When I make any sort of room update in our home, my first step is usually changing where we step foot, literally - the rug. We have gone through a few rugs in the nursery (also considered our playroom) since Faire was born, starting with this and then this natural rug from IKEA, both of which I loved but weren't the most ideal for playtime where you want the upmost softness and comfort for your babies to roll around.
Earlier this year, I discovered Lorena Canals, a brand that hand makes rugs specifically designed to be machine washable. Talk about a total game changer for your messy kids. Each rug is eco-friendly and non-toxic, and handmade by artisans using 100% natural cotton and natural dyes with non-toxic chemicals. So you know your children are not only playing on an incredibly soft surface, but one that is also extremely safe and friendly to the environment.
We've had our Bereber rug for a few months now and are very pleased with the quality, tough durability, and super soft texture. Their rugs come in many styles and sizes, but this version is the perfect size for our space. And if we're being honest, I am surprised it lasted around three months before it even showed enough signs of dirt to finally throw it in the washing machine - that is a lot to be said for a rug that has a toddler trampling over it daily! Given its beige, natural color, it hides the everyday dirt much better than a bright white would. Perfect for those who want a light, neutral aesthetic for any room in your home.
Go check out Lorena Canals here and give them a follow on Instagram. Their brand now offers machine washable cushions, baskets, and blankets all under the same eco-friendly and artisanal guidelines as their rugs. A few other styles I am loving are this tribal version, the Bereber in black, and the Leaf basket in natural.
Photography by Peyton Curry
This post was shared in partnership with Lorena Canals. All content and opinions are my own.