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Choosing a Rug for a Child's Bedroom

Choosing a Rug for a Child's Bedroom

18 Oct 2017

No matter their age, a rug is a much-needed addition to your child’s bedroom. It can provide a comfortable place to play, or represent their favourite colour or style. Above all, a rug can tie their room together and really make it a space to enjoy. 

With so many designs and colour combinations to choose from, decorating a child’s room can offer a great opportunity to get your creativity flowing.

What Child-Friendly Rugs are there?

Different rugs are suited to different ages, and everything from the fabric you choose to the overall design can vary depending on this. Luckily, we have put together some of our best advice to get you started.

Tummy Time

Babies and toddlers will spend a great deal of time playing on the floor, especially during the “tummy time” period.

A rug can provide a comfortable and safe surface from which infants can explore. For this age, choose a soft and non-abrasive fabric, such as a sheepskin or shaggy rug. Both of these are soft and durable, and will also look great in your space. 

Stain Resistant

A child-friendly rug should be easy to clean and stain resistant, saving you time and money that would otherwise be wasted on replacing it. A sheepskin rug is great as its fibres are naturally resistant to dirt. 

Woollen rugs are more delicate, and this choice may require professional cleaning. This is due to the nature of their fibres, which are easily be damaged by heat and overly strong cleaning solutions. However, wool is also one of the most durable rug materials available. For this type of design, try and avoid pale or white rugs to reduce the need for cleaning.

Rugs that have been woven with high quality polypropylene yarn can be surprisingly soft, and they will even maintain their colour after cleaning. A great option for children would be our comfy bedroom shaggy rug.

Colours and Themes

Choosing a rug for a child’s bedroom is the perfect excuse to let loose on bolder colours and designs. This can be great fun, and you can really create a unique space for your child to enjoy. 

If you’re feeling particularly inspired, why not try working towards a theme? This can really tie the room together, and it will even give you decorating inspiration when you shop for accessories. A blue rug would be perfect for an underwater theme, or a vintage-style union jack rug would look great in a teenager’s bedroom.

Split Up Your Space

Choosing a rug for your child’s bedroom isn’t just about practicality, it can be fun too! Use bright or contrasting colours to separate different areas of your room. For example, you could create separate spaces for a desk and a bed to symbolise different work areas. Alternatively, use a rug to connect two areas by having it run in between them.

Anti Slip

If you’re placing your rug onto a laminate, marble or wooden floor, you risk it moving around as your child plays.

There are a couple of ways to prevent this. Firstly, you could purchase some rug anti-slip. This can either be bought or cut to size, and it will help the rug to grip for added security.

You could also purchase a rug that incorporates an anti-slip gel back. However, these tend to be flatweave designs, which are better suited to environments such as hallways and kitchens. 

Want to learn more?

If you’re still unsure about which children’s rug is best for your home, why not get in touch? One of our rug traders will be happy to provide you with more advice.


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