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How to Magically Transform Interiors with Natural Fiber Rugs

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:03:51 AM America/Los_Angeles

Your home is your castle; it is the little corner of the world where you are always free to be yourself. At home, you have the unique ability to make your surroundings reflect your personality, showing the world your own idea of beauty. Home decorating, however, is sometimes easier said than done! There are so many options to choose from that it can get a bit overwhelming to try to figure out exactly which statement you want your decor to make. For many people, a room is built from the ground up, so, here at Natural Home Rugs, we know you can transform a half-finished room into a neat, classy piece of personal space when you start from the rug up.

Simple beauty

Natural fiber rugs are a boon to decorators who want flexibility, functionality, and elegant style. Made of fibers like sisal, seagrass, wool, and jute, natural fiber rugs can be dyed a variety of colors to match your color scheme. They can also be left undyed to showcase the simple beauty of the woven fibers. Rather than overwhelm the room with loud patterns, our natural rugs will complement your furniture and other decor, transforming a bare and boring floor into the base for a soft, clean, and comfortable look.

Form and function

As you look at floor coverings for your home, it can sometimes seem that if you want a sturdy rug, you're going to have to make do with an ugly rug. This doesn't need to be the case. Here at Natural Home Rugs, our rugs will transform a slippery floor into a safe, comfortable walking surface without sacrificing your chosen look. Our rugs keep cold floors warm and protect your hardwood or tile from spills and other accidents. Because natural fibers are stain resistant and easy to clean, they also transform high-traffic areas into stress-free areas. No matter what happens, your room will look great again in no time.


Transform every room

At Natural Home Rugs, we design our rugs to be not only beautiful and practical, but also to be able to fulfil any number of functions in your home. A natural fiber rug can be a charming decorative addition to your living room, or an elegant place for guests to take off their shoes in your entryway. Our rugs can protect the floor under your dining room table from scuffs and food stains, and they can be used in the bedroom as a soft and comfy place to put your bare feet when you first get out of bed. No matter how you use them, our natural fiber rugs will make each room a more comfortable place to be.

Just like magic

We believe that a rug is more than just something you walk on. Our goal at Natural Home Rugs is to help you transform every room in your house into a statement about warmth, comfort, and simple practicality. Just like magic, a natural fiber rug can change each room into a cozy, elegant place to be. Take a look and see what our rugs can do for your home!

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How to Pair Bold Colors with Natural Rugs

Monday, July 7, 2014 1:50:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

With so many designer shows on television these days, it is no wonder that we all want to surround ourselves with an environment that looks like we have great taste and a great sense of design that can be accomplished on a shoestring budget. Realistic? Well, for some it may be; but most of us have an idea of what we like and what we are hoping to achieve, but need a little push in the right direction. In fact, if we were provided with a few tips to follow to help us pair items (for example, how to pair bold colors with natural rugs) we could most certainly pull the look together—and feel pretty good about it.

What are some things to consider when trying to pair bold colors with natural rugs?

First and foremost, you need to understand what you wish to achieve. Do you want to make a bold statement, or do you want to use bold colors to give you a pop of attitude? Are you prepared to go with that bright red couch, or are you thinking red throw pillows will accomplish the task?

Choose your focal point

One trick that many designers use is to determine what your focal point will be—is it going to be a fixed object in the space, such as a fireplace or pillar, or will you add a rug, unique clock, or chaise to become your focal point? Keeping your natural rugs more neutral allows you to become extremely liberal in how you apply bold colors throughout the space. However, if you are hoping to make your statement through a bold natural rug, looking at more unique patterns with bold colors interspersed might be your choice. In that scenario, your rug will be vibrant, your furnishings may be more neutral, and your additional splashes of bold color will show up in the accessories. Either way, the secret of pairing bold colors with natural rugs begins with identifying what you want people to talk about, and what you want them to focus on.

