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A guide to buying nursery rugs

While in the past the nursery was used to denote a suite of rooms which was set aside for children to use in wealthy households, it has taken on a different meaning nowadays. In modern times, the name is given to a room where the baby will sleep. Furnishings for a baby's room can be different from those in the rest of the house. Nursery rugs are of no exception.

Consider the age of the child

If you are shopping for a nursery rug for an infant or a young child, than certain rugs will work well better than others. Since a baby spends much time on his stomach as well as learning how to lift his head and learning to sit, then a soft, plusher rug will do. Lambskin rugs, or baby floor mats would work well. These ultra-soft rugs allow a safe place for the baby to lie and roll around without hurting himself on the hard surface of the floor.

Consider the décor

The décor of the room, as well as that of the house, should be taken into account. If the baby's room is furnished in a traditional manner, then a nursery rug in a traditional style will work well. If the room is more modern, then a more modern rug would suit it better. Modern rooms For more modern rooms, you could have funky cushions, polar bear rugs, or rugs which match with the other nursery accessories. Traditional rugs Some traditional rugs could include rugs with nursery designs, Turkish-styled rugs or rag or braided rugs.

Make your own rug

You do not have to buy a rug for a nursery. You could make one instead. A braided rug made with your cast-off baby clothes, bedding and blankets could make a meaningful and beautiful rug for a nursery. A rag rug, which consists of rag strips woven on a loom, or a hooked rug can also work as a nursery rug. Rug kits to make all the above hand-made rugs are available online or at craft stores. The braided rug is perhaps the simplest to make because all it requires is a pair of scissor to cut the cloth into strips, and a needle and thread to sew the braids together.

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