Natural fibered rugs have gained tremendous popularity over the years, as they blend well with all types of design styles and interior colors. Natural rugs work with almost all interior design schemes, such as the glamorous modern styles, but also the antique classical looks. The natural fibers make it an excellent candidate to combine with old world paint colors as many of the natural rug colors are neutral in color.
Hemp fabric withstands water better than any other textile product making it an ideal fabric for outdoors, as well as for upholstery. Jute rugs are being showcased more often than luxury Persian rugs and Oriental carpets in renowned magazines such as Elle, Veranda and Architectural Digest.
Jute is most often seen in sacks, rope, twine, and seen most frequently in rugs. Jute rugs are clean and often times they don’t show the dirt like synthetic rugs. Jute rugs are hand-braided and hand-sewn. Jute, being a natural fiber rug adjusts to its environment. Dryer or more humid environments will cause the rug fibers to expand and contract.
I personally have owned many different types of natural rugs. I have a 12 x 16 Jute in our living room, sea grass in our kitchen and sisal in our basement. Each one is different, and every brand will differ. While some of them are not thick, others are very heavy and sturdy. I personally have had over 9 natural rugs and have loved them. You just cannot go wrong with natural fiber rugs.