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Creative Flooring Ideas for Kids’ Playrooms and Bedrooms

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Designing playrooms and bedrooms for children is an exciting opportunity to get your creative juices flowing. You can create spaces that both meet your design & functionality requirements and also inspire fun and imagination for kids.

Typically, the first things on the list to design a children’s playroom would be deciding on a theme, what colours to paint the walls, what decorative elements to add, the appropriate furniture pieces to get, and even choosing bedding and curtains or window treatments. Flooring may be the last thing on your mind, but it is an equally important element that can tie everything together.

Here are some flooring ideas and pointers to help you get started:

 

Soft and Safe Flooring

For kids’ playrooms, you must prioritize safety with soft flooring options. These can include foam mats, rubber tiles, or plush carpeting. These materials provide cushioning for rough-and-tumble play, as well as break falls and reduce the risk of injuries. The good thing about mats, carpets, and rubber tiles is that you can pick ones with bright colours or even playful patterns which adds to the room’s visual interest and can stimulate creativity.

 

Interactive Flooring

You can go for interactive flooring options to spark curiosity and engagement, as well as encourage physical activity and imaginative play. Some interesting modern options include interactive flooring by installing textured floor tiles, LED strip lighting around the baseboards, or musical floor mats. These types of flooring respond to touch or movement and can be entertaining as well as promote motor skills and sensory development.

 

Vinyl Decals and Floor Stickers

You can transform ordinary or plain-looking floor tiles into whimsical landscapes, jungles, underwater scenes, cloudy skies, imaginary pathways, giant gaming boards, or even hopscotch grids with floor stickers and vinyl decals. These stickers and decals can come in different themes and designs, and many are easily removable. You can easily customize their arrangement and you can even mix and match different decal sets. As your kids grow and their interests evolve, you can take the decals off and change the look of the space easily.

Playful Patterns and Designs

There are flooring options that already come printed with playful patterns, bold colours, or eye-catching designs to inject fun and personality into kids’ bedrooms and playrooms. Vibrant area rugs or patterned linoleum floorings with geometric designs, animal prints, or colourful stripes add visual interest and create a dynamic backdrop for play and even for focus. The great part about area rugs is they can provide a temporary addition that provides a buffer for hardwood, laminate or tile that may be too hard on their own. For best results, choose area rugs that reflect the child’s interests.

 

Durable and Easy-to-Clean Flooring Materials

Kids’ rooms tend to get messy really quickly, so always prioritize durability and ease of maintenance when selecting flooring. Choose materials that can withstand spills, stains, and heavy foot traffic, such as laminate, or stain-resistant carpet (check out our vast selection). Look for waterproof and scratch-resistant options that are easy to clean and maintain, ensuring long-lasting beauty and functionality. Plus, they’ll keep your kiddos warm in the cold Calgary winter months.

Remember that clean floors foster creativity, too. What’s more, even if you choose relatively plain flooring, it contributes to a room’s overall creative look by allowing the other decorative elements to shine. Clean, plain floors balance out colourful walls and the room’s other fun elements to avoid overwhelming the senses.

From soft and safe flooring to interactive elements and playful patterns, there are countless creative flooring ideas to beautify kids’ spaces and inspire hours of play and imagination. By incorporating innovative materials, vibrant colours, and interactive features, you can create an environment that nurtures creativity, promotes exploration, and makes everyday moments magical for children. Thoughtful design can make kids’ playrooms and bedrooms cherished spaces for them to make memories and let their imaginations fly.

Not sure how your room would look with certain flooring options? We are here to help! You can always use our Room Visualizer Tool to get an idea in just a few clicks and without resorting to trial-and-error.

 

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