8 Eco-Friendly Rugs To Warm Up Your Home Stylishly and Sustainably

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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.

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.

1. Loomy Ulla Shaggy, $518 - $4,998

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.

2. Pottery Barn Lillia Eco-Friendly Easy Care Rug, $159 - $599

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.

3. Hook & Loom Icelandic Natural Wool Woven Rug, $45 - $1,195

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.

4. Poly & Bark Nugo Area Rug, $119

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.

5. Parachute Geo Flatweave Rug, $69

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.

6. The Citizenry Sagara Accent Rug, $155 - $575

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.

7. AllModern Geometric Handwoven Jute Brown/Off White Area Rug, $198 - $436

For geometric patterning in jute, look no further than this stunner from AllModern. Handmade by expert artisans and made from natural fibers, it's the epitome of eco-friendly chic.

8. Made Trade Kesslyr Dean Circle Line Rug, $500

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.


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.

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