Finding just the right flooring option for your baby’s nursery is crucial. In fact, sometimes I love to use the area rug or carpet as the starting point or the inspiration for the rest of the room. Here are some tips on selecting fabulous flooring for your nursery.
Is your flooring a backup dancer or the star of the show? Here’s what I mean—some designs feature flooring that makes an important statement in terms of the design, but sometimes it simply serves as a floor covering so that it doesn’t overpower the rest of the decor. There are so many area rugs and carpets with fabulous patterns and textures that can become the focal point of the room, but if you choose statement-making flooring, make sure the rest of the decor doesn’t overpower or interfere with it. For example, if you’ve used a lot of impactful fabrics or busy wallpaper in the room, a more subtle, simple rug will be the better choice.
Measurement is key. Wall-to-wall carpet is one option, and of course it’s the easiest in terms of measuring, but area rugs can be trickier. Do you want your rug to float in one area of the room, or will it cover most of the floor space, including going under the furniture so that it sits evenly? To figure out the best size for your space, use the newspaper trick to layout a mock area rug. Open up newspapers on the floor to determine how the rug will actually look with the furniture in the room.
Consider texture, material and durability. Rough carpets, although sometimes gorgeous, are not practical for crawling babies. Look for materials that are soft to the touch and can also be easily cleaned. I often choose shag rugs or softer wools that have great patterns for nurseries and children’s rooms.
Do you have fabulous flooring in your nursery or kid’s room? What were the deciding factors when you were choosing it?