How to Style Your Home with Jute?

By Elizabeth Summers / May 30, 2018 / No comments
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One of the best features of jute as a material lies in the fact that it’s quite easy to combine with a wide variety of interior design styles. Sure, different colors offer different sets of options, yet, even going with the natural jute color (which is the main reason why it is so often referred to as “the golden fiber”) gives you so much to work with.

Nevertheless, styling your entire home with jute takes a lot of creativity, imagination, and even skill, seeing as how it is quite possible that you won’t find all the items you need in stores or e-stores. This will force you to undertake quite a few DIY projects, which makes this remodeling even more fun. With all of this in mind, there are several suggestions on how to style your home with jute that you should definitely consider.

1.      The choice of seating

The first thing you need to keep in mind is that the combination of wood, wicker, and jute in your living room’s decoration can make it appear homogenous, even monochromatic. The choice of the specific combination that you use depends on the rest of the furniture in the room, your personal preference and, of course, your budget. Still, the usefulness of jute definitely doesn’t end there, due to the fact that you can also use a jute cord in order to repair a seat of a broken chair. Since jute is easier to weave than most seating materials, it can be used to efficiently reclaim some of your favorite chairs that you never believed you’d get a chance to use again.

2.      Rugs

Once your seating is properly dealt with, you need to add a single major element into your living room’s décor in order not to make it stand out or feel unnatural. The best way to go about this is to find the perfect jute rug online. While you want to go with the feel of natural jute as much as possible, keep in mind that different nuances and patterns can make all the difference. On the other hand, if you wish to make a bit stronger contrast inside your home, you can always go with a charcoal jute rug.

3.      Mats

Another natural way to integrate jute into your home is to think about the use of jute mats in your bathroom. While some believe that bathroom jute mats are particularly hard to find, there’s no reason why these mats should be bathroom-specific to begin with. You can just as easily use an outdoor mat on your bathroom floor. Skeptics might be surprised just how moisture tolerant a quality jute mat can be. If you dislike the idea of placing it right outside your tub or a shower cabin, you can always go with the alternative of placing it in front of your vanity, just for the sake of the aesthetics.

4.      Jute lamps

The next way to style your home with this material is to slowly add it to your lighting system. The most transparent way to do so is by acquiring several DIY jute design lamps and hanging them in the strategic locations around your home. While it might seem like a good idea to make candle-based chandeliers from jute as well, this might not be the best of ideas, due to the jute’s flammable properties. In other words, it’s simply much safer to stick to the bulb. Once the holiday season arrives, you can even go as far as to look for a jute twinkle light shade tutorial and step-up your home’s decoration.

5.      Wall hangings

Finally, there are so many jute accessories you can turn to, like rope bowls, jute encircled glasses, and even figurines, yet, in order to get the most out of this trend, you should definitely turn towards jute wall hangings. They start from variations such as jute burlap cross in a picture frame, and goes all the way to handcrafted jute wall art. To some, this may seem like merely filling in some blank spaces within your home, however, there’s nothing more relevant to your interior decoration than tone-setting. Needless to say, this is exactly what these amazing accessories allow you to do.


Aside from being dazzlingly beautiful, pragmatic, and frugal, jute has one more amazing quality that we, so far, have failed to mention. Namely, jute is completely eco-friendly. Due to the fact that it’s biodegradable, you shouldn’t dread the consequences of eventually having to discard these items, once the time for your next home remodel comes. Nonetheless, even if this doesn’t come anytime soon, you would be surprised just how durable this (seemingly brittle) material can actually be.