Teen's Area Rugs

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Shag rugs are popular with teens.

Teen's area rugs come in all sizes, shapes and colors just like any other area rug. The main difference is in the styles and motifs you'll find for your teenager's bedroom or dorm.

Exploring Teen's Area Rugs

Shopping with your teen for an area rug can be fun as long as you set buying ground rules from the beginning. You'll want to discuss a few things with your teen before setting out on a shopping trip, just as you would when buy any item. Budget must be established so your trip doesn't end up in disappointment and possible arguments. If you have certain motifs or themes you prefer your teen to avoid, then you need to make this very clear before you begin searching for a rug. It might be a good idea for you to browse the stores or online shops some time when you're alone to get an idea of what is available. Listen to your child and what he or she wants.

An area rug can be either costly or inexpensive. If your teen will soon be going off to college, you may want to consider buying a rug that will fit into a dorm as well. A teen rug for a bedroom is quite different from a game room. If you're updating a former playroom and making it more mature, you will want to guide your teen in the selection by pointing out how her or his taste has changed since the first design of the room. A trendy rug may soon become an eyesore. It's best to err on the side of conservatism for an entertainment room. Just remember that everything in a teen's room is a reflection of the child and his or her likes and interests. It's best if you can allow your son or daughter to have as much freedom of that expression when selecting a bedroom or teen entertainment room.

Fun Colorful Rugs

Splashes of color can transform a room. The right rug can tie the overall room décor together and give it a cohesive look. Just because this is a teen rug or a teen room doesn't mean you should abandon good interior design principles. Use the right color combinations to achieve a unique and personalized bedroom for your teen.

There are several ways you can do this. The first is to select a rug design that appeals to your young adult. For example, your teen may like the retro look of the 1970s when big paisley prints were used. Rug studio has a retro pink paisley rug that would fit this kind of look. Use a striped comforter and matching draperies to complete the mod pink look.

Floral and Floral Cut Out Rugs

The floral cut out rug is one of the most popular for teens and young adults alike. This is a design that could be carried over into a dorm room and later a first apartment without the threat of appearing juvenile. Not all designs are this versatile.

PB Teen (Pottery Barn Teen) has a wide selection of rugs separated into two categories. One is for girls only and the other is for boys only. The only problem your teen will have in selecting a rug will be deciding on just one rug.

Touch of Class offers both cut out flower rugs and rectangular printed and woven floral rugs.

Greek Flokati and Shag Rugs

Your teen may like the reminiscent 1960s shag rug. The Flokati style rug is made of 100% natural wool and is typically hand woven. Add A Rug offers every type of shag rug imaginable. Your teen should be able to find the perfect shag rug at the Add A Rug website.

Novelty Rugs

Novelty rugs are always a popular choice for a teenage room. If your teenager has a particular sports he or she enjoys playing or a favorite hobby, then a novelty rug may be an excellent addition to your teen's room decor.

  • Surfer
  • Sports
  • Crafts
  • Art
  • Automobiles
  • Music
  • Animals

Create Your Own Rug Kit

This can be a fun way to have a project with your teen and give the two of you some much needed time together. Rug kits typically include six 12" x 12" carpet square tiles. However, many circular rugs are also available in kits as well as rugs with borders. These squares are available in many colors, textures, patterns, and graphics. You can create whatever rug size you want by using more than one kit to achieve the necessary size. Another advantage of the peel and stick type of rug kit is the non-skid effect it has. Just make sure your floor is suitable for this type of sticky surface application.The Flor website also has an online tool to assist you in creating your rug. You and your teen can work together to create a unique and personal rug.

Completing Your Teen's Room

You can design a new room by selecting the perfect run from the wide range of teen's area rugs.

Teen's Area Rugs