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Soft Jute Rugs: A Cozy Addition To Your Timeless Home Décor

It has been awhile, friends! As our home and life settles into a pace where there's less renovating and decorating going on, I've been inclined to post less. But, I do want to share with you when there's a project worthy of sharing. Sound good?

We made some changes to our dining room recently. From the soft jute rug to the vintage mirror to the new trim paint (serendipitously called Jute AF-80 by Benjamin Moore), these updates have infused our dining room with the charm and warmth it was missing. Let's talk a bit more about that jute rug as I feel natural fibre rugs are something you can use in almost any space. 

chris loves julia judy rug, natural soft jute rug with border

soft jute rugs that are stylish for living room or dining room

Soft Jute Rugs

Are you a fan of classic home décor that combines timeless elegance with modern comfort? Then you'll love soft jute rugs which I think are a must-have for any stylish home.

Let's start with the basics. Jute rugs are woven from natural fibres derived from the jute plant, making them eco-friendly and sustainable. They're known to be highly durabile and bring a warm, inviting appearance that adds a touch of organic charm to any room.

soft jute rugs that are stylish for living room or dining room

Softness + jute seem like an unlikely mix, but let me tell you, there are many pretty and soft jute rugs out there! Now, why is softness such a crucial factor when choosing a rug? When you value both style and comfort, the importance of a soft rug cannot be overstated. Softness not only enhances the tactile experience but also adds to a cozy atmosphere that makes your home feel like a haven.

soft jute rug with jute cotton mix in formal dining room

Why Choose A Jute Rug

Years ago, when it came to selecting the perfect rug for our dining room, I selected a wool rug in a basic tone-on-tone blue pattern. I loved the plushness of the rug. It was perfect for lingering family meals around the dining table during the holidays. It added an elegance and coziness.

But, it was boring. Predictable. Safe.

traditional dining room rug, dining room wallpaper, dining room wainscot

This room, with its cheery botanical wallpaper, demanded a rug that was light but textural. Stylish and happy. A soft jute rug would bring the mix of beauty and playfulness I was seeking.

There are many compelling reasons why you should choose natural jute rugs but here's what put them at the top of my list:
  • They offer texture and warmth, making them perfect for cozying up in any room
  • They are also crafted from eco-friendly and sustainable materials and make for a guilt-free option that doesn't compromise on style or quality
  • Their versatility allows them to seamlessly blend into various décor styles
  • Finally, their durability and longevity ensure that your investment lasts, maintaining beauty and functionality over time.
I have a jute chenille rug that we've used in various spaces in our home and it still looks timeless and new. Natural rugs will last you for years to come.

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A jute chenille rug in our living room

Factors Influencing Softness in Jute Rugs

The softness of jute rugs is influenced by several key factors. Firstly, the quality of jute fibres plays a significant role, with higher-quality fibres yielding softer rugs that feel luxurious to the touch. 

Secondly, different weaving techniques can impact softness, with certain methods creating tighter weaves that enhance the rug's softness and durability. 

soft jute rugs that are stylish for living room or dining room

Additionally, mixing jute with other materials can add softness. Our rug, the Chris Loves Julia x Loloi Judy rug in Natural/Ivory features a blend of jute and cotton. This mix softens the rug and makes it feel plusher and more comfortable underfoot. 

Lastly, the use of backing materials can affect softness, with quality backing providing additional cushioning and support for a softer overall feel. Considering these factors when selecting a jute rug ensures you choose one that not only looks beautiful but also feels exceptionally soft and inviting in your home.

soft jute rugs that are stylish for living room or dining room

Tips for Maintaining Softness in Jute Rugs

To preserve the softness and beauty of your jute rug, follow these essential tips:
  • Regular vacuuming and cleaning are crucial to remove dirt and debris that can cause the fibres to become rough over time
  • Avoiding moisture and humidity helps prevent mold and mildew growth, which can compromise the rug's softness and lead to stains
  • Using rug pads underneath your jute rug not only adds cushioning for comfort but also protects it from wear and tear, maintaining its soft texture. 
  • Consider professional cleaning and maintenance periodically to deep clean and rejuvenate your jute rug, ensuring it stays soft and luxurious for years to come.
This particular rug has a nice thickness but it does slip around on our dining room floor. I'll be adding a rug pad underneath to prevent that and to prolong the life of the rug.

chris loves julia judy rug, natural soft jute rug with border

Where to Buy Soft Jute Rugs

It's easy to see that soft jute rugs offer a ton of benefits that make them a fantastic choice for enhancing your home's comfort and style. Whether you're looking for a cozy accent or a practical yet stylish floor covering, natural jute rugs deliver on both fronts. 

If you're interested in getting a rug of your own, I've rounded up a collection of the prettiest jute rugs you can find today. Pick any of these to transform your living space with the warmth, comfort, and timeless charm of soft jute rugs.

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