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The 20 Best Kids Rugs

Designing a kids’ room, whether that be a playroom, bedroom, or study, can be a daunting task. From the furniture to artwork, there’s plenty to consider with expressing your kids’ interests and favorite colors. One key aspect that’s often an afterthought for kids’ rooms is what rug(s) to incorporate. When you consider buying the best rug for a kid, it’s important to consider their current likes and interests along with what they’ll still enjoy in the next few years. If you’re feeling lost in the shopping process, don’t worry--we’ve compiled 20 of our top kids rugs for you to consider and fall in love with.

Langdon - Windsor Area Rug from Erin Gates by Momeni

This rug is a perfect balance between simplicity and complexity. The beautiful diamond and swiss dot pattern create enough visual interest in the rug to make a statement, but the statement it makes is a calming one with its soft use of shapes, material, and color.

Pros:

  • Versatile Design
  • Soft
  • Hand Woven Quality
  • Flat Weave

Cons

  • Limited Sizes/Shapes

From a Customer

“Finding a soft pink rug these days wasn’t easy with so many contemporary styles and colors that are popular today. Pink is one of my favorite colors. The design is so beautiful with the off white pom poms. I absolutely love the rug! Rugs Direct was most helpful when placing my order and received the rug promptly. This is my second purchase from Rugs Direct and would recommend them highly!” -Kathy R.

Kids Isle Area Rug by American Classics

Braided rugs are such a classic, homey style. The Kids Isle Area Rug takes that classic design and brings it into the modern day with the bright, youthful colors and yarn fibers to create a rug that’s kid friendly and soft to touch.

Pros:

  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Soft
  • Stain Resistant
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Many Sizes/Shapes
  • Four Color Options

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Great, happy colors! Looks good beside my recliner.” -Jes

Eden feat. CloudPile (TM) - Mughal Rose (EDE-01) Area Rug by Rifle Paper Co. x Loloi

Any rug featuring CloudPile (TM) is a favorite for any room because of just how unbelievably soft it is. That softness combined with the vintage design and colors allows this rug to shine as a timeless, comfortable rug fitting for any kid’s room.

Pros: 

  • Extremely Soft and Plush
  • Vintage Design/Color Palette
  • High Quality
  • Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly

Cons:

  • Only Two Color Options

From a Customer

“Obsessed! Its in my daughters room but i want it for my own. I rolled it out and the kids have not stopped playing on it. The pattern is also so unique and beautiful.” -Jess

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Confetti - 11005 Area Rug by Company C

Striped patterns are versatile enough to be used in a variety of different styled homes, and this one in particular is perfectly tailored towards transitional and modern kids’ rooms. The subtle color and design allows this Confetti rug to be both youthful and classic.

Pros:

  • Made From Recycled Materials
  • Textured Rug
  • Hand Woven
  • Resistant to Weather, Staining, and Wear
  • Easy to Clean

Cons:

  • Follow Cleaning Instructions For Rug Longevity

From a Customer

“Wanted a multi-color rug with all these colors - did not want a design. Live in Palm Springs, colors are perfect. Using in entry 5x8. Only negative.... cannot use a vacuum with a rotor blade.” -Kathryn L.

Sabra - 26199 Area Rug by Surya

The boho pendants and geometric shapes featured in this rug really draw it into a vibrant, youthful style fitting for kids. The colors lean gently towards more feminine spaces and subtly expand your room’s color scheme through the woven pendants scattered throughout the rug’s surface.

Pros

  • Pet and Kid Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • High Quality Wool Rug
  • Youthful Boho Style

Cons:

  • Limited Sizes/Shapes
  • Not Great for Traditional Styles

Cotswolds - Strawberry Fields (COT-01) Area Rug by Rifle Paper Co. x Loloi

It’s rare to find rugs that are both youthful and mature in design and color. The Strawberry Fields Rug from Rifle Paper Co. x Loloi features beautifully detailed botanical imagery along with a medium-toned color palette to create a rug that is both soothing and exciting with its design and finish.

Pros:

  • Three Distinct Color Options
  • Soft
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable
  • Easy to Clean/Maintain

Cons:

  • Bold Theming Not For Everyone

From a Customer

“Love this rug bought it for my Granddaughter's bedroom that her parents were renovating! This is amazing we all are in love with this rug! Truly adorable & looks like photo - she loves the ladybugs & butterflies too on it! Just perfect & such fast ship. I order pretty much all rugs from Rugs Direct - always always fast ship & great products!” -Britany W.

Kindred - Avin Area Rug by Jaipur Living

Adding in a classic, traditional rug to your kids’ bedroom or playroom allows you to create a sophisticated tone to the room. However, this rug from Jaipur Living perfectly balances the class of the traditional design and soft color palette to perfectly fit into a kid’s space.

Pros:

  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Durable
  • Versatile Design and Color
  • Easy to Clean/Maintain

Cons:

  • Limited Size/Shape

Lillian - 31353 Area Rug by Surya

Part of Surya’s Lillian collection, this rug features a very whimsical rainbow and sun design to create a wild, funky style. It’s sure to make a bold statement wherever it’s placed, but aside from how stylish it is, it’s also machine washable and very easy to maintain.

Pros:

  • Bold Style
  • Machine Washable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Multiple Sizes/Shapes Available
  • Low Pile

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad
  • Style May Be Too Bold For Some

Atticus - Teddy Area Rug from Novogratz by Momeni

Both playful and adorable, the Teddy Area Rug features a gigantic, simply drawn bear as its main focal point and complements it with a bright textured base. This rug is a great go-to for rooms that feature adventure and wilderness themes.

