Affordable Rugs for a Nursery

Affordable Rugs for a Nursery

Sarah Coffey
Oct 19, 2010

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.

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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).

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Their woven rugs are inexpensive and brightly colored — this Round Cutout Bird Rug measures 30 inches in diameter (perfect for a small rug beneath a rocker) and sells for $18.

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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.

8955d559a76f9314b79fd59362bc0151b816e3ac. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Land of Nod
This store has a catalog of mid-range children's rugs, curtains, and bedding. These Skip Hop Playspot Tiles are made from EVA foam and cost $79 for a set of 20.

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They carry several budget versions of designer lines, including modern textiles from DwellStudio. This DwellStudio Pattern Rug is $140 for a 5x8 rug.

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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).

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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).

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They have a lot of jute and wool rugs that are pretty cheap compared to other retailers. This Striped Wool Multicolor Rug is currently on sale for $126 (42"x66") to $504 (8'x10').

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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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One of their most popular rugs is this small UNNI Flatwoven Rug, which is 4' x 2' and sells for $20. Their inventory also includes some good solid wool rugs and basic woven cotton designs.

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They have a kids' catalog with traditional home decor in yellow, pink, and blue. This lattice Ainsley Rug is a basic tufted cotton design that sells for $99 to $289.

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You can usually find rugs in the online discount section of Crate & Barrel. This Yellow and White Stripe Rug (24" x 36") is currently on sale for $10.95 (reg. $19.95).

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