When you have children, letting them express themselves creatively is key. If they have their own bedroom, you can do this by purchasing specific bedding, curtains, and furniture. However, it’s just as important to choose the right carpet too. We all know how messy children can be, so in an ideal world, the carpet would be non-staining and self-cleaning. However, until this has been invented, here are some tips on how to select the right carpet for your child’s bedroom.
Focus on Comfort
You will have a hard time finding a child that doesn’t love to play. Therefore, when picking a carpet for your kids’ bedroom, you need to factor in how much time they’ll spend playing on the floor. Above anything else, the carpet should cushion them and keep them nice and warm. No child wants to play on a card and uncomfortable floor, so bear this in mind when on your search. Carpets can also dim any loud sounds, so if your child has friends over, you won’t have to worry about hearing any laughter and screams.
Know the Health Risks
When searching for a new carpet for your child’s bedroom, you need to be aware of the health risks attached. Dust can accumulate quickly and be harmful to your child, especially if they’re prone to allergies. However, as long as you vacuum regularly, you can purchase just about any carpet. Some carpets will be more dirt prone than others, so make sure you speak to a carpet provider if you have any questions.
Pick the Right Colour
If your child had it their way, they’d pick a bright pink or blue carpet, which may not be the most appealing to the eye. Instead, you need to put your practical cap on and decide which colours are best for hiding marks and mucky stains. Most parents stick with medium tones that hide marks, or darker shades. Be warned, however, if you opt for a darker shade, this will transform the look and feel of the room for better or worse. If you want to add a pop of colour, why not purchase a large rug that can be placed on top of the carpet?
Involve Your Child
While we hinted that it may not be wise to go with what your child says when it comes to purchasing a carpet, involving them in the process can be wise. The last thing you want is for a temper tantrum once it’s been fitted, so if they’re old enough (and mature enough), looking through ideas together will help you pick a carpet that everyone is happy with. Whether you look at a carpet store online or visit in person, make sure you take your time during your search, otherwise, you could end up choosing the wrong carpet.
Whether you’re giving your child’s bedroom an entire makeover, or it’s time to replace the carpet, referring to the guide above should give you a clearer idea of what carpet to go for.