We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Whether layering in texture with a sisal runner or creating impact with a chunky jute weave rug, natural fiber rugs help ground a space with rich character. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated collection has natural fiber area rugs, runners, and throws for your home, setting off a design rooted in organic warmth.
Not sure what style or design best fits your space when shopping for natural rugs? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best rug to buy for your space.
Why We Love Jute Rugs + Natural Fiber Rugs
Natural fiber rugs are made from plant fibers such as sisal, seagrass, jute, and linen. It’s good to note a natural fiber rug doesn’t imply any specific construction. There are hand-knotted and woven natural rugs, just as there are with wool or performance rugs. With that variety of material and construction, natural fiber area rugs and runners cover a broad range of styles—which means versatility.
There are chunky, texture-forward pieces like our chunky, texture-forward Harper Rug by Jake Arnold to a soft, natural woven rug like this hand-loomed linen-blend Ana Rug. Some pieces even straddle styles—transforming their fibers into something unexpected, as in the thick hand-knotted pile of this plush jute area rug—the Jemsa Rug. As with wool or synthetic fibers, different constructions have different advantages and uses throughout your home—from the doormat at your entryway to a living room anchor piece.
What makes natural fibers unique, then? We like natural fibers for grounding modern or transitional spaces in organic textures. A hand-knotted or woven jute rug can touch up any curation. As a heads up, jute and similar materials do shed over time—you can take this as an opportunity to style something bolder, though, knowing you’re investing in the next few seasons rather than something you’ll live with as a forever look. But let’s talk more about bringing this look home.
How to Style Natural Fiber Rugs + Jute Rugs
Natural plant fibers make for strong rugs that hold up well to wear. While these natural rugs are an excellent fit for heavily traveled walkways, avoid exposing these pieces to liquids. They are less resilient to moisture than other natural fiber rugs. For this reason, they may not be the best option for a home with pets or in spaces where spills are a concern. We recommend jute rugs and other robust fibers for high-traffic areas like an entryway or living room—and linen rugs for quieter spaces.
Jute rugs and similar materials often feature raw tones and neutral colorways. This sets a versatile foundation to build your style on and can be great for layering underneath a favorite vintage rug that doesn’t fit the room. Woven natural fiber rugs, such as a woven jute rug, can provide a versatile backdrop to more colorful designs while helping fill the entire space.
However you style it, a wool rug allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. From the textural quality of a chunky jute area rug to the fresh elegance of softer woven natural fiber rugs, these pieces transform and elevate your space from the ground up. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have utilized this foundational layer of decor to build on your home's look.