Silk House: Natural fibres
Keen to introduce natural fibres into your home but not sure how to pull it off?
Here, Silk House, a local supplier of soft furnishings and textiles, shares how to successfully introduce jute and other natural fibres, such as sisal and seagrass, into your home.
Position, position, position
Hardwearing and durable, jute and natural fibre carpets are ideal for high-traffic areas, including entryways, living rooms, and kitchens.
“The intrinsic robust and hardy characteristics of natural fibres, allow these wonderfully woven rugs to age gracefully, whilst developing their personality along the way,” says the company.
Choose a pattern and colourway that compliments your existing decor
Natural fibre rugs are available in a variety of designs, including a variety of graphic weaves. From a classic flat weave to more abstract designs, such as the Luxor rug in Lagoon, be sure to choose a design that best suits your decor for a coherent look.
Select the correct weave and shape for your space.
Loose-woven rugs have a more boho or rustic appeal and work better in such spaces whereas a tight-woven design with sharp, clean edges fits better in more contemporary spaces.
Similarly, circular rugs are more informal than rectangular ones.
“Tap into your modern bohemian style by adding natural and bold round rugs to any space. It is easy to fit them in odd-shaped, curved, or tight spaces. They soften geometric or very square rooms and make small spaces seem larger and more open,” explains the company.
Layer rugs for an on-trend look
Layering rugs have become quite trendy lately. If you have a large area and a small-ish Perisan or wool carpet for instance, you can place this on top of a larger (and more cost-effective) jute rug. Or how about layering different natural fibre rugs in tonal variations for a chic look?