Choose a color that creates the mood you are trying to achieve

What do colors say about a space? If you are planning to pair bold colors with natural rugs, it is important to know what mood you are trying to create. The traditional colors of institutions and hospitals—those gray-blues and other muted tones—were chosen specifically to create a calming, unemotional response to the environment; however, a tone that was created was drab and inexpressive. The more bold or vibrant a color you are planning to incorporate, the more energy it will be associated with. Of course, the exact meaning of colors will be drastically different based on cultural references; however, the majority of people will respond similarly emotionally to some colors—for example, most people associate yellows with vibrancy, warmth, cheerfulness, and positive expression. Blues are colors that are often used in bedrooms for the calming effect. Add a splash of vibrant red or orange and you are creating a playful, high energy, highly emotional environment. The use of colors can clearly assist in defining the desired impact in that particular space.

When accenting your space with bold colors, consider the effect that color has on mood. Don’t overdo it! Too much of a bold color in one room can be distracting. To balance the mood, use a plain natural rug in areas where an accent wall and accessories (such as throw pillows) carry the bold colors. Alternately, if your walls and furniture is neutral, use a natural rug to add a vibrant burst of bold color.

Contact Natural Home Rugs

You can never go wrong if you choose the natural rug that speaks to you and helps you incorporate your own personality into the space. We, Natural Home Rugs, love our natural rugs and our reputation for building quality products speaks for us. To find out more information about our natural fiber rugs, you may contact us at info@naturalhomerugs.com or call our toll free number at 1-800-601-6062.

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Glamorize Boring Rooms with Chic Earth-Friendly Rugs

Friday, July 4, 2014 2:25:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

Rugs are the perfect way to add a finishing touch to a room.  They bring the entire space together with a subtle focal point that completes the entire decorative view. They add a touch of color while still being a very functional accessory.  A rug in any room, instantly changes the entire look and feel.  If you are looking for easy ways to improve any room in your home, the solution may be as simple as looking at your floor accessories.  A floor rug does more than provide a function. It is also an accessory that adds decorative symmetry to a space.  A rug may be all that you need to change a boring room into the showcase of your home.

What are you trying to achieve

There are limitless options and styles of rugs that can be purchased. The easiest way to figure out what works best for you is to figure out what type of look you are after.  For many, a rug is more than just a functional piece, it is used to spruce up, complete or glamorize an otherwise incomplete or boring room.  To add instant glamor, make the rug your focal point. Go bold. Unusual shapes or bold colors will instantly change the entire look and feel of your room.  A round or oblong rug in a square room gives a different look then a rectangular rug in an equally rectangular room.  Bold colors do not necessarily mean bright colors.  If yellows and reds are not going to fit into your decorative design, choose a color that is already in your pallet and accentuate it.  Look for that subtle color in the furniture or permanent accessories and choose a rug in a strong shade of that color.  

Be unique

The material your rug is made out of is as important as the design of the rug itself.  Strongly consider where you are placing the rug to consider the needs of not only the room, but the people that will be using it.  Natural rugs work best to avoid allergens and they also speak volumes about the environment as well as showcasing a truly unique room accessory. Earth friendly rugs designed from Seagrass, Sisal or Jute is something that is not only useful, but it sets you apart from the ordinary.  They are not only a decoration, but they are an accessory and conversation piece that speaks volumes of the importance you place on earth-friendly products.

Natural rugs from Sisal are also stain-resistant, making them an excellent choice for areas prone to these damages.  Mountain Grass is excellent for durability in higher traffic areas, it is also a great investment for a long term elegant rug and a conversation piece in a living or entertainment room.  Natural Home Rugs is America’s leading flooring distributors for years, with imported high quality materials and a traditional rug making process. We also provide you with customized rugs that can be literally designed just for you.  Glamorizing a boring room can be this simple, all with a new decorative and functional rug.  It can bring out the best your room has to offer while creating a space that is truly your own.

