Let me just say… the bohemian kids furniture I’m showcasing in today’s post has me seriously clucky. Like, I-need-to-have-a-baby-immediately kinda clucky. Don’t get me wrong, seeing nieces and nephews often makes me want a child of my own, but seeing stunning nursery furniture really tips me over the edge. Surrogates please apply within.
The best part about the bohemian kids furniture brand I’m showcasing in today’s post is that they’re brand new. They only launched late last year. Oh, and the even better news is that you can win one of their products for your own home at the end of this article. So keep scrolling to the bottom of the post for all the competition deets.
Raja Homewares is the name of this beautiful local biz and they are kicking goals already. A gorgeous, fully-realised aesthetic that’s second to none: check. Beautiful photography and a website that looks nothing short of inspiring: check. And furniture that takes a nursery or kids bedroom truly next level: check!
So how did this biz come about? I took some time out with the lady behind the brand, Tanya Harrison, to get the scoop.
It’s a focus on fostering a connection between parent and product that’s given Raja Homewares such immediate kudos from fans. Put quite simply: customers are losing their minds over the collection. And it’s not hard to see why.
Giving up Finance to Embrace Furniture
Running a small business isn’t easy. Take it from me; you need some good anti-ageing night cream, a daily meditation routine, and a bottle of Shiraz within easy reach at all times. There’s simply so much to do when you’re operating your own brand, and Tanya takes on all the varied roles you’d expect her to in a start-up of this kind.
“From sourcing, logistics, accounting, marketing, styling and the day-to-day admin of running to the post office and organising couriers, I wear a lot of hats,” Tanya tells me. “Luckily I have my mum helping me out a lot with packing and sending too!”
Running the business out of her family home in Sydney allows Tanya to jump between (and juggle) business life and being a mum to her young girls. It wasn’t long after she built her family home back in 2016 that the inspiration to start her bohemian kids furniture brand sprouted. She left behind a career in finance, which has been a total 180 shift from ‘dollars’ to ‘decor’.
“I really enjoyed sourcing beautiful furniture, artwork and textiles and creating adventurous rooms for my girls, so I decided to make a business out of this passion,” Tanya explains. “I knew there would be other mothers out there like me looking for distinctive, high quality beautiful furniture to fill their children’s rooms and nurseries”.
It’s the versatility of these pieces that makes the collection such a winner. They’ll grow with your child as they age, and the added bonus is that they look great alongside adult furniture in other rooms.
Rattan Goodness for Every Pocket of your Kids’ Space
And beautiful furniture it is, wouldn’t you agree? With an aesthetic that’s fun and adventurous but distinctly more sophisticated than some of the other products you see on the market, it’s a collection that appeals to both parent and child.
The connection the parent has to the room was of particular importance to Tanya when she was conceptualising the range.
“We aim to provide a worldly wonderland of inspiration for our beautiful rattan products, to show how they can be a place of comfort, rest and fun for children as well as a place a mother can be proud of. I feel like this is so important when mums spend so much time in their baby’s nursery or playing in their children’s rooms”.
It’s this focus on fostering a connection between parent and product that’s given Raja Homewares such immediate kudos from customers. Put quite simply: customers are losing their minds over the collection. And it’s not hard to see why.
The Pieces Aren’t Just for Kids Rooms Either
The Rocking Ram you see above is a clear fave of Tanya’s (how adorable is it!?).
“I think people adore how whimsical this little piece is,” Tanya says. “Our baby dolly bassinet has that vintage appeal and mums just love this one too”.
It’s the versatility of these bohemian furniture pieces that makes the collection such a winner in my eyes. They’ll grow with your child as they age, and the added bonus is that they look great alongside existing furniture in other rooms. So you can mix and match them in with what you have to take the bohemian aesthetic across your entire home.
With new product lines on the way, you can expect more stunning bohemian kids furniture, decor and toys in the near future from this talented lady. But if you just have to get your hands on some now, check out the Raja Homewares website, or enter the competition below to win a piece for your own home!
Win one of Raja Homewares’ Eye Rattan Mirrors!
Loving the look of the Eye mirror you see above? You can win one for your wall. Simply follow the prompts below to enter:
To enter to win, simply…
PLEASE NOTE THIS COMP IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS Erica Majdandzic
- Drop a comment below telling me what you love most about Raja Homewares
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Comp is open to Aus residents only. Comp closes 11.59pm Sunday April 31