A full bed is 4’-6”x6’ and is 16” bigger than a twin sized bed. It is also referred to as a double bed and its mattress is the smallest of the standard sizes.
The ideal rug for a full bed is typically a 4’x6’ or a 5’x8’ area rug. This strikes a good balance between the size of the footboard and the width of the rug.
Here’s a list of considerations you need to know when matching an area rug with a double bed:
- Size of the room: The size of the rug should always complement the dimensions of the room. It should look proportionate and this is certainly the case with a full bed as well.
- Size of the footboard: The footboard of a full bed is 4’-6” wide. The best way to pair an area rug with it is by selecting a rug that extends at least 18” on either side of the base.
- Area Rug Size Chart for Full Bed
Here’s an extensive table on different types of rugs can be paired (or not) with a double bed:
|Dimensions in Feet||Dimensions in centimeters||Best uses and features|
|3’x5’||91 x 152 cm||This rug won’t look good if you simply put it at the base of a full bed. But if you place it diagonally at a corner, then it may look good.|
|4’x6’||121 x 182 cm||This rug size is ideal for a double bed and would look the best when 18” of its top are underneath the bed.|
|5’x7’ or 5’x8’||152 x 213cm or 152 x 243 cm||There’s not a lot of difference between these two rug sizes, and both of them can be paired with the double bed in the same way. Just place the top quarter of it underneath the footboard and it’ll look proportionate.|
|6’x9’||182 x 274 cm||This medium sized rug can really complement a double bed if you put the first 3’ of it underneath the footboard!|
|7’x9’ or 7’x10’||213cm x 274cm or 213cm x 304cm||Compared to a full size bed, these two rug sizes are considered large. The best way to pair them with a double bed is by putting almost half of it underneath the bed.|
|8’x10’||243 x 304 cm||This rug is oversized compared to the dimensions of the full bed. It can be entirely placed underneath the bed.|
|9’x12’||274 x 365 cm||This rug size is also considered large as compared to the size of a full bed. It can also be put entirely underneath the bed.|
|10’x14’||304 x 426 cm||This rug size is XXL compared to the dimensions of the full bed. It’ll only look good in an oversized room. The entire bed can be placed on top of it!|
Note: Anything larger just won’t look proportionate with this bed size.
Rug Sizes Under a Full Size Bed
Here is a detailed description of all the different types of rugs that you can pair with a double bed and how. Let’s take a look:
3’x5’ Rug under Full Size Bed
A three feet by five feet rug pairs wonderfully with a full bed, especially if you have a corner layout. If not, then you can place a 3×5 rug diagonally under one corner of the bed.
4’x6’ Rug under Full Size Bed
A four feet by six feet rug is ideal for pairing with a full bed. You can place a 4×6 rug at the foot of the bed and put around 18” of its top under the footboard.
This rug size is ideal for small to medium sized rooms.
5’x8’ or 5’x7’ Rug under Full Size Bed
A five feet by eight feet or 5×7 rug goes well with a full bed furnished in a large or medium sized room.
You can either place the top 24” of the rug under the footboard or simply leave an 18” gap between the nightstand and the rug top.
6’x9’ Rug under Full Size Bed
A six feet by nine feet rug looks good with a full bed that is placed in a large or medium room.
You can either place it diagonally under one corner of the bed, or place a 6×9 rug under the base of the bed in a way that there is an 18” gap between the nightstands and the top of the rug.
7’x9’ or 7’x10’ Rug under Full Size Bed
Both of these rug sizes are quite similar. You can place a seven feet by nine feet or 7×10 rug under a full bed in both horizontal and vertical orientations.
If your room is wide, then go for the horizontal look. If your room is long and narrow, then go for the vertical orientation.
8’x10’ Rug under Full Size Bed
An eight feet by ten feet rug is quite large as compared to a full bed.
It can either be fully placed under the bed or you can leave an 18” gap between the nightstands and the top of the rug. An 8×10 rug only looks good in large rooms.
9’x12’ Rug under Full Size Bed
A nine feet by twelve feet rug is quite oversized and only looks good with a full bed in an oversized room.
You can either place a 9×12 rug entirely under the bed, or if your room is large enough, leave a small gap (18”) between the footboard and the nightstands.
10’x14’ Rug under Full Size Bed
This idea only applies to oversized rooms. You can place the entirety of the ten feet by fourteen feet rug under the bed.
A 10×14 rug would look great if there is a two to three feet bare floor area all around the rug edges.
Round Area Rug Sizes and Placement with Full Size Beds
Here are all the different round rug sizes that you can pair with a full or double bed:
4 Feet Round Rug under Full Size Bed
4′ is the most ideal round rug size that you can pair with a full bed. The best way to pair a round rug with a double bed is by putting the top 18” of it under the footboard of the bed.
In case of a corner layout, you can either furnish it by the bed side or can place one-quarter of it under the corner of the bed.
6 Feet Round Rug under Full Size Bed
You can consider a six feet round rug medium-sized as compared to a full bed.
You can either place half of it under the bed footboard or place one-quarter of the rug underneath a corner of your bed.
8 Feet Round Rug under Full Size Bed
An eight feet round rug is very large when compared to a full bed, but you can pair them together nicely by placing three-quarters of the rug underneath the bed.
Full Size Bed with Runners
Runner rug lengths vary between six to fourteen feet. You can pair them with your full bed by placing two rugs on either side of the bed rails.
You can find the runner size that complements your full bed size and use the ideas above to pair them with your full bed.
Rug Layering Ideas with Full Size Bed
Here are some great ways that you can mix and match different types of rugs with a full bed:
There are many ways you can layer different rugs and pair them with a full bed.
One of the best is where you can place runners on either side of the bed and furnish a 3’x5’ rug at the base of the footboard.
See our guide on how to layer rugs.
We hope that this guide was helpful in differentiating between all the different sizes of rugs and how they can complement a full size bed!