It is important to choose the right rug for your new nursery. Besides, a soft floor covering will lessen the impact of your footsteps so the baby isn't woken up when you check in. A rug's size, design, and material are all important factors to consider.
Measure it up
The size of the rug you need for your nursery will depend on its type. The nursery area rug should either be large enough to anchor your main furniture pieces or small enough to sit independently of them. When it comes to hardwood floors, it's always best to choose a large rug that overlaps the edge of the carpet at least by a few inches, so that your crib's legs and other furniture pieces can sit on top of it. Do you need to redress your carpet? Make sure the rug fills the empty space in your little one's room, leaving a few inches between the rug and the furniture.
In addition, you can use a smaller rug to highlight a specific item or area, such as a crib or a reading corner. Rugs of this size are usually large enough to place an entire accent piece or collection of pieces on, but placement depends on the item. When you want to emphasize a single, large item, such as the crib, center the rug on the piece, allowing the front half to overlap it. To draw attention to a specific area, group the necessary pieces directly on the rug.
Ensure that the design elements of the room are in balance
Ask yourself what's missing from your design before choosing a rug for your nursery. Are there enough patterns and colors? Are there different textures? Once you've identified the gaps, try to fill them. You should choose something with some color if you're working with a mostly neutral palette. What about the solids? Mix up the pattern.
Create contrast when considering texture. Go for a luxurious shaggy rug if your carpet is Berber or low-pile. Choose something simple for the floor if your bedding is already ruffled and made from rich satin. Your nursery space will be richer and more complex if you mix and layer textures.
Choosing the Right Rug Material
Which is better, cotton or wool? Are synthetics better than organics? There are so many rug materials to select from that it's difficult to know which is best for your baby's bedroom.
Would you like help narrowing your material options? Think about your priorities. You should choose a strong, washable synthetic if durability is important to you. Consider an organic material such as cotton or sisal if you prefer natural materials. Wool rugs are always a good bet if you can't decide. They are durable and easy to clean. They are also naturally flame- and water-resistant. In addition, it has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, making it an excellent choice for asthmatics and allergy sufferers.
The density of a fabric is a good indicator of its quality and durability. Try this simple test before you buy: Dig your fingernails into the rug. Rugs of better quality are harder to reach at the bottom.