Stripes, plaids, and colorful patterns — all of them can work in a nursery (or a grown-up's space). If you're searching for an affordable way to cover the floor in your child's room, here are 12 sources from the baby market and beyond.
Flor Modular Carpet Tiles
They're great for a kid's room, since if one gets stained, you can pick it up, wash it off, or have it replaced if need be. This is the Ins and Outs Pattern, $10.99 per tile, ($4/sf).
Dash & Albert Rug Company by Annie Selke
Made from woven cotton, these rugs come in a variety of preppy pastel styles. This Tattersall Woven Cotton Rug ranges from $28 for a 2x3 rug to $385 for a 9x12.
A good resource for graphic rugs, they usually have a few different stripey styles in stock, as well as a good selection of FLOR tiles. This 5x8 Ombre Rug is currently on sale for $250 (reg. $300).
They market the 'modern loft' aesthetic, but their rug collection includes a few affordable styles that could fit well in a nursery, including this Starlings Rug, ranging from $109 (3x5) to $599 (8x10).
This catalog company has a section dedicated to kids' rooms, and they're a good place to look for more traditional styles. These Fairisle Hooked Wool Rugs run from $98 (3' round) to $328 (4-1/2' x 6-1/2').
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