Adding a rug to any interior space will not only add cosiness, but is an opportunity to inject some personality or amplify a bedroom’s colour scheme.
But when it comes to a child’s bedroom or playroom, a rug is much more than soft furnishing, it’s a place where kids can play, read or just kick back and relax.
Kids’ bedrooms are fast becoming more stylish than adult spaces, and there’s an impressive selection available to suit a plethora of decor themes.
How we tested
With the help of our mini-testers – aged three and five years old – we put a range of lovable rugs to the test. Like any rug we paid close attention to quality – if a child is going to be playing on it, it needs to be up for the challenge.
Rugs are of course a stylish accessory too, so the design was well-considered, but we also had to look at practicalities such as washability. And as a good-quality rug comes at a price, we weighed up costs too.
The best kids’ rugs for 2022 are:
- Best overall – Tapis Petit Lion rug: £45, Kidly.co.uk
- Best for playability – Great Little Trading Company Day At The Farm rug, large: £185, Gltc.co.uk
- Best for softness – Habitat kids rainbow tufted flatweave cotton rug: £40, Habitat.co.uk
- Best for runner style – OYOY Living Design adventure rug off white: £40.80, Oyoylivingdesign.co.uk
- Best for illustrations – Bloomingville Lanas rug in cotton: £89.95, Scandiborn.co.uk
- Best for Scandi style – Jox beige letters rug: £24.80, Alexandalexa.com
- Best for shape – Habitat kids tiger-shaped flatweave rug: £75, Habitat.co.uk
- Best for quality – Ferm Living Squares Kelim rug: £99, Alexandalexa.com
- Best for babies and toddlers – Toddlekind Prettier Play rug: £165, Toddlekind.co.uk
- Best statement rug – Tropicana 823 K rug, from £62.25, Runrug.com