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Home for the Holidays: Festive Decor Ideas for Families

Lorena Canals Machine Washable Rugs

Lorena Canals Machine Washable Rugs

The holidays are upon us! It’s always fun to get the whole family in the holiday spirit and liven up your decor with festive accessories, but with a decidedly kid-friendly spin. So what does that mean exactly? When kids are in the picture, it’s all about doing things with a relaxed and easy vibe but making sure that said decor items won’t be messy, hard to clean, breakable or potentially dangerous. Here, our ideas on making this holiday season as fun, festive and family-friendly as possible.

Lorena Canals Machine Washable Rugs

Ornaments are notorious for breaking in a million pieces at the hands of the littlest family members. Transform the Christmas tree into a kid-friendly version by putting ornaments that are unbreakable and soft on the bottom half and save the fragile glass ornaments or family heirlooms for the top half of the tree, where little hands can’t reach them.

Lorena Canals Machine Washable Rugs Holiday Ideas

Place holiday-inspired accessories in surprising places in your house. Whether it’s hanging a festive garland from a picture or putting a holiday star on a toy piano, we love the idea of weaving unexpected touches of fun throughout the house. Another way to make your decor instantly more playful is to place your holiday plants inside a cool structured tote bag instead of a traditional pot or plant stand.  Don’t be afraid to use toys as decor. Vintage and classic toys in bright primary colors add a touch of whimsy and playfulness in any room of the house. Artfully arrange toys on shelves or on the fireplace mantle and the kids will be overjoyed!

Lorena Canals Machine Washable Rugs

A little egg nog spilled? No biggie. Cover your floors with machine washable rugs to make the holidays a lot less stressful for you. Our non-toxic 100% cotton rugs are meant to be tossed in the washing machine after the kids, pets and extended family have had their fun. Our machine washable American Flag rug pictured here is a perfect multifunctional item to bring a little color into the room while also functioning as a comfy spot for little ones (and furry ones!) to rest their heads.

Lorena Canals Washable Star CushionsAdd pops of color to the room with cool pillows and cushions. Our machine washable cushions make any space nice and cosy while adding a kid-friendly vibe. We love our Star cushions to lend a sweet and traditional holiday feel to any room. Mix them up with a Big Dot cushion or a Heart cushion for an artful array of plush pillows.

However you decide to decorate your house this holiday season, don’t take it too seriously and make sure to have fun!

Enjoy in the Clouds – “Clouds Collection”

Lorena Canals Clouds rug

We re-design the classic model of washable-rugs “Clouds”


One of the first design of washable rugs from Lorena Canals, the “clouds” model, is reinterpreted in the new Clouds collection with the new trend colors of the autumn/winter season 20116/2017 inspired by nature.

Since the first collection from Lorena Canals, where the designer after seeing her two daughters playing on a rug questioned: Why can’t we wash the rugs of our kids at home?  That day she was proposed to make it possible and now designs washable, practical an original rugs.

One of his classic designs was the rug with clouds. For this latest collection, it has been reinterpreted in new colors inspired by nature, with a little more thickness, based on color and with clouds in natural cotton without added dyes.

Washable Rug Clouds Grey - Clouds Collection
Washable Rug Clouds Grey – Clouds Collection

Each one of the washable rugs is unique, since it’s individually and artistically made, woven with 100% natural cotton and dyed with natural toxic-free, to add color to each rug: terracota, mustard, vintage blue and grey.

The washable rugs of the collection “Clouds” are soft, cozy, cool in summer and warm in winter. Combined in the spaces of your house, you will create a practical, modern, and above all, comfortable for the children. Where they can play and having fun on the clouds. They will enjoy and you will haven’t worry, because the rug can be washed in any washing machine, adapting to the modern lifestyle of each home.

Available in the size of 120x160cm for every corner of your home. You can combine the different colors to create a funny contrast or keep the same colors creating a visual balance.


Mix the Clouds Collection:


The Clouds are an element that adds sweetness to the spaces of the house and not only to the children’s room. Let’s play!

All of us love dream! And now you can match your favorite clouds collection washable-rugs with our washable-cushion of clouds. It will add a sweetness touch to your home. For the babies and children will be perfect for play, for sleep or for decor their beautiful space.

