When the bottom is going to drop out for natural fiber rugs? Don't get me wrong - I have them, I love them, I use them in almost every project. But will they will be a thing of the 2010's like shag was to the 70's?
We recently started a new Living Room Project where we did not use one (gasp). I also recently removed my braided jute rug from my living room because a certain pup-sicle I know was way too tempted by it's chunky edges. While we're such fans of the layered component, we've heard some common complaints along the way:
- They get moldy (wish we could post the pic...we couldn't believe it!)
- They aren't soft to walk on ('beauty is pain')
- They aren't tough enough to stand up to animals (you got me there)
- Why should I buy two rugs? (can you afford a $10k+ Persian? This is much less expensive, trust.)
The cuties over at Kelly Market recently did a nice roundup of neutral rugs (that aren't sisal or jute). Now here's mine.