You may have noticed that I really like natural fiber rugs. Specifically jute. I love that they offer a neutral backdrop and a gorgeous texture to any space. They also fit with a wide variety of decor styles AND they are inexpensive to boot.
I have a few different varieties in my house and studio…
…but I have discovered the one that is my favorite.
It’s a flat-woven braided jute rug. It doesn’t seem to shed quite as much as other jute rugs and the flat weave feels nice underfoot.
It’s the Shay Jute Rug from Pier One Imports (and it’s actually on clearance now)!
The floors in the studio are very orange, so I have found I really need a few rug options to act as “backdrops” during photo shoots.
As much as I love them, I do have to admit that there are a couple of downsides to jute rugs. They do shed, but so do really nice wool rugs (in my experience), so I’m at peace with the shedding. This might be a problem for people with sensitivity to dust, etc. The fibers also come off on clothes when you’re sitting on the rug, so these probably wouldn’t be best in homes with babies and toddlers.
And I would imagine cats would view jute rugs as one big scratching post, but I may be wrong about that…
For a more detailed review of the jute rugs in my home, you can check out THIS POST.