Interior designer Ursula Wesselingh chooses 6 of the best children’s rugs for a contemporary bedroom or playroom.
A rug adds instant cosiness and can pull a room together. They are warm underfoot when stepping out of bed and soft to play on. They come in (nearly) all shapes and sizes, colours and materials. Plain or patterned? There’s a children’s rug to suit every room.
If your child’s room is already quite full and cosy, it’s best to stick with a plain design. In small rooms go for a rug that blends in with the floor to make the room feel more spacious – contrast will draw attention to the fact there is limited floor space.
If it’s contrast that you’re after, go for more colour and perhaps some pattern with these brilliant children’s rugs.
1. Pyramid jute rug by Zara Home, £159.99 (160 x 230cm)
This geometric rug is right on trend. It’ll brighten up a monochrome scheme and would look great on natural oak floors or white painted floorboards.
2. Bloomingville round rug from Smallable, £52.65 (80cm)
A natural wool rug is soft underfoot.This circular braided rug blends in seamlessly with wooden floors, adding textural interest without contrast – perfect for small rooms.
3. Graphic Kelim rug by Ferm Living, £72 (80 x 140cm)
A brilliant bedside rug, or follow the trend for hanging rugs on walls for a touch of bohemian chic.
4. Cotton stripe rug by H&M, £19.99 (140 x 70cm)
An inexpensive woven cotton runner can be popped in the washing machine for a refresh so is perfect for children’s spaces. Layer a few and add cushions or mattresses to create a relaxed reading or lounge spot.
5. OYOY Adventure rug, £39.95 (180 x 70cm)
Whether this ‘adventure’ rug will keep them entertained or not, at this price it makes a great looking accent anyway. Lovely on natural wood flooring or dark painted floorboards.
6. Paper carpet by Hay £79 (80 x 200cm)
A paper rug? Yes – it’s reported to be a good choice for allergy sufferers. In a range of sophisticated colours and with an artsy, serene feel, this would look best in bedrooms.