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How to Pick the Best Kids Rug for Your Playroom

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Posted on April 04 2018

There are so many kids rugs out there, narrowing it down to just one color, pattern, or shape is difficult. Learn how to pick the right kids rug for your room.

 In 2015, home furnishings store sales totaled almost 50 billion dollars in the U.S. alone.

That's a lot of furniture!
So with so many options out there, it can be hard to know where to start when picking furnishings for your home.

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But if you're looking for the best kids rug for your playroom, don't worry. We've compiled this guide to help you make the best choice.

Keep on reading to learn more.

Start with Size and Shape

You've got to start with the basics: what size and shape do you want?

Start by going to your kid's playroom and pulling out your tape measure. Scope out the space. Measure the area where the rug will go and use those measurements to decide what size will work best.

That way when you're shopping, you will know the ideal size and either the size up or down that would still work in the space.

What about shape? The most common kids rug shape is rectangular, so that is often an easy choice. But if you want something different, there are all kinds of options out there including:

  • Round
  • Square
  • Flower
  • Heart
  • Basketball or Football

And the list goes on and on.

Next Step in Choosing Your Kids Rug: Texture and Fabric

Deciding on texture and fabric starts with picking out your design style for the playroom. Do you want it to be a decorative piece or more of a simple, functional item? These types of questions will help narrow your options.

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The most common styles for playroom rugs as far as texture and fabric include:

  • Shag (made of various materials)
  • Jersey cotton
  • Low pile wool
  • Cotton

Each of these has pros and cons, so do your research before shopping to see what will work best for you.

However, keep in mind a low pile wool rug will hold endure wear and tear better than a high pile option. This is usually a safe choice for a playroom kids rug.

It's also common for playroom rugs to get dirty quickly. If you want a rug you can easily clean, consider going with a washable synthetic.

Pick Your Color(s)

It can seem like a good idea to look around for inspiration before deciding on the rug color you want, but often this just opens too many doors.

Instead, limit yourself to a few potential color options or color combinations. That way, when you're shopping you will have a much stronger sense of direction.

If your playroom is already filled with various colors and patterns, a common choice is to pick a solid rug that ties in a secondary color already used in the room.

What if the room is very simple? Then a rug is a great way to bring a pop or two of color into an otherwise bland space.

At the end of the day, this all depends on your personal preference. If you're having a hard time deciding, use a color scheme generator to help. But the biggest thing to remember is to decide on a few color options before shopping so that the process goes faster.

Next Steps

Now that you've got these tips, your next step is simple: get started!
Take what you've learned and start making a plan for your playroom kids rug.
Check out our wide selection of options.

And as always, contact us with any questions!

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