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The 5 Most Popular Bedroom Flooring Trends for 2023

Written by Irena Martincevic

Published on May 18, 2023


The 5 Most Popular Bedroom Flooring Trends for 2023

We unveil which bedroom flooring trends you should keep on your radar for 2023.

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A new bedroom floor could go a long way in helping you love your space, make your space look fresh and complement your lifestyle. Wood and carpet have been the most popular options for years, with tons of different styles, materials, and colors available. However, there are various ways to achieve the look, many times without the need of a big investment. 

Below, we take a look at the most popular flooring options for 2023, along with how much it would cost you to achieve the look.

1. Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is the top choice for bedrooms because of its natural beauty, durability, versatility, and easy maintenance. Hardwood floors withstand heavy foot traffic and are less likely to show wear and tear over time. Additionally, they come in a variety of colors and styles, and can complement any decor style, making it a versatile choice for any bedroom design. “Timeless and classic, hardwood flooring remains a popular choice for bedrooms. Its warmth and natural beauty can enhance any space, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication,” says Brad Smith, Interior Designer and CEO of Omni Home Ideas.

Furthermore, hardwood floors are a great choice for allergy sufferers, as they don't trap dust and other allergens like carpet can. 

Installing hardwood flooring costs between $14 and $32 per sq.ft. including both labor and materials. The finish, installation, and style will also affect the final cost.

2. Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP)

Luxury vinyl planks (LVP) can closely mimic the look of hardwood or stone flooring. “LVP has gained popularity in recent years due to its durability, water resistance, and affordability. It also comes in various styles and finishes, making it a versatile option for bedrooms”, says Smith.

Additionally, LVP is highly resistant to scratches, stains, and moisture. It is also soft and quiet underfoot, making it a comfortable choice for a bedroom where relaxation is key. Finally, LVP is easy to install and maintain, requiring only regular cleaning to keep it looking its best. 

Most people pay around $5 and $12 per sq.ft. to install LVP flooring, including both labor and materials.

3. Wall-to-Wall Carpeting

Wall-to-wall carpeting is one of the preferred choices for bedrooms. Carpet is great because it offers warmth and style, but it can sometimes be more difficult than other materials to keep clean. “Wall-to-wall carpeting in bedrooms is a timeless classic that will never go out of style because it’s the ultimate in comfortable softness with the added benefit of sound-dampening and being barefoot friendly. Choose a wool or wool blend for the most classic look and overall longevity.” explains Courtney Wollersheim, Interior Designer at FLOOR360. It’s available in tons of styles, colors, and patterns, and can usually fit with just about any decor scheme and color of furniture or fixtures that you choose. 

Wall-to-wall carpeting costs between $7 and $12 per sq.ft. installed on average, depending on the type, the material, or the color. For example, you will spend less on a carpet made out of polyester while acrylic and wool carpeting will be the most expensive options.

4. Easy-to-Clean Carpeting

Like wall-to-wall carpeting, easy-to-clean carpets offer a desirable choice for people who are putting new flooring in the bedroom. This carpet is more stain-resistant and easier to clean, as the name suggests, which makes it easier to keep in good condition longer. Typically, it’s the cheaper carpet materials that are easiest to clean. You may also find that you can add products like stain repellents and protective finishes for an additional cost. When it comes to the carpet itself, Berber and Saxony are the easiest to clean, while cotton and wool carpeting are among the most difficult to keep clean. 

Installing easy-to-clean carpeting generally costs between $1.67 and $5 per sq.ft.

5. Distressed Wood

Distressed wood is a nice choice for people looking to get the rustic and homey farmhouse look in the bedroom as it is all about making your wood floor look time-worn. You can opt for reclaimed wood, although it is rather difficult to find. Peyton Robinson, Professional Interior Designer at Foter explains, “Engineered and distressed wood are also trending as they have similar properties and feel of hardwood but are at a cheaper price point making them cost effective.” The cost of this wood depends entirely upon its condition, the labor required to acquire it, and how much of it is available. Only the material can cost anywhere between $8 and $20 per sq.ft.

This look can be created for less by choosing a standard hardwood and applying certain techniques to make it look distressed. You can also achieve this look with your current hardwood floor. 

Now that you know the trends, consider how they complement your design ideas for your new bedroom. Think about how flooring will work within your design and what features are important to you; the ease of cleaning, durability, the warmth of the look, etc. While taking into consideration what the experts say will be the biggest flooring trends this year, don’t forget to also compare these elements along with the costs involved to decide on your perfect new bedroom flooring.


Irena is an industry analyst at Fixr.com. She analyzes and looks for visual ways to simplify data. She has been researching and writing about home improvement and personal finance since 2018. At Fixr.com, she is constantly looking to give homeowners the best advice on how to invest in their homes.