Arranging a children's room poses many questions for parents regarding the design, decoration, and choice of materials for a room. One of the questions is how to cover the floor in the child’s room, whether a carpet is needed in the nursery, and if so, which one.
The carpet in the nursery should be bright, comfortable and practical.
For the nursery, they often choose the warmest and lightest room in the apartment so that the child is comfortable and warm here. When choosing materials for its finishing, parents try to ensure that they are environmentally friendly and do not cause allergic reactions in the baby.
Advantages of the carpet in the nursery
In favor of the carpet, too, you can bring a lot of arguments:
- Children spend a lot of time playing on the floor;
- Warm Palace will save the child from colds;
- Kids who are just starting to walk will find the floor or laminate slippery; it is more comfortable to learn the first steps on the soft material;
- Older children, arranging hide-and-seek or catch-up games, can also slip and be injured, and the carpet will protect them from this;
- Carpet is an important element of the room design;
A soft mat will make playing on the floor more secure.
Disadvantages of carpet
Modern carpeting is mostly synthetic materials, it is difficult to judge about environmental friendliness and safety here - carpets quickly absorb dust in themselves, and often it is more than the coating itself that causes allergies in a child. Natural carpets are unrealistically expensive, and laying them on the floor in the nursery is an unaffordable luxury.
You can use a small rug at the foot of the bed
So, for the fact that in the nursery a carpet is needed, there are still more arguments. Then the next question will arise - what kind of flooring to choose?
How to choose a carpet in the nursery
When choosing a flooring, you need to consider several parameters: size, material from which the carpet is made, design. Comparing them, find the best option.
If it is determined - to cover the entire floor in the room with carpeting or to put a small rug by the bed or in the recreation area, consider the following nuances:
- The advantages of the carpet - the child does not stumble on the edge of the carpet, such a coating will not slide on the floor, wrapped around the corners. Carpet, as a rule, veiled the entire surface of the room.
- The disadvantage is that it is impossible to remove and clean it in case of severe contamination, and it is difficult to clean all the dust with a vacuum cleaner.
- There are times when it is desirable to remove the carpet - at the time of sticking wallpaper, ceiling updates. Small children's carpet on the floor in such a situation is more convenient.
Children will always be interested to play on a bright carpet.
If the kid likes to be creative, the carpet may suffer, in this case it is also preferable not to cover the entire floor with it.
Small carpet can be easily removed
Where to place the carpet
If you decide not to cover the entire floor, determine the place where a small carpet is needed. First of all, near the bed, so that the child, waking up in the morning, would not get up barefoot on the parquet floor, laminate flooring. Let it be a small rug, but it is necessary. This will save the baby from unnecessary colds.
You can lay a carpet within the perimeter of the bed
Carpet is required for the play area. Both kids and older children love to play "on the lower tier" - there is where to turn around, build a house or arrange a car race. Board games also often turn into floor games, and for children to be more comfortable, a soft covering will fit perfectly.
Soft puzzles are perfect for playing on the floor
Modern carpets can be made of natural wool, cotton, silk or synthetic fibers - acrylic, polyester, polyamide. Allergies do not cause cotton, viscose, linen, silk and synthetic fibers in a child, while woolen rugs are not recommended for children with allergies.
You can create with the child a small bright mat for children
The carpet can be made of mixed fibers:
- Polyamide + wool;
- Polyester + silk.
It is their synthetic materials are recommended to choose for pediatricians. Modern technologies create hypoallergenic materials that are not inferior in their natural properties. Such coatings are easy to clean, they are resistant to dry cleaning with heavy pollution.
The high carpet serves as a great soundproof material.
Long or short nap?
It seems that the long pile carpet is more comfortable, warmer, softer. But the long pile is more difficult to clean. Children's room - is the abundance of small papers, crumbs. No matter how hard the babies themselves and their mothers try to keep clean, there is little dust, dust will remain between the carpet fibers, it is completely impossible to remove them. As a result, a possible development of allergy, but not on the carpet, but on the dust accumulated in it.
Important! Orthopedists do not recommend long-fleecy coverage - too soft carpet forms an incorrect foot setting in a baby. The result - flat feet, twisted posture, irregular gait.
