We originally saw this runner highlighted in Wondertime Magazine. It's so happy and bright and just $28. When we went to check it out online, we discovered a few other great rugs available there right now.
The Graphic Runner can be found here.
But how about this 5 x 7" Leafy Vine Printed Rug? It's only $50.
But here's our favorite: the Trompe L'Oeil Floor Mat reproduces a painted or distressed floor on microwoven poly. The cobblestone and rock wall finishes aren't believable to us, but the painted, whitewashed, and distressed floor are appealing. If you had just the right spot for this, it could really give you that look.
Lots of good family-friendly choices here without spending a fortune.