Friday, April 26, 2013

Choosing a Rug for Kid Rooms

Colorful Kid Room Rug

No doubt your kiddos have a distinctive personality with entertaining doses self expression.  Decorating their room while to reflect their personality is an amusing process. Reminiscent of a class art project. Selecting a rug is the best place to start. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind when choosing a rug for your child's room.

1. Let your kiddo join in. He or she has plenty of opinions about how to decorate a space. Bright colors, bold patterns, themes and shapes are all infused into kid rug collections. Choosing a unique style allows for the kids to express themselves and feel included in the decorating.

Surya Playground Collection
Surya Chic Collection

2. The rug as a centerpiece. Although most spaces are organized around the furniture arrangement, which in turn guides the rug placement (and vice versa), a kid room, however, should be arranged around large spaces. Push furniture back against the walls to allow for a large space in the center of the room. The rug is the perfect centerpiece for the larger open space and will set the theme for the rest of the room decor.

3. Keep movement in mind. Movement of the kiddos and movement of the rug are two significant factors to consider when adding a rug to kid room decor. Consider adding a rug pad to keep the rug from slipping on the floor for those kiddos who are prone to running, skipping and hopping instead of walking.

4. Durable but soft. Choose materials and construction that are durable enough to hold up to the wear and tear, but soft enough for little heads and toes. Synthetic rugs such as polypropylene and olefin work well against stains and are very durable. Natural materials such as cotton and wool are very soft, but slightly less durable and less stain resistant.

5. Lower pile for the little ones. The lower the pile, the less chance of tripping. If placing a rug in a room with younger children, try searching for plush rugs that have low piles. They are still soft to the touch, but much easier to clean and are not a tripping hazard. Lower pile rugs are also less likely to trap dirt and bacteria unlike a rug with a higher pile, such as shag or sheepskin.

6. Guidelines. Follow the same sizing and placement guidelines that would for the rest of your home.

Momeni Lil Mo Hipster Collection

7. Have fun. There's no need to be restricted by furniture styles or antique decor. A child's room should reflect their interests and hobbies. Let the rug be just as much an expression of their personality as it is a functional piece of decor.

Momeni Lil Mo Whimsy Collection
Momeni Lil Mo Hipster Collection

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