When choosing kids area rugs, you need to determine both the purpose of the rug and the purpose of the room. Are you looking for a fun accent piece, or do you want a rug that will ground the room and set a relaxing tone? Do you want to define a play space or reading nook, or create a visual boundary between two sides of the room? Do you need a rug that’s cozy for bare feet first thing in the morning, or a rug that will stand up to a beating from muddy soccer cleats? The purpose of your kids area rug will help you narrow down your options.