How a Nursery Area Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A nursery area rug can highlight your other decor by contributing to the room’s color palette, style, and tone. When you find ways to connect your rug to the other decor, you create a room where all the pillows, wall art, and other decor work together to establish your theming and style.
Decorating With a Nursery Area Rug
When designing a nursery, you may lean fully into the youthfulness and childish theming, or you can decorate with accessories that continue to fit into the child’s early childhood. You can shop for gender specific rugs for girls or boys, or you can go neutral if that’s the color palette you prefer. There are many ways to go about designing a nursery, so as you create your nursery, you don’t have to settle for any old rug; you can find one that perfectly meets your stylistic and practical needs.
Choosing Which Nursery Area Rug is Right for You
As you look for your ideal nursery area rug, consider these key areas.
Position: One of the first steps is to determine your room’s layout. Each nursery is unique in its footprint and furniture, so there are no hard-set rules with how you set up your room. However, there are some common ways that can begin to guide you.
Centralized: You can center a large area rug in the middle of the room itself to establish a soft area for your little one to crawl around as well as connect different aspects of the room. Whether you layer it with your crib, chair, and other furniture depends on the size of the room itself and the scale of the rug to furniture.
Small Corner: If you have a nursing chair or reading corner in the room, then you can establish that space with a small nursery rug.
Shape/Size: When you consider the layout, you also need to consider the shape and size of the rug. Rectangular rugs are common for rugs that fill up the room, but round rugs are perfect for setting up smaller nooks or just adding a softness to the room that rectangular rugs don’t. Even beyond those common shapes, nursery area rugs are available as oval, square, or other fun shapes.
Pattern: Nurseries often fit into the styles of the rest of the home, and since there are so many styles out there, nursery area rugs come in all sorts of patterns and designs. This is an opportunity to lean into childish designs and prints with animals, rainbows, safari imagery, and other designs, or you can go for patterns like boho, oriental scrollwork, solid colors, etc..
Color: When it comes to choosing a color for your nursery area rug, you have plenty of options to choose from. Blue and pink are common options for gender-specific rooms, but other hues like white, grey, red, black, blue, yellow, and navy are other colors to choose from. Focus on what other colors you have in the room and what tone those colors convey. Nursery rugs are often more muted with their colors, but you can choose a rug that is bright enough to set the mood or create a statement depending on which way you want your room to go.
Frequently Asked Questions about Nursery Area Rugs
What size rug is best for a nursery?
The most typical Size for a nursery rug is 5'x8'.
What material is best for a nursery rug?
Natural materials such as wool, cotton and hemp.
What size rug goes under a crib?
4x6 or 3x5 rugs are the perfect size for placement underneath a crib.
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