Jute is one of those natural materials that simply goes along great with everything, yet, even apart from this fact, somehow seems to be horribly under-represented in most households. This means that even those who would love nothing more than to decorate with jute aren’t likely to encounter many tips, suggestions and ideas on how to do so. In order to rectify this injustice once and for all, here are several tips and tricks that will make both your home and your design efforts much more jute-friendly.
1. Twine bowls, coasters and bottles
The first thing you need to keep in mind is the frugality of the task at hand. This is why you might want to start off from something a bit simpler. For instance, you could accessorize the content of your table with some jute DIY-made items. There are numerous YouTube tutorials on how to decorate your bowl with twine or even make one out of it. A similar thing can be done with bottles while by far the easiest things you can make from jute are some coasters. To make these things even better, you can even find a specialized jute accessories store and skip the DIY aspect altogether, if you feel like it.
2. Wall art
Another thing you should consider is a way to decorate your walls with jute. One of the most common ideas is to find a piece of wall art made from jute, which can once again be made with a DIY project. Apart from this, most dream catchers are made from jute and they are a great way to introduce this interesting material to the inside of your home. Lastly, you can use the string art method to create interesting concepts. For instance, you could paint the map of the world on a wall inside of your home and then connect all the spots you’ve visited or plan to visit.
Perhaps the simplest, as well as the most common way to introduce jute inside of your home is to find a high-quality jute rug. This is a completely natural material, which means that your home remains designed by all the eco-friendly principles, while it visually contributes to the layout as a whole. The greatest misconception that people have about it is the belief that they need to go for the natural jute, while bleached jute or the one embellished with a tribal pattern is just as viable.
4. Christmas ornaments and hanging planters
Not all jute-made items need to be laid down on a flat surface. In fact, some of them look much better when hanging. Look at it this way, the nature of jute as a material makes it incredibly dangle-friendly. In fact, this is one of the rare situations in which even the string makes a homogenous unit with the rest of the item. This is what makes jute so perfect for Christmas ornaments. Those who decide to introduce a bit of green inside of their home might find it particularly convenient to make hanging planters out of jute.
5. Twine furniture
So far, we mostly discussed accessories, ornaments and rugs but now might be the time to go for something a bit more ambitious, like a piece of furniture made out of twine. A twine bench is easy enough to make, but for those without enough time and will to dedicate to this project, it can even be ordered online. As for the question of where this bench fits, you just need to remember that more and more people tend to use outdoor furnishing trends indoors.
6. Jute pendant lights
At the very end, this trend is incredibly popular and aesthetic but also quite controversial and hazardous. Jute pendant lights are amazing and completely safe when made by professionals, while they don’t have to be so when they’re a product of a DIY project. This is due to the fact that jute is a flammable material, which is why it needs to be well-prepared before it gets molded into a light fixture. It’s also somewhat safer to go with a LED bulb, seeing as how it emits much less heat than a regular incandescent one.
At the end of the day, it’s important to notice that jute is a highly versatile material which can become virtually integrated into any style. Sure, it looks more natural when combined with a rustic or shabby chic design more than with a futuristic or industrial home, yet, these restrictions aren’t nearly as rigid as one might assume. With a proper game plan and a willingness to reinvent your home into a homogenous unit where every item has its place, even the most unlikely of combinations might work out.