The Top 13 Places to Shop for Stylish, Kid-Friendly Rugs

updated Apr 9, 2024
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When considering a rug for a kids’ room, style shouldn’t have to take second place to durability. Thankfully, many stores carry lines of rugs and floor coverings that look great in a child’s room and are built to last. In addition to the more widely known brands (see: Rugs USA, Wayfair, and Ruggable), the internet’s vast collection of small, cool, and trendy decor sites means there are even more options than ever before for outfitting your kiddos’ nursery, bedroom, and playroom with the perfect rug.

Where to Shop for Kid-Friendly Rugs

Rugs serve as both a design element and a functional playtime essential, so having a good amount of options is integral to finding the right one for you. Below, we rounded up 13 of our favorite sources for securing the ultimate kids’ rug, no matter your budget or style. Be sure to also check out our Complete Guide on How to Buy a Rug for everything you need to know about making this important (and often pricey) purchase.

Do you have a go-to source for kid’s rugs that we missed? We want to hear all about it! Tell us about your favorite finds in the comments below!

Note: All prices listed are for 4′ x 6′ rugs or similar. 

Wayfair

We can’t talk about children’s rugs without including polka dots! One of our favorite kid-friendly rug retailers is none other than home-goods powerhouse Wayfair. This Viv + Rae polka dot rug features a bright, multi-colored, geometric dot and dashed line pattern and a stain-resistant design, making it perfect for even the messiest little ones.

Ruggable

It’s no secret that kids can be messy, so if you’re exclusively looking for a washable pick, it’s best to head to the premier source for these easy-to-maintain rugs: Ruggable. The brand is home to some of the most adorable kids picked around. Take this adorable dinosaur-themed rug for instance! Your kids will love the fun doodle-like illustrations, while you’ll love being able to toss it into the wash at a moment’s notice.

QVC

You might be used to watching QVC on air, but did you know they have an online storefront filled with incredible finds? A quick scan of the area rug section and you’ll likely come across a kid-friendly rug whose design catches your eye. With brands available in tons of playful prints (like this kitty one) and a plethora of sizing and price options, it’s a great retailer to check out.

Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn is well known for its sophisticated home designs, so it should come as no surprise to learn that their kids’ line, Pottery Barn Kids, carries rugs for children that are just as chic. The brand’s selection of eye-catching rugs, like this Modern Rainbow shag rug, comes in an array of sizes and prices, making finding the perfect option for you a breeze.

Rugs USA

It should come as little surprise to learn that online rug retailer Rugs USA is home to some of our favorite rugs for kids. With a large selection of kid-friendly designs, this shop has everything from simple, modern rugs (perfect for the trendier among us) to bold, playful prints (like this safari-themed option), all at prices that are hard to beat.

Modern Nursery

Offering furniture, home decor, and toys for the modern baby, this one-stop nursery shop carries a nice selection of contemporary rugs to befit a youngsters’ room, like this machine-washable cloud rug. Full disclosure: We love some of the designs for adults, too.

West Elm Kids

West Elm is home to some of our favorite rugs, period. So, it’s only natural that West Elm Kids would have a stellar array of kid’s picks, too. We love the whimsical design of this hot air balloon find, which is perfect for any parents looking for an especially dreamy find.

Etsy

If you really want a one-of-a-kind look, try shopping handmade on Etsy and visit the NordicKidsCo shop. This Etsy retailer specializes in beautiful childhood nursery essentials, like this round alphabet rug, which is a charming way to encourage a love of learning in your little one.

Crate & Kids

If you are decorating a space for children, you’ve probably found yourself scouring the Crate & Kids site. From the home decor experts at Crate & Barrel, this offshoot offers bedding, lighting, and other decor for your kids’ bedroom and bath. Don’t miss their graphic, interactive rugs, like this fun, city-themed design!

Annie Selke

One of our favorite sources for affordable floor coverings for just about any room in the house, Annie Selke carries a broad line of woven cotton rugs in a variety of striped color combinations perfect for your kids’ creative space. Best of all, these rugs are durable, lightweight, and easy to clean.

Bed Bath & Beyond

When it comes to finding great-looking, affordable rugs, Bed Bath & Beyond is hard to beat — and the same goes for the brand’s kids’ picks. From adult rug brand Momeni comes ‘Lil Mo, a well-designed line of rugs for kids with discerning taste. The offerings feature an array of colorful designs, and we were particularly taken with this dreamy aviator option.

Urban Outfitters

Looking for playful rugs with a bit of an edge? Look no further than Urban Outfitters’ home department. The brand carries several lines of bright and funky floor coverings, like this shag rug that, while not designed specifically for children, will still look great in their rooms.

2Modern

From bedding and furniture to art and accessories, 2Modern is full of winning modern looks for the home. This kid-friendly Ferm Living Kelim Rug is a great option for bedrooms and playrooms, thanks to its durability and affordability.