best for a more feminine looking room and acts as an emphasis for the whole environment.
However, one is under no obligation to follow the rule. Or to put in another words, stepping out of the commons and embracing one’s own preference creates the fun here and there out of this hectic life. For those with more color enthusiasm, just have fun and play out with bold-color carpet for your bedroom. Light-walled room would sometime loves a tinge of vivid blue, green or red to live up the mood and stimulate visual interest.
Two or more colored carpet can live up the fun in your room too. It will drive away the monotone feel which might create certain sense of boredom and instead, infuse certain breathes of youth, fun and enthusiasm into the room.
But one note in mind, it is still best to avoid the use of too vibrant a color, with loud and busy patterns as they are most likely to be just too much for a bedroom – a hearth for relaxation.
Speaking alot about neutral tones and its rising in trend, have you ever wondered what might act as the stimuli for this upheaval of colors?
The rationale lies behind anything but the demand of we, normal human being for some basic requirements of a bedroom at its most basic. The choice of carpet colors, before going into anything specific, must be a crossfit between wall paint and interior furniture.
Moreover, the color of the bedroom carpet should stimulate senses of calmness, chill and relaxation as in the end of a busy day, people return back to their bedrooms hoping for a few hours of tranquility recharge. The colors should be anything but vivid colors.
With the two reasoning as of above, the best range of selection that comes to mind would definitely be neutral colors. Neutral shades, by its name, surely have the blending effect, yet owns for itself certain feels of calmness to a great extent.
Another safe option for choosing carpet colors is opting for flecked color instead of one solid shade. Flecks, or normally explained as a subtle mix of fiber from different color, is also called Berber or Berber carpet. Normally, flecked carpets are often manufactured by mixing neutral color fiber with darker ones, to create the flecks.
More than being just merely eye-catching, Berber flecks are even more practical in application in that they help to generate cleaner feels for the carpet yet hide away any dirt or lint that maybe easily found on the carpets.
The price of carpet largely depends on several factors including materials, size, colors, use and even owner’s preferences. Budget for carpets varies greatly.
Amongst the above mentioned factors, size and materials more often than not, play a decisive role in determining the price of each carpet. The highest price point usually goes to those carpets with real fur or high quality pile fabric (also known as fake/faux fur). And ofcourse, the bigger the carpet, the more expensive the price is.
Within a simple click and search action, putting aside those luxury brands originated from the Northern Italy or Mid of France, the result came out as close as $220 for a soft, bedside carpet of the size 2′ x 6, fake fur, brown color.
Despite the variation, for an average household, the budget for bedroom carpet should range from $50 to $300 depending on the sizes, places and uses of the soon-to-be decoration garment of your household.
if you need an 8 ‘x 10’ area rug for your bedroom and you are wondering about the price range. Please refer to the articles below:
Yesh! A huge problem to be worry about. Normally in western countries, the climate and humidity is not to the adverse extent hence preserving the carpet condition is not of a major problem.
However, in Eastern countries, especially in the area of South East Asia with high precipitation and humidity, keeping the carpet in a good state is causing much pain for house owner.
As humidity put a damper on the carpet condition, the in-house humidity level should be controlled simultaneously. When the humidity is too high, dehumidifiers should be put into practice to maintain not only the household condition in general, but also other furniture and carpets in particular.
During drier seasons, outside air are welcomed. House owner should open the window to let the air from outside in to encourage natural ventilation. The dry and fresh air is not only good for human health, but also fresh for other furniture.
Besides controlled humidity, the temperature in the house also play an important role in determining the life-span of the carpet. Carpet materials can largely be affected by temperature either hot or cold. In-house temperature should be kept at a rate ranging room 22 to 30 degree Celsius for the best conservation of inhouse-furniture.
Another tip is to use a fan or drier to dry out the carpet in case of submerge and emergencies. Mold spores takes only 1 to 2 days to become active and destroy certain part of the carpet.
Household with pets also need to put certain things into notice. Upon having carpets and pets at the same time, depending on the carpet’s materials, areas that are pet-restricted should be framed accordingly.
Especially for woolen carpets, house owner should keep those carpets outside the reach of their pets as the paws of even the most common pets (that are cats and dogs, or those cute kittens and puppies) could break out the fiber and ruin the carpet in the blink of an eye.
There are 2 rules of thumb for cleaning carpet:
Especially for bedroom carpets, house owner actually do not have to put in too much care as bedroom area are usually cleaner and less subject to movement, traffic as well as outside dirt. It is just that normally bedroom carpets are preferred to be made of wool or other alternatives synthetic to compliment a sense of softness and chill-out for owners, hence those carpets are more delicate and need softer hands to be well-taken care of.
All in all, 100% of the above mentioned information serves as the ultimate guidelines for carpet selection, even more framed down for bedroom carpet selection. All factors ranging from types, sizes, budgets, materials, cleaning tips and tricks are well noted down with the hope to provide readers with the most useful information. These factors aside, individual preferences and sense of aesthetics still play a major role in finalizing the carpet choice.
After all, carpet remains an object be selected by preference. However, when a beautiful carpet appears in an inappropriate space, it also becomes lack of subtle. Let’s consider some of the following factors:
Neither a too-large area rug in a small bedroom nor a too-small one in a large bedroom is suitable.
Large rug but small bedroom area. It’s hard to talk about a size ratio: carpet area / floor area. However if you feel like their sizes are the same, then perhaps you have chosen a too large rug.
There is another way to see if an area rug is too big in the bedroom. We do have other areas such as dressing table, desk or chair for reading. The area rug is under the bed but if it reaches too close to other items, then maybe the area rug is a bit too big. Unless you intend to put a reading chair on the area rug.
Conversely, if you have a too small area rug, it is not serious in general. But only the right size area rug could bring enough feelings of warmth.
In case of a small bedroom, choosing area rugs placed beside the bed is a wise and safe choice.
This is a fairly common mistake, many people make when choosing area rugs for living room and bedroom. There are so many beautiful area rugs, but they are beautiful when standing alone on the floor with no objects placed onto.
Carpetings with high aesthetic value are designed to synchronize with the interior style. What if it is beautiful and you cannot see the whole of it, then its beauty does not make any sense. Monochrome area rugs or simple patterned rugs are not only safe choices but also delicate ones.
Believe me, even inside the castles of Hollywood stars or Asian-style mansions, there aren’t colorful, elaborate carpets. Simplicity is a peak.