Benefits of Going with Natural Fiber

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We talk about natural fiber rugs all of the time and about how great they look and how you can decorate anywhere with one.  What are some of the other benefits though?  How much do you really know about this type of rug?  Why don’t we take a closer look and find out more?

Natural fiber rugs are well known for their ability to old up to wear and tear and for their longevity.  The type of fiber that a rug is created from will dictate which benefits the rug will give you.  Every rug that is made from natural fibers can be used in areas that receive a high rate of foot traffic.  Here is a quick look at basic traffic zones:

High Traffic Areas – These are typically hallways, family rooms and entryways

Medium Traffic Areas – home offices and living rooms

Low Traffic Areas – formal living rooms and bedrooms

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The best thing about rugs that are made from natural fibers is that they have patterns and colors that work well with anything.  Natural fiber sisal rugs blend into their surroundings perfectly so that you don’t really need to be too worried about wondering if it will work with the room.

The simple patterns and natural colors of a sisal rug are always nonobtrusive while also being able to impress anyone who sees them.  Stylish carpets made from sisal stand out while not overpowering any space.

Sisal will stain quicker than a rug made from seagrass or jute so don’t put it in an area where it will be exposed to grime and dirt.  These rugs work best in areas that get medium traffic and they can actually assist in cooling the room die to their ability to absorb humidity.


This fiber is incredibly durable and is great for use in hallways or entryways.  Typically, this type of rug will have a backing made from latex, which will hold all of the woven fibers where they belong.  That being said, these rugs are not meant to be used outside due to the fact that they were not made to be able to brave the elements.


Are rugs that ae made from jute are best used in areas that get a medium amount of traffic.  They are long lasting and hard wearing.  Natural jute can be shiny, will hold dyes well, is resistant to fading and is naturally anti-static.

Other Advantages of Natural Fiber Rugs

  • This type of rug is not as expensive as you might think
  • Some of the natural fiber rugs will work both indoors and outside
  • They give a look that is nature inspired to any room
  • They are versatile enough to be used in any space
  • They will protect both your hard floors and your carpeted areas



20 Things You Didn’t Know About Natural Fiber Rugs


Since we are a company that specializes in rugs made from natural fibers, we could tell you all kinds of things about them and how they compare to and surpass everything else on the market. Instead, here is a list of 20 things that you might not know about them.


  1. Rugs made from natural fibers are durable. It doesn’t matter how much traffic they get, they will last for years.
  2. Rugs made from natural fibers are diverse. They don’t all look or even feel alike.
  3. Rugs made from natural fibers are not always expensive and can even be quite affordable…especially when compared to cheap, synthetic rugs.
  4. These rugs are friendly to the planet and you can help reduce your carbon footprint by using one of them in place of one made from synthetic materials.
  5. They are not always a pain in the neck to clean. Contrary to popular belief, these rugs can be quite easy to clean.
  6. Each rug made from natural fibers is unique just as each fiber they are made from is. The natural hues and even the shapes of the fibers can make each one beautifully unique.
  7. You will always be able to find an ideal rug for each room, regardless of what the other décor is like.
  8. Rugs made from natural fibers can be central to the design of a room
  9. These rugs can look casual and airy or give a room a look that is more formal
  10. Aside from being environmentally friendly, there are not as many chemicals used in the production of these rugs when compared to rugs made from synthetic materials
  11. Choosing a natural area rug for any space means that you have tons of options
  12. Natural area rugs are typically flat woven – meaning there is no pile and many times, they can be reversible
  13. These rugs are created from fibers that are plant based and then tightly woven together
  14. Although cotton might sometimes be added to make the rugs softer, the rugs are mainly made from fibers that come from seagrass, jute and sisal or wool
  15. Many people choose to use these rugs in entryways but they work well in every space
  16. These rugs are resistant to stains and very tough
  17. Rugs made from natural fibers can are able to hold dyes in order to be made more colorful
  18. Many of the natural fiber rugs can be resistant to pet hair, which makes it easier for your vacuum to get all of it up
  19. Natural area rugs can go hand in hand with any type of décor
  20. You can even split large rooms up into specific spaces that can be delineated by different natural fiber rugs.

Natural Area Rugs specializes in rugs that are made from natural fibers.  For the best selection and great prices, head on over now to find the natural area rug of your dreams.


How to Choose the Best Natural Fiber rug for a Room: 12 Tips



Yes, it is true that area rugs are becoming the “in” thing again. There is good reason for it too. They are gorgeous and can enhance the look of any space. Here are some tips on finding the ideal rug for your space.

  1. Know what you want. Natural fiber rugs are not like the ones made with synthetic materials. Also, not all natural fiber rugs are the same. Choose from natural fibers such as mountain grass, sea grass, wool, jute and sisal. They are all stunning and all different.
  2. Choose the one that will complement your If you have pets inside, then you might want to choose one that is resistant to dirt. Then again, it might be for a high traffic area and if so, it will need to be hard wearing. If you have allergies, choose one that will not aggravate them.
  3. Size matters. How large do you need it to be? Will a standard size work or will you need one with a custom size?
  4. Cover what needs to be covered. Rugs will always look their best when they are large enough to get underneath everything in the space that they are in while not being wall to wall.
  5. Get the color right. Remember that natural area rugs will naturally come in natural colors. While any of them will be in shades of green, tan or brown, the shades have a diversity that means no two are alike. Also, cowhide and wool rugs can always be dyed if you like.BELOW
  6. Don’t forget the border! All of the rugs that can be found here at Natural Area Rugs come bordered in a canvas of high quality that comes in 14 color options. These borders really make the rug stand out.
  7. Which weave?  These rugs are available in different patterns for the weave. Choose from herringbone, basket or tight knit.
  8. Never go padless. Area rugs are notoriously slippery. Having a pad underneath one can take the slip factor out of the equation. It can also protect both the rug and the floor underneath the rug while adding more cushion for your feet.
  9. The smell will pass. When natural fiber rugs are new…they smell like the natural fibers. Just as a new car smell will fade, this too shall pass.
  10. Know the fiber. If you are choosing a rug for a stairway, don’t go with sea grass because it can be slippery. Choose the fiber that will work the best for the area where it will be.
  11. Keep It clean. While these rugs are resistant to stains and can absorb spills. Still, when you clean them, do it right.
  12. Rotate it. If you don’t want the traffic to wear a path through your rug, rotate it on a regular basis.

