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.

Seating Circles Rug

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!)

Teacher reading to a classroom of children sitting on a grey rug.

3. Circles Shag Rug

This shag rug with organic circles is so colorful and cozy. The reviews on Amazon are raving too!

Rug made of colorful rings of yarn.

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.

Multi-colored Alphabet and numbers rug

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.

Rug with the design of colorful handprints on it.

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!

Grey rug with diagonal white lines and colorful dots.

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.

Colorful patterned rug with tassels.

8. Rainbow Stripes Rug

Rows on rows on rows of bright, rainbow stripes. The staggered edges make this rug a statement in any classroom.

Colorful striped rug with asymmetrical edges.

If you prefer a neutral palette …

9. Dark and Distressed

Get cool boho patterns with this dark and neutral (read: stain-friendly) color scheme.

Black, distressed rug with diamond patterns.

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!

Tan jute rug.

11. Black and White Striped

There’s something simple and lovely about an understated black and white striped rug.

Black and white striped rug.

If you’re a clean freak …

12. 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.

Black and white art deco mosaic patterned vinyl floor mat

If you’re into classroom rugs that inspire learning …

13. Alphabet ASL Rug

Reinforce American Sign Language hand signs for the alphabet and useful words with this bright and colorful rug.

Colorful rug with the ASL alphabet in graphics.

14. 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.

Blue rug with the labelled solar system.

15. 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!”

Rug with the labelled Unites States.

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