Natural Fiber Area Rugs
Area Rugs

Natural Fiber Area Rugs

When you want to add an area rug to your home, the material it is made of is as important a factor as the style of rug that you choose.  There is no shortage of area rugs made up of synthetic materials but what if you want something that is made up of natural materials.  There are plenty of rugs you can get made up of natural materials and they will vary a great deal in price and durability.  There are fairly affordable bamboo rugs, but if you want wool or some type of antique Persian rug then that is going to cost you a whole lot more.  Here are some natural fiber area rugs.


If you have a large family and kids trekking in and out of your home then durable area rugs are what you need.  Rugs in high traffic areas like your family room or living room won’t take long to show wear and tear.  Bamboo is an all-natural material that is both highly durable and relatively inexpensive to buy.  You can use it in entry ways or living/family rooms and it will last for years.  It can endure muddy feet and grape juice spills with no problem and it is relatively easy to clean.

Pieces of Art

There are other rugs that you buy because they are pieces of art and you put them in areas that don’t see lots of traffic.  You can get a Persian or a wool rug for a study or a living room that is really only used during special occasions.   These rugs are unique in appearance and you can use them to add color to your room.  The can set off an intimate conversation area in a big room.  Bear in mind that these types of rugs are high maintenance, they should be kept from direct sunlight and you will have to have them cleaned on occasion.

Natural Elements

Natural elements can definitely add to the beauty of your home.  You can play around with different colors and textures when it comes to area rugs.  Natural materials are hypoallergenic, so these are perfect for allergy sufferers.  No matter your decorating scheme you can find an area rug to match, whether you prefer French country, a western theme or ultramodern chic.  Check out your local interior design store or online for some beautiful area rugs that would work perfectly in your home.

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Define Your Space with an Area Rug
Area Rugs

Define Your Space with an Area Rug

Most homes today are built with the idea of “open concept” where one room flows seamlessly into another.  This can make it hard to define the individual areas of your home.  You can define your space with an area rug and still have your rooms transition smoothly from one room to another, here is how.

Your Entryway

When your entryway doesn’t have a foyer you can easily create the illusion of one by using an area rug.  You can find a rug that contrasts nicely with your flooring, make sure it is made of durable material.  If you want to build on the space add a small bench or chair.

Your Living Room

Homes today have much bigger rooms than they did in the past and with open concept homes it is hard to put together a conversation area that is intimate and inviting.  An area rug can help create this space, put down a patterned rug it will draw the eye from the big open spaces and it will help make your room feel warmer and cozier.

Your Dining Room

Homes today have also really moved away from the traditional dining room, you can use an area rug to create a dining area.  When you don’t have walls or a light fixture to define the dining area you can put something durable underneath your table and chairs, it also needs to be big enough that you can comfortably push your chair back when you leave the table.

High Traffic Areas

Using area rugs on high traffic areas can serve two purposes, it can define the traffic patterns in your home and it can protect your flooring.  If you put down heavy duty or washable rugs in the foyer or in front of your patio doors you can extend the life of your carpet or existing floors.  It also defines where one room ends and where another one begins.

The trend for the past two decades has been open concept design both with renovations and new construction.  Using an area rug makes your space warmer, it helps you transition from one room to another.  If you live in a rental property then an area rug is an affordable way to add color to your room without making drastic changes like painting.  You can find affordable area rugs for every area of your home online.  There are thousands of interior design ideas using area rugs on Pinterest.  Use the area rug to define your style and make your home your own.

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Area Rugs

Southwestern Rug Decorating Tips

I don’t just see a room, I see a home. However, when my family and I first moved in it was just a house. Through decoration, we have made it the home that it is today. We have come across decoration items that we love and have incorporated them inside the walls of our home. Now, it’s not an empty plain house, it’s a place to admire and a place that feels like our own. Decoration matters because it can transform a space from plain and even boring to a place that brings happiness and a feeling of peace.

Southwestern Home Decor Is More About Just Adding Furniture

I have watched so many home improvement shows and the results are always wonderful. The people’s reactions after the revealing of their house improvement, of them seeing how well decoration has transformed their homes into something beautiful is always amazing. One quick and easy way to add Southwestern style to your home is by dropping  intricate Southwestern style rugs on your flooring. A simple flower vase, art canvas or rug can bring life to a room. In history, we see so much art and decoration. Through decoration is how we are able to sense a feeling when we see a picture of a place. We are able to compare decoration from before and now and notice how much style has changed. We are also able to incorporate older styles of decoration into modern ones and bring something completely new to life. Decoration even matters in business. A well-decorated business place attracts the eyes of clients. Walking into a good atmosphere, a well-decorated place matters because it’ll give the business a greater chance of people coming back aside from it feeling plain and unwelcoming. Decoration will always matter in my life. It’s the way I make a place feel like my own. Whenever I buy a new decoration piece for my home, it always feels refreshing and it, of course, grabs the attention of my guests which is a plus.

Looking at society today and myself, the decor is part of everyone’s lives whether they realize it or not. We find that decor is the best way to express oneself. We have historic ways of people many years ago that showed that they themselves had styles of decor. We all have favorite colors and styles and every day, we go out wearing clothes and attire that fit our nature as is decor is a big part of how we act today in society with everyone having the ability to express their flair. Decor also is what is appealing to one’s eyes, almost like how beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You could even say decor also applies to. The technology we hold. Decor has no limits to what we have and can do.

Looking at civilizations of the past you find that everyone had their own sense of style. Egyptians were pyramids and hieroglyphics, Aztecs with their own stone styled pyramids, Native Americans with skins from hunted animals to make houses or tents. Another example of how during the Renaissance era, religion was a very big part of the decor, art, and writing. People have always found to use what they have on hand to use to their advantage for either vanity or actual purpose, most of the time both.

Looking at, ourselves we can see that we express certain fashion styles that best appeal to our personality. We wear many designs and fabrics that make us classy, cool, smooth, and bizarre even! People even judge decor if it is in the style of today as ways to see if they can analyze our personality traits. This also applies when we invite a guest to our home. We clean and make sure it sets everything just right for the guest we host. To make sure we catch their eye or have a comfortable and sanity environment to gaze and give positive feedback.

There is even decor in the technology at our fingertips. We personalize our computers and phones with wallpapers and backgrounds, accessories, and specs. In a way, you can say it’s the home inside our phones. We organize the style however we feel most appealing, comfortable, or useful to our needs and wants. No one would think we would have decor on the things we use every day to communicate and work in business offices but here we are in modern age designing computer and phones with these innovated styles. Decor is often overlooked and we take advantage of what it offers. If we didn’t have decor we would have everything bland and the same. No color or culture to shape our character. No expression of self. Decor is after all art.

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