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Rugs: Your Secret to the Coziest College Dorm

Welcome to a new semester away from home! If this is your first time out on your own, the stark white walls and narrow bedding of the typical college dorm are a complete contrast from your cozy bedroom. No one says you need to keep it that way though! With a few well-placed pillows and blankets, you’ll be well on your way to creating the comfiest home-away-from-home. And if you want to take your style to the next level, area rugs are a must-have to help you make the most of college life.

Unlike carpeting, rugs are generally easy to roll up and roll out. This makes them perfect for taking with you as you move from place to place. Rugs come in fun patterns and textures that define your space while adding softness your feet will thank you for, especially if you live on a huge campus!

What size rug is best for a dorm room?

Ultimately, the best size boils down to how much of the floor you want to cover. Because of space limitations, however, rugs sized 5’ x 8’ or smaller tend to be the most popular. They give just enough floor coverage without disturbing your roommate’s section of the shared space.

A 3’ x 5’ or 4’ x 6’ rug is best placed next to the bed since they’re too small to fully cover the space underneath. If you happen to be alone (or if your roommate is on board) you can also consider a 6’ x 9’. This will give your college dorm’s floor a carpet-like feel.

This washable 4×6 jute blend rug is a pretty and practical way to add comfort to long study sessions.

What type of rug is best for a dorm room?

Since you can expect a lot of moving over the next few years, a thinner rug is best. Many machine-made rugs have a low-profile construction that’s surprisingly soft underfoot. If your heart is set on a thick and fluffy shag, try going for a 2′ x 3′ accent rug. You can always layer one of these rugs on a larger flatweave for a fun dimensional look.

Jute rugs are also a great base layer to add your smaller accent rug to.

Once you’ve picked out your favorite rug, don’t forget the pillows and throws! Mina Victory’s home accessories are color-coordinated, so you can mix and match patterns to your heart’s content.