How to use Rugs when Decorating a Child’s Room


Considering a Rug for your child’s room?

A rug can be just the finishing touch that your child’s bedroom will need in order to make it complete. A well chosen rug can really tie a room together. However, you may not know how much choice is available when you start looking for a rug, so you may want to start shopping armed with a plan. So, what should you look out for when you are buying a rug for your kid’s room?

First of all, it is their rug. They can help you choose. They will probably want a rug that shows one of their favorite cartoon characters or superheroes: something that they can enjoy as part of their bedroom. Rugs that can act as puzzles or game’s boards are also available, so the rug can actually be part of your child’s play. They will love that!

Then there are more practical issues. You may want to buy a rug that will not catch too much dust, or a rug that is hypoallergenic, particularly if your child has allergies. Also, something that will not chafe or rug against your little ones skin would be ideal.

How to use Rugs when Decorating a Child’s Room

And all parents know that kids can be pretty messy. Therefore, you may be wise to choose a rug that will not show up every stain, whether it is chocolate, juice, or other things. Therefore a dark color may be a good idea.  As well as this, you will want your new rug to be washable and hardwearing. As we have said, kids are messy.  For a lot of these practical considerations, wool is perfect. However, synthetic fibers can also be a good choice.

As we have seen, there are a surprising number of considerations if you are in the market for a rug for your child’s room. Just don’t buy a brilliant white rug!

To find out more about the considerations to make when buying a rug, see the infographic below from

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Alicia Trautwein is an autism parenting coach living in Missouri. She is the creator behind The Mom Kind, a website dedicated to parenting neurodiverse families.  She is featured in the "Amazing Moms" coffee table book by Hogan Hilling & Dr. Elise Ho.  She shares her expertise along with her experience in parenting children, both with and without autism.

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