A jute area rug can add warmth and casual, inviting style to any room in your home. Add a jute, sisal, straw or other natural fiber rug to bring softness to your home while keeping on trend with organic designs. Jute rugs look great independently or layered with other rugs to add textural interest to your space.
Texture and Durability
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 rugs are ideal for low-traffic areas and come in an array of styles, colors, and textures. Sisal rugs are a scratchier and rugged yet stylish option for high-traffic areas such as entryways. Their natural colors and earthy textures make them a great contrast to the smoothness of wooden or leather furniture.
Choosing Rug Size and Shape
Your area rug can act as an anchor to the furniture in your room. 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. Check out Tips on Choosing the Right Size Area Rug to find the ideal size for your room.