What types of carpet are soft?
The softest carpet pile for young children to sit, crawl or play on is a cut pile. Cut pile fibres are then either finished in a ‘plush’ or ‘twist’ format, with twist being the most resilient and plush being the most luxurious.
The disadvantage of cut pile is that it is more likely to show indents or impressions we sometimes call ’tracking.’ This isn’t as much of a problem in a bedroom as it is in a living area, but it is something to consider if you intend to have the same carpet in your hallway or living rooms.
Loop pile carpet is generally harder wearing than cut pile carpet but it is definitely not as soft. For those early years when young children’s delicate skin makes a lot of contact with the floor, a cut pile carpet is the most forgiving on knees, hands and elbows.
What colours are great for kids rooms?
If your children will be playing as well as sleeping in their rooms, a neutral, mid-tone colour is probably the safest bet given the inevitable accidents and soiling. A neutral colour allows you to add pops of colour into the room with fun accessories such as cushions, pillows, mobiles, wall hangings, lampshades or art.
Hideawy Lodge offers an amazing range of twenty stunning colours to choose from in a selection of light, dark, mid-tone, neutral and coloured tones.