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A person wearing white jeans putting their feet on a natural jute rug.



Ready to freshen up your home design? Sometimes, all it takes is a new focal piece – like a rug. Jute and sisal rugs are great options for a refresh and they come in beautiful styles and patterns. Here’s everything you need to know about them.


Thanks to its natural fibers, these rugs are very friendly to the environment. Jute is made from fibers of a cactus plant, and sisal is made from a plant native to Asia. Both plants grow quickly, which means there is no harm in the harvesting process. Further, these rugs are both recyclable and biodegradable, so when you want to replace them, you don’t have to toss them into the landfill.

For a great design idea, pick a rug with a pattern that mimics natural elements, like this beautiful circular rug with a leaf pattern from Etsy.


The fibers of these rugs are thick and can withstand a fair amount of foot traffic. Put them in strategic places, like a bedroom or living area, where they will last even longer. They’re easy to clean and thanks to their natural brown color, you won’t have to worry about stains.

Try this diamond-patterned rug in a beautiful shade of pink for a pop of color and style.


There is one element of interior design that is almost always overlooked by amateurs – texture. It’s so important to incorporate a variety of textures into your design and using natural fiber rugs is a great way to do just that. Many professional designers will mix metals, woods, and other textures to create a well-rounded tableau. The rough look of jute and sisal rugs make for a perfect addition of texture. And best of all, while they might look rough, most are actually quite soft.

This grid pattern really highlights the beautiful texture of a jute rug.


It doesn’t matter if your style is modern and edgy or casual and charming, farmhouse chic or vintage hipster – these natural rugs can fit into just about any theme. Plain or patterned, no matter what you buy, you can be assured it will be versatile enough to stick with you through your design evolution.

Try this geometric pattern for a modern or farmhouse design – yes, it goes with both!

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