How a Custom Jute Rug Can Highlight Your Room Decor
A custom jute rug can highlight your room’s decor by fitting into the same aesthetic, conveying the proper tone, and adding a new material/texture to the room. Jute rugs are extremely versatile, so whether your home is boho, nautical, farmhouse, or another style, adding a custom cut jute rug to your room can help balance your existing decor and create a cohesive style.
Decorating With a Custom Jute Rug
Jute rugs and other natural rugs are rising in popularity because of their colors, natural texture, and versatility. They work in many different interior design styles, and no matter which style you’re working with, a custom jute rug can add in a natural element and refreshing texture. The added bonus of decorating with a custom cut jute rug is that you can perfectly balance the room’s scale and incorporate this beloved material.
Choosing Which Custom Jute Rug is Right for You
When it comes to choosing your perfect custom jute area rug, there are a few key areas to consider.
Position: Step one of the process is to finalize your room’s layout and decide where the rug fits into that plan. While each room is unique in size and layout, these general ideas will give you some guidance.
Living Room: Large custom jute area rugs are often used to ground the living room’s main seating area. In these situations, the rug can sit in front of the seats, under their front legs, or further beneath the chairs.
Dining Room: Dining rooms are a fantastic place to add in a custom rug to ensure the proper balance with the table, chairs, and room size. Your custom jute rug should be the same shape as the table, sit directly beneath it, and have approximately two feet of extra fabric past the sides and ends of the table. That way, you have plenty of room for the chairs to sit on the rug at all times.
Bedroom: If your bed is the main focal point of the room, adding a jute rug directly beneath the bed can polish the space nicely. Typically, a custom jute rug will rest all the way under the bed, under the bottom two-thirds of it, or closer to the foot of the bed. Other common placements include setting it to the side of the bed or in a corner set aside as a reading nook.
Kitchen: Small custom cut natural rugs are often used in front of sinks or stoves to add comfort and style. Even more common is the use of custom jute runner rugs to create a pathway and provide comfort to those stations.
Bathroom: Bathrooms also utilize custom jute runner rugs, especially in front of a double vanity. Otherwise, small custom rugs can be used to accent tubs, showers, or sinks.
Size/Shape: After the room’s layout is set, you can decide on the size and shape of your custom jute area rug. Both of these aspects will vary depending on the size of your room and how much you’d like the rug to layer with your other furniture. In terms of shape, the most popular options are rectangular, round, runner, and square. With custom natural jute rugs, you can choose both the size and shape that balances best with your room’s layout.
Pattern: While jute rugs are primarily known for just showing off a textured weave, they can have patterned designs as well. When you choose the rug’s overall appearance, decide what you’d like the main draw to be: a pattern that connects with imagery/themes in other decor or a simple, subtle texture. That line of questioning will help you choose a rug that conveys your desired tone.
Color: Custom jute rugs tend to showcase natural browns and tans, but even within that category, there are many different shades of brown to consider. Once again, consider the tone you want to set and choose a color palette that is warm and inviting, calming and subdued, or rustic and homey.
Frequently Asked Questions about Custom Jute Rugs
What are the benefits of having a custom jute rug?
A custom jute rug can be tailored to fit any style – from modern to eclectic or transitional. With its natural fibres and muted tones, it can lend the perfect background for vibrant artwork or décor pieces. Plus, because its fibres are naturally soft, it’s gentle on bare feet as well!
Can you machine wash a custom jute rug?
In general, machine washing is not recommended for any type of natural fiber rug because it can cause permanent damage from use of high-powered agitation and cleaning solutions. Agitation in the spin cycle may cause jute fibers to break or fray, resulting in an unsightly appearance. Furthermore, improper use of powerful detergents can leave residue on the rug that attracts more dirt and debris, which makes it difficult to keep clean in the long run.
Where should you place a custom jute rug?
Avoid high-traffic areas such as entryways or hallways can be tricky environments for jute rugs since they don’t do well when repeatedly exposed to dirt and moisture from outside air or rain boots. Avoiding damp spots caused by spills is especially important since jute is difficult to clean due to its porous structure – instead try placing them in rooms like bedrooms or dining rooms that don’t experience as much movement throughout the day.
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