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Choosing the Right rug for your Child’s Bedroom

Choosing the right rug for your child’s bedroom can sometimes seem very difficult, what with the startling array of choices, and you may feel a little bewildered. However, don’t be too confused, as there are a few simple rules that if you follow them, you can find a perfect rug.

All parents are concerned about their children’s health, and this may be the first consideration on your list: make sure that you choose a fabric that is hypoallergenic, or that will not irritate your children’s skin too much. The best choice in this case will be a natural fiber such as wool, which will be kind to your kid’s skin.

Another massive consideration will be cleaning: is the rug washable and will stains show up on the rug. A rug in a child’s room will inevitably need to be rugged and washable, as your kids (no matter how much of a little angel they are) will definitely spill things and make a mess. Also, color choice can be important, as a brilliant white rug will show every sin, whilst a darker color may not show as many stains.

Finally, let your kids get involved in the choice. They will probably want a rug that depicts their favorite cartoon character or their most watched TV program. Rugs are also available that can actually be part of your child’s play, for example that contain a puzzle board, or that can used as part of a game. This means that a child’s rug is not just part of the décor: it can be something that your child can enjoy.

Obviously, the tips above are not an exhaustive list of how to choose a rug. However, they are some of the most important. Our advice is to think about what you want from a rug. If you come up with a list of key considerations (a wish list if you will), then you are more likely to make the right choice.

To find out more, see the infographic below from our partners at LandofRugs.com