Examine the bedroom and its furniture layout and decide where the rug will best service the occupant(s).
Measure the chosen rug area with a tape measure and record the dimensions.
Use paper to outline the area rug on the floor before settling on a size. Use a tape measure to place a sheet of notebook or copy paper where each corner of the rug would be.
Choose an area rug that fits inside the measured dimensions. Area rugs look best when bordered by the original flooring by 6 inches to 1 foot.
Place a rug pad beneath the area rug in bedrooms with hardwood or tiled floors. Choose a pad that is the same thickness as the rug for even wearing of the carpet.
Things You Will Need
- Tape measure
- Carpet pad
- Area rug
- 4 sheets of copy paper
- Do not place area rugs over floor vents or electrical floor outlets.
- Measure door clearance against rug thickness where doors need to move over area rugs.
- Consider using two or three smaller area rugs in a bedroom.