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The 20 Best playroom Rugs

Playrooms are truly magnificent rooms where kids are allowed to learn more about themselves and the world they live in. The room is often filled with toys, furniture, and decor to inspire them, but there’s one key component that’s often overlooked: a rug. Not only do rugs provide a comfortable surface for kids to play on, but rugs can also impact the whole mood of the room. If you’re looking for practical and beautiful playroom rugs, check out some of our best playroom rugs.

Atticus - Noah Area Rug from Novogratz by Momeni

This playfully designed whale and friends rug uses bright colors, texture, and fringe to create an adorable rug fitting for any playroom. Stylewise, it’s a great addition to coastal themed rooms or playrooms that feature a coordinating color scheme.

Pros:

  • High Low Texture
  • Super Soft
  • Handmade
  • Fringes
  • Bold Theming

Cons

  • Limited Sizes/Shapes
  • Bold Theming Not For Everyone

Kennedy - Mountains Area Rug by Surya

The mountainous triangles and peaks of this rug seamlessly works into adventure and wilderness themed rooms without being overbearing. Even if that’s not the theme of the room, the abstract use of shapes is subtle enough to just add a unique texture and look to your room while reinforcing whatever theme the room already has.

Pros:

  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Custom Sizes Available
  • Medium Pile Height
  • Modern Style

Cons:

  • Pairs Well With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“I couldn't be happier with my recent rug purchase. It has a dimensional, sculpted look, and is even more beautiful than I expected. Colors are just what I hoped for. The rug had been back ordered, but arrived earlier than promised. Great quality rug, great service.” -Betsy

Caravan - CAR-03 Area Rug by Momeni

The youthful color palette, design, and fringes all make this a great rug for playrooms. The overall look is versatile enough to work for gender-neutral rooms while still providing bursts of color to inspire creativity and exploration.

Pros: 

  • Flat Woven Rug
  • Bright, Youthful Design
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved

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

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Flowers Bay Area Rug by Colonial Mills

Braided rugs often harken back to simpler days and styles, but that’s not all that they do. Visually, they provide different textures, color options, and patterns that allow braided rugs like this one to fit into more modern playrooms. Aside from the beauty of the rug itself, it’s also reversible and available in multiple colors, shapes, and sizes to fit your room’s practical needs.

Pros:

  • Many Color Options
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Comfortable
  • Many Sizes

Cons:

  • Only Available in Oval and Round Shapes

From a Customer

“The rug is exactly as pictured online. It is beautiful and reminds me of Colonial decor from my New England heritage. It is sturdy and well-made. It looks gorgeous in my foyer. I'm very happy with my purchase.” -Donna

Masai - MAS-01 Area Rug by Loloi Rugs

Incorporating animals and animal prints into playrooms isn’t a new idea, but perhaps using a rug to establish that imagery is a new idea to you. This Masai rug from Loloi Rugs features a stunning zebra print in two different color palettes so that you can include the theme in your ideal color scheme.

Pros

  • High Quality
  • Kid Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Durable
  • Hand Hooked

Cons:

  • Only One Shape

From a Customer

“Our rug was delivered within one week of ordering and is even more beautiful than we imagined. No one would guess that this large, luxurious rug was under $1000.00. It is our third one from Rugs Direct and we have recommended them to many of our friends.” -Darcy D

Atticus - Gia Area Rug from Novogratz by Momeni

There is no rug quite as fun as the Gia Area Rug from Novogratz by Momeni. The adorable giraffe focal point surrounded by simple botanical features and fringes not only adds in a wild theme, but it also provides wild comfort through its wool material and shaggy giraffe mane and flower petals.

Pros:

  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Hand Tufted Quality
  • Medium Pile
  • Multiple Textures
  • Soft

Cons:

  • Limited Sizes/Shapes

Kalahari - Domesticated Area Rug by Novogratz by Momeni

Continuing on with animal themed rugs, adding in an animal hide rug is a great way to fit your theme, add in a unique shape, and provide a comfortable texture. The Domesticated Rug shown here definitely has those three elements in spades and has the potential to perfectly accent your playroom.