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Chase Away the Winter Blues with Jute Area Rugs

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 2:29:37 AM America/Los_Angeles

Even though the temperatures are getting warmer outside, you still might want to consider buying items for the winter time. One way to combat the winter blues is by adding some warmth and color to your home. Here at Natural Home Rugs, we offer an array of styles of jute rugs that are suitable for any home.  We offer several colors and shapes at affordable prices, and the rugs will give off an inviting and cozy aura of your house. They are suitable for any room in your home, and can help add color to any dreary winter evening.

Making Winter Warmer

Our jute rugs will give any room a soothing and natural feel. They have soft natural fibers that are durable, and they are hand spun as well as machine woven to provide stability. These jute rugs are braided together in several designs, such as our “Confetti” or “Toledo” styles, which are natural, resilient and which will feel soft against your feet. They will give a trendy and contemporary look to any room, bedroom, or office, and are more durable than cotton.  

In addition, all of our rugs are supplied with an eco-hold, non-slip rug pad that will prevent slipping. There is no need to worry if you have allergy concerns, our jute rugs don’t absorb allergens, and they are made with non-toxic fibers and tannins. The jute fiber is known to be durable, and is made out of sturdy and heavy-duty yarns and fabrics. This will keep your floors warm during the winter months. It is also versatile and comes in several colors, including tans and browns.

The Benefits of Jute

According to Greener People, jute plants are recyclable as well as bio-degradable. Jute plants are also fast developing and don't need fertilizer or even pesticides, making their manufacturing eco-friendly. The website also states that they are hard wearing and will last for a very long time.  Another advantage is that jute area rugs have natural anti-static qualities, which you won’t see with other synthetic natural fibers. Furthermore, our jute rugs are also chemical free, which will be suitable for messes that children and pets may leave.

In addition, Greener People explains that jute fibers are shiny, holds dyes, and is also colorfast. They are available in a plethora of patterns and colors which will avoid fading. This will keep your home looking bright and full of life despite the dullness of winter. Another benefit of jute for our consumers is that, because it is the most widely developed and cheapest natural material available, it is affordable.  It is widely available from the stem fiber that is found in India, which is similar to hemp and flax.

We are one of the nation’s top natural flooring distributors, and all of our natural materials for the rugs are directly imported. You will be impressed with our high-quality rugs as well as the selection. Feel free to contact us today or visit our website to shop for natural area rugs to lighten up your home for the winter.

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How to Add Style and Warmth with Grass Rugs

Monday, June 30, 2014 12:50:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

If you want to know how to add style and warmth with grass rugs, you’ll definitely want to look at two of the most popular styles of grass rugs: mountain grass and seagrass. Not only are they unique, durable, stain resistant and comes with a few other benefits.

The Benefits of Grass Rugs

        • Grass Rugs are Allergen Free: The natural fibers of grass rugs don’t contain any dyes, toxins or chemicals, and because of this there is no chance of an allergic reaction. As well, they retain moisture from the air at high humidity levels and release the water when the humidity levels drop, which stabilizes the air for people with sensitive sinuses.

        • Grass Rug Weaves are Unique: Grass rugs have a variety of weaves and textures so each one is unique. They range from traditional tight-knit weaves to herringbone weaves, and even with a traditional basket weave. You have several options that will complement your décor.

Grass Rugs are Practical

One of the most practical rugs is the grass rug because they are made of strong fibers that are incredibly durable. Inspired by reed mats of hundreds of years ago, they also provide style and warmth to any room.

 

Colorful Borders

Grass rugs often come with colorful borders to add a bit of pop to their design. They can come with a beige, black or olive-green border to show off the natural Sisal, and the neutral palette ensures it won’t clash with other furnishings in your home.

Resistant to Stains

Grass rugs, particularly sea grass rugs, are resistant to staining. So, spills can be cleaned up easily and won’t destroy the textile itself.

When it comes to decorating you can’t go wrong with a grass rug because they are natural and blend in with any décor. Their warmth and style are unmatched and they don’t distract from the rest of the room. Before you choose a new rug think about where you want to put it, the size you’ll need, what colors you should consider, as well as the traffic volume of the room it will be featured in. If you’re looking for a rug to add warmth and style to your home décor, check out the wide selection we offer at Natural Home Rugs.

