Interior Designs that are Trending

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Do you spend a lot of time on Instagram and Pinterest looking at pictures of gorgeous homes?  It might get to be a bit tempting to even imagine that you live in an era where trends are a thing of the past.  This is not reality though.  If you pay close attention, you will see that these pics all have a common theme.  Let’s take a peek at the décor trends for this season.

Patterns That are Bold

Abstract patterns, large scale graphic prints, floral prints and chevrons will stay in style this season and will impact your pieces and accessories that are upholstered.  That being said, there are times when even classic patterns can make a big difference… think fabrics with thin stripes for furniture upholstery or wall coverings.

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Right now, there are great things happening when it comes to interior lighting.  The trend is actually a resurgence of pieces that are clean and simple.  There is also a trend for more modern looking pieces as well.  You can change the look of any space with a great lighting fixture.

Details

We all know that a well – tailored skirt is a must for every woman’s wardrobe.  When it comes to upholstered furnishings though, it needs to have a bit of flourish in order to get that refined look.  Think pleats, gimps and fringe here.

Made in the USA

This trend is actually more of a movement.  Designers are supporting their local brands and even the workshops that are making their goods right here in the US.  Many designers prefer to use a piece that has been created by an artisan or artist right here in the States as opposed to going for pieces that have been mass produced.  Regardless of whether it is fabric on throw pillows that has been woven by hand or even a chair that has been upholstered or even a piece of hand – made pottery, these items are unique and will add a touch of unique style to any space.

Natural Area Rugs

Getting an area rug that has been made from natural fibers such as seagrass, sisal or jute can make an instant impact or whatever space you put it in.  These rugs can be found in a variety of different colors, sizes and shapes.  Rugs made from natural fibers are an ideal way to transform the feel and look of a room instantly.

If you are looking for a natural area rug or are curious about why you are hearing so much about them lately, head on over to Natural Area Rugs now and find out what all the fuss is about.  You won’t be disappointed with what you find.

Want to Spruce up Your Décor without Breaking the Bank?

Rugs that are made from natural fibers bring warmth and texture to any home.  Their versatile, earthy styles mean that they are appropriate for both casual and formal rooms.  It doesn’t matter if you use them to be the anchor point for a seating arrangement or a line of demarcation for an open space, these earth friendly rugs will be the ideal thing.

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has a great selection of jute rugs that are made from jute that has been sustainably harvested.  These rugs come in two tone patterns or in monochromatic colors.  These rugs will give you a measure of softness and sophistication.  There are also rugs made from jute that have been braided before being stitched into a spiral pattern, and this will add a layer of texture regardless of which room you place it in.  When the jute fibers are woven together, they create a product that is inviting and playful and is best used in areas of a home or office that is low in foot traffic.

Jute is s natural fiber that comes from the stem of a plant.  This plant is found mainly in India and Bangladesh and it is also used in making twine and burlap.  The fibers from the jute plant are smooth and soft with an almost waxy sheen and this results in a material that is super soft for bare feet.

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The natural tonal variation and rich texture of jute rugs make this a great material for masking spills ad stains.  That being said, jute rugs are not quite as durable as seagrass or sisal rugs.  They are also quite affordably priced, which means that you can spruce up your décor without breaking the bank.

Now let’s take a look at seagrass rugs.  These rugs are perfect for high traffic areas because they give you a durability that is superior to many other natural fibers.  Seagrass rugs can be found bordered with fabrics that will give a little bit of color.  Sea grass is a marine plant that is fast growing and can be found in the Asian – Pacific area.  This plant grows in water and is reedy.  It gives you a non – porous yarn that is strong and will resist stains.

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Sisal rugs are made with the sisal fiber that is found in the agave plant.  This particular fiber will readily accept dye.  As a result, you can get these rugs in a vast array of colors.  These rugs are meant for low traffic areas and will give you a great way to soften the look of those vast hardwood floors.

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Each one of these rugs is a great way to change up your décor on a budget.

What You Need to Know About Jute Area Rugs

 

For those who might be unfamiliar with jute, it is a plant fiber that used to be used for older, hand – woven American rugs.  Now, you can find it in needlepoint rugs, embroidery and European latch hook rugs as well as in the gorgeous area rugs that you can find at Natural Area Rugs.

Jute Rugs

In fact, jute has become a favorite material to use in many rugs…including those coming from India.  This is because it is a plentiful and cheap fiber as much as it is because it is a renewable fiber.  In many of the most popular home stores, you will find rugs that are either faced or backed by jute.

The pros of using this material include the fact that it is a relatively inexpensive, it grows quickly and it is friendly to the environment because of the fact that it is a biodegradable material.

The cons of this particular material (to be fair and honest) are that if you don’t know much about it to start with, it can be difficult to handle and once you run into problems, they are not very easy to deal with.

Here are some drawbacks to jute – but these can also be looked at in a positive light, so please bear that in mind.

Jute will turn brown and yellow easily.

