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Furniture stores and interior professionals around the world are opting more and more to go eco-friendly when it comes to using raw materials in home décor and the latest trend to offer warmth and character is an organically textured rug.
These highly durable and resilient rugs, made out of jute and seagrass, are an easy way to add a modern rustic feel to any interior and are a practical option. Apparently, jute fibres exhibit naturally anti-static, insulating and moisture-regulating properties and will work to protect a wooden floor. These rugs, which are pet-friendly and can be relatively easy to clean, are perfect for the eco-conscious consumer and can come in different forms. When purchasing a natural rug, consider the thickness of the weave, the softness of the material to the touch and the colours that are interwoven through it. Also, it depends on what ambience you are going for, be it rustic or refined.
For example, NuLoom area rug company’s Natura collection natural fibres rug is made of hand woven jute and can be placed anywhere. It is designed with a beautiful colour combination and a bold pattern. NuLoom also consists of an Elijah Seagrass border area rug and is made from 100 per cent sea grass that comes in beige colour.
Meanwhile, the Casa Pusa Sisal natural fibre rug is one of the best available in the market for its sustainability. It is constructed from 100 per cent natural sisal with a cotton border that offers home-owners with that natural feeling. The cotton border helps maintain stability and prevents any slipping.
Those that want to avoid purchasing a giant area rug can pick up a circular hole-patterned jute rug instead from H&M for example. It infuses a sense of bohemian chic into a home, especially if paired with colourful floral-print cushions, wooden furniture and metallic accent pieces.
Jute grows in shiny, green stalks that are soaked, stripped, and spun before weaving and that process gives the fibres its earthy, brown hue. However, there are some that come in dyed colours too.