EST Living | Rugs Crafted from Natural Materials

From guest bloggers EST Living  

We’ve handpicked a selection of authentically crafted rugs made from natural fibres that add an element of warmth, texture, colour, and comfort to any space.

Armed with the ability to transform the look and feel of a room completely, a handcrafted rug is the foundation of an inspiring interior aesthetic, not only in the living room but throughout the entire home. Equally functional and decorative, rugs work to soften hardwood floors, define open-plan layouts and provide a cohesive decor.

Natural Rugs has been manufacturing natural fibre flooring solutions for over thirty years under their bespoke, family-owned, and operated business in Adelaide. As experts in the industry, they pride themselves on their supplier relationships and small team of craftspeople who take an artisanal approach to produce their rug collections.

A passion for craftsmanship, sustainability, and authenticity ensures that Natural Rugs’ range of sisal, jute, seagrass, and wool rugs offer an abundance of texture and neutral tones to suit any decor. Whether it’s a handwoven Merino wool rug for a touch of luxury, or the durable appeal of a water-resistant seagrass rug, we’re focusing our attention on a selection of eco-friendly rugs inspired by nature.

Investing in a good quality rug made from natural fibres not only stands the test of time, but it can also develop a unique patina over the years gaining in beauty with age. Sisal, jute, seagrass, and wool are all durable and eco-friendly options that can withstand high-foot traffic, as well as add to an interior aesthetic.

Sisal rugs have a rustic, earthy appearance due to the fibres of the agave plant they are crafted from. They add an organic, tactile touch to busy areas of the home. Jute rugs are made from vegetable fibres and have a softer and smoother texture compared to sisal. Jute often imbues a warmer, golden hue for a more relaxed, casual look and can complement a variety of interior styles; from coastal to modern and minimalistic. 

Driftwood sisal rug

Seagrass rugs are another sturdy option with the addition of being moisture-resistant, making them suitable for areas prone to spills or high humidity. Seagrass rugs offer a smooth texture and have a clean and minimalist appearance with a subtle sheen.

Herringbone seagrass rug

Wool rugs are another resilient floor-covering option, making them a popular choice for both high-traffic and formal spaces. Known for their softness and luxurious feel, wool rugs can be traditional, modern, or even artistic, allowing for a variety of decorative choices. They offer a comfortable and warm surface to walk on, making them suitable for cosy spaces. Natural Rugs’ latest luxury collection includes rugs made from a combination of wool and jute. Soft underfoot with the added element of being durable, and exhibiting a unique texture makes this collection ideal for bedrooms and living rooms.

Osprey wool jute rug


Deep Sea wool jute rug




WORDS Megan Rawson