Jute is a plant that grows in Southern Asia and Brazil that is used to make a variety of products from cosmetics, medicine, paints, and fibers and robes. It's often considered the second most important plant-based fiber to cotton with well over 3 million metric tonnes produced every year around the world. Dating back to the 3rd millennium BC, jute has been grown, harvested, and traded. Today, jute is used to create luxurious, natural-looking rugs.
About 8x10 Jute Rugs
Jute rugs have many desirable qualities that make it a perfect fiber for rugs. Jute is often a top choice for environmentally conscientious buyers because it is a natural, renewable, and sustainable resource. Jute is soft but durable and easy to weave and braid into desirable rug patterns. Jute area rugs are durable and relatively easy to clean "? a regular vacuum should suffice with spot vacuuming between larger cleanings.
Jute in its natural rug-ready fiber state is a light tan color but take dye very well and can be found in every shade of the spectrum. Because the fibers are pliable, jute area rugs can be braided, woven, and knotted. Each style is unique in its own way.
Braided jute area rugs offer a traditional, colonial feel with a unique and different texture.
Flat woven rugs, often with fringe, offer a unique canvas for patterned, printed, and stained jute fibers.
Hand-knotted jute area rugs have much more intricate and interesting patterns "? geometric, aztec, floral, and even oriental-inspired designs.
Before purchasing a jute rug, it is important to know that they do not do well in atmospheres where moisture is present. Jute rugs should always be kept as dry as possible because moisture and liquids can ruin the natural fibers. Jute rugs will do best in living areas and bedrooms, should stay out of kitchens, entryways, and bathrooms and should never be used in an outdoor setting.
Styling With A 8x10 Jute Rug
Jute area rugs are versatile enough to suit many styles of decor. Style a natural-looking tan 8x10 jute area rug in your farmhouse style bedroom area for texture and style. The texture and light natural color of a jute rug combined with the white, clean style of farmhouse decor is a match made in heaven.
Bring a tropical feel to your nautical or beachy living room with a white or ivory 8x10 jute rug. The soft texture of a jute rug and a nautical color palette with whites, tans, and blues will create your very own seaside oasis.
Choosing The Right Size Jute Rug
When choosing an 8x10 jute area rug, it's best to choose a rug size that will allow for:
6-18 inches of space between the edge of your rug and the walls.
At least the front two legs of sofas and chairs to fit comfortably onto the rug.
Dining chairs to be pulled away from the table without falling off the rug.
18+ inches of rug space on the sides and foot of the bed.
In an area for entertaining, such as a living room, a beautifully patterned Safavieh jute rug will be a focal point and conversation piece.
For a dining room, try a hand-knotted 10x8 jute area rug in an oriental or floral print.
In a bedroom, keep the color of your jute rug natural and light by choosing a tan, white, or ivory rug. A light-colored rug in your bedroom will help make your space feel larger and more luxurious.
Caring For Your Jute Rug
Since jute is a natural fiber, jute rugs require careful care. Jute rugs are durable, so regular vacuuming is a great way to keep debris and dirt off of your rug. It should be a part of your routine to lift or completely move a jute rug to clean all the dust that travels through the fibers and lands underneath the rug. Jute, however, does not take liquid spills well. This natural fiber is very absorbent and stains can be somewhat difficult to clean.
In the case that a spill does occur, stains should be blotted rather than scrubbed. It is also very important to allow the rug to dry completely because jute can become moldy and potentially fall apart. Traditional rug cleaners and spot cleaners should never be used on an 8x10 jute rug because they can cause discoloration.
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