Spectacular suite of primary bedroom designs with an area rug. I think area rugs on hardwood flooring is an ideal combo for primary bedroom floors - and this collection will attest to that. You will love many of our featured examples.
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Large primary bedroom featuring hardwood floors and a couple of rustic side tables. There’s a glamorous chandelier set on the room’s high ceiling.
Medium-sized primary bedroom featuring carpet floors topped by a stylish gray rug. The room offers a large bed and its own living space lighted by a couple of floor lamps.
This primary bedroom boasts brown carpet flooring with a stylish rug on top. The room also boasts a beautiful coffered ceiling lighted by a pendant lighting.
A primary bedroom with elegant walls and tray ceiling, lighted by a stunning chandelier. The room boasts stylish hardwood floors and an attractive large rug.
This primary bedroom features a stunning wall and a white tray ceiling. There’s a doorway leading to a private terrace.
Simple primary bedroom with a large bed and a brown couch on the corner. The hardwood floors topped by a beautiful rug look attractive.
A primary bedroom featuring reddish hardwood flooring topped by a large rug. There’s a sitting area lighted by a floor lamp.
This primary bedroom boasts beige walls and a coffered ceiling with wooden beams. A classy rug tops the room’s tiles flooring.
Large primary bedroom featuring a luxurious bed and a coffee table set on the other side. The room boasts a fireplace, keeping the place warm.
This primary bedroom offers carpet floors topped by an attractive rug.
Large primary bedroom featuring a stunning tray ceiling and stylish hardwood floors topped by a rug. There’s also a large fireplace, keeping the space warm.
A spacious primary bedroom featuring hardwood flooring and a large charming rug, along with a fireplace.
A classy primary bedroom featuring luxurious window curtains and a large rug covering the hardwood flooring. The room also features a fireplace and a TV on the wall, along with a stunning ceiling.
This primary bedroom offers a classy bed and side tables, along with hardwood floors and an attractive rug covering it.
A modish primary bedroom featuring hardwood floors topped by a stylish rug. The room also features a high ceiling and a doorway leading to a private balcony deck.
This primary bedroom boasts a sitting area near the windows. The hardwood floors topped by a rug look so attractive. The room is lighted by a glamorous chandelier.
A primary bedroom with a large bed set on the charming rug covering the hardwood flooring. The room is surrounded by green walls.
A close up look at this primary bedroom’s handsome blue bed. The room features black hardwood floors that match the side tables.
White primary bedroom featuring its own living space, along with a fireplace and a TV on the wall.
Spacious primary bedroom with a classy rug covering the hardwood floors.
This primary bedroom boasts a large bed and an attractive rug, along with a fireplace and a TV on the wall, surrounded by gray walls.
Blue walls primary bedroom with reddish hardwood floors topped by a classy rug. The room also features a stunning ceiling.
A primary bedroom featuring light gray walls and reddish hardwood floors. The room also has a fireplace and classy cabinets.
A chic primary bedroom with a stylish rug covering the hardwood floors, matching the beige walls.
This primary bedroom offers a comfy bed and chairs, along with multiple indoor plants, keeping the feeling fresh inside the room.
A primary bedroom featuring a coffee table set near the window. The room also features hardwood floors topped by a rug.
A primary bedroom with hardwood floors and a brown rug. The room also offers multiple indoor plants giving the room fresh air.
A primary bedroom featuring carpet floors topped by a classy rug. The room is surrounded by light brown walls.
This bedroom boasts a large bed set on top of the tiles floors topped covered by a medium-sized rug.
A primary bedroom with a large bed set on top of the room’s hardwood floors. Multiple indoor plants add color to the room.
This primary bedroom boasts a comfy bed with a sitting area on the edge. There’s a rug covering the hardwood flooring of the room.
A close up look at this primary bedroom’s large bed set on the hardwood floors.
This primary bedroom boasts a stylish green and black rug on top of the room’s carpet flooring. The room also has a bench seating near the windows.
Medium-sized primary bedroom featuring gray cabinetry and a regular ceiling lighted by a glamorous chandelier. The room features carpet flooring topped by a gray rug.
A modern primary bedroom with a large bed and a breathtaking ocean view.
White bedroom with lots of windows and medium hardwood flooring with an area rug.
This primary bedroom boasts white walls and ceiling, matching the white window curtains.
A modern primary living room featuring luxurious seats and a large bed, along with perfectly polished hardwood floors topped by a rug.
Huge primary bedroom with its own home office and a coffee table set. It features hardwood floors with a violet rug on top and is lighted by recessed ceiling lights.
The bedroom features a large bed along with seats and a fireplace.
Spacious primary bedroom with a stylish wall and hardwood floors, along with a white tall shed ceiling.
