The Top 10 Places to Shop for Stylish, Kid-Friendly Rugs
When considering a rug for a kids’ room, style should not have to take second place to durability. Thankfully, many modern furniture stores carry lines of rugs and floor coverings that look great in a child’s room and are built to last. In addition to the more widely known brands (see: Rugs USA, Wayfair, and Overstock), the internet’s vast collection of small, cool, and trendy decor sites means there are even more options for outfitting your kiddos’ nursery, bedroom, and playroom with the perfect rug than ever before. And with a rug serving as both a design element and functional playtime essential, having a good amount of options is integral to finding the right one for you.
We rounded up 10 of our favorite sources for securing the ultimate kids’ rug, no matter your budget or style. Be sure to also check out Apartment Therapy’s Complete Guide on How to Buy a Rug for everything you need to know about making this important purchase.
It should come as little surprise to learn that online rug retailer Rugs USA is home to some of our favorite rugs for kids. With a large selection of kid-friendly designs, this shop has everything from simple, modern rugs (perfect for the trendier among us) to bold, playful prints (like this safari-themed option), all at prices that are hard to beat.
Offering furniture, home decor, and toys for the modern baby, this one-stop nursery shop carries a nice selection of contemporary rugs to befit a youngsters’ room, like this machine-washable cloud rug. Full disclosure: I love some of these rugs for adults, too.
One of our favorite sources for affordable floor coverings for just about any room in the house, Dash & Albert carries a broad line of woven cotton rugs in a variety of striped color combinations perfect for your kids’ creative space. Best of all, these rugs are durable, lightweight, and easy to clean.
If you are decorating for children, you’ve probably found yourself scouring Crate & Kids. From the home decor experts at Crate & Barrel, this offshoot offers bedding, lighting, and other decor for your kids’ bedroom and bath. Don’t miss their graphic, interactive rugs, like this fun, city-themed rug!
Looking for playful rugs with a bit of an edge? Definitely check out Urban Outfitters’ home department. They carry several lines of bright and poppy floor coverings, like this shag rug that, while not designed specifically for children, will still look great in their rooms.
From bedding and furniture to art and accessories, 2Modern is full of winning modern looks for the home. Check out this kid-friendly Ferm Living Kelim Rug, a great option for bedrooms and playrooms thanks to its durability and affordability.
If you really want a one-of-a-kind look, try shopping handmade on Etsy and visit the Little Boo Nursery. This Etsy retailer specializes in beautiful childhood nursery essentials, like this round alphabet throw, perfect for encouraging a love of learning in your little one.
Pottery Barn is well known for its sophisticated home designs, so it should come as no surprise to learn their kids’ line, Pottery Barn Kids, carries chic rugs for children. Its selection of eye-catching rugs, like this Modern Rainbow shag rug, comes in an array of sizes and prices, making finding the perfect option for you a breeze.
When it comes to finding great-looking, affordable rugs, Overstock is hard to beat — and the same goes for kids’ picks. From adult rug brand Momeni comes ‘Lil Mo, a well-designed line of rugs for kids with discerning taste. Featuring an array of colorful designs, we were particularly taken with this dreamy balloon option.
We can’t talk about children’s’ rugs without including polka dots! One of our favorite kid-friendly rug retailers is none other than home-goods powerhouse Wayfair. This Viv + Rae polka dot rug features a bright, multi-colored, geometric dot and dashed line pattern and a stain-resistant design, making it perfect for even the messiest little ones.
This post was originally published on September 28, 2012, and was last updated on January 21, 2021 to reflect current prices and offerings. Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.
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