There are many things to keep in mind when choosing modern kids rugs. Choosing a carpet for children, toddlers, or babies is different than choosing a rug for any other area of the house. You can’t have a complete room without a rug. The rug is the factor that ties the rest of the room’s elements together, often the focal point, and keeps the space cozy and livable.
When you’re picking your rugs for kids rooms, the first thing you should consider is the size of the rug. Consider that a kid’s room is generally smaller over all, and the furniture in the room is smaller as well. Kids don’t usually sleep in a queen or king size bed; they’ll sleep in a twin bed, or a crib if it’s a nursery. This means that if you’re putting the rug under the bed, you’ll need a smaller rug. If you are using the rug to cover the majority of the room, consider that you should keep 18-24 inches between the rug and the wall as a rule of thumb.
When placed under the bed, the soft kids rugs will look best if it is under the bottom 2/3rds of the bed and there is room for nightstands up against the wall. In this case, consider the ratio of the size of the rug to the size of the bed. Since twin beds are long and narrow, consider a runner rug along the side of the bed, or even one on each side. If the space is a nursery with a crib, make sure that the rug is large enough to anchor the room, with front legs of furniture on the rug, or small enough to be its own statement piece.
Think about the material of the rug you are choosing for the kids’ room. This is a situation where you don’t want to skimp and opt for a low quality machine made rug. Kids’ rooms tend to be higher traffic with lots of play, so choose a material that will stand the test of time. This includes hand woven wool and cotton rugs. A material like silk might not be the best choice for the floor of a child’s room, depending on how much traffic the space gets. Save these more delicate pieces to be hung on the wall.