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Bring Warmth and Chic Style with Seagrass Rugs

Friday, June 27, 2014 12:19:51 AM America/Los_Angeles

Seagrass rugs look beautiful in any home. They are both simple and natural, but in addition to that, very elegant and chic. The colors are warm and rich and the rugs are easy to take care of. They do not interfere, or clash, with any other part of your home decorating plan, which are very good reasons to consider seagrass rugs from Natural Home Rugs, for your home.

Warm colors

Seagrass is a natural fiber, made from grasses grown in rice paddies in Asia. The grass is strong from its life in the seawater that floods the rice fields, and it weaves into a beautiful carpet. The colors of the carpet are rich and warm and come to your home just as they are. The rug is impermeable to dye, so is neutrally-colored, but its neutral shades vary from greens to tans. The colors range in greens from olive to sage blended with browns and tans, making each rug unique.

 

Chic style

The rugs chicness comes from its simple design. Put it under the dining room table, in the living room, or in the hallway and it will look like it was meant to be there. They come in a variety of sizes and are bordered with a strongly accented fabric binding in black or neutral. The patterning in the weave is simply lovely. You can choose a tight weave, a basket weave or a herringbone weave; the patterning is well done and complex and gives the rug a human touch.

Completely natural

Natural feel is the main source of beauty in these rugs and the main reason to own one. Decorating naturally, using materials that come from the earth is becoming more common in decorating and in life. Seagrass is completely eco-friendly and biodegradable. They don’t contain toxins or allergens.

Don’t worry about it.

You may have heard that these rugs are hard to keep clean, or don’t stand up well to furniture moving across it, or that they are uncomfortable on the feet. You may have even heard that they smell a little bit like a haystack on a rainy day, but don’t let any of these things deter you. First of all, they’re easy to clean because dirt doesn’t cling to any of the fibers and vacuums up quite easily. Secondly, they are very durable and don’t damage easily with normal wear and tear. Finally, as to the smell, that is part of the natural appeal of the product, they have an earthy scent - but, don’t worry, like new car smell, it will fade with time. The only legitimate issue you have to aware of is that seagrass rugs are prone to mold and mildew, which means they are not ideal for moist or wet areas of your home.

Where ever you live, whether it be beside the ocean, in the woods or even in the city, these rugs will tie your house to the world around it. Bringing warmth and chic style into your home with seagrass rugs in a variety of styles and sizes is easy because the rug makes it so.

You will find a huge selection of handcrafted seagrass rugs at Natural Home Rugs woven from thick, durable fibers and are low maintenance and easy to clean. Please feel to contact our rug experts if you want seagrass rugs made-to-order in any special shapes and sizes.

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Sisal Area Rugs Add Young Vibe and Elegance to Interiors

Monday, April 28, 2014 3:08:18 AM America/Los_Angeles

Hardwood and Tile Floors

Home trends come and go. Between wall colors, flooring, furniture, and accessories, it can be tough to keep up with every home decor trend; yet not paying attention to changing trends can put you at risk of ending up with a home that looks comically outdated. Fortunately, there are some home decor choices you can make that will give your home a classic, timeless appeal, and will carry you from one era to the next. Flooring in particular is an area where you don't want to give in to passing fads – we all know someone who hung on to their shag rug from the seventies. Don't be that person! Instead, go for something timeless, like hardwood or dark, neutral tiles. You can still make your home trendy by embellishing with sisal area rugs or other temporary carpeting solutions.

Dressing up Your Floors with a Rug

Area rugs are a great way to update the look of your home, and they can also be functional too. A good area rug will add color, texture, and a feeling of warmth to the room, and can also add a layer of insulation to the floor, provide a soft place for children to play, protect your flooring in dirty or high-spill areas, and offer some stain resistance.

There are different types of area rugs you can use in your home. You can find relatively low cost rugs made of synthetic materials at virtually any department or home goods store. These options are good for short term use, but often don't hold up over time. Natural fibers are always a great option because they tend to be durable and wear in a more natural pattern. Natural fiber options include sheepskin or other animal skins, wool, and plant fibers such as sisal. Sisal rugs in particular are a great option because of their durability and stain resistance, not to mention all of the different design and aesthetic options available.

