When it comes to versatility, Jute claims the prize in the world of natural fibers. Coarse strands of this fibrous thread are perfect for creating carpets, rope, twine, and even the backing of linoleum. The thin threads, however, are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to silk in indoor chair coverings, curtains, and paper. And while it may seem a little monotone in coloring, these options give plenty of choices for interior décor.
Starting off with your basic area rug, Crate & Barrel brings us the Kita Rug. The 9’x12′ version runs $799 plus $119 shipping. Add a slight fringe on the edge of the rug and you have a gorgeous knockoff at Overstock.com. The Hand-woven Natural Jute Rug in 9’x13′ sells for $294.99 plus free shipping currently on orders over $50. Natural beauty and 68% savings!
Savings: $623.01 or 68%
The Jamie Young Cylinder Jute Table Lamp sold by Lamps Plus is the perfect way to combine jute with natural linen. The table lamp sells for $356.91 with free shipping. But going with separates from Target is another good way to combine natural fibers. The Jute Wrapped Lamp Base sells for $54.99. Combine it with the medium-sized Threshold Mix & Match Burlap Lamp Shade for $15.79, and you’ll pay just $8.58 shipping for a total price of $79.36. That’s a savings of 78%.
Savings: $277.55 or 78%
Linen n’ Things offers the Surya Pouf constructed of Jute. This 18″ round by 18″ high pouf sells for $412.99 and comes with free shipping. Wayfair has a great alternative knockoff in their Interlude Home Sveland Ottoman. Also 18″ round by 18″ high, this ottoman offers a great place to rest your feet at a price of $257.00 with free shipping. And while the savings are not as great as on other items, it’s still 38% less to go with the knockoff.
Savings: $155.99 or 38%
And then there’s the good ol’ jute knotted doorstop. Layla Grayce has the Marseille Knot Door Stopper for $44 with $5.95 shipping. Hobby Lobby has an excellent knockoff in the Nautical Ball of Rope. It also has a $5.95 shipping charge, but at a price of $14.99, it’s a 58% savings.
Savings: $29.01 or 58%