Washable Cushions - Clouds Collection
Washable Clouds Cushions – Clouds Collection

In the Winter Daisy’s Blog recommends our cloud cushion and emphasizes that clouds are a classic but always trend.

 “Dreaming of more sleep, I’ve rounded up six of the sweetest finds in cloud decor to add to any space. I love that the Lorena Canals pillow is washable…perfect for little ones with allergies or asthma.” – Melissa Barling 

Available in blue, purple and white… Let your imagination dream!

Tell us, what is your favorite color? Do you already have any of the Clouds Collection Rugs or Cushions? How you like to mix?

The season’s must: Earth Colors

Clouds Rug Lorena Canals

One of the goals for 2017 is the concern for the environment.  The processes of creation from the artisans elaboration, being responsible with the environment, the use of dyes totally natural and toxic free like the earth colors, to take care of the nature. A mission that from Lorena Canals we fulfill from the beginning to the end of the process.

The last collection of washable rugs from Lorena Canals is inspired by nature, with its colors and tonalities of the season: earth colors. The protagonists are the nude, vintage blue, terracota and mustard. Manufactured by a totally handcrafted and exclusive process, in which every washable rug is individually woven.


The Earth Colors will wrap every of your house



Warm and intense color, will bring brightness to your home.


Bright and trendy. The color that will give a special shine to the decoration of your house with blankets and cushions.

Vintage nude & blue

The nordic style continues being one of the trendy styles in decoration. Subtle and soft colors that will bring calm and sophistication in every corner.

Natural cotton

The most elegant and neutral color. The perfect match for any combination with black and bronze details.

The next Fall/Winter 2016-2017 trends continues with the geometric style, straight and simple lines, which will bring a visual harmony to your home. The tribal forms will continue to be the most desired, with fringes or pompoms on each side of the rugs, to make a more neutral corner, an original room and creating an aesthetic balance.

Lorena Canals Azteca Terracota
Washable-Rug Terracota – Azteca Collection


You can also combine different styles, for example if the decoration of your house is Nordic, add touches of originality and vitality with rugs of different textures and shapes. If instead the decoration style of your house gives priority to nature, you could combine the spaces with more neutral rugs and cushions.

Every corner of the house can be special, that’s why we have washable rugs of different sizes, so they can adapt to your home. Available in 120x160cm and 140x200cm (only terracotta model) can give light to your hall, warmth to your living room or share happiness in the rooms. An original and modern touch that will make your universe a very, very special place.

Round ABC - Earth Colors
                                                                             Washable-Rug Round ABC – Natural Black and Vintage Blue Natural.


Rugs can provide your home with the warm environment you need. Being washable, it will be much easier to clean them, to walk with shoes without problems, and to do everything you want. Your house is your home, and it has to have the personal touch you need to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

What Earth Color is the most identified in your home? What combinations would you make? Tell us your ideas!

Picture of the post: Washable Rug Clouds Collection – Vintage Blue 

Fall Home Decor Ideas: Celebrate Thanksgiving in Style

Lorena Canals Machine Washable Rugs Aztec Rug

Lorena Canals Biscuit Rug(The new Biscuit rug in Terracota is the perfect earthy-toned rug for the fall holidays)

As we transition into the busy holiday season filled with food, festivities and family, our focus turns to chic decorating ideas for Thanksgiving. Our version of stylish fall decor always includes a family-friendly aspect, meaning things are never too fussy, delicate or hard to clean. That’s why our machine washable rugs come in so handy during the Thanksgiving holidays. Not only do many of our stylish rugs complement the earthy and rustic feel of Thanksgiving, but there will be reason to worry if your little ones spill a little cranberry sauce on them. The holidays often mean entertaining lots of guests. Something that can be stressful for even the most organized among us. Here, some chic fall decorating ideas that can help you plan ahead for Thanksgiving and hopefully alleviate some of that stress!

