When it comes to bedroom decor, there are certain factors you need to take into consideration – one of the most important being comfort. Unlike other parts of your home which require durability for flooring due to high foot traffic, chances are your bedroom won’t see nowhere near as much wear and tear. This means you have a little more freedom when it comes to luxury and comfort.
Let’s take a look at the top three flooring options for your bedroom:
Wool and silk blend carpet is a big winner in the bedroom thanks to its high level of comfort. There’s nothing better than the soft, cushioned feeling of a wool/silk carpet underfoot – it combines both durability and visual appeal thanks to the blend. Add to that a huge variety of different styles available, and you’re onto a winner.
Carpets generally are a major player in the bedroom decor department, thanks to their ability to muffle sound and to retain heat – both of which make your sleep environment more pleasurable.
Area rugs are a smart way to warm up your bedroom if you have tile, wooden, or composite flooring. Not only do they add a level of luxury to the bedroom, they can also be used to denote different areas. For example, have one large rug under the bed and another by a dressing area. You’re also able to opt for more decorative, ornate rugs in the bedroom due to the limited amount of footfall.
A classic choice for any room, wood or wood composite is another popular choice in the bedroom. It isn’t as soft as carpet but adding area rugs remedies that. If you have allergies and want to sleep soundly, wooden flooring might well be the direction to go in. That being said, it’s important to consider the auditory ramifications of hardwood in the bedroom – especially if you’re on the second floor.
Remember – Cut Pile
The pile of your carpet/area rug makes a huge difference to both the overall aesthetic, feel, and texture of the material. Cut pile carpet is less durable than uncut and more stain resistant, but that probably isn’t a huge concern in the bedroom as it would be in say the dining room or hallway. What cut pile excels in is comfort – the fibers make it softer and more luxurious underfoot (a major plus in the bedroom).