An area rug can add warmth to your room, and organic elements and natural fibers in home decor make a space more inviting. Add a jute, sisal, straw or other natural fiber rug to bring softness to your home while keeping on trend with organic designs.
Choosing the Right Texture
Jute is cultivated from vegetable fibers that are made into coarse, strong threads. While durable, it can also be as soft as cotton. A soft jute rug can add a natural, rustic look, while still being cozy under foot. Jute also comes in other styles, colors and textures, with many options to choose from, such as braided or striped. Sisal is scratchier and is a rugged yet stylish option for a high-traffic area, like an entryway. Their natural colors and earthy textures make them a great contrast to the smoothness of wooden or leather furniture.
Choosing the Right Size
There are a few rules of thumb when choosing an area rug. Have it act as an anchor to your furniture: When placing a larger rug, such as an 8 x 10 or a 9 x 12, as the main rug in a living area, make sure it is under the front legs of your furniture. A jute runner is ideal for long hallways or narrow pathways: think in between the kitchen island and cabinets. Choose a width that’s only a few inches narrower than the floor space. Finally, if you’re looking for a rug to place under a dining table, the shape of the rug and table should match; for example, a round jute rug would look best under a round table. Click here for more tips on choosing the right size area rug.