Children's Bedroom

DIY carpets for children: many original ideas for the bedroom

If there’s one thing kids love to do, it’s walk barefoot, roll over on the floor, and play sitting on the floor.
And what do we moms do? We place a nice mat under it, et voilà!

There are many on the market and for all needs: rubber, padded, fabric, sensory, interactive, non-slip, washable mats… and the list goes on. Hey, but I’m not here to recommend one to buy!

Instead, I’d like to encourage you to make a nice and original mat yourself to put in your child’s bedroom. Do you feel it? Come on, that’s harder said than done.

To inspire you, I searched the net for some very nice ideas to make, all with tutorials that you can follow to understand the steps to take.

DIY rugs for kids

1. Upholstered carpet

As soon as I saw this delightful carpet I fell in love with it!
It is made entirely of fabric and consists of several parts: a central one to be made in a solid color and many padded petals sewn all around to be made with patterned fabric scraps also recovered from old shirts, sheets, T-shirts.
Making it is not as difficult as it seems and in any case in the tutorial that follows the procedure is very clear.

2. Lion rug

If you like animals and want to make a nice and original rug that is not only soft and comfortable, but also spectacular, look at this lion-shaped rug… Super cute!
You can do this by following the tutorial and getting some furry fabric or simple and warm fleece and fringed trimmings. Cut the fabric into the necessary shapes and machine stitch.

3. Play mat

If you have a rather spacious bedroom and lively children, you can create this colorful carpet/game.
In addition to using it as a bedside rug, your children can play hopscotch with it .
But the nice thing I haven’t told you yet is that you can make it without sewing! All you need is a long panel of white felt and many sheets of colored felt or felt to glue.

4. Gym carpet

If until now you thought that gymnastic rugs could only be bought, you are wrong.
What you see in the picture is a rug made entirely by hand and you can do it too by following the tutorial. You will need suitable fabric, hoses, poppers and lots of puppets to hang. Ah, even the sewing machine.

5. Crochet carpet

If you know how to crochet, you could make a nice  rug for the children’s bedroom using cotton tape.
You can buy it at the haberdashery or make it yourself by recycling old t-shirts  and make a carpet in the shape that suits you best (round, square, rectangular, oval) and in the colors you like best (colored, striped or plain) . If you’re good you can do it by working elaborate stitches almost as if it were a doily, but if you’re a beginner to crochet you can make your own rug even with single crochet.

6. Carpet with scraps of fabric

Here is a really soft and butterfly rug suitable for those who can’t do anything!
Oh yes because to make this carpet you don’t need to know how to sew, or have other manual skills, just a lot of patience. To make it you need many pieces of fabric to be recycled and cut into strips and a piece of non-slip rubbery fabric (the one with the holes). It will then be enough to knot all the previously cut strips of fabric one by one.

7. Rug with pompoms

Do you like pompoms? Well, get yourself lots and lots of balls of yarn and start making pompoms starting now!
To make this very original rug for the bedroom, it is not necessary to buy expensive wool, but simply use up all the leftover balls of yarn you have at home. Indeed, also ask your friends or your grandmother and aunt why you will consume so many.

Found the mat that’s right for you? I know they are all beautiful and you are still undecided (indeed tell the truth… you almost want to do them all). Take some more time and think about which one is more suitable for you, for the bedroom and for your boy or girl.
Then get to work and only come back here when you’re done. Ah, and let me know how it went. Okay?

Kathryn Barlow is an OB/GYN doctor, which is the medical specialty that deals with the care of women's reproductive health, including pregnancy and childbirth.

Obstetricians provide care to women during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, while gynecologists focus on the health of the female reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus, vagina, and breasts. OB/GYN doctors are trained to provide medical and surgical care for a wide range of conditions related to women's reproductive health.

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