Natural Texture Rugs
Natural fibers like Jute, Sisal, or Seagrass are used to make durable, allergen-free rugs. These rugs are more affordable than wool, but their texture is not for everyone. The material is chunky and woven, and it may feel prickly to bare feet. The neutral colors of these rugs do allow for layering, which can add rich texture and style to a room. Natural fiber rugs are also good choices for decks and patios.
Other Popular Fabrics
Cotton and silk are both popular fabrics to consider, depending on your lifestyle. While cotton rugs are not quite as durable as wool, they're more affordable and they're washable, making them ideal for some families. They also give a room a classic, natural look. If you're looking for a more sophisticated option, you may want to consider silk. Be aware, however, that while this fabric is elegant and soft, it's not appropriate for high traffic areas.