A 4x6 kids rug can highlight your room’s decor by reinforcing the theme, contributing to the color palette, and establishing your style. Adding a rug to a room shouldn’t be an afterthought; instead, view it as an opportunity to tie everything together thematically and stylistically. That way, your rug will bounce off the decor and vice-versa to create a unified, beautiful space.
Decorating With a 4x6 Kids Rug
Kids’ rugs are very expansive in terms of where they fit stylistically. You can go for a very youthful, infantile rug that features cartoon animals and bright colors or choose a rug that will mature with your kid. You also have choices in terms of practicality and comfort with kids’ rugs: wool and cotton are both common options that provide comfort and durability, but to take it to the next level, look at 4x6 kids washable rugs. Whichever way you want to go practically and stylistically, you can find a 4x6 kids area rug that’s perfect for your wants and needs.
Choosing Which 4x6 Kids Rug is Right for You
Since there are so many options out there for 4x6 kids rugs, you may be wondering how to find one that perfectly suits your home. If you start off by considering these key topics, that will help guide your search and lead you to your perfect rug.
Position: Step one is to look at your home and determine where you want to use a 4x6 kids area rug.
Nursery: This size rug is often used right in front of a crib. Either lay the long side in front of the crib or have it run underneath the front legs of the furniture. Another option is to place it in a separate play/reading area elsewhere in the room.
Kids’ Room: If your kid is upgraded to a twin bed or larger, then you can lay a 4x6 kids rug under the bottom two-thirds of the bed or closer to the foot of the bed. If you want to show off more of the rug, lay it along the side of the bed and/or in the middle of the room itself.
Playrooms: A 4x6 kids area rug is perfect for establishing a separate play area, a reading spot, or miscellaneous space. When you use it in those spaces, have it overlap with the furniture at least a little so that the space feels physically tied together.
Shape/Size: Even though you’ve narrowed your search to 4x6 rugs, this is a good time to evaluate that size now that you’ve thought through layout. Assuming a 4x6 rug is the best size, decide what shape will work best in your ideal layout: do you want a traditional rectangular rug that works well in just about every scenario, or do you want an oval rug or some other unusual shape? See what shape works best in your layout and best suits the theme/style of the room.
Pattern: The pattern of your rug is instrumental in setting the tone and style of the room. Remember, you can go as youthful as you want with cartoonish animals and drawings or choose a more elevated style with persian prints and patterns that age with your child. For guidance in choosing a pattern, look at your existing wall art, poufs, bedding, and decor for shapes and imagery that can carry over into your rug’s design.
Color: The color palette is another key part in establishing mood and tone. Blues and pinks are common for kids rooms, but even within those subcategories, you have options for what shades those colors are in, how frequently they appear, and what other colors are in the design. Once again, look at your existing decor and color palette for inspiration in what shades to use and what mood to convey.
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