Boy have I changed my thinking about going natural in my home. Do not be afraid people, I am not talking about going naked! I mean using more natural products in our every day life. My son has sensory issues and he and my husband have horrible allergies. It seems the older they get, the more they are allergic to. I started using organic products to clean the house and that helped a lot. I also started using eco friendly beauty products, which have made my hair and skin look and feel amazing. The organic cotton clothing has solved a lot of our sensory issues with Henry. Then a friend told me I should really look into using products made from plants and other natural fibers in my home decor. I had not thought about that and it was a fantastic idea. Here is where I made some changes in the house:
5 Ways To Decorate With Natural Fibers
- Storage: I lack storage space in my house, so I have had to get creative. Using beautiful baskets made with seagrass or beautiful woods like cedar or elm are not only pretty to look at but they are functional as well.
- Windows: If you want to add texture and interest to a space, you should look at using natural fibers in your window treatments. A roman shade made from organic cotton or bamboo is a great choice as well as wooden or woven blinds.
- Paint: I recently used organic milk based paint for the first time and it was fantastic to work with. You mix the paint with water and there are no fumes and it dries quickly.
- Bedding: If you have not felt bamboo bedding, you are missing out! This is one of the most popular sustainable materials being used in the eco friendly world of bedding. It is super soft and lasts forever!
- Rugs: One of the biggest trends in decorating with natural fibers are rugs for the home. I have been looking for a natural alternative for my kitchen floor. I have an older linoleum that needed covering up badly and I could not find anything I liked. That is until I saw the extensive inventory of rugs from Natural Home Rugs.
Natural Home Rugs is the smart choice when it comes to natural flooring. They happen to be one of the largest distributors of the finest quality natural materials. They are able to directly source the materials they use for making their high-quality rugs. Natural Home Rugs has a huge selection traditional rugs with unique colors, designs, and styles. Because they use a process stemming from ancient rug-making traditions, you get a durable hand made product which will be treasured for years. You can choose rugs which are made from such organic materials as jute, sisal, sea grass, and wool. You can find sizes ranging from stair treads, small area rugs and full size rugs for any room in your home, office or dorm.
As you can see from the “before” picture, my poor little kitchen floor was desperate for something to hide under! I was sent the Chambers Jute rug in the 4×6 size, which sells for $100. You can also purchase the rug in several other sizes, ranging in price from $219 to $549. I know this may sound silly, but it also feels so good on your bare feet! It is like you get a mini massage every time you step on it.
As you can see from the first photo, Meep likes the way it feels as well. I think that is because it is naturally cooler than traditional rugs. The rug is 100% natural and earth friendly and is hand woven by Artisan Rug Makers. For Makobi Scribe readers (and all your friends), if you subscribe to the Natural Home Rugs newsletter, you will receive $25 off your purchase. Be sure to stay current with Natural Home Rugs and follow them on Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. One USA reader will win one 4×6 Chambers Jute rug ARV $100.
Have you decorated in your home with natural fibers and if so, what did you use?