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rugs beautify your home by bringing softness, texture, and lively rich colour
or calming neutrals to spaces where it’s needed most. They’re practical, too—our
rugs are designed with quality materials and craftsmanship so they stay in top
shape while protecting the surfaces of heavy traffic areas.
are probably one of the most underutilized decor elements, but they are one of
the easiest ways to switch up the look of a room. In one stroke, a rug can
change the feel of a space entirely, especially when bold patterns or exotic
motifs are incorporated. Or lay down a natural-coloured rug to enhance your
existing decor and add warmth and texture. Pottery Barn stocks a wide selection
of rugs—from natural neutrals to Persian-style motifs and vintage patterns. And
don’t forget to look under the rug—rug pads not only lend an added cushy layer,
they’re essential for safety by preventing slips.
NATURAL FIBRE RUGS: JUTE, SISAL AND SEAGRASS
made from natural plant fibres, such as jute, sisal and seagrass, are prized
for their softness, strength and durability. Natural Fibre rugs bring a relaxed
feel to a room that still looks well-groomed. They’re also versatile in style—a
natural rug looks equally at home in contemporary settings, paired with Arts
& Crafts-style furnishings, and rooms centred around ethnic art and
decor—think Japan, Thailand or Indonesia.
is a plant fibre that’s fast growing, sustainable and renewable. It’s an ideal
material for woven rugs as it’s soft to the touch and has a natural sheen for a
rustic but polished look. Jute rugs are often woven with other materials such
as chenille and wool, adding elements of texture, colour, and style. A rug
that’s woven of jute and lustrous chenille creates a silky thick weave that’s
cushy underfoot. Jute fibres woven with wool create a chunky rug that looks
casual yet refined.
is an agave plant species native to Mexico but cultivated in many countries.
Rugs woven from sisal are unmatched for indoor durability because it’s one of
the toughest natural fibres available that feels pleasant to walk on. A sisal
rug is a stylish home basic that lends a clean look to high-traffic areas such
as entryways. Sisal is also ideal for rugs placed in dining rooms and home
offices where a smooth and protective surface under sliding or rolling chairs
is another natural plant fibre from which rugs are woven. It grows in shallow
seawater, which is where the name comes from. Rugs made from seagrass are
nearly impermeable, which make them naturally and exceptionally resistant to
stains and dirt. This also means seagrass is resistant to dyes, and are
appreciated for their natural straw and honey-coloured hues that can vary with
each unique piece.
wool is a natural fibre, too—it comes from sheep as opposed to jute, sisal and
seagrass, which are plant materials. Wool is a wonder-fibre for rugs—it’s
durable, it dyes beautifully, it traps spores and dust for better air quality,
and it’s fire-retardant. Wool rugs can be made with different pile lengths for
style or treated with washes for effect. Wool lends itself well to rugs of
nearly any style and pattern in any room of the house—and it’s particularly
suitable for vintage patterns and Persian styles.
solid-coloured rug is a classic piece. It’s essentially a large swath of colour
that has a decor function similar to a painted wall. It can be neutral, staying
in the background and letting other elements in the room shine, or it can be a feature
in its own right. Or it can add oomph by bolstering your accent colours. A
solid rug is an ideal solution if you have multiple patterns in a room—it lends
breathing room, separating out the patterns and giving the eye a place to rest.
patterns can be bold or subtle, created with coloured dyes or woven motifs, or
hand-tufted into intricate designs like our Persian-Style rugs. Borders and
fringes bring elements of pattern, and even solid neutral rugs can have a
pattern in the weave—consider the Chevron weave, flatweave, or basketweave in our
Natural Fibre Rugs.
be afraid to mix patterns in your decor palette—whether you’re layering rugs or
establishing harmony between rugs, pillows and curtains. Mixing patterns is fun
and can liven up a room. Plus, it’s easy when you keep a few things in mind. Limit
the patterns to three in a room and consider scale—one small, medium and large
motif is ideal. Keeping colours the same intensity ties patterns together. And
be sure to evenly distribute your patterned pieces throughout a room, and bring
in enough solid colour to break it up. It’s all about embracing chaos, and then
taming it for a cohesive look.
something special about Persian-Style rugs that weave in the floral motifs of
an ancient era. Undoubtedly, these ornate rugs bring a specific look to a space,
but it’s also a timeless look—there’s a reason Persian-Style rugs have been prized
for centuries. It’s the kind of rug that stands beautifully on its own,
bringing vibrant life to a room. Our Persian-Style rugs are artisan-made and
tufted by hand for an authentic impression.
outdoor rug is that little bit of luxury to your deck or patio seating area
that brings sophistication. We refer to these as Indoor/Outdoor Rugs because
they’re beautifully designed and soft enough for indoor high-traffic areas—try
them at entryways during wet and snowy seasons, or under a dining table where
they protect floors from spills. Most of our Indoor/Outdoor Rugs are made from
recycled plastic or PET for ultimate resistance against the outdoor elements
such as snow, ice, rain and sun and some are reversible for twice the
Our doormats are woven of coir, which is a course, tough material made from the fibrous husks of coconut that’s also mould and mildew-resistant. These are perfect for weathering just about any storm. Pottery Barn doormats are not only functional, they feature charming fonts and illustrations, making them a practical and beautiful way to welcome your guests.
RUG PADSThere are many benefits to rug pads—the most important being safety. A good rug pad provides grip for slip-resistance, and are essential under rugs placed on top of hardwood and tile floors. Rug pads bring a layer of comfort and protection between your floor and the rug, and it preserves the design on reversible rugs. Choose from Standard, Premium and Outdoor rug pads in multiple sizes and materials that can be easily trimmed for an exact fit.