Choosing a design
The color and pattern of the floor will depend on the design, style of the whole room. It is also important how old the child will be in the room.
Carpet in the room of the newborn
Pediatricians do not recommend laying the mat in the nursery of a newborn for several reasons:
- Scarce will spend the first six months on the bed, not on the floor, and the carpet - an extra source of dust, a possible allergen;
- For the same reason, long-haired options for children under three years old are undesirable. In addition, orthopedists talk about the wrong formation of the baby’s gait, if he learns to walk on a soft surface.
Therefore, when the little one starts walking with legs, lay a small path to the crib that is easy to clean.
Carpet for the girl's room
In the girl's room, the carpet is a design element, so you need to select it for the style and colors of the nursery. Palace can be a bright color accent that complements the restrained pastel color palette of walls and furniture. Another option - carpet, laid on the floor, is chosen monophonic, in the color of the walls, and bright accents are placed on other elements of the room.
However, for the room of a girl of preschool or primary school age, the carpet is often chosen bright. You can pick up a picture that will support the idea of a nursery. For example, a bright pattern with butterflies, flowers will complement the surroundings, and for the room of a little mermaid you can purchase a palace depicting an underwater fairytale kingdom.
Girls under 10 years old will love the designs:
- Depicting pets;
- With the game of classics;
- Puzzle mats;
- With fairies and princesses.
It is interesting to fit into the design of the room rugs of unusual shape - in the form of a large flower, the skin of an animal, the silhouette of a cartoon character or an animal.
Carpet for the boy's room
Boys - people stern. Flowers classics they do not need. For the boy’s child's room, discreet carpeting tones will do — blue, gray, and green.
It is necessary to choose carpet or carpet not just in color: various versions of carpets will help to emphasize the marine style of the interior of the future captain. This may be a nautical theme of the picture on the carpet or a nautical flag, the image of the royal flotilla.
For young pirates, you can pick up a picture with a map of the island where the treasures are hidden, and young travelers will like the image of a geographical map, which you can watch for hours lying on the floor.
According to the interests of the boys, you can select images:
- Football field;
- Starry sky;
- Cars of various brands.
Of course, boys will like designs with their favorite characters of comics, animated films.
Carpet in teen room
Young teenagers can choose monochromatic floor coverings, stripes, geometric patterns, abstract images that emphasize the style of the room and the character of its occupant. Given that your ideas about the design of the room may not coincide with the desires of a teenager, attract the child to the design.
You can choose a design that emphasizes a teenager's hobbies - an athlete will like a bedside rug in the shape of a football or basketball, and a teenager who dreams of the sky will enjoy a cover with a picture of airplanes. The safari style in the girl’s room will emphasize a carpet with a zebra pattern or a leopard print, and a young pianist can choose a track with a picture of notes.
Cleaning the room and cleaning the walkway will also be the duties of a teenager, so choose easy-to-clean materials so that the children do not seem burdensome for these jobs.
Interactive carpets for the nursery
Such options for the sex of the nursery will delight kids of different ages. Manufacturers offer a variety of carpets-games for boys and girls, where the floor, more precisely - the carpet on it - becomes the playing field. Designs can be various:
- Rpg games;
- Children's carpet for a boy, depicting a city with roads and road signs, by which you can learn the rules of the road;
- For girls - a schematic depiction of an apartment, embroidered on a carpet, where you can arrange furniture, sit down dolls for playing “daughter-mothers”;
- Hopscotch - for younger girls, Twister - for older children.
Carpets for the nursery deserve special attention, on which the pattern is embroidered, and due to the different lengths of the pile, a 3D effect is created, and then the image “comes alive”, becomes voluminous. This makes the game even more interesting. “Mini-City”, “Races”, “House”, “Dacha”, “Football Field” - this is an incomplete list of options that will create not only an unusual design for a child’s room, but also carry away boys and girls for a long time.
The size can be different - from a small playing field the size of a meter per meter to a full-fledged palace with a length of up to three meters, which occupies almost all the free space of the nursery.
A carpet for a nursery is not just a covering that allows to warm the floor, it is a bright color accent that completes the design of the room, or an element of the game that allows you to develop an imagination that captivates children of different ages.