15 Stylish and Safe Baby Nursery Rugs Your Little One Will Love

Choosing a rug for baby's nursery that's stylish, safe and comfortable can be difficult. Before you rug shop, it's important to think about the size of your nursery (be sure take measurements in advance!), the rug material you want, whether you're covering a hardwood floor or layering the rug on carpet and whether or not the rug fits the style of your baby's nursery. Look through our selection of stylish and safe nursery rugs all priced at under $250 and easily found at popular retailers including Target, Wayfair and Pottery Barn Kids.

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Crate & Barrel Colorful Triangle Rug

Babies are drawn to bright colors and soft surfaces—luckily, this nursery rug from Crate & Barrel offers both! The reversible, triangle-print rug is 97 percent cotton, so it's easy to care for and comfortable for baby to play on. ($129 and up; crateandbarrel.com)

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Pillowfort Woven Accent Rug

This trendy white-and-mint accent rug from Target is ideal for putting in front of the crib, dresser or changing table as a fun pop of texture and color. This Pillowfort woven rug is handmade and 100 percent cotton, so it's as comfy as it is cute. ($25; target.com)

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Esparza Sheepskin Tan Area Rug

Esparza's fluffy faux fur rug will complete the vibe of any rustic-themed baby nursery. Because of the size and shape, this Wayfair rug is best used to provide extra cushioning to an already carpeted room or layered over an existing neutral rug. With frequent vacuuming, there's no need to worry about the long materials collecting dust and debris that will irritate your baby. ($41; wayfair.com)

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Pottery Barn Kids Starry Skies Rug

This simple and sweet nursery rug from Pottery Barn Kids is gender neutral and will fit with almost any decor theme. This cozy rug is made of wool, which is naturally fire-resistant and treated with environmentally safe, non-toxic dyes, making it the perfect choice for your nursery. ($149 and up; potterybarnkids.com)

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Mack & Milo Brenner Polka Dots Area Rug

This bold black-and-white polka dot rug will be baby's new favorite spot to play. Hand-tufted wool rugs like this one are super soft but have a tendency to shed. With proper care and cleaning, shedding should stop around 6 months in—just when your baby is starting to crawl and explore. ($244; wayfair.com)

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Adventure World Map Rug

Every moment will be an adventure with this adorable baby-friendly round rug. The rug is made of canvas cotton, so it's a comfortable and skin-friendly place for your baby to crawl around and play. This rug isn't padded, so it's best to use as an activity mat or accent piece in an already-carpeted room. ($30; amazon.com)

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Alair White Round Faux Fur Area Rug

This super soft 5-foot-wide area rug will provide your little one a comfy place to grow and play, and it's the perfect neutral background for adorable baby photos. Thick, fuzzy rugs like this one are a soft spot for crawling babies but require frequent vacuuming, shaking and spot cleaning. ($88; walmart.com)

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Pottery Barn Kids Kaleidoscope Rug

Get babies' imagination going with this colorful kaleidoscope rug from Pottery Barn Kids. Babies love to look at colorful items, and the wool material is naturally stain- and soil-resistant and a soft, plush place for baby to play. ($199; potterybarnkids.com)

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Alphabet Kids Crawling Rug

Teach your little one all about letters while you let them crawl around on this whimsical alphabet-print nursery rug. The thin, natural cotton material is ideal for already-carpeted rooms and is lightweight enough to be easily transferred around the house as an activity rug for babies. ($66; amazon.com)

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Lorena Canals Clouds Rug

This soft cotton rug for nurseries is as pretty and plush as it is practical. The material is safe for sensitive baby skin and the rug is machine washable, which means a lot less worrying for busy parents. ($200; nordstrom.com)

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Balta Triangle Blue Yellow Rug

This Balta gray area rug for baby's room has a subtle pop of color that will work well with a variety of decor styles. This nursery rug from Target is also stain- and fade-resistant, so it will still look great as your baby grows into a toddler. ($100; target.com)

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AmeriDecor Soft Multi Color Children's Number Rug

Baby will know it's time to play when they see this adorable colorful clock and number rug from Amazon. The rug has a rubber backing, making it slip-proof for wood flooring and is made of materials that are resistant to mold, mildew, bacteria and soil. ($40; amazon.com)

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Mistana Ivory & Black Area Rug

A spacious area rug like this nearly 8-by-10-inch rug is especially nice for rooms with hardwood, tile or any other flooring that can be cold and hard for baby to crawl around on. Your little one will be free to explore their room comfortably with this sizable, soft rug from Wayfair. ($230; wayfair.com)

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Nourison Hudson Kid's Bear Area Rug

This precious bear-shaped rug is one your baby will love to lounge on. The thick 4-by-4-foot rug is a comfy place to walk and play, and the rug comes in a variety of colors to suit different tastes and nursery decor. ($64; hayneedle.com)

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Sweet Jojo Designs Woodland Animals Rug

Finish off a woodland-themed nursery with this sweet animal-print nursery rug from Overstock. The super soft rug is made from 100 percent cotton yarn and designed to be a safe, stylish place for baby to play and crawl. ($45; overstock.com)

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