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How To Choose The Best Kids Rug

How To Choose The Best Kids Rug

Posted by Rugs Express; Australia's Number One Online Rugs Retailer on 9th Aug 2022


A Guide To Choosing the Best Kid-Friendly Rugs

A kid’s bedroom should be a fairy tale

Every child needs a place to call their own, a space where they can play, dream and have adventures with their friends. A child's bedroom should be both practical and comfortable, but it also needs to be fun! When designing a kids' bedroom, don't be afraid to let your imagination run wild. Choose whimsical bedding, colourful artwork and playful furniture to create a space that your child will love. Remember, a kids' bedroom is more than just a place to sleep; it's a place for them to explore their creativity and have endless hours of fun.

Choosing A Kid-Friendly Rug

Carpets and rugs make a great addition to any home, but when it comes to choosing the right one for your children’s room, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First of all, consider the size of the room and the amount of traffic it gets. If you have a large playroom or your kids spend a lot of time on the floor, you’ll want to choose a rug that can withstand heavy traffic. Also, think about the colours and patterns you want. Bright colours and fun patterns can help to create a fun and inviting space for your kids to play in. Finally, don’t forget to take into account the safety of the rug. Make sure it’s made from non-toxic materials and that it doesn’t have any sharp edges or small pieces that could be swallowed or inhaled. You should also choose a hypoallergenic material, too. With these factors in mind, you’re sure to find the perfect rug for your kid’s room. But let’s see them more in detail!

5 Factors To Consider When Choosing The Best Rug For Your Kid

1. The space of the room;

The space of the room is an important factor when choosing a rug for your kid. If the rug is too small, it will look out of place and may end up being a trip hazard. If the rug is too big, it will dominate the room and make it feel smaller than it is. The ideal size rug for a child's bedroom leaves around 30 cm of bare floor around the perimeter of the room. This will help to define the space and create a cohesive look. In addition, the rug should be proportioned to the furniture in the room. A large rug in a small room will make the furniture look lost, while a small rug in a large room will make the room feel empty. Choose a rug that is scaled appropriately for the space to create a balanced and inviting space for your child. Finally, you might want to consider a layering rug, to create a special “play corner” where your kid and his friends can play with their toys and constructions pieces. Round kids’ rugs are perfect for this purpose!

2. Patterns and Colours

When choosing a rug for your child's room, there are no hard and fast rules. If your child already has a theme in their room, then it can be helpful to select a rug that matches the existing decor. However, don't feel like you have to stick to matching colours or patterns! Sometimes a contrasting colour or big, bold pattern can work better. Cohesion can be created in different ways: for instance, by having a common thread running through the room. This could be a single colour or pattern that is repeated in different ways throughout the space. 

However, the important thing is to maintain brightness and colour variety. For babies and small children, understanding colour is an essential building block they will use for learning in all areas of their life. So when it comes to designing kids’ spaces, colour is one of the most important elements to consider. 

Studies conducted in recent years have shed new light on the role of colour in brain development, creativity, productivity and learning. For example, a study published in the journal Nature found that infants as young as six months old are more likely to remember information if it is colourfully presented to them. The researchers believe that this is because colours help to engage the young brain and improve memory recall. 

Colours can also help to stimulate a child's imagination and creativity. They can also help to create a positive or negative mood, depending on how they are used. For instance, warmer colours such as red and orange tend to be associated with energy and excitement, while cooler colours like blue and green are often associated with peace and relaxation. 

In short, when choosing a kid’s rug, is best to avoid monochromatic or muted themes and go for a variety of colours and patterns! 

For this reason, Rug Express offers a huge variety of fun and cute kid’s rugs! Whether your little one loves animals, trains, or fairies, we have a kid's rug that will make them smile. And with our huge variety of colours, it's easy to find a rug that coordinates with your child's bedroom or playroom. patterned rugs are also a great way to add some flair to a room without making permanent changes. So if you're looking for a way to brighten up your child's space, Rug Express is the perfect place to start!

3. Choosing The Right Material

The material is an important factor for both durability and safety. 

Safety first. 

Children are natural explorers. They are constantly moving, running, and climbing as they learn about their surroundings. This sense of curiosity is essential for their development, but it also means that they can be quite careless. Children rarely think about danger, and they often underestimate the risks they are taking. As a result, they can quickly get hurt. That’s why it’s so important to create a safe environment for them to play in. If you’re considering a new rug for your home, make sure to choose a non-slip option. This will help to prevent accidental falls, and it will give you peace of mind knowing that your child is safe. 

Another aspect to keep in mind is whether your kids are prone to allergies. It's estimated that as many as 1 in 5 children in Australia suffers from allergies, making it one of the most common chronic childhood conditions. If your child has allergies, you'll need to be extra careful when choosing a new rug. Some rugs are made from natural fibres like wool or cotton, while others are made from synthetic fibres like polyester or nylon. Each type of fibre has its benefits and drawbacks when it comes to allergies. For example, natural fibres are usually more breathable and hypoallergenic, but they can also be more expensive. Synthetic fibres, on the other hand, are usually cheaper but may not be as breathable or hypoallergenic. Ultimately, the best type of rug for your child will depend on their allergies and sensitivities. 

Rug Express has a wide variety of both natural and synthetic rugs, so you're sure to find something that's perfect for your needs. However, it’s always best to check with your healthcare provider regarding which fabric is best for your particular situation. 

The other aspect is durability. Stains, dirt and spills are inevitable when it comes to kids and rugs. If you are looking for a rug for your child's playroom or bedroom, you'll want to choose a fabric that is easy to care for and clean. Tile, linoleum or hardwood floors may be easier to keep clean, but they aren't as comfortable for kids to play on. Rugs can add comfort and style to a room, but they need to be cleaned regularly. The type of fabric you choose will determine how often you need to clean the rug and how difficult the cleaning process will be. wool, cotton, polyester and microfiber are all popular choices for children's rugs because they are durable and easy to care for. If you are concerned about stains, select a light-coloured rug or one with a busy pattern. These rugs will camouflage spills and stains better than solid-coloured rugs. When it comes to cleaning, always follow the manufacturer's instructions. Vacuum regularly and spot clean spills as soon as they happen. For deeper cleaning, you can hire a professional carpet cleaner or rent a steam cleaner from your local hardware store. In addition, Rug Express has a special cleaning hack for you here.

Conclusion: Have Fun With Your Search For The Perfect Kid's Rug

When your kids will be all grown up, you’ll miss those days of cute patterns and funny, colourful animals. So enjoy it! And why not, you could make it a fun game for all the family - finding the best rug! Ultimately, even the youngest kids have their tastes, so make sure to pay attention to their preferences and interest - to pick a rug that stimulates their creativity and joie de vivre.

Rugs Express has an extensive catalogue of colourful children’s rugs for playrooms, bedrooms and nurseries. We cater to children of all ages from babies through to teenagers. Castles, pirates, sports, bright patterns, butterflies, sea creatures and stylish modern designs all feature in our collection. Browse our kids rugs or get in touch to ask a question or have a chat with our friendly team. 

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