Thanksgiving kids placemat(photo courtesy of Martha Stewart)

Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Table Ideas
Set the stage for a happy holiday by creating a Thanksgiving kid’s table that will keep the youngest guests busy while the turkey is cooking. Try covering the kid’s table with kraft paper or cutting it into placemats like pictured above and let them doodle and draw to their heart’s content. They can play tic tac toe or hangman using Thanksgiving themed words. Or they can get into the Thanksgiving spirit and write down what they’re thankful for this year.  Other fun activities to try at the table are DIY paper pilgrim hats or a mini Mayflower made from a walnut. For a playful centerpiece, why not create a popcorn-filled paper bag turkey. The goal of the kid’s table is controlled chaos.

Lorena Canals Machine Washable Rugs Aztec Rug(Our new Azteca Rug is the perfect earthy hue for Thanksgiving.)

Earthy Rugs and Decor for Thanksgiving
Adding splashes of color that mimic the Autumn palette taking place outside your window is a surefire way to update your decor for fall. No need to buy a whole new set of furniture when you can use pops of color from throw blankets, cushions and rugs.Our favorite earthy colored rugs for Thanksgiving are the Biscuit Terracota, the Braids in Pearl Grey and the Mix rug in Sand Beige. When creating a homey space ready for guests, our washable rugs serve as a style statement that doubles as a comfy spot for guest to relax on. Our rugs are made with 100% cotton and are super soft on bare feet, making a cozy atmosphere for houseguests.

Thanksgiving Holiday Decor Ideas Lorena Canals(Add fresh flowers to the room to brighten it up for Thanksgiving; Bereber Beige rug pictured)

Some of our other favorite holiday decorating ideas include layering the room with cozy pillows, such as our washable cushions in star, and heart shapes. Other chic fall decorating ideas include: Adding festive flowers; using artful piles of lumber for the fire as decoration; adding an arrangement of gourds and pumpkins and adding soft candles into the mix. However you choose to decorate your house for Thanksgiving, we hope you and your family enjoy the holiday season in style!

It’s Our Anniversary: Celebrating 15 Years of Washable Rugs


Lorena Canals Washable Rugs 15th Anniversary

Happy anniversary to us! It’s been 15 years since we designed our very first washable rug and so much has happened since then. When we started out 15 years ago, we didn’t have any idea of how large our brand would grow. We’re so thrilled for our washable rugs and now washable cushions to be in the rooms of so many families around the world. Our 15th anniversary comes on the heels of the launch of Lorena Canals in the Unites States last year. We’ve been so honored by all of the love we’ve received around America and the photos of all our customers share of their kids playing, eating, laughing, cuddling and living on our rugs.

Our commitment to the true mission of our brand — to bring non-toxic, affordable luxury and whimsical style into the homes of families — has not wavered. We still continue to use only 100% cotton materials, non-toxic dyes and hand boil our rugs under responsible manufacturing processes in India. Our social mission also continues with our Sakula Project. With the purchase of every rug, a child in Northern India is able to attend school.

Lorena Canals Machine Washable Rugs

Anniversary Special: The Indian Bag Rug
We wanted to do something meaningful and beautiful in honor of our 15th anniversary, so we created a new special edition collection of rugs inspired by a beautifully intricate handbag of Lorena’s designed by Indian artisans. The new Indian Bag collection includes three different colors: the gorgeously bright Multi, which for the first time uses 11 different colors in the same rug, and two softer shades, Grey Pink and Grey Blue.

Lorena Canals Washable Rugs Round ABC

New Washable Rug Collections Launching this Fall
In addition to our Indian Bag rugs, we are excited to share four additional new collections, all sure to bring joy and style to your living space. Our new Round ABC collection of rugs (pictured above) is perfect for playrooms and nurseries, adding a playful and young graphic element. The Round ABC rugs are available in Vintage Nude, Natural and Black, and Vintage Blue.

lorena canals azteca collection

The Azteca collection has a Southwestern spirit with Native American-style prints and tassels. Azteca lends a vintage, hippy-inspired feel to any living space. Available in three different colors: Terracota, Vintage Blue, and Vintage Nude.

Clouds Rug Lorena Canals

Cloudy skies (and floors!) are in the forecast for fall. Our new Clouds Collection of rugs brings a touch of whimsy and playfulness to kids rooms, shared spaces and playrooms alike. Available in Grey, Terracota, Mustard, and Vintage Blue.

