Whether you are planning a natural style kids room or you simply want to ensure that your little one’s space is free of synthetic materials, natural fibres are always a great choice. Advantages of natural materials include breathability, strength, and a reduced carbon footprint.
From highly sustainable plant-based fibres such as hemp all the way to organic cotton, durable rattan, and practical seagrass, it is not too hard to find beautiful products made from high-quality materials designed to last. In this mini-guide, we take a look at some of our favourite natural materials that appeal in a variety of kids room storage, bedding, decor, and furniture.
Which Natural Fibres Are Best for Your Kids Room?
The following fibres are not only practical for kids of all ages but also free of chemicals and synthetic elements, adding the perfect touch to any kids room.
Widely regarded as a super resource, hemp is one of the most sustainable materials on earth. Fibres from the Cannabis sativa plant are used to create a staggering diversity of products, from eco-bricks all the way to fabric and rope. Due to its strength and longevity, hemp makes an excellent choice for rugs. Woven hemp rugs such as the adorable Armadillo & Co range are long-lasting, stylish, and easy to clean.
A firm favourite in homes all over the world for centuries, cotton is made from the cotton plant. The best choice of cotton is unprocessed and unbleached cotton. If you’re looking for beautiful unbleached cotton bedding, the Bunni Natural Duvet Set is made from natural unbleached 100% cotton twill. This gender neutral duvet set will work in any colour scheme, blending in perfectly with a minimal natural style room.
Popular back in the 60s and 70s, and making a huge comeback in recent years, the rattan furniture trend shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Ratton is ideal for modern boho style nurseries, offering a quirky touch of charm to boy and girl nurseries. Made from climbing palms belonging to subfamily Calamoideae, rattan has a flexible woody stem that is very similar to bamboo. Once shaped and dried, it becomes strong and sturdy, working well in chairs, tables, and in cribs such as the Rattan Cane Baby Crib by Lu & Barnabe.
Seagrass is used to create baskets as well as woven placemats. These flowering plants grow in salt-water environments. Woven seagrass is used to create strong, durable baskets such as the popular belly baskets from Fable, which are available in a choice of gold, black, white, and pink. These baskets are ideal for toys, blankets, books, plants, cushions, and just about anything else.
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