A Neutral Bedroom Rug That Is Perfect for Your Home

The master bedroom in our new home is really starting to come together. Originally I thought I would focus my attention on the living room first, because duh….that’s what everyone sees! But I’m actually pretty pleased to begin our decorating in the master bedroom. It’s nice to have a relaxing, somewhat put-together spot for the Mr. & I to rest in each night. So my current gameplan is to get that space just about complete before moving onto other areas of the house #wishmeluck

The first big change on our master bedroom to-do list? A new rug.

Our Old Rug

Size matters: How to pick a Neutral Bedroom Rug Tutorial | DIY Playbook

We absolutely loved our moroccan shag rug in our old master bedroom, but it wasn’t big enough in our new (much larger…yay!) master bedroom. It was also a bit worn from constant foot traffic, so sadly we said farewell to our shag rug. Shag was good for our old space: How to pick a Neutral Bedroom Rug Tutorial | DIY Playbook

While we did love the plushness of the shag rug, we were both ready for a change.  After chatting with that +1 of mine, we decided we wanted something fairly neutral that would cozy up our new dark hardwood floors. I also wanted something durable since we have a balcony directly off our bedroom, and we might be going in and out of the those doors from time to time.

The new rug would be the jumping off point for the rest of the decor in the room. I did love our old master bedroom, but honestly it was a bit too glam for us. A little too feminine for a his & hers suite. Instead I want to incorporate a few more masculine pieces into the new bedroom, and add coziness through texture.

On the must-have list for the rug?

  • Neutral
  • Durable
  • Big….at least 8×10

That’s when I found this rug. After perusing through the stellar reviews (am I the only one who loves reading product reviews online?), I decided to go for it and got the 8×10 in Ivory.

Our New Master Bedroom RugThis rug hits all the marks on the list: How to pick a Neutral Bedroom Rug Tutorial | DIY Playbook


Our new rug arrived a few days later, and I immediately got to work putting it down (which isn’t easy when you’re all by yourself, but you make it work when you’re excited and your husband isn’t home yet). The size was perfect, leaving plenty of room on each side of the bed.

(Rookie Tip: Check out this guide to choosing rug sizes. Bigger is usually better!)

Neutral pattern will help with design: How to pick a Neutral Bedroom Rug Tutorial | DIY Playbook

I love the subtle pattern on the rug. Not too overwhelming from afar, but enough to add some visual interest to the space. Hardwood Floors & Rug: How to pick a Neutral Bedroom Rug Tutorial | DIY Playbook

The color looks great next to our dark hardwoods, too. It’s a nice creamy white, but the gray pattern throughout keeps it from being too stark. the texture helps play with the style: How to pick a Neutral Bedroom Rug Tutorial | DIY PlaybookThe style also works with some of the elements we’re going to keep in the new bedroom. The white textured bedding, the gray accents, and the white & wood furniture.

Size, comfort and style matter: How to pick a Neutral Bedroom Rug Tutorial | DIY PlaybookOverall a wonderful bedroom rug that would look great in any space!Finished look: How to pick a Neutral Bedroom Rug Tutorial | DIY Playbook


Come read all about our campaign style nightstands and ceiling fan in the master bedroom space.

Casey