Lorena Canals Machine washable rugs

From loom to room, our rugs are all handmade, safe, stylish and ready to join your family! We made a video in celebration of our 15th anniversary to show the creation of the Indian Bag rugs and the hard work that goes into making all of our washable rugs.  Watch the video now.


Homework Helpers: Back to School Organizing Tips

Lorena Canals Washable Rugs Homework Station

Lorena Canals Rugs Homework

(photo courtesy of @meghantucker; shop our World Map rug here.)

Welcome back to school! September represents a fresh start and a chance to get your family reorganized for the new school year. It’s not just the kids that need to get reorganized either. By de-cluttering the house, parents can help their kids prepare for the new school year and set them up for success. Here, the best back to school organizing tips for your family to make homework time less of a struggle, plus the best room colors to help kids focus on their studies.

Lorena Canals Washable Rugs Homework Station

Back to School Tip: Create a Homework Station
One of the best ways you can help your child concentrate on their studies is by setting up a designated homework station for them at home. You don’t need to devote an entire room either, it can be the corner of your home office or in their bedroom. A desk and chair are the only pieces of furniture you’ll need for their homework station. Place their pens, pencils, rulers, markers, scissors and any other supplies within arm’s reach so they don’t need to leave their desk to retrieve anything, which can lead to serious distraction. Head to an art supply store to find an art caddy or we love the idea of using a bunch of mini galvanized buckets to organize the school supplies. Butterfly Vintage Nude rug pictured above.


Lorena Canals Machine Washable Rugs Cactus

(Photo courtesy of @anthologiedepapier)

Back to School Tip: Set Up a Reading Area
Nothing invites diving into a good book like a nice and cozy reading nook. With a plush rug (such as our Cactus Stamp rug, pictured above) and a soft cushion to relax on, your child will have no problem losing themselves in a good book. Make sure their reading space is quiet and inviting so they can spend hours curled up with their books. Neutral gray and black and white colors are perfect for helping them concentrate on the story.

Lorena Canals Washable Rugs

(Pictured clockwise: Ombre Emerald, Braids in Soft Blue, Stars Silhouette in Purple and Biscuit Grey)

Back to School Tip: Decorate with Soothing Colors
Color can have a serious affect on moods, but did you know certain colors can also help promote focus and productivity? There are actually ideal colors for learning. So why not give your kids an advantage and lend a pop of smart color to their study spots? Light blue, mint green and turquoise remind your child of the ocean and instill a feeling of tranquility, all good things when they’re trying to focus. Smoky grey has a peaceful and calming effect, while purple has been shown to spark creativity. The advantage to using a rug rather than painting a wall one of these colors is that you can always switch it into a different room or swap it out for another style.

Shop all of our washable rugs here and get your family in the mood for a successful school year!

Expert Tips: Stylish Playroom Decor Ideas



Ask the Expert: Stylish Playroom Decor Ideas

The playroom often becomes a home for toys, books, and assorted art projects that accumulate over the years. But how can you make sure your children’s playroom remains a clean and stylish haven that continues to inspire them and not cause stress for you every time you enter it? We turned to the room decor experts at Decor Aid, an online resource for interior design services. The Decor Aid team consists of some of the most talented interior designers in the country that offer their services both online and in-person. Here, their advice on how to decorate a playroom that will grow with your family for many years to come.

What are some of your favorite ways to display children’s artwork in a playroom?

Anything looks like a work of art when it’s properly framed. A gallery wall of your child’s crayon-filled coloring book pages might be unnecessary, but a thoughtful collections of some of their work, either your favorites or there’s, placed sparingly, can be a lovely way to not only add personality, but preserve their artwork for years to come. For day to day, dedicate a bulletin board or magnet board for more temporary display space – it will function like their own personal gallery.

Playroom Rug Ideas | Lorena Canals

What are some things to look for in a children’s rug?

Inexpensive and cleanable. Accidents are inevitable, so it is no use trying to justify a delicate or expensive rug when you have kids afoot. Synthetic materials like poly, natural wovens like jute, and 100% wool are your best bets. At the end of the day, be prepared for it to see some wear and tear.

Playroom Ideas | Lorena Canals Rugs

How can parents create a playroom that will grow with kids through the years?

