How to Find Custom Area Rugs to Satisfy Even the Most Specific Needs

At Natural Area Rugs, we don’t just sell area rugs. We’re passionate about interior design, and we’re committed to helping our customers find and obtain natural area rugs in all shapes and sizes, conforming to a wide a variety of specifications and desires. If you have spent any time perusing the aisles of your local carpet retailer, perhaps you have found yourself discouraged by the lack of customization at your disposal. This is unfortunate, because no two homes are exactly alike, and your décor should never be limited by the showroom selections. Round2

At Natural Area Rugs, We Do Things A Bit Differently

At Natural Area Rugs, customization is the name of our game. For instance, we recently received a letter from a customer who had a specific need for a rug to complement their existing floor shading. The customer was highly specific, saying, “The seagrass rug we purchased is whatI want for this kitchen rug. I do realize I’m talking about a kitchen and possible spills, but we have no children. But I realize we will need to be careful.”

Now, some rug retailers would scour their inventory for the closest match (however inexact), and then try to convince the customer the showroom item was somehow superior to the requested specification. But At Natural Area Rugs, we love it when our customers come to us with a specific, detailed vision of what they’re looking for. All of our natural area rugs are custom-made, and the more details you can give us, the easier our job becomes. We specialize in crafting area rugs according to the needs of our customers, and we are committed to ensuring the satisfaction of each individual who comes to us for assistance.


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Notice the images on this page. You’ll see an actual floor plan submitted by the aforementioned customer. If you have custom rug needs, we encourage you to similarly send us all of the details that you have available, and let us know how we may help you to make your interior design dreams a reality. As previously emphasized, we are committed to customization at every level, and our natural area rugs are designed to accommodate even the most highly specific design needs. Send us photographs of the flooring that you wish to accent, give us your dimensions, or simply ask us questions about how you might achieve the ultimate interior design touch.

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Our experts are here to help, and at Natural Area Rugs, we are committed to your satisfaction. So whether you already know exactly what you need or are looking for a professional helping hand to guide you in the optimal direction, we’re here for you. Contact us now and let us know how we can serve you. It’s what we do best.

Customization Options in Jute and Sisal Rugs

When choosing a rug to decorate the house, one searches for the right size and shape which fits in perfectly to give that complete look. Imagine a large rug being stuffed in a small space or vice versa. What one would achieve is exactly the opposite of home decoration.

All spaces are not the same. It may be very difficult to find the right rug made up of the right material for that special place you are looking forward to cover with it. Most general sizes may work just fine for some, while others would need to make that extra effort in acquiring that ‘perfect’ piece.

With customization options, it is possible to achieve this without all the hassle which was previously involved. The customization options available at Natural Area Rugs are unique and elaborate. All one needs to do is to select the material, the weave style and give measurements of the rug to the manufacturers. After a certain time period required for customization, one will be able to receive it on the doorstep.

Custom Sisal Rug Options

Custom Sisal Rugs

It is also possible to customize the material of the rug. Jute and sisal rugs can be made with a 60/40 composition including wool or grass along with the original fiber. Such a hybrid adds additional features to the rug, making it even more rare and precious. For instance, a jute and cotton rug is likely to be softer and smoother than pure jute rug. A sisal and mountain grass rug can become an invincible carpet, as both fibers with their combined tensile strength can be virtually impossible to wear out.

The weave patterns can completely change the look of the rug. For most people, weave style is the most endearing aspect for buying a natural fiber rug. This feature is almost always missing in a synthetic fiber rug and is the distinguishing characteristic of a natural fiber rug. If you come across an exceptionally brilliant weave style, which works amazingly with your room requirements, but the color or size is a major disappointment, customization is your easy escape from tortured look-backs in the future.

There are some tricky parts of house like the staircase or corridors, which require absolutely faultless fitting in order to make it safe and beautiful at the same time. In such cases, standardized sizes are most likely to be fruitless. Size and shape customizations as available at leading rug stores is the only way out. So if you feel like covering every inch of your floor with rugs, there is nothing to hold you back. Not only is it effortless, it is also unbelievably possible!

Sisal Rugs – Utility Beyond Home Decor

Floorings can really change the look and feel of your house. The right choice of floor coverings can do wonders for you, simply yet elegantly. Natural fiber rugs have proved to be better than synthetic rugs in a number of ways. Moreover, they seem to touch human aesthetics like no other. If you are just setting up your home and are confused with regards to the carpet choices, you should know that natural fiber rugs can provide unparalleled benefits to you.

