Last summer I purchased an 8′ round jute rug from RugsUSA in the color “natural” to go underneath our new kitchen table, and we’ve been so impressed with it that we recently purchased the exact same rug in an 8’x’10’ to be a base layer in our living room! I’d love to share the reasons why we love these rugs and why I give this particular brand of jute rugs my full support in case you’re ready to throw some money at RugsUSA too!
Just so you know, I took these photos with my cell phone and just barely touched them up so that you could see the true color of these rugs and how they’ve held up after handling the daily heavy traffic.
Jute Rug Review
You can see that our living room and kitchen eating area is one big open space. I wasn’t too concerned about these spacing matching though; Trying to get these areas to coordinate with each other was at the bottom of my list when it came to overhauling our living room.
We purchased this round jute rug in August 2018 (14 months ago), and it looks nearly the exact same that it did when we got it. Despite our kids’ unintentional attempts to destroy it via many cups of spilled milk, squashed strawberries, and torn up bits of Play Doh, it still looks nearly just as great as it did the day we laid it down.
Here’s a picture of it about a week or so after we got it. See, looks just about the same!
It wipes up well, barely frays or pulls (which I have read many other brands of jute rugs do), and somehow doesn’t discolor or stain. It’s just so stinkin’ easy! The chairs are dragged across it constantly and it gets vacuumed daily too, but it maintains its like-new condition. The 2k+ positive reviews didn’t lie!
So when it came to selecting a rug for our living room overhaul, I stumbled across the idea of a layered look with a jute rug and couldn’t get it out of my mind!
I knew how pleased we were with the rug in our eating area, so I priced out how much the layered look would be. An 8’x10′ jute rug plus the large faux cowhide rug came in under $300 total, which most of you know is a fabulous deal for a large rug. RugsUSA has yet to fail me thanks to their unreal number of reviews and customer photos, so I went for it and ordered this set.
To be honest, I was initially a little underwhelmed by how this look came together. After having a super plush rug in this room previously, I was having a hard time adjusting to the firmness and general texture of this rug in our living room. I really liked the cowhide though.
Long story short, it only took about a week to figure out that I really liked this. I also knew that the entire look of this room isn’t finished, so I needed to trust my gut and to wait until it’s all pulled together soon.
We really don’t lie around on our living room floor anyway, and if our kids do, they’re usually wrapped in blankets or their sleeping bags. I love that this rug is neutral and has allowed me to decorate the rest of the room with whatever colors and patterns that I want.
Because we’ve had the eating area rug for a while, I know that this rug will last, which is ultimately what I wanted out of a rug. I’ve worked hard on redecorating this room and don’t want to replace anything for a good, long while. Our previous rug was from Home Depot, and though it was originally so plush and comfy, it started to show some wear and discoloring within months. I didn’t want to spend a few hundred bucks on another rug only to want start looking into replacing it a couple of years later. I want to love it and keep it and move on to other spaces in our home.
The edges of the rugs have a little bit of natural fraying, but as you can see, it’s super minimal. This is actually the worst fraying on our kitchen rug, which is why I took a picture of it. To be honest, I think it looked a lot like this when we got it. The fibers are braided so tightly together that it’s natural that a few fray a bit. Doesn’t bother us in the slightest! We just leave it.
Here is the “worst” fraying in our living room. Again, I’m pretty sure it arrived with this level of fraying. I suppose I could trim it, but I don’t want to risk it unraveling.
In a nutshell, we’ve been so pleased with our RugsUSA Maui Jute Braided Rugs because they don’t show staining or discoloring and are incredibly durable against very hard wear.
As for the rest of our living room, we’re still waiting on our furniture to arrived, but we are hopeful it’ll be here within a week or two. I’m on the lookout for a new coffee table and console table, and then finally I’ll paint that new statement wall. I’ve had a vision for this room for months, which leads me to painting the wall a bold, true navy (everybody thinks I’m bananas – haha!), but I’m going to wait to see how the rest of the room pulls together before I go for it. Stay tuned!
This has been a really fun project to dream about and design throughout the last year, but at this point, I’m just ready to enjoy the room and be done with it. 🙂
Do you have a jute rug? If so, where did you place it and what do you think of it?
Have you ever purchased your rugs from RugsUSA? Do you love them as much as we do?
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo