Ever wonder if you NEED a pad to go with your new area rug? We get lots of customers wondering the same thing and while there are advantages to having a pad, it’s not really a necessity. Let’s take a look at a few scenarios where you might want to consider purchasing a rug pad.
On occasion, we have customer who wants a little advice on getting their classroom rug to lay flat. It may be because it had been stored all summer or maybe it's brand new and they are just unrolling it. Either way, there is a chance that the edges may curl up for a while. Here are some tips on how to get those pesky edges back in line:
How to create a classroom theme and why they are beneficial
I found this great blog post on how to create a classroom theme and how they can be beneficial. KidCarpet.com has such a huge selection of factory direct classroom rugs that we can cover just about any theme you can think of at incredible prices! Credits are posted at the bottom of this segment, but below are a few of the highlights I'd like to share. Be sure to check out the free planning guide at the bottom and be sure to browse our all amazing area rug designs!
Benefits of a classroom theme
- It enables a teacher to create a cohesive, well-planned look that is exciting to students.
- Teachers who use them report that the parents and administrators have taken notice and complimented them on their efforts.
- Themes can be developed over time with elements added slowly.
- Using a classroom theme as opposed to simply decorating with a color scheme (or no plan at all) enables teachers to incorporate items they may already have at home or items that are readily available at party stores and dollar stores.
- A classroom theme shows creativity in a time when standards and testing are taking over.
Classroom Theme Ideas - for each idea listed, we have a rug to match it! Just click on the theme to see our respective design(s).
- Arts and crafts
- Beach or sea
- Bugs (dragonfly, ladybug, butterfly, bumblebee)
- Racing (Roads, Tracks, Towns)
I found these 5 fun and practical playroom decorating ideas that I had to share but I saved the best tip for last!
1. Whiteboard wall – set up a wall with a large whiteboard or use whiteboard paint on the wall. Just add dry erase markers and a chalkboard eraser and kids instantly have a grand scale area to be creative! The wall can be easily cleaned for a fresh canvas. If you mount a large whiteboard instead of using the paint, a bonus is the ability pin things up with magnets!
2. Shelving with cubes – keep books and toys organized in neat little cubes. Why a cube? Well those cute little fabric bins are great for keeping the toys organized in any which way your kid prefers. GI Joes in one, My Little Ponies in another, and by the way, never let them touch. Also, the small cubes keep books from sliding and falling over.
3. Washable paint – walls get dirty when little hands covered in PBJ slide across them. Bright colors in a washable paint base make it easy to remove dirt and sticky stuff from walls. Just about every major brand has a washable paint available.
4. Bean bag chairs – super fun and inexpensive, bean bag chairs can be found in an array of bright colors. Kids feel cozy and these chairs can take a lot of bouncing on!
5. An area rug with a kid friendly design – I told you I saved the best for last! Kidcarpet.com has hundreds of designs to choose from! Space themes, nature themes, sea themes, bugs, jungle animals, etc. Sky’s the limit. Wait, we literally have a Sky’s the Limit Learning Rug! Check them all out here: KidCarpet.com Factory Direct Rugs
"Two-year-old Finn is nearly blind. With the help of a new rug, he can now make out his toys and better make sense of his environment."
Finn's story nearly brought me to tears! Would anyone think that a simple bright solid colored rug could be life changing?? Well, for this boy, it sure was! Read it here: https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20190109/natick-family-tickled-pink-by-new-rug-to-help-legally-blind-boy