Eco-friendly, affordable, durable, and allergy-friendly, natural fiber rugs are a big win in our book. They’re perfect for adding an extra layer of warmth and texture to any room, inside or outside and they can last for years – even in high-traffic areas. Natural jute, sisal, and seagrass are the most popular, but there are plenty of other rugs made from bamboo, coir, cotton and wool that are also beautiful. Whether you prefer simple, solid natural rugs or a fun patterned natural fiber rug, you really can’t go wrong!
Here’s what you should know about each type of natural fiber rug.
Made from the same fibers that create burlap, jute rugs are soft to the touch, which makes them a popular choice for a cozy floor covering. As jute fibers hold color well, you can find these rugs in numerous colors and patterns to match your decor. Our Nile Handwoven Rug, for example, comes in multiple serene colorways. Finished with knotted tassels, this beautiful rug is double-sided and perfect for any room in the home. It is also moisture-resistant, so you can use it in bathrooms and kitchens without fear of molding.
Made from the leaves of the agave plant, sisal is native to Mexico, but popular worldwide. It creates the most durable of all natural fiber rugs, which is why you’ll tend to find this type of rug in high-traffic areas like living rooms and hallways. A sisal rug also won’t fade in sunlight, so you can use it on a sunny patio. Sisal rugs add a lot of texture to a room, but keep in mind that they are rough to the touch and not as soft as other natural fiber rugs.
Often more affordable than their counterparts, seagrass rugs bring a beautiful coastal feel to any space. They are made from woven sea grass, which grows in saltwater marshes and is therefore both water and stain resistant. They can feature beautiful patterns, but don’t take well to dying. They are also antibacterial and very easy to clean, which makes them a great option for homes with kids or pets. Softer than sisal, they are a fan favorite in the Lowcountry as they bring the outside in.
One of the most versatile and classic natural fibers, wool is a sophisticated choice for a rug. Wool rugs come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures, making them the perfect choice for any space. Our Malta Blue Woven Wool Rug, for example, is a flatweave rug made from white and blue dyed wool that creates a coastal feel. Soft and yet, hardwearing, this beautiful rug adds warmth to any space. Keep in mind that you will need to regularly vacuum your wool rug, as dirt and dust can show easily.
Shop the GDC Rug Sale February 10-18th
When it comes to creating a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home, natural fiber rugs are the perfect choice. Stylish and durable, they are a great addition to any home decor, especially in coastal homes. We’re pleased to offer a large collection of natural fiber rugs in-store, which can be cut to fit your exact space. Be sure to stop by our home stores between February 10-18th, as we’re having a huge rug sale!
Shop the Look
Nile Handwoven Rug
The Nile rugs are soft and strong, while looking great with many design styles, plus it is reversible.
Kuba Woven Jute Rug
This flat woven jute area rug is eco-friendly, ultra durable and great for any indoor room.