Eco-Friendly Rugs to Green-ify Your Home

Bamboo rug

I know, I know. Green-ify isn’t a real word. But it so perfectly describes my design aesthetic whenever I choose a new room to decorate in my house! I want to make sure that I am choosing products that are from sustainably harvested materials, are recycled, or reclaimed, or are just second-hand! There are so many pieces out there that look incredible, won’t use up more resources, and won’t leave a giant carbon footprint behind.

I love rugs. I love the way they tie a room together, and the way they can warm a space, both visually and literally! Some of the most gorgeous eco-friendly rugs are made from the most beautiful materials you can imagine – and they are often very affordable.

Bamboo is a material that seems to have no limits in its uses, and of course, is one of the most sustainable resources out there. So quite naturally, bamboo also provides the perfect material for rugs! Bamboo rugs are soft, durable, and not super expensive, so they won’t bust your budget. They come in lots of gorgeous simple earth tones, which are the easiest to fit into your existing decor. Also, they are easier to clean than a lot of other, more texturally complex rugs.

I would also recommend looking into materials like jute when rug shopping. Most rugs made from these organic materials are also made without any chemical processing, so you can feel confident about putting these kinds of rugs into a child’s bedroom or even the nursery.

Balanced Design Wool Rug

balanced design wool rug

The Balanced Design Wool Rug is a simple rug with a modern twist. Crafted from 100% New Zealand Wool and made in the USA, this cut and loop pile area rug will help liven up a room in addition to helping customers be eco-conscious. The designers of the Balanced Design Wool Rug try to use eco-friendly materials whenever possible, and they try to reduce, reuse, or recycle as much as they can through their line of home decor products.

Recycled Rubber Wood Doormat

recycled rubber wood doormat

Working for the likes of Target and Kikkerland, this design duo aims to deliver clean, functional designs. The design lines are clear and the geometry is simple. They believe that design should bring the most of the best to the greatest number of people. The Recycled Rubber Wood Doormat is both quirky and classic at the same time. The recycled rug is made from recycled rubber!

Spinneybeck Eco-Friendly Cowhide Rug

spinneybeck eco friendly cowhide rug

Hand stitched in Costa Rica, the Spinneybeck Eco-Friendly Cowhide Rug has been crafted of the finest high-grade haired cowhide and stitched together with a thick leather cord. The squares which make up this beautiful rug have unique, one-of-a-kind markings. This contemporary rug embodies the utmost in luxury and sophistication. With a felt backer attached to its underside, this rug will rest perfectly atop your floors making its beauty and superb craftsmanship notable. The Spinneybeck Eco-Friendly Cowhide Rug will definitely add a touch of distinction to any room. Spinneybeck takes pride in being the first leather company to complete the Greenguard™ certification program making them an eco-friendly choice.

Natural Boucle Jute Rug

natural boucle jute rug

Choose an eco-friendly Jute Rug to accent any space in your home. Jute is an incredibly versatile and plentiful natural fiber whose long, soft fibers are artfully woven into beautiful organic rugs. This natural boucle jute rug coordinates beautifully in any setting, due to its natural colour and appearance.

Cotton Bound Jute Rug

cotton bound jute rug

Williams-Sonoma Home updated the classic jute rug with a bold, three inch binding of pebble-weave cotton for a look that’s fresh and organic but classy and modern enough to fit beautifully inside any home. The eco-friendly rug’s natural color variations in the jute fibers give it a soft, slightly worn-in appearance, which will make it look like its been a part of your home for years. A latex backing makes it durable and slip-resistant.

Sisal Rugs

sisal rug

Sisal plants produce a fiber which is tougher and more durable than other common fibers such as flax, hemp, and jute. The fibers of sisal natural floor coverings are often left undyed, so they take their color from the plant. They can be bleached to offer a lighter, more neutral look. Sisal can also be dyed which can give the material a hint of color without impairing the natural, undyed look.Its long fibrous qualities allow the Sisal to be spun into smooth textured yarn. Sisal rugs contain durable fibers and that fiber’s versatility offers plenty of uses in your home. This naturally anti-static, sound absorbing, flame retardant, long lasting sisal rug makes it the perfect all-natural rug for your eco-friendly home.

Basketweave Mountain Grass Area Rug

basketweave mountain grass rug

Warm up your home with these wonderfully crafted Mountain Grass Rugs. The mountain grass rugs and carpets are made entirely from the highest quality, natural materials. Mountain grass is found on high altitude slopes and is usually found in the rim of the Pacific Continent. The mountain grass rugs are rigid and take on a wood-like appearance. They are highly textured and durable. These Basketweave Mountain Grass Area Rugs warm earth tones give any home a calm and organic feeling.

Beach Seagrass Rugs

seagrass rugs

Seagrass rugs have an organic beauty along with durable strength and stain resistance. This means that seagrass can be used in a variety of situations. These eco-friendly rugs come in fine and a standard yarn, in a choice of original weave, basketweave or herringbone. Seagrass comes from a tall plant with grasslike stems found in wet lands. IT can be recognized by its grassy, hay-like scent which dissipates with time. The colors of these seagrass rugs range from sage green hues to olive. Seagrass rugs have a non-porous surface that gives it a naturally smooth texture and sheen quality and it’s rigidity gives it natural strength.

Natural Jute Rugs

jute natural rugs

Jute Rugs have all the eco-friendly qualities of a jute natural rug, with the addition of great-looking all-cotton borders, in a number of colors. The modern design and attention to detail in the manufacturing of these jute area rugs make them a great choice for home decorators and trend-setting homeowners.
Inspired by nature, these eco jute rugs make the perfect additions to your floors in moderate to light traffic areas. Made from one of the softest natural fibers there is, the barefoot comfort of these incredible area rugs will be yours to enjoy for years.