Consider function. When they are young, perhaps it is where they play dress up with their dolls or build forts, but what is it used for as they grow? Does it become a TV area for video games with their friends? Does it become a homework room for studying? You have to first decide what the best use of the space is as your child grows and matures. In most cases, the function and purpose of the room will transition from a traditional playroom to something less toy-centric.

What are your favorite ways to store toys in a playroom?

Closed storage and accessible storage is key. Visually it is important to make sure that it stay hidden from sight, and if the storage is too far from the ground, or difficult to access, it is not only unsafe but detrimental to teaching kids to put away their toys. I love IKEA’s simple storage units for their clean aesthetic and reasonable price point. I use baskets for stuffed animals and blankets, and always keep my eyes open for furniture that does double duty, like upholstered storage ottomans.

Playroom Rug Ideas | Lorena Canals
What are some of your favorite design elements to add to a playroom?

Playrooms are a great opportunity for fun and whimsy. I love including a funky, sculptural ceiling light, patterned poofs and pillows, and a statement area rug. This is a place for your kids to be creative and inspired and adventurous, so it’s okay to push the boundaries a little.

The Lorena Canals team loves these stylish rugs for the playroom: Hippy Collection rugs, Three Stars rugs, Polka Dots rugs and Lace rugs. All of our rugs are machine-washable, making clean up time super easy and less stressful for mom and dad!

Summer Living with Lorena Canals Machine Washable Rugs

Lorena Canals Washable Rugs

Lorena Canals Washable Rugs

Summer is a joyous time of year. It’s the time to kick off your shoes, go outside and play. This is the season we all get to be kids again, regardless of how old we are. While our washable rugs are widely known to be amazing for indoor use, many people don’t realize they can also be used outdoors! For picnics and outdoor playtime, our machine washable rugs are a dream. When you get home from the park, beach, lake, pool or your backyard, just toss them in the washing machine to get rid of any dirt and crumbs. Our playful rugs are also super easy to tote around! Made with lightweight cotton, you can quickly fold them up and put them in the trunk of your car for easy transport. From the park to your floor, our stylish rugs are multitasking summertime heroes.

Summer Picnic Kids | Lorena Canals Washable Rugs

The Ultimate Summer Picnic With Kids
One of our favorite things to do in the warmer months with the kids is take a picnic to the park. With the right food, fun games and great weather, a family picnic is a surefire crowd pleaser. Here, our tips on how to make your next family picnic a winner–just don’t forget to bring your machine washable rug!

  • Pack Finger Foods: Load your picnic basket with easy, finger foods and the whole gang can enjoy the spread, family-style. Some of our favorite kid-friendly foods include veggies and hummus, grapes, ants on a log, chips and guacamole and mini sandwiches.
  • Bring Games: We don’t mean pack up your entire game room either. Leave the Monopoly at home and opt for good, old-fashioned outdoor games, like potato sack races, a DIY ring toss, or a fun egg and spoon balancing race.
  • Stay Cool: Bring ice packs or bags of ice in your cooler. Not only to keep your food cool, but if it’s a hot day you and the kids will appreciate some icy coolness on your foreheads.
  • Water Fight: We challenge you to find a kid that doesn’t love water balloons. Make a dozen before you head out on your picnic and let the kids play. Just make sure to station their water balloon fight a safe distance from the adults.
  • Clean Up: To make your picnic cleanup a cinch, make sure to bring wet naps, either store bought or a ziplock baggie of DIY wipes, a trash bag and plastic utensils.

Lorena Canals Washable Rugs SummerSummer-Ready Rugs
While many of our rugs are made in bright and happy colors, there are some styles that just scream summertime! Our favorite washable rugs that epitomize the light and airy summertime feel are the Ombre Emerald rug, Coral Pink Stripes, Soft Blue Braids and every rug in our Hippy Collection!

Shop Lorena Canals machine washable rugs for a seriously stylish summer!

