As a parent, you love your kids more than anything in the world. Even before they were born, you probably prepared their nursery with care, filling it with warm paint colours and heartfelt decorations designed to make your newborn feel safe and loved. That same feeling motivates parents as their youngsters grow up too. From picking out beds and bedding to adding decorative touches like rugs, you do everything possible to make your kids smile. At Pottery Barn Kids, we want the same thing. When your little ones are happy, you’re happy. And that makes us happy. All of our rugs are bright and beautiful to fill your child’s bedroom or playroom with excitement.
Rugs are great for kids’ rooms. First of all, they’re colourful. That makes a room welcoming for kids. They also add warmth, creating a cozy feel. Plus, youngsters love running around barefoot. Rugs help big in bedrooms with wood floors and carpeting. Wood floors tend to get chilly overnight, so having a rug beside the bed lets children get up without getting cold feet. That’s especially helpful if they have to use the bathroom early in the morning. And since bare feet also leave behind oils that can soil carpet, a large rug protects it.
Need some inspiration for choosing a rug for your children? Well, you know your kids better than anyone, so you’ve got nothing to worry about. Always go with something that fits their personality. Some parents even have their children help when deciding on a rug colour or style. Their enthusiasm makes checking out rugs a fun adventure. If they have a favourite animal or colour, that’s a big clue to figuring out what they’ll like.
Don’t be afraid to go bold. All rugs with bright colours and motifs bring a room to life, especially if it has neutral or light-coloured carpeting. A bedroom with blue walls and cream carpet looks amazing with a dark blue patterned rug. And since it’s a space for kids, no one said you have to stick with a monochromatic design. Want to include intense shades of orange, blue, purple and green, all together? Go for it! Use all of the colours of the rainbow as your palette to fill the space with maximum energy. Complement the different hues in a rug with small accent decorations like lamps, wall art or curtains.
And your creativity doesn’t have to stop there. It’s OK to think outside the box – or in this case, the rectangle – when choosing a kids’ rug. Round or oval shapes are playful and informal. Many shaped rugs are made of woven materials, which adds a relaxing texture that feels good to little feet.
Wool is a great choice for kids since it’s naturally stain- and soil-resistant. That makes cleaning and maintaining wool rugs as simple as vacuuming regularly. It’s also flame-resistant for added safety around inquisitive youngsters. Wool even feels great whether you’re walking on it or lying down for a nap. Synthetic fibres are extremely durable and stand up to whatever kids can throw at them – sometimes literally. That’s why they’re popular for many large playroom rugs.
In a playroom, there’s no limit to your child’s imagination. Rugs that contribute to fun and creativity are a great choice. If kids love playing with toy cars, give them a race track or a city with roads and let them go wild. The same thing goes for tomorrow’s architects, construction workers and pilots. We even have playroom pieces for the budding chef.
Theme rooms are a lot of fun for boys and girls alike. It could be a royal bedroom fit for a princess, or a “space” designed for your little astronaut. Bedding featuring their favourite motifs is always a big hit. And rugs with similar tones take that feeling even further. Try a soft pink rug with really detailed motifs in a magical bedroom with a canopy. Or use stripes to put the finishing touches on a nautical-themed room for an underwater explorer.