The Best Rugs for Your Bedroom

Even if you’re more a hardwood or tile floor fan, a rug or carpet still makes a lot of sense in the bedroom. Usually far from entrances and free from heavy traffic and spills, bedroom carpets tend to last much longer than elsewhere. It’s also likely you’ll be walking around barefoot in the bedroom, so having soft padding underneath your feet can keep you warm and comfortable no matter where you step.

If installing wall-to-wall carpet doesn’t suit your design tastes or budget, consider decorating with one or more area rugs. Rugs help define spaces in the bedroom, especially if the room has a reading nook or small workspace. The wonderful thing is, you can go for the softest material, knowing it can last in the bedroom.

When shopping for a new bedroom rug, be on the lookout for these ultra-plush materials/weaves:

Silk: Often used in quality Oriental rugs, silk is prized not just for its softness and sheen but also for its strength. Silk rugs are the most expensive, but can become family heirlooms because of their durability.

Fur: Rugs made of sheepskin or alpaca add the luxury of a soft, ultra-thick pile and a unique shape to your bedroom. These natural materials are cured to keep their softness and to prevent the skin from cracking or drying. They are also hypoallergenic and water resistant.

Chenille: French for “caterpillar”, chenille is a popular rug fabric made of sumptuous cords of cotton or silk. Chenille can also be dyed any color, so you’ll likely be able to find one to match your bedroom décor.

Shag: Not restricted to a particular material, shag carpets are known for their extra long carpet fibers and are celebrated for their cushy feel. Just refrain from going wall-to-wall with this one!

Synthetic: If shopping on a tighter budget, you can find a synthetic rug that mimics the above materials, often at a fraction of the price. Common synthetic materials used in area rugs: viscose, rayon, nylon, acrylic or polypropylene/olefin.

Regardless of your rug or carpet choice, Steamer’s Carpet Care is here to help you keep it clean. We offer carpet and rug cleaning services (even on delicate Oriental rugs) to the communities of San Antonio, Boerne, Bulverde, New Braunfels, Canyon Lake and Seguin—all without a travel fee. Contact us today to set up an appointment.