Anna sent in a good question: I'm on what seems like a neverending quest for a rug for my baby's room (he's due any day now). I can't spend much more than $500, and would prefer to spend less. I'm looking for something of good quality that will grow with my child, something we can use for a while, so not overly "baby."
In our nursery thus far, the only big pieces are the Oeuf Sparrow crib in birch, the Ikea Hemnes dresser in red, and the smaller Ikea Expedit in birch. I would want any rug I have to be fairly subtle, fun but not overly pattern-y. Difficult!
I've found some affordable options in crewel work rugs, namely at Anthropologie, but have heard from several people I know – and from readers' comments in past posts on Apartment Therapy – that these do not always wear very well, and that they snag easily.
I love Angela Adams rugs, and wish I could find larger versions of some of her cotton rugs, which I think would be ideal for a nursery. I like many of her wool rugs, and think the Lulu pool (shown above, left) might be a nice option.
Most recently, I've been seriously considering the Thomas Paul flock flat weave rug (shown above, right), now on sale at Velocity Art and Design.
It's a bit thin, so I hear, but hard-wearing and woven from soft lambswool.
I would love to hear from anyone who has looked long and hard for a nursery rug, and is very pleased with what they're using. Also--if anyone has tried one of the Thomas Paul flatweaves, I would love to hear your impressions!
Please share your thoughts on the rugs Anna is considering or make suggestions for other rugs to consider...thanks!