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How To Choose A Rug For Your Children’s Room

Even though hardwood floorings are totally in right now, and people pay big money to get them installed, you wouldn’t let your kids crawl around and explore them bare, right? That’s why you need to get some kind of barrier in between the two, to protect your floors, and to protect your little ones as well from any possible splinters and from the cold. 
For the kids’ room, you’ll need an area rug that will make the room look playful and will stimulate your child’s development as well. Look for bold rugs, with nice color and an interesting pattern to them, that will make the little ones curious. The whimsical area rugs provide you with both of the qualities mentioned above, and they are super warm as well. Here’s how to choose a rug for your children’s room:


One of the three main things when it comes to picking out a rug, and it can vary depending on your room, the style you’re going for, and your personal preferences. If you’re looking for a rug that’s easy to maintain, cotton area rugs are your best choice. Eco-friendly rugs made from recycled plastic are also pretty appealing, so is the nylon, but they can sometimes be treated with harsh chemicals, so you need to be careful. Wool is also commonly used, it rarely causes any allergies, and you can easily maintain it. Avoid thick rugs because they catch crumbs and can be stained and ruined easily. 


If your kids are too young to have an opinion on the rug in their room, then you have all the freedom in the world. But, once they get older, they’ll show off their personality and you’ll be able to take them rug shopping with you. It’s going to be a great experience and time spent together, but for now, stick to your own style. For small children, you need to get a bold area rug with a nice texture to it. This will stimulate your child’s development and creativity, while also giving the room some style. As they get older, pastels and neutrals will become more of their thing, so enjoy the colors while you still can, because you’ll definitely miss those moments.


Patterns are another great addition to your rugs. They can be anywhere from complex to simple, and they can complement the room theme. For example, if you have a little kid that loves space and rockets, you can get a dark rug with a space theme to it. It’s going to be your child’s favorite place. If they love animals, get them a rug with their favorite animals. As they grow older, you’ll notice their main interests and you’ll be able to surprise them with a new area rug that will suit their personality just fine. 


It’s a kids’ room after all, and you want it to be welcoming and playful, so avoid any serious designs. You can go for classics, such as a rectangle, square, oval, or circle, but you can unleash your imagination and go for some asymmetrical shape as well. Plus, there are some cool animal-shaped rugs as well, so you can check them out as well. Either way, if you want to stick to the classics, the pattern and texture will be just enough to make the room playful and joyful. 

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The size of the rug completely depends on the size of the room and the furniture inside it. For a  nursery, you have two main options: a rug that will sit independently, going well with the rest of the room, or a rug that is slightly bigger and covers the front legs of the crib. For your small children, you can get a bigger rug that will go directly onto the floor, or on top of a carpet, so that it provides comfort, warmth, and a great space to play, draw, relax. For your teen’s room, Aim for something more elegant, and choose a rug that will go under the bed and extend slightly to the sides, just enough to provide them with a warm surface to land on as they get out of bed.

Safety and warmth 

Flatweave rugs are great for your kids’ room because you can vacuum them and the cleaning process is quite simple, but they are also pretty slim and provide less warmth. To increase the comfort, either put a carpet under the rug or invest in an under rug mat that will act as a barrier between the floor and the rug. The second most important thing is to prevent slipping and wrinkling of the rug. You can achieve this by investing in liners for your rug, that will keep it in place, and it will also protect the material.

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4 Ways to Make the Front Porch the Centerpiece of Your Home

Indoor-outdoor space has become a real premium as people practiced social distancing over the past two years, seeking social connection with strong airflow to prevent potential sharing of germs. Nowhere is this more possible than on covered or screened-in front porches, which offer some sanctuary from the elements but also the fresh air and comfort of the outdoors.

If you want to make the best “room” of your house that isn’t really a room stand out, there are a few simple spruces that can really boost its appeal. You’d be surprised how much real estate agents recommend making the front porch a draw in 2022, especially if you plan on selling your home soon.

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The Big Project: Expand or Build a Porch

If you don’t have a porch already, or if you have a deck or patio in the back, you might be surprised that the front porch is experiencing a resurgence. If you can get an estimate on expanding a front stoop or front porch to make it more visitor-friendly or large, you may be surprised by how much value that adds to your home. People who have spent a lot of time distancing over the past few years are really valuing the option for spending time outdoors but with the comfort of being sheltered in some ways from the elements. 

The Upgrade: Adding a Roof or Screen to Your Porch

If you’ve already got a porch or patio area out front, there are still updates you can do. Covered porches can be affordably screened in to add respite from mosquitos and more protection from wind and rain. Other patios only need a simple overhang and supports to become a covered porch, which is less work than a fully indoor addition to your home in many cases.

Make It Comfy: Update Furniture and Amenities on the Porch

If you’ve been neglecting the front porch, now is the time to find comfortable rocking chairs, wind-and-weather resistant seating and coffee tables, and other creature comforts like a bar cart or a lockable cabinet to hold games or other fun for the porch. Make the space the center of your home life by spending leisure time out there and having everything you need for a nice night in available at your fingertips. If you experience a lot of shifts in weather, a patio heater or box fan would be a welcome way to use the porch even in higher or lower temperatures. 

Reach Out: Have People Over to the Porch

Once the porch is in great shape, the last step is to actually have gatherings there! It doesn’t have to just be sitting around, though it can be: a cup of coffee with one neighbor or a live-music jam with everyone on your block are both good options. If you’re considering selling your home, talk about how to host a friendly open house on the porch while individual prospective buyers tour the home indoors. Really putting the porch to use is the best way to make the most of your investment and draw focus to it during a sale process.

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