Rooomy Loves Sustainability Rooomy's best sustainable finds for parents, that kids will love In each issue of the magazine we have the Rooomy Loves feature. My chance to share with you some brilliant finds which I think other parents will love, which are not...
Sustainable Accessories for kids bedrooms
Sustainable Accessories your kids will love
Rooomy’s best sustainable accessories for kids
and the family home
Whether you’re redecorating or simply looking to update your kid’s space, accessories are where you can have a lot of fun with stylish or playful items that can bring some true character and personality to your child’s bedroom. With sustainability at the core of this issue when you’re looking for new ideas think about the kinds of materials to introduce bamboo, cork, rattan, straw, clay to name a few basics.
Bamboo is a gorgeous material, the colour alone being light yet warm bring a lovely feel to any interior. There are bamboo chairs and beds but as an accessory a simple light fitting can make all the difference and lighting a key accessory that is often over looked in interiors. So much time is spent on the colour palete and key elements of furniture, flooring and window dressings etc. Lighting is neglected but if you start to notice how a room is lit you’ll soon see how it can detract from a great space or enhance it brilliantly.
Another bamboo feature and there are lots out there, I felt this clock would appeal to all ages as the big numbers are great for those kid’s starting to get their head round the whole telling the time gig, yet it’s stylish enough to not look out of place and kid like in a teens space, another note on sustainability is to buy items that will last, not buying a clock that will only last two years because it’s covered in paw patrol but a piece that can just be present for all the time it’s needed.
As a Leo I am a fan of all things lions and was very happy to come across Hello Rustle on Instagram recently. Using air drying clay and raffia these little lion creations come in a huge variety of finishes and are made to order so you can have a chat with Ryan about that you need. Check out his Instagram feed to see all different colours of faces or manes. You could have a lot of fun here choosing what would look best, better yet show the idea to your kid and ask them what they’d like their lion to look like. It’s really wonderful for children when they can get involved in the decision making and take some ownership and pride in their room. Ryan is in such demand that he opens sales when he can so you need to follow him and then when he’s open you simply message him, make sure you’re in with a chance of placing your order. I think I need to get myself one of these, the problem will be deciding on what colour!
As seen in Chloe Spillett’s feature the cork rug! Aren’t these a fab idea? This circular rug will add a sprinkle of magic to your kids room. Let the kids climb the mountains, sail the boats and reach the stars… The warm tone of the cork and the classic design ensures it will blend naturally into any space and is available in two sizes
I had never heard of a cork rug until Chloe wrote her feature. Silly really as I used to have cork placemats which I bought in Portugal years ago. But a matt/rug for the kids room, too thin to trip over, easy to clean and even easier to move about, fun, stylish and smart.
Eco Birdy continue to be one of the best solutions to the problem that is kids plastic! Do you worry about plastic toys? Do you recycle? Are you concerned about what will happen to your kid’s toys when they are no longer played with? It’s great to hand things down, donate to the local charity shop or make a bit of cash back at a boot fair or on Facebay, BUT eventually they need to go somewhere and where? Think on Toy Story 3, where does a toys life end up?
Well Eco Birdy have solved this by creating four wonderful products for kids to enjoy, made entirely of recycled plastic from kid’s toys, accessories like scooters, ride along cars and more. Their products include a kiwi toy storage unit, a chair, a rhino lamp and a table.
They collect unwanted toys from schools, remove all metal elements from each product, and clean everything, the plastic is then batched into similar colours and melted down. It is then moulded into one of their four designs resulting with a fun mottled affect with rounded edges and a smooth silky surface making the furniture pleasant to the touch and easy to clean. The outstanding results are a sustainable and environmentally friendly product for your child’s room that is made of 100% recycled plastic, looks great, has a function and is fully recyclable.
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