Living / 17 July, 2023 / Ellie Thompson

Interiors Inspo: How To Style A Nursery Rug

When it comes to designing a nursery or kids’ room, the choice of a nursery rug as a centerpiece is a crucial aspect that adds an extra touch of magic to the space. From choosing playful themes and vibrant colours to incorporating functional and child-friendly elements, every design decision contributes to shaping a space where children can thrive and make lasting memories. We chat to Ruggable’s Creative Director, Emily Simmons, to get her expert tips on how to style your dream nursery.

Washability + Durability

Nurseries can be messy places, so when it comes to selecting the right nursery rug, durability and washability are top priorities. All Ruggable rugs are water-resistant and stain-resistant, so your nursery rug stays looking its best. When an accident or spill does happen, the Ruggable two-piece Rug System allows you to easily remove the Rug Cover from the Rug Pad and place it in the wash.


When it comes to materials, you want to feel confident that any you include in your baby’s room is made from materials that are safe for babies and kids. We recommend going with a thicker cushioned rug underfoot for kids or nursery spaces – as we know, the floor is also your play space! For a softer feel, opt for a Plush or Shag rug for your nursery. For extra peace of mind, you can pair any rug material with our extra-cushioned rug pads, which add more buoyant cushion.


The last thing you need in your nursery is a rug that won’t stay in place. That’s why our nursery rugs come in two pieces: a washable Rug Cover and a non-slip Rug Pad. Our Rug Pad, which comes in Classic and Cushioned, is specifically designed to cling to the Rug Cover and the floor, keeping your nursery rug securely in place.


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We have a wide selection of fun, cute and colourful nursery rugs to choose from. If you’re looking to make a colourful statement, we have plenty of bold options, including safari nursery rugs and other fun patterns and colours. For those who prefer a more subdued look, neutral, grey or white rugs are a great choice.


The size of the nursery rug you choose will depend on how big the room is. Ideally, you’ll want to cover most of the floor to create a cohesive look and also provide a soft, padded surface for your mobile baby. Our 245×305 and 275×365 nursery rugs work great for this purpose. Alternatively, you can choose a large round nursery rug for a slightly different aesthetic.

How to style nursery rugs

The nursery isn’t just for your baby. It’s also a place you’ll likely spend a lot of time, so it’s essential to decorate your baby or toddler’s room in a way that you’ll enjoy. When it comes to decorating your nursery, the rug is often the focal point of the space. If you have a larger room, you can opt for a nursery rug that covers most of the floor and will serve as padding for both you and your little one once he or she is mobile. With an extra middle layer, our cushioned rug pad is designed with plushness and comfort in mind – ideal for both parents on their knees, and little ones having somewhere soft and cushy to play.

A soft nursery rug in a smaller size is a great option for placing in front of a glider or sitting chair, so you’ll have a nice place to rest your feet while holding your baby. You can even try a runner rug in front of the changing table to add some additional style to the room.
If you choose a fun pattern, like a safari, jungle or animal-themed rug, try keeping the rest of the decor simple so it doesn’t feel too overpowering. A neutral nursery rug, however, allows you to be more creative with your other decor and will easily go with a wide variety of colours.

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To find out more about the huge range of kid-friendly, machine-washable rugs, visit Ruggable.


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