Here at Toddlekind we know first-hand how hard it can be to find stylish, aesthetically pleasing playmats. When it comes to garish, brightly colored options you’re spoiled for choice. But beautiful mats that protect your child and won’t look out of place in your home are hard to come by. Which is exactly where we come in.
Designed in Germany, our Scandinavian-inspired minimalist mats are practical, functional, simple and elegant. They’re easy to clean, non-toxic, plush (we all know how clumsy toddlers can be!) and best of all – beautiful.
Scandinavian style is known for being versatile and multi-functional. Hailing from the Nordic region, this minimal and elegant trend is taking the world by storm. Muted tones, paired with strong, clean lines and pieces that serve multiple uses – like a playmat that looks like a rug – come together to create calming, airy homes with plenty of space for thought and creativity. The paired back look is the perfect canvas for curating a home that tells your story, in an inviting way. It’s popular because it is all about improving on everyday life, a belief that even the mundane, ordinary things can be attractive and that our homes should be havens of relaxation and calm.
That’s what makes this style ideal for play areas. Little humans tend to stir up a tornado of activity wherever they go, leaving toys, stuffed animals and crumbs in their wake. There is so much happening, adding a brightly colored playmat to an already busy area can be overwhelming for them and us. Keeping their play environment calming and simple means less sensory stimulation and introduces them to elegant design concepts from a young age.
We believe that parents shouldn’t have to compromise their design aesthetics and that functional homes can be attractive too. But we also believe that children can learn and benefit from intentionally curated design, even when they’re tiny. In the Scandi trend, everything is beautiful, even playmats.
So say hello to our Nordic collection, boasts a strong geometric design in Petroleum, Pebble, Vintage Nude and Neo Matcha. The mats look like stylish rugs and don’t scream ‘playroom’. Composed of puzzle pieces, you can make them as big or small as you want. Our mats combine everything good about Scandi design – they’re multifunctional, the clean, simple print is minimalist and calming and they’ll look just as elegant in your family room as they would in a play corner. As playmats tend to do they might still be the center of attention, but in the best way possible.
We’re so excited to be able to bring our #prettierplaymats to America and can’t wait to see pictures of our mats in your homes.