This might be a drawback for people who might have wall to wall carpet with jute as a backing.  If you get it even a tiny bit wet, it can turn brown or yellow.  This is because of the oils that are released from it when it gets wet.  If you happen to have white carpet with jute backing, this can be dangerous to your color scheme.

On the other hand, if you want a rug that looks better the older it is, go with a yellow or brown jute area rug.  You absolutely can’t go wrong there.

 

Jute holds smells.

This can be an issue for those of you who have indoor pets.  Of course, those of you who do have indoor pets are already familiar with all of their aromatic traits.  Now, that being said, if you always have incense or candles burning, it will also hold those aromas for a while.  This can increase the amount of time that your home smells delicious.

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The thing is, for every con about these rugs, there is also a pro.  Whether or not this is something that you want to add to your home is entirely up to you.  If you are looking for more information, please feel free to contact the professionals at Natural Area Rugs.  They will be more than happy to answer any and all questions you have about jute area rugs.

Looking for the Ideal Rug to Decorate Your Family Room? You are not Alone

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Area rugs can be both a financial and a visual investment…this is especially true when it comes to natural fiber area rugs.  The right rug can make or even break the overall look of a space and change the entire way that it feels.  Choosing the right rug is as much about how it feels underfoot as it is about looks.  It is also imperative that it be practical for your home.

Things to Consider When on the Lookout for Natural Area Rugs

  • What is your lifestyle like? Do you often chase pets or children through the house?  If so, you probably want to skip looking at the white rugs.  That being said, natural fiber rugs do hold up quite well when it comes to not getting stained.
  • What is the purpose of the rug in the room where it will go? Is it meant to create a focal point in a more formal living room or will it be used as a great place to sit when you are playing a variety of board games or just for the kids to sit on and watch TV in the family room?
  • What is your style like? Try to find a rug that will complement the inherent style of the room it will be placed in.  That doesn’t mean that it should match every single thing in the room.  It should work with the textures and tones of the furnishings that are already in that space.
  • How easy or difficult is it to clean? Is it going to be used in high traffic areas and need to be cleaned more often, or in spaces that are little used, where it will stay relatively clean?  Even though natural fiber area rugs are resistant to stains, they do still need to be cleaned and this is an important factor in choosing one that will be ideal for you and your home.

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  • What feels best to your feet? For a rug with a softer feel, go with one that is made from cotton or wool.  This isn’t to say that sisal and jute are not soft, but they don’t have the type of physical warmth as some of the other natural fibers do.
  • How often does your style change?  With the seasons?  Will the rug you are considering now work with your décor a year from now?
  • Will you be moving? If you are moving, then you will want to get a rug that will still fit in your new space.  It isn’t a pretty sight to see a large rug being folded under so that it will still work in a smaller space.
  • You might spend a bit more on a natural fiber rug, but it will be worth it when compared to the low quality rugs that are found at bargain stores.  They will last longer and not need to be replaced as often and you will also be able to tell a difference in the quality.

 

Go Green and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Natural Fiber Area Rugs

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The eco-friendly era hit with a boom and many people are struggling to catch up with the rest of the world. However, it can be harder than you would think; especially if you have an older style home that has none of the ‘Green’ era included in the design. There are many ways in which even the older homes can be made to go ‘Green’ cheaply and quickly.

When it comes to doing improvements to your home, you don’t want to spend a lot of time or money to get the job done and you don’t have to. Some of the things that you can do are quite simple, from getting rid of those old lightbulbs to an eco-friendlier fluorescent bulb will help. Not only do they last longer but they will cut down on your power bill as well.

When you are thinking of any kind of renovations to your home, no matter what type of home you have; from an already ‘Green’ home to an older style that needs more work; you need to take the time to think everything through that you want to accomplish before doing the actual work. Make up a design plan so you will know exactly how much material you will need and how much time it will take to get everything done.  This way, you can avoid any possible disasters later on.

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There is nothing worse than messing up on a job and having to start over from scratch so be sure that any DIY projects that you undertake you know exactly what it is that you are doing so that you get it right the first time; saving you both time and money.

Not only the house itself can be made to go ‘Green’ but the design and decorations can also help a big deal. Having organic items in your home that help keep you from having waste that you cannot really get rid of without causing more harm to the environment is a great way to help you go ‘Green’. When you want to decorate your home and still be environmentally friendly the options are abundant.

With the advancements placed on the world you can easily find environmentally friendly items for every room in your home. If you are hesitant about spending larger sums of money on things like couches and chairs, then you can go smaller to start with some amazing natural area rugs. You can find these natural fiber rugs just about anywhere online or in stores.

Research is key when it comes to anything, including designing and decorating the interior of your home. The name says it all when it comes to natural fiber rugs. They are made from organic plant fibers and are perfect for just about any room in your home.

Most natural rugs have a subtle tone to them. You can however, find some in a variety of colors that will easily match any room in your home. No matter what step in the eco-friendly phase you are in you should consider natural fiber rugs for your decorating needs.