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When choosing your area rug, remember these tips and you won’t go wrong. Our professionals at Natural Area Rugs are standing by to help you with your choice.


How to Enhance an Ordinary Room with a Custom size Rug

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When it is time to redecorate your home, you might find yourself making the mistake of thinking that you need to make massive, sweeping changes.  However, when you are in the mood to redecorate, you can make a big difference by changing only minor things.  A great way to change up the look and feel of your home is to add a few custom size rugs.  These rugs can make any ordinary room into one that is extraordinary.


It isn’t a custom in America to have your guests take their shoes off when they come into your home.  That being said, you don’t want mud and dirt to be tracked into your home either.  This is a great reason to put a small, custom size rug at the doorway or entrance to your home…and even in front of porch, patio or balcony doors.  This will keep that mud and dirt from getting into the other areas in your home.  Get a rug that is made from a material that is sturdy, such as seagrass or sisal.  This will ensure that the rug continues to look great and allows it to have a long life even when it is in an area that sees a lot of foot traffic.

Break up Large Spaces

Many modern homes have a sort of open floor plan with fewer of the internal walls and/or partitions that serve to provide a physical separation for the various rooms…such as the kitchen, dining and living rooms.  However, you might still want there to be a visual aid that will work to separate these spaces.  This can be achieved easily with area rugs.  Get one that is large and has a contrasting color when you want to add visual appeal and dimension from one of your rooms to another one.

This is also a great idea for those who live in a studio apartment.  It can assist you in separating the bedroom area from the living room area.  That being said, smaller and lighter colored rugs are what should be used in rooms or apartments that are short on space.  Adding a darker or larger rug could actually overwhelm it and make the space appear considerably smaller than it actually is.


Custom Sized Area Rugs

Getting a custom sized area rug that is large and has a contrasting color or a fun pattern will actually serve to add a sort of visual statement to any space and bring it a new vitality.  For those home owners who might be bored with the look in their home, getting something as simple as a custom area rug can be just the spark of redecoration that they need.


5 Tips for Creating a Cozier Living Room

As you hosted your friends and family over the Thanksgiving holiday, did you find your space lacking a certain inviting feel? Prepare for the rest of the holiday season by using these five pro tips to cozy up your living room.

Raise Your Curtain Rods

Curtains are a perfect way to add warmth and style to any room, but most people hang them too low. Imbue your living room with a grandiose quality by  raising your curtain rods to about the midpoint between the tops of your windows and the edge of your ceilings, but make sure your curtains are still long  enough to kiss the floor!

This will give the illusion of your windows being larger, making any room feel more sunny, comfortable and bright. Choose a delicate, sheer curtain to  lighten up a room or a heavy fabric in warm-tones for a more snug, inviting living space.




Support a Local Artist

Hanging art on your walls is not only a wonderful way to fill empty space and make your room more inviting, but purchasing art from a local artist is also  an excellent conversation starter. A great place to look for local talent is your favorite café or at events like city art walks.

Generally, you want art that will bring contrast to your space – and don’t be afraid to go BIG. Choose a piece which speaks to you and it will make a world  of difference in creating a home from any house.

Pro Tip: Many people don’t know that wall art is meant to be hung at eye-level! It can be tempting to hang it too high, but even a massive painting is better  hung low, so you can see near the center of the painting while standing six inches away without tilting your head back.


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Dress Your Floors

No floor should be left bare, not even a carpeted one. Invite your guests to take off their shoes, sit back and relax with a cozy area rug to curl their toes into. Area rugs make lovely complements to your home décor, allowing you to personalize any room and add some flair where it’s often badly needed, but forgotten.

A natural area rug is an excellent choice for your family and the environment, as they’re safely organic, highly durable and naturally one-of-a-kind. Go bold and snuggly with all-natural shag or wool rugs or choose the defining texture of natural sisal or jute rugs.

For a truly personal touch, create your own custom area rug.

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Bring in More Lights

Lights breathe life into a room, and while there is no beating natural light, most homes could use a supplement for those shadowy corners. Choose lamps which cast an inviting yellow light to warm up a room full of cool tones or a white light to brighten up a dark-toned room.

Lamps and light fixtures are a great permanent solution to low-light living rooms which double as gorgeous décor even when not in use. If you want to take it up a notch for a special occasion, skip the lamps and go straight for strings of fairy lights for a soft, enchanting atmosphere.

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Throw in Plenty of Pillows

Nothing says comfy like an overstuffed armchair, but if you’re not looking for new furniture right now, you can achieve the same effect with some contrasting throw pillows and soft blankets. Give your guests something to snuggle into by decorating your living room with plump pillows and thick lap blankets.

Not only will this make your space a more comfortable place to relax, it can also add beautiful accents of color to bring cheer into your living room this holiday.