It seems finding a rug leaves most people stumped. So many rugs on the market but a lot are cheap, nasty and downright ugly. So I've done some research to find the coolest rugs for kids on the market. My experience is that people want to get a feel for a rug in person however, with so many great rugs available online I've searched for a mix of rugs that can be found in person, and online.
The right rug can really bring a room together, it can make or break a room, but to be sure you get it right, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Make sure you get the right sized rug and treat it as an anchor point for the room. Buy a larger rug for a larger room like a playroom, or buy two medium size rugs and overlap them. Rugs are a great way to define different zones within a room. As a general rule, be generous and always buy bigger when it comes to rugs.
- When considering texture, colour and pattern think about the other elements in the room. Is the room busy with colour and patterns? Then go with a neutral rug. Is the room minimal and neutral? Then go with a rug that is bold in colour or texture, to add interest. It's all about balance.
- Consider the material for the purpose. Wool and hemp are natural, durable and hard wearing, recycled plastic is easy to clean and suits high traffic, synthetic might be a perfect short-term solution if you don't want to spend up big while the children are young (and messy!). It's like anything, the better the quality, the longer it will last.
- Break the rules, and have fun with it...after all, it's child's play!