When many teachers first enter their classrooms, they find cinder-block 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. Classroom rugs can even teach lessons on space, geography, or even handwriting!
We rounded up this selection of teacher-tested classroom rugs … all available on Amazon, because free shipping FTW.
(Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. We only recommend items our team loves!)
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.
Buy it: Circles Rug at Amazon
2. Glorious Gray 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!)
Buy it: Gray Circles Rug at Amazon
3. Positive Message Seating
We love how visually stimulating this rug is while also providing seating for 24 students. Have kids sit in a different spot every day since they may fight over specific seats.
Buy it: ABC Area Rug at Amazon
4. Fruit Rug
This rug is so unique and so fun. Have kids identify the type of fruit before they pull up a slice!
Buy it: Fruit Classroom Rug at Amazon
5. Circles Shag Rug
This shag rug with organic circles is so colorful and cozy. It got rave reviews on Amazon too!
Buy it: Circles Shag Rug at Amazon
6. 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.
Buy it: Alphabet and Numbers Rug at Amazon
Classroom rugs if you love all things bright and colorful …
7. Handprint Rug
Reviews on this rug brag about its durability and bold colors. The handprints bring great energy to the classroom.
Buy it: Handprint Rug at Amazon
8. Boho Gray 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!
Buy it: Trellis Shag Rug at Amazon
9. 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.
Buy it: Ivory/Pink Rug at Amazon
10. Rainbow Stripes Rug
Rows on rows on rows of bright rainbow stripes. The staggered edges make this rug a statement in any classroom.
Buy it: Colorful Stripes Rug at Amazon
11. A Ray of Sunshine
It doesn’t get any cheerier than this bright sun rug!
Buy it: Sun Print Rug at Amazon
12. A Colorful Message
We love the idea of this message being reinforced into kids’ minds day after day since it is so important for them to remember. Its unique shape would look cute in a reading nook or play area.
Buy it: Rainbow Rug at Amazon
Classroom rugs if you prefer a neutral palette …
13. Dark Distressed Rug
Get cool boho patterns with this dark and neutral (read: stain-friendly) color scheme.
Buy it: Black/Silver Rug at Amazon
14. Jute Rug
We love jute rugs because they’re woven from natural fibers, which means they’re sustainable and environmentally friendly. These rugs are sturdy and can take a beating, which is a real perk for classrooms!
Buy it: Jute Rug at Amazon
15. Black-and-White Striped
There’s something simple and lovely about an understated black-and-white striped rug.
Buy it: Black-and-White Striped Rug at Amazon
16. A Neutral Planets Rug
This is the perfect classroom rug if you want something child-friendly but still neutral. We know it is a quality rug, too, since it has nearly 200 5-star reviews on Amazon!
Buy it: Outer Space Rug at Amazon
If you’re a clean freak …
17. 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.
Buy it: Mosaic Tile Pattern Mat at Amazon
If you’re into classroom rugs that inspire learning …
18. Alphabet ASL Rug
Reinforce American Sign Language hand signs for the alphabet and useful words with this bright and colorful rug.
Buy it: Alphabet ASL Rug at Amazon
19. 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.
Buy it: Solar System Rug at Amazon
20. 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!”
Buy it: United States Map Rug at Amazon
21. Handwriting Rug
They say cursive is a lost art, but this rug will help bring it back!
Buy it: Handwriting Samplers at Amazon
22. Continents Rug
This world map rug would make a nice complement to the rug that shows a map of the United States. We especially love that it is washable, making it a good option for a snack-time spot!
Buy it: World Map at Amazon
If you want your rug to inspire playtime …
23. Hopscotch Rug
Hopscotch is such a classic childhood game and this rug makes it possible to play even when it’s raining outside! We especially love the muted colors and pretty rainbow at the end.
Buy it: Hopscotch Rainbow Rug at Amazon
24. City Play Mat
If you have a bunch of toy trucks or matchbox cars in your classroom, this is the rug for you! Kids will have a blast using it during indoor recess.
Buy it: Car Rug at Amazon
25. Dinosaur Number Walk
Use this rug as a larger than life board game since it features a winding path. Kids will also enjoy walking the path while reinforcing their numbers and learning some dinosaur names along the way!
Buy it: Dinosaur Playmat at Amazon
26. Playhouse Rug
No kid can resist a doll house so why not give them one in rug form? Kids will have a ball playing with dolls during break time.
Buy it: Pink Playhouse Rug at Amazon
27. Soccer Field Rug
All the little ballers in your classroom will undoubtedly delight in this fun soccer field rug. Give them some dolls and a small ball and watch as they role-play a soccer game!
Buy it: Soccer Field Rug at Amazon