Benefits of Sisal Rugs

Sisal is a natural fiber extracted from the sisal species of the agave plant. The sisal leaves are dried and woven to create a flat, firm material from which rugs are created. The natural color of a sisal rug is a tan or beige color, which is a great neutral that will go with any decor. Sisal can also be dyed different colors if you want to add a touch of vibrancy to your floor. Sisal rugs are highly stain resistant and are easy to clean. This makes them ideal for use under kitchen or dining room tables, in mud rooms and entrances, and for any area of the house where children might be playing.

If you choose to go with hardwood or tile flooring, consider protecting your investment and keeping your home decor with a sisal area rug. Sisal area rugs add young vibe and elegance to interiors, and are just as functional as they are beautiful. If you'd like more information on the benefits of sisal rugs, contact the team here at Natural Home Rugs. We'd be happy to answer any questions.

 

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Brighten Homes with Decorative Sisal Rugs

Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:11:19 AM America/Los_Angeles

Carpets and rugs have many uses to home decorators. They can be used to soften the feel of a room and make the floors comfortable to walk on. They can be installed to muffle sounds and make a work space or living space quieter. Carpets come in many colors and can add a variety of looks and feelings to a room, and area rugs are often used as accents to add color and interest to a single-colored floor. However, not all carpets and rugs are created equal, and when you're choosing an area rug for your home. We, Natural Home Rugs recommend our line of elegant and durable sisal rugs for a number of reasons.

Sisal Area Rugs are Beautiful

Sisal rugs are woven from natural fibers harvested from the sisal plant, a type of agave plant native to warm places like Mexico and Brazil. Like most natural materials, sisal has a warm and authentic beauty that synthetic fibers just can't quite duplicate. Its natural color is soft, neutral beige that complements a wide variety of home design themes. Sisal also takes dye very well and can be colored with a variety of lovely shades and hues to match any color scheme imaginable. Our sisal rugs are weaved with a variety of patterns ranging from a simple, tight weave to more complex square or diamond patterns. We take pride in making a gorgeous product for your home, but there is so much more to our sisal rugs than their stunning looks.

Sisal Area Rugs are Durable

Most people have had the unpleasant experience of dropping a treasured decorative item due to clumsiness or sheer bad luck. In the course of an average home life, things can be dropped, bumped and spilled with varying degrees of unfortunate results. Natural Home Rugs is dedicated to creating a product that can withstand the wear and tear that comes with being part of a lived-in home. Sisal fibers are resistant to spills and stains, making them ideal accents for dining rooms or kitchens. Woven sisal is naturally durable, making it ideal for high-traffic areas in your home. After all, what's the point of having a rug that you can't step on? Our rugs are a practical product as well as a beautiful one.

Sisal Area Rugs are Earth Friendly

Sisal, as a plant fiber, is an easily renewable resource. While synthetic fibers must be created in factories which can involve harmful chemicals, sisal grows just like any other plant without harming the earth. It also doesn't contain any chemicals or residues that could harm your family. People with allergies will find that sisal rugs don't aggravate their condition the way synthetic rugs sometimes do. They are easier to clean and keep free of dust and other allergens.

A Lovely and Sustainable Choice

We at Natural Home Rugs are proud of our sisal throw rugs and hope that you make this simple, natural and utterly gorgeous material a part of your home decor.

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Enhance Beauty and Enjoyment of Your Homes with Custom Sisal Rugs

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:29:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

For many people spring is the perfect time to start renovations, but even if people are not planning to renovate they can use spring as an opportunity to redecorate. There are many small changes that people can make to enhance the beauty, functionality, and enjoyment of their home.

Clean

Before people begin plans to renovate or redecorate their homes, or any room in their home one of the first things they can do is some spring-cleaning. Cleaning will help give people an idea of how much space they have to work with for redecorating, and they may rediscover items that they have forgotten about. If an item is no longer working or being used on a regular basis, then people can donate these items. Getting rid of the old brings in room for the new.

