I received this product from Lorena Canals in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions in this post are completely my own.
Guys…Liam is growing up. I can’t believe that the little 6lb 2oz baby we brought home is now four years old. I love getting to know the little person he’s becoming, but at the same time, I feel like I could cry at how fleeting the last four years have been. With his new big boy status over the last few months, we’ve traded his toddler bed for a twin size mattress and are slowly transforming his room from baby to kid. It’s been a slow transition, partly because of time and because I’m not yet sure what I’d like to do with the room yet. I feel like a plan is finally coming together in my head now, thanks, in part, to Lorena Canals.
If you’re not in the baby/kid sphere, you might not know who or what Lorena Canals is. This company is probably best known for its washable rugs, though they now carry quite a few different items for your child’s room – and your home. They have a huge line of stylish rugs that can really make a statement in a room.
Wait. Did I say washable?
Why yes, I did!
My favorite, favorite thing about our new Lorena Canals rug is the fact that I can pick it up off the floor and toss it into my washing machine. And if you think that my washer is anything huge or special, it’s not. Just a basic washing machine that we picked up from a local appliance store.
And then once it’s done in the wash, I can put it in my dryer on low until it’s ready to be put back in the room again. It really is that easy.
I love that I can have something pretty on the floor of my kid’s room without having to worry about the messes kids make. Good-bye rug cleaner, hello washing machine.
Each rug is handmade by skilled craftspeople in India, dyed with natural dyes and is made in a socially responsible way. Because of the handmade nature, each rug is unique. As a fiber artist myself, I know just how much work goes into creating something like this. As in, it’s a ton of time. Hours of labor-intensive work. It’s definitely a process of love. You can actually see a few videos of the creation process here.
These rugs are made from 100% cotton, eco-friendly and social conscious. They’re also incredibly soft. Like the lay-on-the-floor, take-a-nap kind of soft.
And, in my opinion, most of the rug style choices make for some great statement pieces in a room. Liam has the World Map rug in his room. I think it’s perfect for his adventurous spirit and it’s already got me thinking about what other decor I want to put in his room. I’m also working on Caleb’s boho-themed nursery and purchased this rug and a matching cushion a while ago.
Speaking of the cushions, those are washable too. And you can get ones that coordinate or match the rug you love. Lorena Canals also has wall decor, blankets and baskets. You can really get a ton of decor for one room knocked out at the same time shopping here if you want. Their blog has a ton of great room decorating ideas if you need any inspiration.
As soon as the boys’ rooms are done, I’m thinking about focusing on our basement. We finished it last year and there’s a great play space under the stairs. Some of the Lorena Canals rugs come in different sizes and I think there are a couple great options for us to consider.
If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know how I’m a big fan of companies that give back. Any opportunity to make my money go further is awesome. Well, Lorena Canals helps me do just that. Every time someone purchases a Lorena Canals rug, part of their purchase goes to help a child in India have access to schooling. They’ve partnered with the Baba Jodh Sachiyar Public School and help finance the education of more than 10 children every year. If that wasn’t enough, Lorena Canals also built a nursery in northern India back in 2008. The nursery, which currently serves 120 kids, provides one meal a day, education and a safe place for these kids.
Great room style and making a difference? Those are all definite plusses for me.
The price tag on these rugs feels big. At least it did for me when I first discovered Lorena Canals. I had to save up for a little while before I could purchase the rug for Caleb’s nursery. But if you look at other rugs of comparable size and style, I actually feel like Lorena Canals is right on par. Maybe even slightly better. Plus, they’re not full of toxic dyes and, again, they’re machine washable. Which, to me, is well worth the cost when we’re talking about baby and kids spaces. Especially if your kids are like mine and like to play on the floor all the time.
Where do you find inspiration for your kids’ rooms? Leave a comment below and let me know!