This primary bedroom offers a luxurious primary bedroom under the room’s vaulted ceiling. The room also offers a doorway leading straight to the home’s garden area.
The bedroom features laminated flooring, large bed, gray walls and a stylish wall decor.
The bedroom provides a peaceful vibe and features a large bed, rug, smooth white tables and a bench sitting near the window.
Huge primary bedroom suite featuring a sitting area, a fireplace and a widescreen TV on the brick wall. The room is lighted by recessed lights and a gorgeous chandelier.
White primary bedroom featuring a large fireplace and a widescreen TV on the wall. There’s a bench seating near the windows too.
This primary bedroom boasts hardwood floors that match the bed frame. Recessed lights brighten the area.
If you’re limited on space or funds to add another extra special piece to your primary bedroom, but you still feel as though the room is just missing something a little bit extra, then you want to take a new rug into consideration. Rugs can add subtle excitement to a simple room, or tie together various elements, to create a new cohesive design that warms your heart and your toes every morning.
It is well known that hardwood floors are in as the most popular choice for bedrooms, especially as combined they equal about 50% of 165,175 total rooms surveyed (when you combine dark, medium, and light hardwood floors, see chart below). However, these floors can have severe drawbacks, including an ability to carry sound where you don’t want it to go—to your bedroom—and offering up an icy surface for your bare feet in the morning.
However, you can keep the beauty and charm of your hardwood floor and then get the best of both worlds with adding a large area rug as a subtle centerpiece. Or, if you and your partner just can’t decide, an area rug might be the perfect balance between carpet and hardwood floors to make you both happy.
Tips and Techniques for Area Rugs
While your first inclination might be to get area rugs that are proportionate to the room measurements, if you choose a rug that has extended length or width, you can add dynamic shapes to the room instead. Your simple yet elegant rug can transform a simple room by creating a statement piece of style against simple furnishings and wall colors.
If you love your brand new queen or king size bed, but you belatedly realize that the whole room is just now feeling a little bit cramped, use horizontal stripes to extend the width of the room… or at least create the illusion that your room is wider than it is. Or, bring up the level of luxury by adding a super fluffy rug that does more than add comfort to your toes, but also gives a strong addition of texture to the whole design.
No matter how you bring a rug into your room, it adds a strong new element than can be expertly utilized to combine design aesthetics or complete the geometry of a room. Small and at the foot of the bed, or large enough to show only a peek of wooden floor at the edges, an area rug can revitalize the feel of the primary bedroom.
Area rugs come in a variety of sizes, colors, shapes, and textures (see our super popular rug buying guide). They can be completely neutral in fashion, or offer a bold pattern to serve as the focal point in a room.
High quality luxury rugs are generally made of wool or silk, though synthetic blends are also popular, durable and affordable. Sheepskin, cotton, leather, and a host of other materials are frequently seen in fine interior design. There are no shortage of options when it comes time to select the perfect area rug for your bedroom or home.
We hope you enjoy this outstanding gallery of exceptional bedroom designs with area rugs, and find inspiration for your next project!
One interesting observation when putting this gallery together is that there are a few examples of rugs in bedrooms with carpet. Normally, rugs are placed on hardwood or laminate flooring; however, in some instances rugs are placed on top of carpet.
Worth the Investment?
While you can buy inexpensive rugs, quality area rugs can easily cost more than $1,000. The question is whether that’s a worthwhile investment for a bedroom floor?
The good news is that if you’re not sure, you can always see how it goes without a rug for a while and if the cold, hard floor bothers you (assuming you have hardwood or tile flooring), then go out and buy a large rug.
I think placing an area rug in the bedroom in such a way so that when you step out of bed, your feet land squarely on the rug with ample room to make your way out of the bedroom while walking on the floor. It’s not pleasant walking on cold floors with bare feet first thing in the morning (unless you like to wake up to a shock).
This type of placement means the rug will be oriented length-wise perpendicular to the bed creating a cross shape effect. This way you have plenty of rug extending beyond the width of the bed.
As for the end of the bed, it’s nice to have it extend beyond the foot of the bed too which means you may place it a few feet off the head of the bed. This is a pretty standard placement.
The Starting Point
The starting point when looking for a rug for your bedroom is to look at examples. That’s where we got you covered with our gallery above. We feature bedrooms of all types of styles, sizes, etc. that have a rug. You’ll also see rugs of all sizes, colors, patterns and placements. Hopefully, our extensive gallery will help you narrow down your search.
About our gallery
I’ll end with this. Our gallery uses software that updates with more photos as we have more designs and portfolios added to our site by various professional designers and home builders. Therefore, this gallery of bedrooms with area rugs will continue to grow over time.