Although natural fiber rugs are usually neutral in color, their texture is what makes them shine. They add a natural and organic element and can serve as the perfect foundation to any room. Another advantage is that they are woven from plant-based fibers so there aren’t as many chemicals used in production. Their versatility and ability to complement any style of decor makes them a favorite among designers.
Jute is a plant grown in India and Bangladesh. The fibers come from the plant’s stalk, not the leaves, and they create a much softer texture, almost resembling wool. The softer texture means its less durable, so they are not suitable for high traffic areas.
Sisal comes from the same plant as tequila- the agave plant, which explains why sisal is awesome. It is stripped from the leaves and spun into an absorbent yarn like material. It’s so absorbent that it will actually pull humidity from the air and cool down a room in the summer! It is extremely durable so it will hold up in high traffic areas.
Seagrass is a grass grown in Asian countries among rice fields. It grows very quickly and is easy to harvest so it is considered a sustainable flooring option. It is grown in water so it is resistant to most stains.
Here are a few rooms that we recently put together and added the natural fiber rug for its incredible texture.
And a few others that are on our Pinterest boards.
- Boucle Jute rug
- Sisal Rug
- Twisted Abaca Rug
- Round Jute Rug
- Jute Boucle Rug
- Belgian looped wool sisal rug
- Round Jute rug
- Abaca Rug