In our day and age, there are so many ways to go green in our homes — and we aren't talking about the perfect shade of green tile you've been eyeing for your bathroom. You can be eco-friendly with your flooring, furniture, garden, dinnerware, shower curtains — you name it, there's probably a more sustainble version of it.
And guess what? You can even go eco-friendly with your area rugs, too. If you'd like to warm up your floors in a way that's good for the planet and good for your family's health (seriously, who needs all of those chemicals?), these are the characteristics to look for in eco-friendly rugs.
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Zero in on natural materials, like jute, sisal, wool, and organic cotton. Avoid rugs with chemical-laden backings. Instead, go for options with natural latex made from rubber trees. Pay attention to companies that reduce their carbon footprint through sustainable manufacturing practices. And bonus: You can score an option that's incredibly stylish to boot.
Scroll on for eight eco-friendly rugs that meet both qualifications.
Loomy certainly knows how to make an eco-friendly rug — they are artisan-made in ethical factories and rendered in sustainable materials. We're particularly digging this one, looking oh-so-'70s in a goldenrod hue and showcasing a sumptuous, shaggy texture.
Pottery Barn is known to be a mainstream choice for decor, but did you know that they have quite a few eco-friendly offerings? Take, for example, this subtly patterned rug available in three neutral shades just asking to be placed underneath a dining table.
Hook & Loom's mission is "to make beautiful, comfortable, durable, safe rugs without harming the Earth," and this patterned beauty flawlessly exemplifies the brand's approach. Made with 100% natural undyed wool that leaves out latex, dyes, or chemicals, we're loving the boho look.
Flaunting a Moroccan vibe, this gem from Poly & Bark certainly stands out among fellow eco-friendly rugs. It's been certified nontoxic by OEKO-TEX, which, as the description says, is "a textile group that tests for harmful substances," so you won't have to worry about any chemicals wafting in the air.
Maybe you're in the market for a small eco-friendly accent rug, one that can live in small spaces but still act as a stylish pop. This one by Parachute is right up your alley, with a geometric design in on-trend colors.
Making environmentally-friendly yet beautiful products is a priority for The Citizenry, and that includes their eco-friendly rugs. This one is especially striking, with soft, curved visuals and cozy New Zealand wool.
This made-to-order eco-friendly rug from Made Trade is undoubtedly eye-catching, with its yellow-and-white striped, modern design. It's a sunny way to add color to your space, and you can't go wrong with the natural dyes and beautiful craftsmanship.