If you’re considering buying kid’s rugs, it’s important to know that it’s different to when you’re buying rugs for other rooms in the home. Rugs with high, thick piles may have a soft cushioning, but they aren’t the best choice to use in a child’s bedroom.
There are a variety of rugs for kids available in the market, including those that are small, big, fluffy, natural, and cute with shapes. You can also revamp your child’s room without removing the carpet by incorporating a kid’s rug into the space.
Here some tips for buying rugs for kids:
1. The bigger the better
If your child’s room has a single bed and a side table, it would be best to have a large rug placed beneath the bed with the edges showing along the sides of the bed. The width of the edges should be the same as the side table, or preferably wider. This will create a sense of balance in the room and enable your child to land on something soft as they get out of bed.
2. Go round
For small spaces, round rugs or those with a unique shape like an animal are the perfect choice. They’re also good for breaking up the symmetrical lines of the wall, bed and furniture. A round rug not only softens sharp edges, but it’s also eye-catching and is a surprising piece of furnishing in a square or rectangular home.
3. Add colour
If the walls and furnishings have neutral colours, then pick a rug with adventurous colours. Bold and colourful rugs will help anchor the room and add some bang. If you’re going to buy a multi-coloured rug, the room’s colour scheme should be based on the colours in the rug. Kid’s rugs often have the primary colour scheme of red, blue and yellow, but you can add a rug as an accent to the room with the colours white and blue or white and yellow.
4. Add pattern
Patterned rugs with striking designs can light up a child’s bedroom, even if it’s surrounded with plain white walls. Play or themed rugs make for a lively and playful atmosphere and provide kids with the potential to learn. These include rugs with streets, bridges, villages, planets, letters, numbers and maps. A play rug is perfect for when your child decides they want a different themed rug as you can easily replace it with a new one.
5. Add texture
Layering a few rugs on the carpet can add some texture and substance to a floor with a solid colour. When mixing colours and patterns, it’s best to have a low-pile, cotton-woven rug or a rug with large geometric shapes or patterns. On the other hand, you can choose a rug with a contrasting texture, such as those made of felt wool or rough sisal. This will bring life into the room.
6. Low pile and synthetic fibre
Rugs with a low pile height of less than 1/3 of an inch are better for kids to play on as they’re flatter and not a hindrance to a child who wants to roll balls, pull toys and zoom trucks over the mat. Low-pile rugs are also more durable and easier to clean and vacuum. Furthermore, choose a rug that has synthetic fibre like nylon or polypropylene, as they’re made from plastic that is stain resistant.
When buying kid’s rugs for a child’s room, rugs that are soft, warm and washable are ideal. Modacrylic plush pile rugs can be washed, and these include rugs that have animal prints, animals and nature, as well as those discussed above.