Add exotic texture to your living room or bedroom with a simple jute rug. Jute, also known as hessian, is a long vegetable-fiber spun into coarse strands that is commonly used to make burlap fabric. These natural fiber rugs are often hand-woven using hessian and other plant fibers, making beautiful organic home decor pieces. Read on for a few reasons to buy a jute rug and tips on purchasing the perfect rug for your home.
When you want to add unique flooring to your home, a natural jute rug is the perfect accent piece. Look for a hand-woven braided jute rug you can place in the entryway of your home or buy natural rugs for your living room to complement your couch and other furniture. A sisal jute rug, which combines two plant fibers, will add a smoother texture to your home and set off natural wood decor.
Jute area rugs are woven from thick fibers and are made to last. They are also naturally brown in color, which makes stains less noticeable. While you can vacuum your sisal jute rug as often as you like to remove dirt and dust, it does not require special everyday care. Even though the weave of these area rugs is tight, they do not hold up as well in a hallway or similarly busy area. When placed in a low-traffic area, such as a bedroom, these natural rugs can last for many years.
Jute rugs make great alternatives to potentially costly machine-made rugs. These natural fiber rugs provide a stylish, raw texture to your home, and should you ever decide to change your decor, they are recyclable as well as biodegradable. Jute is a fast-growing, replaceable fiber, so production of jute area rugs does not harm the environment.
Jute rugs are versatile and can be incorporated into a variety of looks. Whether you like contemporary design or a vintage vibe, a natural jute rug will add the finishing touch to any room. Buy a rug made of bleached jute fabric for a clean, laid-back feel, or look for a sisal jute rug with a dark brown edge for a bolder look.
It is always sunny in Singapore. We do not have the seasonal changes of Winter to Spring, so styles in clothes or fashion does not differ too much in-between seasons.
However, we do not have to be boring with the home decor during this “spring” time.
So… I am hoping that one of you will be buying into these “BLOOMS!”
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Usually an expensive sofa is in use from 5 to 8 years under normal use and treatment for it. (But of course if 2,000 people sat on the couch for a year, even if it is expensive, sofa quickly loses its previous form). On average, for a family of 5 people this sofa will serve about 5 years. Then sofa’s quality will be deteriorating, although it is still possible to sit and lie on it for about eight years (if you are Lucky). But experience shows that people do not like disharmony at their home especially if you can buy something beautiful and new. Thus they go back to the store for a new sofa : )
Inexpensive sofas serve from 1 to 4 years, not more, as this type of sofas is not designed for long use. Usually, the inexpensive quality sofas are designed for occasional use, such as in a home office room or in the country house. Of course, lonely people buying a sofa do not use it in a way that it can be frayed during a year.
Leather household goods have become somewhat of a staple for many — and even many of those people who opt for healthier, more plant-based eating still purchase leather goods, such as couches, ottomans, and the like from time to time.
While those who have fully embraced the vegan lifestyle typically cut these materials from their households altogether, it’s not always easy or practical to throw away all your current leather goods and start from scratch. But whether you already steer clear of leather or not, you can make choices going forward to stay away from this material in your home good choices. Here are some reasons why you should do just that:
1. It’s Bad for Animals
This is perhaps the most obvious reason you should avoid leather in your home materials, but it needs to be repeated. If you’ve recently started eating more plant-based and are beginning to better wrap your mind around the horrors of factory farming for animals, leather production is no picnic, either. When you choose leather home goods, you are choosing to sit on the skin of a dead animal. When you really think about it, that’s sort of weird, right? Why choose to scalp sentient beings when there are so many alternatives out there, anyway?
2. It’s Bad for the Earth
Leather processing is a complicated process, involving tanning, dyeing, finishing, and more. Involved in all of these steps is a slew of chemicals — most of which are terrible for the environment. Think polymers, resins, dyes, spewing back into the environment in the name of a shiny couch. What? As Peta explains, even the “green” leather is not-so-good: ”Although some leathermakers deceptively tout their products as ‘eco-friendly,’ turning skin into leather also requires massive amounts of energy and dangerous chemicals, including mineral salts, formaldehyde, coal-tar derivatives, and various oils, dyes, and finishes, some of them cyanide-based. Most leather produced in the U.S. is chrome-tanned; all wastes containing chromium are considered hazardous by the EPA.” And can you imagine the health impact for workers in the leather field? Yikes!
3. It’s Bad for Your Health
Now that we’ve covered just some of the toxins used in the process of making leather for furniture and other goods, we can take this a step further and consider the health impact of leather home goods sitting in your home. These things are with you in your home day and night. If its couches, you’re sitting on them constantly, allowing your skin to touch this material made from the skin of animals and then processed with countless earth-harming chemicals until it’s soft and supple to the touch. This texture comes with a price — your health. Leather furniture can off-gas for years, as explained by Chemically Injured: “Offgassing is the evaporation of volatile chemicals in non-metallic materials at normal atmospheric pressure. This means that building materials can release chemicals into the air through evaporation. This evaporation can continue for years after the products are initially installed which means you continue to breathe these chemicals as you work, sleep and relax in your home or office.” Do you really need that constant exposure to leather toxins? Didn’t think so.
The good news here is that there are plenty of alternatives to leather for your home. The obvious choices include couches upholstered with cotton, corduroy, or linen. Many microfiber blends will work, too — just make sure they don’t include animal byproducts.
Opt for fiber-based materials, and you’ll be saving animals, the earth, and your health. If you own leather home goods right now but can’t afford to trash it immediately, that is okay, too. Consider a sofa cover until you can find an alternative, or consider expediting your new furniture hunt or garage sales. Another idea is to consider building your own animal-free futon couch with a wood frame and DIY materials like a futon cushion and cotton futon cover. But whatever you do, don’t buy new leather furniture and home goods, for the sake of all of the parties mentioned above.
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