I have to admit it, Moroccan Boucherouite rugs are a personal fave. They are just the most interesting, the quirkiest and happiest pieces of textile you can encounter. My love for Moroccan Boucherouite rugs is endless but, let me explain why they are ideal for a kid’s room. These are my top 3 reasons (because yes, I have more than 3!)
1. They’re easy to take care of
They are perfect for play. Let’s be real, kids are MESSY! They play with playdough, they spill juice and they often run into their rooms before removing their shoes. And you don’t want to freak out each time they do. Boucherouite rugs are made of recycled fabrics, they are usually multicolored and can dissimulate a few spills without anyone noticing. That being said, you need to be able to wash your rug and not spend a fortune each time. If your washing machine is big enough, you can wash your Boucheouite rug in it. (We recommend cold water, delicate cycle) Then you can let it dry in the sun. You can also wash it in your backyard using your hose and cold water detergent. Then again, let it fully dry out in the sun.
2. Moroccan Boucherouite Rugs create happy, creative decors
Their texture is intricate, babies love to discover their different textures and feel. Every different color you see in a Boucherouite rug is a different material. The reason is that they are made by hand, using fabric scraps from big clothing factories. In Morocco, there are lots of big clothing factories and they sell their scraps by the kilo. Isn’t it the coolest way to recycle fabric scraps? I see them as an abstract or naive piece of art. The multitude of colors bring joy to any bedroom decor and we definitely want happy vibes in our children’s bedrooms.
3. They age well
It’s a fact, the more a Boucherouite rug looks worn out or old, the more it’s worth in Morocco. I personally love both new and vintage Boucherouite rugs but the French LOVE Boucherouite rugs when they look used and antique so I have no shame in saying they look better with time. Boucherouite rugs were not intended to be sold as they were mostly used by the Berber themselves in their own homes, as modest resistant domestic carpets. But in the 90’s, French designers began to fall in love with them.
I love to think that a Moroccan rug is something you keep for a lifetime and can easily imagine how a Boucheouite rug would be used in a kid’s room and then transition to another space of a home over time. I can imagine someone saying something like ” Yeah isn’t it cool? My mom bought this Moroccan rug for me when I was a kid, It’s been moving everywhere with me since I’m 4 years old!” That would make me happy.
I personally pick each and every rug we sell in Morocco sorting through piles and piles of rugs. Shop our collection of Moroccan Boucherouite rugs right here.
PS: These are our current favorite accessories for a kid bedroom. Find all the links below.
1. Pompom Garlands, 2. Macrame Garland, 3. Wall hanging, 4. Cloud Brass Mirror, 5. Gold Moroccan Pouf, 6. Yellow Moroccan basket, 7. Pink Moroccan basket, 8. Yes Ma’am Screenprint Poster, 9. The Cloud Throw, 10. Boucherouite Moroccan Pillows, 11. The cat crochet.
*We also LOVE the little house bed featured in our pictures, I know I’ll get tons of questions about it, here’s the link, it’s from Souris Mini 🙂