You probably just moved into a new home (congratulations! ), need to decorate your child's room, or your child is growing up and wants a different look, or maybe you just want to revamp the room. We're here to help you choose the right rug for your kids' room!

Find out everything you need to know by reading on!

Room size

A bed (or crib) becomes the focal point of any bedroom.  In addition to helping you visualize the shape, size, and texture of the area rug, this focal point will help you define the entire space.

Make a mental picture of the final look you want

How would you describe your child's personality?  Are you happy, free-spirited, or busy?  Is he peaceful, calm, and loves to read books?  It is possible to relate colors and personalities to each other.

If you don't know your child's personality yet, maybe go with your own!  Decorate for the area you want to walk into, the room you want to spend a lot of time in, and the place where you want to introduce your baby.  You can always redecorate later!

Visualize physical space for placing an area rug as follows:

  1. To see the area and how you want to place the rug, use painter's tape (which is easily removable and won't harm surfaces).
  2. Draw the room and write the measurements on a piece of paper.  When you go shopping, it will be helpful to have measurements written down.

Choosing the right rug for your kids' room

Don't limit yourself to traditional round or rectangle rugs when choosing the rug's shape. Here you will find abstract designs, animal prints, and more.  Have fun and be bold!

There are two primary considerations to keep in mind when choosing an area rug size:

  1. Consider a large area rug if you're going to put the rug over hardwood floors, so it provides as much warmth and function as possible.  

A rug pad will provide extra cushioning and protection for your floors when you use a larger rug.

  1. The rug you're looking for becomes more of an accent when the bedroom already has carpet. If this is the case, choose a smaller area rug, perhaps 5 feet by 8 feet, and stop just a few inches from any furniture.

What is the best material to use?

The right rug for you depends on the material you choose.  It is important to consider the following factors when choosing the best material for a child's room:

  • Playing on the floor should be functional and comfortable.
  • The rug needs to be stain-resistant or easily cleanable after tea parties, afternoon playdates, having friends over after school, and other activities that make it vulnerable to wear and tear.
  • A hypoallergenic rug is one that does not shed like a machine-woven rug.

For a kids room rug, here are your best options:

  • The top choice is polyester, which is stain-resistant, won't fade, and is perfect for spaces that receive plenty of sunlight and experience spills and messes frequently.
  • A cotton rug is hypoallergenic, easy to clean, and non-synthetic.
  • While wool is durable, it can fade and shed. Living rooms and dining rooms are the best places to use it.
  • Real or fake cowhide, for example, is soft.  It's perfect for laying next to a crib or bed for texture and warmth.

What about the pile height?

Our website offers a variety of pile heights. Our recommendation for a kids room is a shag pile.  Why?  Here are a few reasons:

  1. There is no shedding with shag rugs
  2. Wool, polyester, and polypropylene are some of the materials available.
  3. If you prefer something more neutral, we offer solid designs as well
  4. A variety of textures adds character to a room
  5. When the weather gets cooler, they become extra cozy since they are soft to touch

Kids room rugs: a final word

You should consider the size, the material, and the pile height when choosing a rug for your child's room. There are many area rugs to choose from on our site.