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How To Place a Rug Under a Bed

| Team Tumble

A bedroom is a sanctuary. It’s your place to come home and exhale. Therefore, every bedroom needs a nice rug to compliment it — rugs create warmth and a sense of home. 

Chances are you will have already put furniture in your home by the time you find the right rug. And chances are you also don’t want to move everything back out of the room to lay a rug down. No problem — we’ve got you covered. 

Following just a few easy steps, we’ll walk you through the process of fitting your new Tumble rug under your bed. Within minutes you can transform your bedroom, giving it a new focal point and statement that will leave you relaxing and sleeping through the night.

Laying a Rug Down With an Off-Ground Bed

Most people tend to lift their beds off the ground with platform bed frames. This means you have storage space or visible surface area under your bed. Putting a rug beneath your bed will ensure that every inch of your room seems designed and thought out. 

While the size of your rug will play a factor in the process of placing it down, you can follow pretty much the same steps to frame a rug under your bed. Just make sure you choose a rug that isn’t too small or looks out of place. 

So, how do you lay a rug under your bed? It’s simple. Just follow these steps if you have a risen bed frame (or check out the handy video on our “How We’re DIfferent” page).

  1. Connect the non-slip cushion pad pieces together. They connect like puzzle pieces. 
  2. Unfold your Tumble rug on top of the non-slip pad and line it up with the corners of the pad. Tuck the non-slip pad corners into the rug’s pocket to secure it. 
  3. Slide this under your bed, lifting the corners of your frame as needed. 
  4. Lift the foot end of the bed frame to let the rug finish by sliding the last corner under the frame. Depending on the size of your rug, it may not reach the end of the bed or it may continue on for a few feet. We’ve included a size guide below to help you decide on a rug that’s right for your space.

These steps are easy to accomplish with the help of a friend or roommate! And the whole process won’t take more than a few minutes. You’ll quickly be able to see what your bedroom was missing all along. Check out Tumble’s extensive selection of machine washable rugs to find the right fit for your room's layout.

Laying a Rug Down With a Floor Bed

Floor beds are super convenient for rolling out of bed in the morning. However, if you have a floor bed, then things might take a bit more heavy lifting to place your new rug. You will most likely find yourself having to either disassemble or move the bed/mattress to a different space while you make room to place the new rug. 

Here are some steps to follow:

  1. Lift the mattress and bed frame off the ground, away from its usual spot. You want to also give yourself plenty of clearance to roll the rug out. You may also need to break apart the bed frame into several pieces.

  2. Set up the non-slip pad by fitting the pieces together. Fold the rug over and line up the edges. Then, tuck the non-slip pad into the corner pockets of the rug. 

  3. Slowly and carefully move the pieces of the bed frame and mattress back onto the rug. You want to be careful not to drag the rug around so that it maintains its position. 

It’s straightforward enough, and although it may take you and your helper a bit more time than an off-ground bed, is still totally achievable. Just be cautious as you move heavy objects and make sure you’ve placed the rug exactly where you want it to avoid doing this more than once. 

Rug Sizing 

Tumble offers rugs in a variety of sizes to compliment whatever shape your bedroom needs. From runners to large area rugs, you will find something that works with your home in a variety of styles. 

Whether you want a traditional Persian design or sleek modern geometric pattern, Tumble has got you covered. 

Most beds would benefit from having a larger area rug beneath them — think 6x9’ or 8x10’ — to cover the entire surface area and leave enough of the edges on display. 

You want to show off your rug, not just hide it. Plus, every machine washable rug includes a custom rug pad to keep your rug in place. 

The Right Rug for You

Always make sure to choose a rug that will compliment your space as well as your style. You don’t want to lay down a rug and get sick of it after a month. Keep in mind color, length, and shape when choosing your first pick from Tumble.

Also, make sure to always place your rug so that you can vacuum and grab it to wash in your washing machine, even if it’s under your bed. Tumble rugs are not attached to the rug pad with any fastening materials like Velcro, so removing and replacing them is a breeze.

Laying a rug down under your bed is an easy way to introduce some wow factor into your bedroom. Using Tumble’s selection of area rugs, you’re sure to find something to compliment your decor. 

And don’t worry about placing the rug under the bed without professional movers or help; this can easily be accomplished in just minutes if you follow the steps laid out above. You are already on your way to furnishing the bedroom of your dreams! 


Sources: 

How to Clean Area Rugs | NY Times

5 signs it may be time to replace your carpet | Seattle Times

6 Signs You Need to Replace Your Carpet | Angi

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