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Beach Themed Rugs - Unlimited Choices

Creating a beach theme room for your child? Themed rooms are a fun and exciting way to let your child's own unique personality shine! One popular idea these days is the beach or surf theme room. Between the choices in kids wall art, children's bedding, and various other decor, you've got nearly endless options. Still, the beach themed rug is the one piece of decor that ties the entire room together. It should be considered first and foremost when sitting down to plan your child's beach or surf adventure.

When selecting your a beach theme rug, the list below should be carefully taken into consideration. It would be a mistake to just go out and buy the first rug you see. There are a multitude choices available to you, and it's very easy to find something later on that you wish you'd seen before. Do a little pre-shopping homework, and you're sure to save money or a trip back to the store to return a rug you don't want. Remember, you're trying to design the perfect room!

Color - Obviously this is going to be your foremost consideration. Boys rooms will be mostly blue, and girls rooms pink. Most beach theme rugs are designed with a certain sex in mind, and some will have brighter and more vivid colors than others. Try to choose soft colors for a younger child or baby nursery. If you've already painted the walls, bring a swatch of that paint color with you when go rug shopping. An even better idea would be to choose the rug first and then buy the paint. You'll be glad you did, because having a rug that perfectly matches the wall color is the best start you can give yourself when designing your child's room.

Shape - One of the best things about choosing a beach theme rug is the sheer number of wonderful shapes available to you. Surfboard rugs come in a variety of sizes and colors; from bright surfboards in blues and yellows to rugs that depict an entire row of boards planted end up in the sand. These board rugs will come in solid colors, stripes, and even floral hibiscus patterns more appropriate for your little surfer girl. In addition to these surfboard rugs, there are other more tropical options. Palm tree and blossom rugs shaped like flowers can add strength to the tropical feel. These shaped rugs often fit into tight and elongated portions of the room that other rugs cannot, making them perfect what you need them to do.

Pattern - Either shaped or rectangular, beach themed rugs should depict just that - themes of sun, sand, and surf. Rugs based in a taupe or sand color are neutral, great for boys or girls, and really lend to the feeling of being on the beach. Some will come scattered with sandals, sunglasses, palm trees, bikini bathing suits, and other beach-type items. Others may depict sea creatures like crabs or starfish. Some beach themed rugs will be strictly floral, consisting brilliant Hawaiian flowers and very bright colors. Choose the rug that best suits your child's personality, and then work the rest of the room decor around it.

Accessorize - No matter what beach rug you choose, you should be easily able to find matching kids room decor. Children's bedding is available in just about every type of floral or Wahine surf pattern, and surfboard theme boys bedding can be easily located. Match a few of the colors in the rug to your child's bedding to anchor it visually. Beach theme lamps and other kids lighting can be found to fit along the same theme. Be careful here not to go overboard, creating colors and patterns that might clash too much. The theme of your child's room should flow evenly, without too many distractions.

Go Nautical - Right in hand with the beach theme, nautical rugs are very popular. While this theme is very different, you may want to browse nautical rugs, matching wall art, or any other type of decor in the nautical genre. Many of the sea-going aspects of this theme will coordinate with your child's beach rug, and it's a good place to gather fresh ideas for the rest of the room.

The Walls - Another great thing about decorating a beach theme room: the walls! All types of colorful and removable wall stickers are available to instantly and expertly transform your child's walls nowadays. Entire beach scenes can be depicted in minutes with literally no effort. Floral WallCandy appliques can be placed along the walls or above the bed. Wall stickers can be coordinated with the wall color to match other decor, and this is a really nice way of bringing the beach into your child's room. For walls not as decorated, find some personalized kids wall art to hang. These days many pieces of children's artwork can be custom painted with your child's name or your own phrase, lending that special homemade feel.

Shag and Pile - Depending upon the size of the rug, you may want to choose one with a shaggy or deeper pile. They add plush softness, and even more important is the fact that they can hide the dirt that comes with everyday wear and tear. Smaller surf rugs can be anchored to the floor with double-sided tape. This avoids slips and also keeps the sides from curling up. If you have a young child or baby, look for cotton or wool piles that come treated with StainGuard or Scotchmaster, making them resistant to spills.

No matter which beach theme rug you choose, make it the perfect fit. Examine all your other decorating options, including wall decor and kids furniture choices before you go shopping. Organize yourself a floor plan, and decide where the rug will go - this will give you an idea of the dimensions you'll need. And if your child is old enough, get him or her involved in the decorating process. Most important of all - have fun!

Be sure to visit The Frog and the Princess for more beach themed kids rugs and fantastic children's decor!

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