Pros:

  • Bold Style
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Hand Tufted
  • High-Low Pile

Cons:

  • Not Everyone Likes Fringes
  • Not Great for Traditional Spaces

From a Customer

“I bought this rug a few months ago for my daughter's nursery and am SO happy with it! It's even more beautiful than pictured and is so soft to the touch. The subtle shades of pink blend beautifully with the rest of the color scheme in her room and I couldn't be happier. I couldn't find this rug anywhere else so I'm happy Rugs Direct carried such a perfect rug. Would absolutely buy it again.” -Lauren

Kenya - KNY-663 Area Rug by Safavieh

Incorporating texture into the design of a kid’s rug is one of the best ways to add visual and literal dimension. The diamonds, squares, and lines of this piece really creates a youthful vibe that will age well as your kid grows up.

Pros:

  • High Low Piling
  • Cotton Latex Backing For Stability
  • Contemporary, Youthful Design
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved

Cons:

  • Only Available in Rectangular Shape

Delmar - Agatha Dots Area Rug from Novogratz by Momeni

Mid century modern style is making a comeback all around, and adding in a mid century modern rug like this one is a great way to bring back some nostalgia for you and fun for the kids. The colors, shapes, and overall design really allow this rug to shine as a great example of an extremely versatile, popular style.

Pros:

  • Super Soft
  • Playful Design
  • Hand Tufted
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Low Pile

Cons:

  • Limited Sizes Available

Casablanca - CSB-215 Area Rug by Safavieh

The simple, colorful tribal pattern atop the neutral base allows this rug’s minimal details to shine as the main focal point. Plus, the fringes on the ends and soft material make this rug beautiful and full of great texture.

Pros:

  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Versatile Color Palette
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Soft

Cons:

  • Limited Shapes/Sizes

Ayo - AYO-01 Area Rug by Justina Blakeney x Loloi

This rug is a work of art in its own right. Collaborated between artist Justina Blakeney and Loloi, this rug features unique artistic style along with known quality and longevity.

Pros:

  • Three Color Variations
  • Kid Friendly
  • Durable
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Bold Style

Cons:

  • Not To Everyone’s Style Tastes

From a Customer

“Have purchased many rugs and pads over the years and always happy with the purchase. Just as described on their excellent website, shipping on time, no complaints whatsoever. Love the huge selection, easy to navigate website, follow through from them. A 10 out of 10, maybe an 11!” -Belinda R.

Delmar - Sorbet Area Rug from Novogratz by Momeni

The contemporary stripes and lines of the Sorbet rug allow you to show off multiple colors in an abstract, modern way. Whether you choose the blue color palette or the pastel one, you get a quality rug that’s kid friendly, soft, and stylish.

Pros:

  • High Quality
  • Modern Style
  • Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Soft and Comfortable

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Harput - HAP-1027 Area Rug by Surya

Contemporary zigzags and colors will brighten up any kids’ room and add just the right amount of visual interest to the room. With so many colors incorporated into the rug’s design, it’s easy to connect it into the rest of the space to create a cohesive room.

Pros:

  • No Shedding
  • Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Medium Pile
  • Great for Modern Rooms

Cons:

  • Not Great For Traditional Homes

From a Customer

“The colors on this rug are even prettier in person. It gives my living room a beachy vibe, which was its purpose. I can't believe how cheerful it is!” -Celeste

Bellagio - BLG-563 Area Rug by Safavieh

The diamond lattice motif has been around for ages, but it’s shown off in a beautiful, modern way with this rug by Safavieh. The vibrant colors within this traditional imagery makes this rug ideal for transitional and modern kids rooms.

Pros:

  • Transitional Style
  • Youthful Colors
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Soft and Comfortable

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Serena - SRN-1 Area Rug by Momeni

Modern meets boho with this rug from Momeni’s Serena collection. The dynamic rug features textured stripes that give dimension to the rug and to your design. You may be afraid of the rug’s durability and maintenance because of those stripes, but this rug is designed to be low maintenance and made for high traffic spaces!

Pros:

  • Textured Rug
  • Contemporary Boho Style
  • Low Maintenance
  • Four Color Options
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Young Children May Pull at Stripes
  • Not Everyone Likes Varying Textures/Pile Heights

Jem - Stella Area Rug from Novogratz by Momeni

Novogratz by Momeni did an excellent job creating a child-friendly, sophisticated rug with the Stella rug. The constellations, calming color palette, and overall simplicity create a soothing atmosphere and add in a dash of whimsy for kids’ rooms.

Pros:

  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Contemporary Design
  • Low Profile Rug
  • Soft Materials
  • Fringed Rug

Cons:

  • Not Everyone Likes Fringe

Caravan - CAR-03 Area Rug by Momeni

This flat weave rug is made to fit perfectly into areas where you’re concerned about clearance under doors or potential tripping hazards. The colorful geometric print and fringes of this rug are bound to create a fun, inviting environment that your kids will love being in.

Pros:

  • Flat Weave Rug
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Inviting Colors/Design

Cons:

  • Pairs Well With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“I purchased my first rug based on an HGTV posting. I loved it so much, I purchased another for our entryway. Beautiful, colorful rug.” -Rainy

Humphrey feat. CloudPile (TM) - HUM-04 Area Rug by Chris Loves Julia x Loloi

On the flipside of the last flat rug, this one provides a low profile and plenty of texture with its CloudPile (TM) material. These rugs are known for being extremely comfortable, soft, and plush--three components that are perfect for kids’ rooms. Designwise, it’s a great addition for transitional or modern rustic rooms.

Pros:

  • Ultra Soft
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Transitional/Modern Style

Cons:

  • Only One Color Option

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Kids rugs are as expansive and unique as kids are with all their different designs, color palettes, and craftsmanship. When you choose the best rug for your kids, remember to show off their personality and flair with this essential piece. That way, you’ll be furnishing a room that your kid will love to be in.

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