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Selecting Rugs For Children's Rooms

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When you're decorating a child's room, you may find the task much more difficult than you'd initially anticipated. If your child is over the age of five, for instance, you may assume that you can decorate the room however you'd like to decorate it. You'd then be amazed when your child comes to you and says that they don't like the way that the room looks, and that they want to have something different other than what you put in the room there. This is a common mistake that parents make. They assume that they can decorate their young child's bedroom however they'd like to, but in most cases that simply isn't so. If you're trying to select rugs for your children's bedrooms, here are a few tips that may help.

Tip #1: Ask Them!

Before you select any type of rugs for your children's room, ask them what they like. Even very young children know if they like rugs better or a type of hardwood floor better. When it comes to talking about designs and colors, you can show your child some magazines or websites that have a bunch of different colored rugs on them and ask them which ones they like. This should give you a great idea of what type of designs and colors that your child likes, which can make selecting their rugs much easier.

Tip #2: Go Shopping

If you're trying to decorate your child's bedroom, take them shopping with you for rugs. Even if you're going to be ordering your rugs online, it is a great idea to take them to a store where they can experience the different feel and look of the many different types of rugs that exist. Simply bring the along with you and explain that you're going to be redecorating their room. Then let them have fun feeling and looking at all sorts of different colors and patterns. You should be able to narrow down your search fairly well simply by looking at all sorts of different patterns and colors with your children.

Tip #3: Stay Simple

A young child now may be desperate to have the unicorn rugs that they saw at a store, but you know that the same child would not like to have a unicorn rug when she is grown up. That's why it is up to the parent to make sure that you do everything that you can do to allow your child to have what they want in their room while also making it something they'll like when they're older. One way to do this is to find rugs that they like, such as character rugs, and to select some of the same colors from those rugs that they like. Then look for those colors in more simple designs. Once you show them the difference between the two, and how the colors are the same, they'll be much more likely to select something that is a bit more versatile than a unicorn rug.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: SIMON TUFT
Simon Tuft is the marketing manager of Rug House a leading supplier of superior quality Rugs, including, Wool Rugs, Contemporary Rugs, Cowhide Rugs, Goatskin Rugs, Reindeer Rugs and Sheepskin Rugs. To view their Collection go to www.rughouse.co.uk

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