Rugs for the Rugrats

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!
OYOY The World Rug / 135cm 100% Cotton / $149 - from Leo and Bella

OYOY The World Rug / 135cm 100% Cotton / $149 - from Leo and Bella

Ferm Living Blue Sticks / 100cm 100% Jute / $89 - from Leo and Bella

Ferm Living Blue Sticks / 100cm 100% Jute / $89 - from Leo and Bella

Macaroons Sky Round / 200cm Acrylic Pile / $499 - from Dan300 Group
Spot X Mint Rug / 120cm 100% Wool / $112 - from Down To The Woods

Dash and Albert Catamaran Stripe Rug / 121x182cm and 182x274cm / $400+ - from Oscar and Willow

Dash and Albert Catamaran Stripe Rug / 121x182cm and 182x274cm / $400+ - from Oscar and Willow

Pandrup Rug / 133x195cm 100% Polypropylene / $59 - from IKEA

Pandrup Rug / 133x195cm 100% Polypropylene / $59 - from IKEA

Mint Fleck Rug / 100x140cm Cotton / $59 - from Adairs

Mint Fleck Rug / 100x140cm Cotton / $59 - from Adairs

Sierra Weave in Chalk / 1.4x2m Wool Blend / $750 - from Armadillo & Co. Available in 5 other colours and from Terrace Floor and Furnishings in Adelaide.

Sierra Weave in Chalk / 1.4x2m Wool Blend / $750 - from Armadillo & Co. Available in 5 other colours and from Terrace Floor and Furnishings in Adelaide.

Armadillo & Co Flower Weave Sherbert Daisy / 0.98cm Hemp and Wool / $275 - from Armadillo & Co
Pastel Glass Round / 200cm Acrylic Pile / $499 - from Dan300 Group