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Natural Fiber Rugs | The Pros + Cons

Thinking about shopping for a new rug? Maybe you should consider a natural fiber rug. They provide a naturally organic vibe and are great for high traffic areas. The most popular types of natural fiber rugs are jute, sisal, and seagrass. They each have their pros and cons. I’ve owned all three types and learned a few lessons from each. In our Austin home, I wall-to-wall carpeted the master bedroom with seagrass and loved it! I’ve since used jute and sisal rugs which have worked well, too. So, if you’re searching for a versatile rug for any room, I created this simple Shop | Natural Fiber Rugs reference guide just for you.

A SIMPLE SISAL RUG IN NATURAL OR GRAY IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE A ROOM LOOK CLEAN AND ELEGANT.”

-James Huniford

SHOP | NATURAL FIBER RUGS

jute, sisal + seagrass natural fiber rugs

1 | jute

Pro: Jute is softer than sisal or seagrass.

Cons: Jute rugs shed and are the least durable of the three.

2 | sisal

Pro: Sisal rugs are the most durable. If you have kids and pets, this is the natural fiber rug for you.

Con: Sisal is the priciest of the three options. But, with natural fiber rugs you get what you pay for.

3 | seagrass

Pro: Seagrass rugs are the most resistant to stains because it originates from a reed-like marine plant.

Con: Seagrass has a rougher texture than jute or sisal. Something to think about if you have little ones crawling around.

Natural fiber rugs tips + tricks

“Rugs: The bigger, the better. Nothing shrinks a room faster than a tiny ‘postage stamp’ at the seating area. Best rule of thumb: Keep 12″ of wood showing around the perimeter.”

-Mary Foley + Michael Cox

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neutral round braided jute rug

Braided Jute

neutral sisal rug in linear pattern

Dori Sisal

trellis patterned sisal rug

Trellis Sisal

diamond sisal rug

Diamond Sisal

the flow-down

I’m partial to the relaxed, casual, and organic vibe of natural fiber rugs. I have them in almost every room. In a house full of boys and dogs, they’re perfect for us. The durability, neutrality, and textural warmth makes them the ideal functional layer for the living room, dining room, or any room. –xo

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*Featured Image | Timber Trails Homes


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