As soon as I could save enough pennies I changed the carpet in our living room and stairs to my all time favourite natural floor covering. Sisal, jute, coir, seagrass you have many a choice to make from the smooth and softness of jute to the coarseness of coir and the depth or lightness of colour within each flooring.
I simply love the feel of the natural floorings, they work very well within any interior scheme as a perfect base to start from whether or not you are in a country cottage or a city apartment. I also love the ecological properties too all made from natural products and so hard wearing, even our underlay is made from recycled fleeces how marvellous is that.
If you don’t fancy going the whole hog you can have tailor made rugs made to order which look equally as fabulous on old wooden floor boards, I do like the definition of the sumptious wood with the juxtaposition of a coir mat, it adds texture and warmth to any room.
I am quite partial to a wooden floor too, I really wanted an oak floor for my kitchen but alas the budget wouldn’t stretch, one day! I am lucky enough to have solid planks in my bathroom that I have painted, and decent boards in the master bedroom that is adorned with an original Turkish rug that was a very generous wedding present. Another layer to natural flooring is the addition of a traditional antique rug, they look like jewels especially in the right environment over parquet or bricked floors and of course on wood.
The next room that will be getting the natural flooring treatment in my house is the spare bedroom, the carpet in there is getting a bit tired. The room gets used on a daily basis as a dressing room of sorts, Ruby plays in there, I sometimes use it as a reading room and of course it is slept in when we have guests. I think I will be taking a look at the country life range from Carpetright, a very affordable sisal range which would be just ideal.
So if you are thinking about new carpets why not consider the natural option, I don’t think you’d regret it one little bit.