BabyList Shop Small: The Best Unique Baby Registry Items

Lorena Canals Machine Washable Rugs

Lorena Canals Machine Washable Rugs

We’re beyond honored to be included in the BabyList Shop Small list of curated baby registry items. The Shop Small list includes some of the most unique and adorable finds around for baby from artisans and makers all over the world. It’s a chance to add amazing things made with love to your baby registry list along with all of the baby registry essentials you’ll need. This the perfect way to add a personal, handmade touch to your list. Our family-run company pours love and passion into our products and we’re so proud to be able to offer other families a safe, non-toxic and stylish way to decorate their homes and nurseries. In addition to Lorena Canals machine-washable rugs, there are many other amazing brands to choose from on the BabyList Shop Small list. Here, we chose some of our favorite eco-friendly baby registry items (besides our own, of course) from the list. Start your baby registry list now!

Tubby Todd Bath Products

Tubby Todd Bath Co
Made with 100% natural ingredients, Tubby Todd baby skincare products are fun and safe for the whole family, but made especially for the smallest family members. Every ingredient used in the products is cleanly sourced and animal cruelty free and all-natural. Their collection includes a bubble bath, cleansers, a hair and body wash, lotions and creams all in fun and cool packaging.

VonBon Organic Cotton Baby Bib

VonBon Children’s Clothing
Who knew a baby bib could look so hip? The talented mom behind VonBon children’s apparel did. She created an entire line of baby and kid’s clothing made from 100% certified organic fabrics and non-toxic inks. We are in love with this snakeskin bib and dessert rose cactus harem pants pictured above.

The Jones Market Necklaces

The Jones Market
Once you become a mama, wearing jewelry becomes a bit tricky–especially when baby starts tugging and nibbling on your baubles. Enter The Jones Market, a chic line of non-toxic and baby-friendly jewelry. The pretty statement-making necklaces are meant to be tugged and played with by little ones.

Bannor Toys Wooden Teether

Bannor Toys
We love the mom and pop-designed toys and teethers from Bannor Toys. Their heirloom quality toys are made with all organic materials (wood, paint and finish) and many of them can be personalized, which makes for the perfect baby shower gift!

Start your baby registry list with BabyList now. 



Lorena Canals Rugs: Covering Every Corner of Your Home

Over the 15 years we’ve been in business, we’ve grown our collection of machine-washable rugs to include more than just the children’s bedrooms, playrooms and nurseries. With our brand new HOME Collection of very grown-up, sophisticated and chic rugs, we’ve accomplished our mission to decorate every room in the house. From graphic black and white patterns, to stylish ombre prints and lush braided designs, we’ve created a collection that looks amazing in living and dining rooms, hallways, home offices, master suites and, of course, kid’s rooms.


Black & White Rug Collection

Our new Black & White Collection of stylish, non-toxic rugs includes six original designs in classic black and white. Our machine washable rugs are 100% natural cotton, with each one individually made by our artisans with a “loop” technique. The Black and White collection includes: Diamonds, Zig-Zag, Cactus Stamp, Bereber white, Bereber beige and Pineapple. The sizes of the rugs in our black and white collection are 4’8″ x 6’7″ and 2’6″ x 7’6″.








Stripes Rug Collection

The Stripes Collection has an exotic beachy vibe with a beige base and stripes in your choice of five colors: Coral Pink, Glaciar Grey, Marsala, Nile Blue and Dark Grey. This laid back boho chic design has fringes on the shortest sides that match the colors of the rugs. The sizes of our striped rugs are:  4′ x 5’3″.


Ombré Rug Collection

The Ombré Collection, also 100% natural cotton and machine washable, offers a design with degrade colors from the sides to the centre part of the rug and with a pompon in each corner. The Coral Pink was choosen as the color of the year 2016. The sizes are: 4′ x 5’3″.


Mix Rug Collection

The Mix Collection is comprised of six different neutral styles of our machine washable rugs, all handmade by our artisans with 100% natural cotton. Each design has the name of one of the children who can assist to the school thanks to our social Sakula Project: Ritika, RamLal, Daksh, Aarty, Nancy and Arian. Our Mix Rugs add a touch of serenity to every space. These rugs are available in the following sizes: 3′ x 5’3” and 4‘ x 5’3”


Trenzas Rug Collection

The Trenzas Collection is inspired on the braids from your favorite cozy sweater. Handmade by our artisans in six muted colors: Dark Grey, Pearl Grey, soft Blue, Soft Mint, Vanilla and Soft Pink. Our Trenzas design is available in two sizes to fit any space in your home: 4′ x 5’3″ and 2’6” x 4′.