Natural fibers include jute, cotton, wool, mountain grass and so on and so forth. However, as per popular experiential feedback, sisal rugs are preferred by a number of people. Sisal fibers are obtained from a cactus plant commonly grown in Brazil and Africa known as Agave Sisalana. These fibers are known to have high tensile strength. Thus, Sisal rugs can be used in rough areas where high chances of daily wear and tear prevail, like your living room.

Sisal rugs can be dyed in a number of colors to suit the room ambiance. Moreover, the sisal fibers can be weaved in unique patterns to further beautify its look. Its ruggedness allows the sisal fibers to be molded in different ways without compromising on the overall resilience and durability of the rug.
Sisal rugs possess utility beyond home decor as well. It can provide other benefits which are not generally included in synthetic carpets. Here is a brief list of a few advantages for you to savor before making that final floor covering decision.

Anti-static: Sisal rugs are anti-static. They do not allow the buildup of static electricity as most other options do on dry windy days. This is a built-in child safety feature which allows you and your family to enjoy their leisure time without worrying about shocks.

Anti-stain: Sisal rugs can resist staining. This feature is absent in most other natural fiber rugs as well. This feature allows it to be used in kitchens and other areas where spillage is a probability. Moreover, you will not need to worry about chemical treatments and other intricate cleaning procedures. It can be cleaned using simple cleaning mechanisms.

Durable: The sisal rugs do not show signs of wear-out easily. They do not exhibit depressions or damages even after a long rough use. Hence, they are ideal in giving the impression of elegance with the least maintenance that is required over time to keep them looking fresh. In today’s world where time is short, sisal rugs can help simplify home decor greatly.

Environment friendly: The sisal rugs are natural and a hundred percent biodegradable. Hence, they pose no burden on the environment with regards to decomposition. While most synthetic carpets contain plastic, and hence are difficult to dispose off, sisal rugs can provide a prolonged period of exhilarating experience and are easy to dump once you decide not to keep it anymore.

Once you have bought a sisal rug, its mysterious benefits will unveil on you beyond those mentioned here. It will convince you that you indeed made the right choice. A wide range of sisal rug options can be found at

Decorating with Layered Rugs

One of my favorite looks as of late is layering with rugs. Similar to a sweater over a t-shirt, layering a rug over another rug or carpet brings depth, scale, and unique interest to a space.

Decorating with Layered Rugs: Layer rugs over another rug or carpet to achieve depth, scale, and an overall interesting and unique space via @Jenna_Burger,

My office + family room {see more here}

An eclectic mix of function + color + depth.

The last time I shared this space, the hide rug was the only decorative floor covering in the space on top of the wood.  It was pretty, but the room swallowed it up.  It got lost with everything else going on.  It was too small for the overall scale of the room.  By layering the sisal rug underneath which I got from Natural Area Rugs, the space finally feels grounded.  It looks complete.  The hide is still the focal point of the floor, but the layered sisal rug with midnight blue border underneath provides the appropriate scale for the room.

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Customer Reviews: Meaghan Gizuk

Meaghan Gizuk recently blogged and raved about our Custom Sisal Runners for her stair. Read her story below.


“A sisal stair runner story”

When we moved into our home the main stairs in our home were a huge selling feature and a huge source of grief. I did NOT love the oak hand railing and the massive amounts of oak throughout the house. We have since banished the hand railings with lots and lots of white paint and hand cramps.
The original stair runner was yucky. I realize that makes me sound like a second grader but it was so yucky like kooties. And they were not wiping off. We changed the runner to a cheapo striped style from Home Depot because it was a new house for us and we had bigger fish to fry at the time. The tails in our home, specifically Oliver and Sammy [the cats] love to use our staircase as the Nascar sprint qualifying. At approximately 9pm each night like clockwork for 45 minutes it sounds like it is thundering outside because they are hammering each other up and down the stairs. Needless to say, the cheapo striped runner did not exceed expectations.
I began the hunt for a new stair runner. I went to all the carpet and flooring places in our area, inquiring about a jute/sisal stair runner and had every MAN in those stores tell me I could not put jute or sisal on stairs.