Finding Rugs for a Baby Room

If you are expecting a new addition soon and looking for rugs for the baby room or are searching for gift ideas for an expecting friend, look no further. Here is a great mix of DIY rug projects, things to consider and ideas that may be the perfect complement to the nursery.

Rug Ideas

Rugs for a baby room can serve as something small like a simple accent colour or can be as large as the central focus of the room. If the room in gender neutral, often animal rugs or fun shapes are a great way to brighten up the room. If you are looking for a more sophisticated nursery, perhaps a striped rectangular rug would bring the room together and keep it looking clean and bright.

Texture is important to consider. Wool is a great option as it is soft, repels water and stains and holds heat well. Avoid it though if the room is damp as it will soak up the humidity. Silk is another option that is soft and has tear-resistant fibers, but it is quite expensive. Sheepskin is a popular option for nurseries as it is an extremely soft and fluffy material. It is more high maintenance as it should be dry cleaned.

If you are looking for something you can DIY, why not create a denim rug made from recycled jeans. This is a great way to make the room more unique and personal. There are great instructional videos available on the web that take you through the process step by step.

Perhaps you have a rug that has become a family heirloom. Rather than have more traffic walk over it, hang it on the wall and use it as an accent piece for the room. Purchase a wooden dowel, loop a few equally spaced pieces of yarn through the rug and around the dowel and hang it on the wall with nails.

Home is where the heart is

Rugs for a baby room can be traditional or contemporary, hand crocheted or bought at the local discount store. Perhaps the nursery doesn’t turn out to be the dream nursery that you see in magazines. That’s okay. At the end of the day it is not about what the nursery looks like. It’s about the love that is shared in this special room.

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