I have always loved the look of jute rugs. They have the natural texture and color that give a room that cozy, casual feel that I adore. Plus they go with everything.
I purchased this round jute rug from the Pottery Barn Outlet for our dining room last fall.
I had been wanting it forever and the Outlet had it for half the price of what I could purchase it online – plus no shipping. It was a no brainer. The rug is super soft under foot (not always the case with jute rugs), wears beautifully, and fits perfectly for both our table and our room.
I currently have a 5×8 wool rug in my living room – which I love, but I also thought it could be fun to have a larger jute rug to layer underneath – I’ve really been loving the layered rug look lately. Plus, I like the option of being able to use either rug on it’s own – it’s like having three rugs to choose from at any given time. 🙂 I crossed my fingers the next time I made a trip to the Outlet they would have an 8×10 for my living room, until I read a review from one of my favorite bloggers about this rug (You can read her post here). Her pictures showed the rug off perfectly, and I could tell it had the nubby, braided texture and color variation I was looking for. It also had fringe on the ends – an added bonus.
When I clicked over to the store’s site, I couldn’t believe how affordable the rug was (they were offering 75% off and free shipping). Rugs of a similar size were going for at least double the cost of this rug at other stores – and that was before shipping costs. That said, I also know that the quality of jute rugs can really vary and typically the more you spend, the softer of a rug you will get. After reading review after review, I decided to just go for it. Most reviews were positive and at that cost, it was worth the risk.
We have had the rug for about a month now and I couldn’t be happier with it. It looks beautiful, layers perfectly with my wool rug and I’m very happy with the quality. Is it as soft as the jute in my dining room? No, it’s not. However, this rug is woven differently (the dining room rug has a flatter weave) and I actually prefer the look of the texture of this rug over the softer one. And it stills feels really nice underfoot, so I’m thrilled with it.
Right now, I have the rugs layered, and I chose to lay the wool rug on a diagonal for the time being. It’s not lined up perfectly and I would probably position it slightly different if I were to lay it on an angle again, but I kind of like how it’s not perfectly positioned. 🙂 I do plan to remove the top rug for summer – I think it will lighten the feel of the room for the warmer months, and it will also give me the perfect opportunity to take it in and have it professionally cleaned.
Do you have a jute rug in your home? What do you think of the layered rug look? Leave your comments and let me know below.