When many teachers first enter their classrooms, they find cinderblock walls, inherited furniture, and fluorescent lighting. So how can you add some personalization and fun? Classroom rugs to the rescue! Rugs can bring a room from drab to fab with bold patterns, bright colors, and cool, cozy vibes. Plus, many classroom rugs do double duty by helping with assigned seating.
We curated a round-up of teacher-tested classroom rugs … all on Amazon, because free shipping FTW.
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If you need classroom rugs for assigned seating …
1. Seating Circles Rug
This seating circles rug is a favorite in many classrooms. Danielle Gray, in our WeAreTeachers Deals Facebook Group says, “I’m obsessed with my rug! It’s HUGE and is ideal for maintaining personal space.” It comes in 5’10” x 8’4″, 7’6″ x 12′ and 10’6″ x 13’2″ options.
2. Glorious Grey Rug
If you’re into neutrals, this classroom rug seats 24 students and is calling your name. (If you want to try out a color option, the Brick option is pretty too!)
3. Circles Shag Rug
This shag rug with organic circles is so colorful and cozy. The reviews on Amazon are raving too!
4. Alphabet and Numbers Rug
This rug is the fifth most wished for classroom rug on Amazon, with over 100 5-star reviews to back it up.
If you love all things bright and colorful …
5. Handprint Rug
Reviews on this rug brag about its durability and bold colors. The handprints bring great energy into the classroom.
6. Boho Grey Vibes
This shag rug is a teacher favorite on Instagram. We’ve spied it in so many adorable classrooms. The subtle rainbow dots add just the right touch!
7. Colorful with Tassels
Sure the bright colors and shapes are fabulous, but the tassels on each end are what win us over with this rug.
8. Rainbow Stripes Rug
Rows on rows on rows of bright, rainbow stripes. The staggered edges make this rug a statement in any classroom.
If you prefer a neutral palette …
9. Dark and Distressed
Get cool boho patterns with this dark and neutral (read: stain-friendly) color scheme.
10. Jute Rug
We love jute rugs because they’re woven out of natural fibers which means sustainable and environmentally-friendly. These rugs are sturdy and can take a beating, which is a real perk for classrooms!
11. Black and White Striped
There’s something simple and lovely about an understated black and white striped rug.
If you’re a clean freak …
12. Washable Polka Dot Rug
This rug is washable. I repeat. This rug is washable. Just toss it into your washing machine to give it a quick pick-me-up.
13. Vinyl Floor Mat
We are so here for the emerging vinyl floor mat trend. No, it’s not technically a “classroom rug,” however, it serves the same general purpose. And bonus: since it’s not a woven fabric, messes wipe up easily.
14. Reversible Rug
Can we get a round of applause for this genius idea: reversible rugs?! Yep, when you’re ready to change things up (or if, say, a kindergartener goes Picasso with markers on your beautiful rug) just flip the rug over and voila!
If you’re into classroom rugs that inspire learning …
15. Alphabet ASL Rug
Reinforce American Sign Language hand signs for the alphabet and useful words with this bright and colorful rug.
16. Solar System Rug
The seating options on this rug are out of this world. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Grab it in 5’x7′ or 8’x11′ options.
17. United States Map Rug
This illustrated map rug is glowing with reviews on Amazon. One teacher said, “I teach 4th grade and it is perfect for the reading corner in my classroom! Many other teachers have complimented it, too!”
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