Rearrange Furniture

If people have the space, sometimes just rearranging furniture can bring new life to a room or a home. People can try rearranging their couches and chairs in a living room, or can switch where their dresser and bookshelf is in a bedroom. Even moving smaller pieces of furniture like an end table can help change the look and feel of a room.

Paint

Painting the wall of a room or even painting just one wall (as an accent) can transform a space. Neutral colors like white, off-whites, tans, and beige colors are always a safe choice, but adding a bold paint color can transform the look of a room. Certain colors are said to evoke feelings. For example a color like blue has a calming effect that is perfect for a bedroom, while yellow is a vibrant and stimulating color that is perfect for a busy room like a kitchen.

Add Decorations

Redecorating a home does not have to cost a lot of money. Some people might want to purchase new furniture for their living, for example, but perhaps a new living room set might not be in their budget. Instead, they could purchase smaller items to help change the look of a room. Some throw pillows can completely change the look of a couch, chair, or even a bed. Adding custom sisal rugs to a room with a hardwood floor can break up a space, particularly in an open concept style home.

                                                              A sisal rug can help to add beauty and new life to this room

Feng Shui

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that attempts to increase a person’s life force (or chi energy) in a home or room through the items (including furniture and decorations) used in a home. According to Feng Shui, certain items should be placed in certain areas of a home to increase a person’s wealth, health, and happiness. For example, the middle of a room is representative of the Earth element, so items with a yellow or earth tone, like a neutral colored sisal rug would be perfect for this area of a room.

No matter what people choose to do some cleaning, rearranging furniture, painting, adding new decorations and adding some Feng Shui principles can help change the look of a home or a room.

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Area Rugs – How Big is Too Big?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:31:39 AM America/Los_Angeles

Shopping for area rugs can be a daunting enterprise. It's not about the colors, the patterns, or the materials. These decisions are easy, because you know what appeals to you visually. The real challenge is choosing the ideal size. You explore various dimensions and weigh your options, but even if you take careful measurements, the mystery remains. After all, it's not as simple as finding a rug to fit the room. There are important aesthetic considerations, like how much space to leave for borders. If you're grappling with the complexities of rug size, consider some general guidelines.

Let Your Dining Room Table Be Your Guide

One of our most frequently asked questions pertains to the issue of dining room area rugs. Obviously it's not enough to just measure your dining room table and choose a corresponding rug size. You need room for the chairs as well, and those chairs need room to back up. Here are some general rules of thumb: six chairs will need 8x10; eight chairs will need 9x12; and ten chairs will need 10x14. Of course, these figures may vary according to the size and dimensions of your table.

Area Rugs – How Big is Too Big?

 

Measure According to Your Furniture Arrangement

For living rooms, consider the amount of space taken up by your furniture. For instance, you might measure the rectangular dimensions between your sofa, entertainment center, love seat and chairs – assuming that they're situated in a reasonably rectangular formation. Once you have your measurements, shave a couple of inches off of each side and let that dictate your rug size. By choosing a rug that's slightly smaller than the furniture space, you can effectively create a central focal point, while leaving only the front legs of each piece of furniture on the rug.

Never Cover the Entire Floor

Area Rugs – How Big is Too Big?

The biggest area rug “don't” is to take a wall-to-wall measurement and choose an area rug that fills the entire space. Not only does this look ridiculous, but the whole purpose of the area rug is to create contrast and allow for visual focal points. The last thing you want is an overbearing area rug that covers the entire floor. Always leave a border at the very least.

Natural Home Rugs Can Help

If you're still struggling to determine the ideal size for a new area rug, take a photograph of the room and send it to us. At Natural Home Rugs, we specialize in customization, and we'll be happy to lend our expertise and advise you on how you can bring out the best. We'll even design a custom rug to meet your needs. Email us today, or give us a call at 1-800-601-6062.

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