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Whether you are nesting ahead of a new addition or quietly realising that your home is your home too- we have got you covered! The truth is that whether an open plan home is your preference, or you seek separate, designated rooms, the nature of having children means that you will live in the same spaces. This blog looks at the different spaces in which our Totter + Tumblers use their playmats, and it may give you a few ideas for your own home.
We love seeing our playmats in their new homes. Here are some of our favourite set-ups that we think have managed to find a great balance between home comfort for your little one whilst maintaining a peaceful place for us parents.
All of our mats are designed with the whole family in mind, as discreet and neutral as a rug but also providing a practical solution thanks to the memory foam padding - trust me, you’ll thank us for that one! We’re taking some serious style notes and hoping these might inspire you too when deciding where to use and what design to choose.
Open Plan Living
With extensions and knocking down internal walls, open plan living allows the free flow of movement and light - and the ability to keep an eye on the kids playing as you make a cup of tea or rustle up dinner.
Ex interior designer and founder of one of our favourite small stores, Pop & Punch, Laura has shared this snap of her home with us. We love the clever use of space by hanging the kids Nobodinoz beanbag off the wall and the vintage wooden trunk to tidy toys, keeping the place clear of clutter once her daughter is in bed!
As an interior designer, this girl knows her colours and has paired the terracotta tones of The Dreamer with warm blue and peachy walls. We love Laura's use of colour blocking to pull together and connect the different living zones. Our playmat looks like another rug in the room creating a separate but communal space for everyone to be in.
We couldn’t resist sharing this picture too. We love that there is enough space for the whole family to grow, get down and play together which is one of the key elements behind that inspired Totter + Tumble, to get up and running! We also spy that it’s been flipped over to The Nomad which is the reversible design, a super versatile grey chevron that is great for any setting you want to create.
The Kitchen Extension
Do you love a combination of open plan living with a few closed off rooms too when someone in the family needs some peace and quiet?
Ashlee over @The_Suffolk_Nest has kept her home cool, calm and collected with The Roamer’s warm grey tones. This soft padded playmat provides a practical solution to that gorgeous stone floor making it cushioned for little ones to roam around and play on. It ties in beautifully to her neutral scheme, allowing the beautiful details of the different materials to shine through. In a similar way to our Montessori Playmats that let children focus on their activity rather than the overstimulating surrounding, an extension with a harmonious interior scheme throughout allows you to focus on the chosen details.
When the Living Room is also the Play Room
When the living room and the playroom are directly combined, you can still achieve functionality for all members of the family without losing your style for your sanity. We believe the key is in sustainability - choosing items and planning your layout that will work throughout the ages.
Here @Tahnee_mariee1 has chosen the Wanderer and it's slightly more greenish-grey chevron style that suits hints of greens within a room and the subtly to let the period features shine. We also think the botanical Rambler would also look great in this spot! We know our little ones would be into that log basket & rustling around in just a flash, luckily the playmats can be wiped down just as quickly - so super easy to keep everything clean and tidy!
The great thing is that for an evening, when you just want to put your feet up, enjoy a lovely log fire and maybe also sneak a cheeky glass of wine (or two!) or perhaps use the playmat for your evening pilates or yoga routine - you'd never know the little ones play here during the day!
Now we love a home with charm - whether that is created from carefully designed interiors, or whether there is architectural, historical charm in the buildings fabric. Here, home owner Jo, founder of the nursery interiors brand Mini Maison, balances a space needed for her young children as well as a style her and her husband enjoy, functioning for all of the family. We love how she has mixed modern and period features together, making a light and airy space.
Aside from a design-led playmat from Totter + Tumble, functional, gorgeous toy storage can also make your daily life easier and your home beautiful. Watch this space for our next blog piece on the different types that may work for you.
Do you love the space you have your Totter + Tumble playmat in? Let us know - we would love to feature you and your home! Tag us in your pictures @totterandtumble #totterandtumble on Instagram or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org