carpets for kiddies
There's a lot to think about when you buy a rug for a child's room, beyond just which colour and shape you'd like. Because youngsters are far more likely than adults to get up-close-and-personal with carpets - playing and lying on them - it's even more important that they're safe, durable and easily washable.
That's why we're quite taken with the lovely children's rugs by Lorena Canals, available from the Clever Little Monkey online store - they're everything you need out of kids' carpets. Handmade from 100% cotton, the sweet mats are soft, high in quality and very practical.
For one, despite the fact that they're so carefully made by hand, they can still be thrown into a conventional washing machine if you're little one has dropped some food on theirs or traipsed in a line of mud. Plus, natural dyes are used to colour the carpets, so there are no toxic components, chemicals or contaminants present.
There's quite an extensive collection too, from pastel-hued options with fringes to fluffy mats with dots or car motifs, so you'll be spoiled for choice when picking something that complements or accents your child's space.
You can buy these charming kids' rugs online at cleverlittlemonkey.co.za. Otherwise, be sure to catch the brand at the Decorex exhibition at Cape Town's CTICC between 29 April and 2 May 2016.