The nursery isn’t just for your baby. It’s also a place where you’ll likely spend a lot of time, so it’s essential to decorate your baby or toddler’s room in a way that you’ll enjoy.
The Modern Nursery
Nursery decor no longer follows the rigid rules of pink and blue. A modern nursery features clean lines, a sophisticated color palette, and functional pieces that will work even as your child grows older.
Whether you want to mix and match neutrals, try a bold theme, or embrace loud colors, the nursery rug is a perfect place to start. Not only does a nursery rug offer warmth and comfort underfoot as your baby starts to crawl or walk, but it also easily and almost effortlessly reinforces your desired design theme.
If you’re not sure yet which design direction to go, here we’ve rounded up eight chic nursery rug options that’ll inspire and help you decorate a stylish modern nursery for your child. The best part? These area rugs are all washable, making it easier for you to keep your baby’s surroundings clean, fresh, and germ-free!
1. Mid-Century Modern
A mid-century modern rug may not be your first choice for a nursery. But with its clean and sleek lines, it offers a nice, simple backdrop for your child’s colorful toys and things. For the best look, place the nursery rug underneath the furniture you want to be the focal point. Keep the other elements minimal, or add some personality with a bold-colored drawer or a graphic wallpaper.
A rainbow rug is not only a gender-neutral choice but is also an easy way to incorporate a wide range of colors in a nursery. Keep the other elements neutral or white and mix in natural elements, like wood and plants, for a laid back feel.
A striped rug in a neutral color palette looks chic and modern in the nursery. Adding pops of color in earth tones, like an orange canopy or green plants, elevates the look and keeps it from looking too boring.
A white plush rug in the nursery adds a level of comfort and coziness. Pair one in an ornate pattern with an otherwise understated room for an elegant feel.
A classic Persian-style rug in soft tones of creme, taupe, and linen looks elegant and visually calming when paired with other neutrals, like white and beige. Add in other boho-inspired decor pieces, like a rattan light fixture, macrame wall hanging, and pampas grass in a woven basket, for a look that’s anything but boring.
A safari nursery rug looks fresh and modern when paired with rich and warm shades of terracotta and mustard. Keep the space from looking too themed by adding chic and funky accessories, like a neon letter sign and sheepskin throw.
7. Black and White
A bold black and white nursery rug makes the room pop and looks sleek with other black and white elements. For a more modern flare, try mixing it with other black and white prints, like a fun wallpaper or patterned linens.
Look to the stars for inspiration when decorating your baby boy or girl’s nursery with our Outer Space Rug. Adding just the right amount of whimsy, the rug features a versatile design that is sure to inspire your soon-to-be explorer.