I’m such a fan of natural fiber rugs! They add texture and interest and warmth to any room I put them in. I get so many questions about the natural fiber rugs at StoneGable. One of my favorite ways to use them is to layer them with other rugs. You can see how I layer natural fiber rugs HERE. Today I have a wealth of knowledge and facts to share with you about these pretty and versatile rugs. Maybe you will want to use them in your home too!
Natural fiber rugs are my go-to choice for floor coverings in my home, but are they right for you? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of having these natural beauties in your home.
THE PROS OF NATURAL FIBER RUGS…
Let’s talk about what makes natural fiber rugs so great and why I’ve chosen them for many of the rooms in my home.
Natural fiber rugs are one of the most affordable types of rugs to purchase. You can find a great deal year round online and you can purchase a large enough rug for your space without breaking the bank.
Do you love the option to change your mind in your decor? Natural fiber rugs are the thing for you if you like to keep your options open. They can transition and fit into any decor’s theme and can go from farmhouse to modern in the blink of an eye. Absolutely versatile!!!!
Most natural fiber rugs are khaki but you can find them in any shade from ivory to dark brown. And they match just about every color out there! I love that I can purchase one rug and then change out my pillows and throw blankets and never have to worry about matching my rug. It really makes decorating for the seasons so simple.
Adding texture to a room is one of the most overlooked aspects of great decor. Natural fiber rugs add a little earthy and organic feel to any room and can really make a space feel complete. My number one way to add texture to a room is to use a natural fiber rug.
I have a good bit of white decor at Stonegable. My natural fiber rugs really add a hint of warmth in those rooms and I love that it isn’t too overwhelming. But they will add warmth no matter what your color palette is!
If you love color and pattern, but don’t want to pay big bucks for a large area rug, layering is a solid option for you. Purchase a natural fiber rug to fit your space and then layer a patterned rug right over it. It adds so much depth to your space… you will love it!
THE CONS OF NATURAL FIBER RUGS…
There are a few negative aspects of natural fiber rugs that absolutely should be addressed before you make a big purchase. Let’s go over those, too!
Many opt not to purchase a natural fiber rug because they lack softness and are a bit scratchy. If you are looking to have a natural fiber rug in an area where you will be sitting on the floor playing with the kids, jute would be your rug of choice. It is much softer than the other types of natural fiber rugs but it is also is a tad less durable. Most natural fiber rugs will soften over time and with use.
LIMITED COLOR SELECTION
For the most part, natural fiber rugs come in neutral colors. Some may see this as a “con”. I actually love that they are neutral so I can choose to add color to a room with accessories such as pillows and draperies and vignettes.
Natural fiber rugs can stain easily without proper care. If you do spill something on your rug, be sure to spot treat it as quickly as possible with water or club soda and a stiff bristle brush and let it dry thoroughly. If you are worried about stains, Seagrass rugs would be a great option as they are naturally stain resistant.
A new natural fiber rug may shed a bit at the beginning. Just be sure to vacuum it regularly to remove any loose fibers and dirt.
I hope this answers most of your questions about natural fiber rugs. For the money and decor value, I don’t think you can beat a natural fiber rug!
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