A Rug for the Master Bedroom

I bought a rug to put beneath my new bed. I wanted to do a big fancy reveal for the bedroom once it was finished, but you’re getting a sneak peek today because I need your help. Help!

The vision I had was something like this. A different rug, but this placement.

The rug reaches almost to the nightstand but there is still a good amount exposed at the foot of the bed.
(photo credit to Wayfair)

So without measuring a thing, I ordered an adorable 5′ x 8′ rug from Overstock and much to my delight, FedEx delivered it yesterday. Yay! And, my friend and neighbor was available to come help me maneuver it under the bed yesterday. Double yay!

But (there’s always a but), it seems the rug is too small to get the look shown above. Apparently a 5′ x 8′ rug is, well, 5 feet by 8 feet. It’s not like when you buy a Mini Cooper and say, but it’s so roomy inside!

I forgot to take a pic when we had it slipped under the bed, which was no small feat, but to get the top of the rug anywhere near the nightstand area would leave next to nothing exposed at the foot of the bed. You can kind of get the idea in the pic below.


To put the rug half way under the bed would leave not much exposed at the foot of the bed. Not enough.

So then I tried this.


Then I drug it into the dining room.

I like it better in the photo than I did in real life.

And while I was at it, the living room.

Looks busy with the pillows and the curtains.

So there you have it. I had a full night at the gym right here in my little nest, and I’m no closer to making a decision than I was when FedEx rang the bell.

So here’s the deal. How about you all decide what I do with this gorgeous but too small rug? The options are:

  1. Under bed like initially planned and deal with the size
  2. Next to bed
  3. Dining Room
  4. Living Room
  5. Sell it and order a larger size (I could return it for a larger size, but Overstock only gives partial credit on opened items. Lesson learned on better planning before buying from them in the future. They are no Zappos!)

I really love the rug. The colors are beautiful and it’s super soft, it’s just a few feet too small. So cast your vote and majority rules! I’ll live with it for a week or two and see if it sticks. If not, there’s always Craigslist.