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Kids Area Rugs Rugs Facts & Buying Guide

Robots and castles, and butterflies, oh my! Enter the imaginative world of kids area rugs, where fantastical creatures, vibrant colors, and cool prints come together to create spaces that sing.

About Kids Rugs While any area rug has the potential to work in a child’s room, kids area rugs are specifically designed with little ones in mind. Kids area rugs tend to be soft, so they are perfect for sitting — or sprawling out — on while building with blocks and playing with favorite toys. Kids rugs come in a wide range of inviting colors and playful, imaginative designs, so there’s sure to be one that appeals to your child’s unique personality.

Fun design elements to look for:

  • Trains and Transportation
  • Sea creatures
  • Jungle animals
  • Polka dots
  • Stripes
  • Pirates
  • Farm animals
  • Flowers
  • Butterflies
  • Robots
  • Outer space
  • Geometric designs

Common materials and construction of kids rugs:

  • Hand-tufted: Hand-tufted rugs are created by pushing yarns into a fabric base. The surface pile is then cut to create a cushy, soft feel.
  • Machine woven: Machine woven rugs are made by mechanized looms, which allow the rugs to be made quickly. Machine woven rugs are budget-friendly and come in a wide range of styles, colors, and materials.
  • Wool: Wool is a high quality rug material that makes for a soft and natural feel underfoot. Wool has natural soil and stain resistance.
  • Polypropylene: Also called olefin, polypropylene is a synthetic fiber that is strong, colorfast, and comfortable.

Where to use childrens area rugs:

  • Use a soft pastel kids rug in the nursery.
  • Roll out a bright, playful kids rug in a child’s bedroom.
  • Put a large rectangular kids rug in the playroom.
  • Use a striped or geometric kids rug in the family room.
Spark Your Imagination with Kids Area Rugs Kids have big imaginations. Encourage your child to create and dream big by making a space where their imagination can take flight. If you’re not sure which area rug design to choose, think about your child. Does he or she have a favorite animal, place, or toy? Rugs Direct has kids rugs in a wide range of motifs, from animals to outer space and just about everything in between, so you can find just the right fit for your space and your child.

Styling and Care Tips for Durable Kids Rugs Kids rugs are made with active (and messy!) kids in mind. That said, to help your rug look good and avoid damage, it helps to follow these guidelines:

  • For kids rugs made from wool, blot (don’t rub!) any liquid spilled before applying a gentle, neutral detergent to clean. Do not use “oxy” type cleaners on wool rugs.
  • For kids rugs made from synthetic fibers such as olefin, nylon, and rayon, the same method can be used — and for tough spots it’s okay to use “oxy” type cleaners.
  • Rugs Direct recommends avoiding using a vacuum with a beater bar on any area rug to keep it in the best possible shape.

Kids rugs bring comfort and a design focal point to spaces where kids like to play, read, and relax. Here are a few ideas for styling your kids area rug:

  • Position a kids rug near the building blocks or Lego bricks for a comfortable play space.
  • Roll out a soft kids area rug beside your child’s bed.
  • Place a kids area rug beneath a play table to create a focal point.
  • Place a round kids area rug in the center of a small playroom.
  • Fill your child’s room with a large kids rug for softness under every step.

Find Your Perfect Kids Area Rug Use these shortcuts to narrow down your search results and find just the right rug for you.

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