Kids Rugs

Rugs for kids' rooms are a hot debate because of many arguments. Not all rugs might fit your kids' room, so choosing them is difficult.

Naturally, you first want to see the rug in your space, and now you can do that more efficiently. So, to ensure that you have the best-fitting carpet, we present you with a tool - AR.

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In this article, you will learn about the materials, sizes, and styling options for rooms where you can put your new kids' rugs.


Kids' area rugs

Finding the right kids' area rug can be challenging, not because there is no choice. The thing is that there are a lot of options that you can find on the market. But when it comes to a decision, where to start? We suggest you look at the area rug sizing. 

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Since the rug is one of the accessories that can make or break the kids' room vibe, you will need to select the perfect size that fits your children's room. So, how can you make your kid's room more cozy and inviting? Here are a few sizing examples for you to consider:

  • For a twin bed - for the single bed, the best fits are 4x6 and 5x7 area rugs. They leave enough space all around the bed. If you have two twin-size beds in the room, you can place a runner between them. 

  • For a full or queen bed - if you want to have enough rug to step on when the child gets out of bed, then the area rug in 6x9 or 8x10 will be a perfect addition for this size bed. Another great thing about kids' area rugs this size is that they come in many fun colors and patterns. 

  • For the king bed - since the bed by itself is huge, you need to consider that the smaller rug will not fit the bed and its size. So, look for a 9x12 area rug. It will fit the bed and still have enough left on the sides of the bed to help you create a warm and inviting feeling to the room. 

Besides the size, you can also look at different shapes of area rugs. The best way is to leave the room in various forms and not strict shapes with many edges. We suggest you opt for rugs that are round-shaped, car-shaped, flower-shaped, or start-shaped. This way, you will create a more relaxing feel. 

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Kids' room rugs

Regarding kids' rooms and decorating, sometimes accessories come last. This is because most parents want to get the furniture to get the general vibe for the room. But with decorating, the room comes together. You can tie kids' room elements by placing a rug. 

Kids' room rugs are an incredible addition to coziness and comfort. But despite the size we have already mentioned, the material is the second most important thing. Not all materials are suitable for the kids' rooms, so you must make sure that you select the best. 

Kids room rugs

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To help you with the hassle of going down rabbits hole on the internet about the best kids' room rugs materials, we made a short list of the best materials that are kid-friendly:

  1. Wool. By far one of the most popular rug materials on the market. The reason for this material is that it's tender and sturdy. Kids' rugs made from this material provide warmth and comfort to the feet but at the same time will be sturdy enough to withstand any usage, spills, stains, and regular cleaning for a long time. 

  2. Polypropylene. A synthetic rug is praised for its sturdiness, beautiful appearance, and fleece-like material. You can often find it by another name - olefin - the same thing on the market. These rugs are inexpensive and easy to clean and maintain. Another plus is that they don't lose color quickly if exposed to direct sunlight. 

  3. Polyester. Another synthetic fiber for rugs. This material is excellent for being stain-resistant with a non-slip abrasive nature, so you don't need to worry about the constant stains on the carpet. Generally, this material is soft, warm, colorful, and easy to clean. 

  4. Jute. This is not only environmentally friendly but also kid-friendly material. Jute, among other natural materials, is one of the safest materials. It is easy to clean and maintain the rug like this; also, you can find that the carpet made out of jute is affordable. 

Pottery barn kids' rugs

Children's curiosity to learn new things about the world always amazes them. That's why you must ensure that their curiosity stains the same and they would be eager to learn something. The most important thing while choosing a kids' rug is that they can learn about the different shapes or colors through them. 

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For example, many brands claim that they have safe things for children, but not many come close to the expectations of the claims. Finding exciting kids' rugs can be challenging, but we can give you a little jump start. 

One of those brands dedicated to children is Pottery Barn Kids. This brand was founded in 1999 by two mothers who were passionate about their kids' bedrooms who didn't find safe, comfortable, and well-made pieces. 

Pottery Barn kids rugs

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This brings us to the fun part - the color and pattern of the kids' rugs. It is essential for the carpet to be safe and fun, so the children can be surrounded by curiosity and the ability to learn. On the market, you will find many rugs with a wide range of shades, from natural hues to vibrant neon colors. 

Don't stop on the color; you can have various combinations of color and patterns to set the tone in the room. Or make the room as playful as possible. For example, for younger kids, and toddlers, you can introduce the patterns like animal figures, flowers, fictional characters, and so on - which can make their playtime in the room more fun and exciting.  

If you have a sports fan in the house, you can always opt for the kids' rug with fun, playful sport-themed designs. The thing is about kids' rugs that you can use your imagination on the carpet you will put in the room, making their playtime the most exciting thing ever. 

Kids play rug

Kids play on the rugs all day, so they must be as clean as possible. Children are more prone to allergies because of the dust, hair, and other things that might live in the fibers of the rug material. 

Kids play rug

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Not only might you need to clean kids' play rugs often but also keep in mind that different materials require different cleaning to avoid any harm. There are 3 most common things you will need to do to keep the kid's play rug clean:

  1. Vacuuming the rug frequently. This is the number 1 step for keeping the carpet clean from dust or hair. Also, this step helps to prolongate the lifespan of the rug. When you have a carpet that children mainly use, you will need to vacuum it 1-2 times a week. If you notice that your vacuum doesn't pick up a lot of dust, then try changing the filter on the vacuum; then it might do the trick. 

  2. Full cleaning process of the rug. Cleaning the entire carpet can be challenging if you do this all alone, but it's possible. The best way is to look for rug shampoo or detergent or make it yourself with mild dish soap and cold water. If you are looking for pre-made rug cleaning solutions, ensure that they don't contain harsh chemicals that can harm your children and the rug material. To clean the entire rug, you need a sponge and a light scrubbing motion to bring out the pent-up soil. After that, wash the carpet and dry it before using it again. 

Removing any stains that occur on the rug. With kids' play rugs, stain is a natural thing that might happen while they play. So, when you see that the accident happened then, you need to blot it immediately using a dry clean towel or cloth. Don't scrub the stain; you might spread it through the rug fibers. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to clean a kids rug?

To clean an kids rug, you will need a vacuum. First, vacuum the carpet and spot-clean it with a damp cloth and dish soap. Let the spot dry completely. For deep cleaning, you can do that once a year with the help of professionals.

2. How to choose a kids rug?

Choosing the right kids rug is hard because first, you need to see it in your space. You can do that by using the AR tool to select a jute rug. This tool lets you see the carpet in your home area; you only need your smartphone.

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