Pros:

  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Stain Resistant
  • Durable
  • Faux Animal Hide
  • Medium Pile

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Tahmis Printed - 30354 Area Rug by Surya

Playroom rugs may be prone to arts and crafts along with general messiness and dirt. That’s why machine washable rugs like this one are extremely handy from a practical standpoint. However, as you can see, you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for practicality; the Tahmis Printed 30354 rug shows off a stunning vintage medallion and print that adds class to any room it’s used in.

Pros:

  • Machine Washable
  • Flat Weave
  • Pet and Kid Friendly
  • Durable
  • Easy to Maintain/Care For

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Fiesta Shag - FSG-383 Area Rug by Safavieh

The Fiesta Shag Rug from Safavieh shows off how a vintage design pairs well with modern bursts of color. The dynamic, colorful flower is brought to life through the shag piling that adds dimension and texture beyond the actual artwork shown in the rug.

Pros:

  • High Traffic Approved
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable
  • Shag Rug

Cons:

  • Bold Retro Style

Berber Shag - BBE-2302 Area Rug by Surya h

Kids will absolutely love having this plush rug in their playroom, and you’ll love it because of the comfort and the inspired design. The patterns, shapes, and overarching design allow this rug to fit in with modern and boho playrooms and bridge a gap between the playroom’s style and the rest of the home.

Pros:

  • No Shedding
  • Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Plush and Soft
  • Easy to Maintain

Cons:

  • Not Everyone Likes Fringes

Kill Devil Hill - Area Rug by Capel

Braided rugs are a great addition to playrooms since they add a unique texture and style with the finish itself. However, we especially love this rug by Capel because of the many color palettes and vibe.

Pros:

  • Top Rated
  • Reversible Rug
  • Durable
  • Easy to Maintain/Clean
  • Many Sizes/Shapes

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad
  • Works Best in More Traditional Spaces

From a Customer

“This rug was exactly what I needed. We remodeled a 1940s bungalow, and this rug finished the tiny dining room perfectly. It is well made and the colors, while muted, are substantial enough to anchor the space. The quality is excellent; I have no doubt we will get many years of service from it.” -Laura M.

Babys Breath - Area Rug by Capel

Baby’s Breath Rug is yet another braided rug that is on our top playroom rugs list, and it’s easy to see why. The braided texture is pleasant enough, but with five different color palettes to choose from, four different shapes, and custom size options, this rug is truly perfect for adding a braided rug that fits your space’s footprint and style.

Pros:

  • Top Rated
  • Soft
  • Handmade
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Many Sizes/Shapes

Cons:

  • Follow Care Instructions to Keep Rug Clean and Maintained

From a Customer

“These rugs will make a beautiful addition to any nursery. I started out with a 5 x 8 and decided I needed additional coverage on the hardwood floor. I have since purchased a 3 ft. round and a 2 x 3 oval. All were purchased at different times and match perfectly. Not only are they pretty, they are also soft, which will be nice when the baby starts crawling. I am extremely happy with my purchases.” -Suzytoons

Carousel - Area Rug by Colonial Mills

Carousel is another whimsical braided rug that is perfect for a playroom. Appearance-wise, it’s easy to see why we love this rug, but it’s also practical with its stain resistance, durability, and the fact that it’s reversible! The Carousel rug also has other accessories like chair pads and baskets to match, so choosing this rug can help guide you with decorating the whole playroom.

Pros:

  • Stain Resistant
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Flat Pile
  • Many Shapes/Sizes
  • Matching Accessories Available

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Better than pictured. Colors are vibrant and beautiful.” -June L.

Madison - MAD-798 Area Rug by Safavieh

The classic geometric shapes included in this rug, along with the ever changing colors, creates a look that’s perfect for youthful spaces. Though the use of geometric shapes and colors definitely leans towards boho styles, you can use this rug in modern and contemporary spaces as well.

