Oh I do love a multifunctional product! And today’s post shares three of them that are so nifty, I’d like to have them all myself, if only we had the space…
On that note, we don’t have a rug in Daphne’s room. We did have, but she had a habit of puking on it, as babies do, so we decided to take it out until she’s a bit bigger. It’s pretty enough (pink and white stripes with pompoms – less twee than it sounds I promise!) but now I’ve seen these genius designs, I suspect I will be upgrading hers to something far more versatile.
So yes, onto our interactive rugs. No, not rugs that have computer games embedded into them, but something rather more old-fashioned and very definitely better! Rugs that teach, provide entertainment, as well as a welcome softness for poor old mum and dad’s knees.
Starting with the gorgeous On the Road design from Great Little Trading Company. Like all their products, it’s amazing quality with a wonderful thick pile wool and generous sizing. Just perfect for creating mini towns in playrooms and bedrooms across the country. I also think the grey background makes the whole thing infinitely more stylish than the many similar but slightly garish designs out there.
Next up is the beautiful Oyoy World rug from Scandiborn. I love this design because it’s perfect as a playmat for when your child is a tiny baby, and yet it grows with them, helping to teach them about the world and all the various continents. I particularly love the little animal details on each – although I think Daphne will be a little disappointed not to see a cat on the UK!
And finally, something for the minimalist lovers among you! The Hopscotch rug from This Modern Life is by Scandi designers Kaos and is sure to provide hours of fun. There are lots of hopscotch rugs out there but I love the simplicity and lightweight of this one – it can be rolled up and used outside for warmer days, and it’s not so ‘childish’ that you couldn’t have it in a hallway or kitchen, either. Who knows, you may find yourself playing too!