Pros:

  • Versatile Style
  • Vibrant Colors
  • High Quality
  • Easy to Maintain/Clean
  • Durable
  • Different Shapes/Sizes Available

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“This is a very nice rug for the price. It’s not very thick. But the colors are beautiful. It came with a fold that isn’t going away but that’s from their storage method of this particular rug. I’d definitely recommend it.” -Debbbbb

Scion - SCI-28 Area Rug by Surya

Bold contemporary style meets practical comfort with this rug by Surya. The bright oranges, limes, purples, teals, and peach all work within the rug’s overarching use of shapes to perfectly create a work of art fitting for a contemporary playroom.

Pros:

  • Bold Contemporary Pattern and Colors
  • Plush and Comfortable
  • Pet and Kid Friendly
  • Custom Sizes Available

Cons:

  • Limited Size/Shapes Not Great for Traditional Homes

From a Customer

“I LOVE the color and quality of this rug. It's awesome in my office. The orange is a true orange not a burnt orange as described. I have orange and lime green colors with maple wood office furniture and this rug looks AWESOME. The quality of the rug stands out too. The back is thick and heavy and the rug is plush, with tight fibers. I was not looking to spend this much money on a home office rug but all I can say is "NO REGRETS!" Love it! “ -T.N.

Delmar - Ultralight Area Rug from Novogratz by Momeni

The Ultralight rug is another one of our favorite contemporary area rugs because of the simplicity of the design concept and its huge payoff. Through the simple use of lines and color, this rug captures both whimsy and rigidity through its design.

Pros:

  • Hand Tufted
  • Soft
  • Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Bold Style

Cons:

  • Not Great for Traditional Styles

Anatoli - ANA-02 Area Rug by Momeni

This rug showcases what we love about both vintage and modern styles: traditional motifs and cleancut lines. This rug by Momeni features a central medallion and borders, but instead of using very lavish, ornate details, this rug simplifies the design and lines to fit into a more modern scheme. This rug is truly great for playrooms where you want both vintage and modern flair.

Pros:

  • High Quality
  • Durable
  • Soft
  • Blending of Styles
  • Kid and Pet Friendly

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“We love our new rug! The quality is excellent, the price was great, and the service from Rugs Direct was exceptional. We will definitely use Rugs Direct again in the future.” -Millie P.

Karachi - KAR-9 Area Rug by Momeni

Most homes don’t fall into just one style; they often blend different interior design styles together for a unique look. Rugs like this Karachi rug help blend styles by using ornate detailing associated with traditional style and mixing them with vibrant boho colors and defined geometric shapes. Not only do rugs like this bring two styles together, but they also tend to age well with your kids.

Pros:

  • High Quality
  • Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Versatile Design

Cons:

  • Only Two Color Choices

Serena - SRN-1 Area Rug by Momeni

Like other rugs on this list, the Serena SRN-1 rug features texture through yarn stripes and fringed edges. The pattern itself draws minimal attention away from the other decor, and you can bet your kids will love the unique texture and look this rug provides.

Pros:

  • Four Color Options
  • Easy to Clean
  • Durable
  • Handwoven
  • Unique Texture

Cons:

  • Limited Sizes/Shapes

Odyssey - Area Rug by Amer Rugs

Finally, if you’re looking for a highly textured rug without a pattern or artwork, then this Odyssey rug may be your perfect fit. It’s a shag rug that comes in multiple color choices, and each one conveys its own tone and mood.

Pros:

  • Six Color Choices
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable
  • High Pile Height
  • Soft

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

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Decorating and furnishing playrooms shouldn’t feel like an impossible task; when you feel overwhelmed, look back at some of the top playroom rugs here and see how they fit into your desired aesthetic and meet your practical needs. With that mentality, you’ll be sure to create a playroom that’s perfect for you and your family.

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