The 12 Best Jute Rugs That Go With Literally Everything

These 12 jute rugs are in my shopping basket and they should be in yours too — they work in minimalist schemes or to link more maximalist designs

jute rug in a minimalist living room with two chairs
(Image credit: Armadillo)

When in doubt, a jute rug is always a winner. The minimalist homeowner's go-to, the golden fiber of jute is the perfect underfoot accompaniment to a neutral scheme. 

Bringing warmth, texture and a feeling of nature to a space, the best rugs work under your coffee table to zone the space and look beautiful when layered in a bedroom for a cozy, textured effect. Jute does all of these things, brining together furniture that in different color and styles, making it the perfect living room rug choice.

12 jute rugs to add to your shopping basket

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Why are jute rugs the perfect minimalist piece of decor?

john pawson's home in oxfordshire

John Pawson's home in Oxfordshire, UK

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Even an ultra-minimalist who wants as little decor as possible in their home can't deny the impact of a rug. Helping to zone space, create a focal point, a rug is really a fantastic decorative tool. 

Minimalists looking for rugs that fit their aesthetic and work as a tool at the same time should look no further than a jute rug. From leading architect and renowned minimalist John Pawson (above) to London design firm, Studio Nune, to the soothing colors used by Danish studio Norm Architects, all the most popular minimalist designers have completed one design or another with the addition of a simple jute rug.  

Jute rugs have long been fashionable, favored for their natural look and working to soften just about every room in the home. They are made from jute plants, grown in Asia, but a lot of their appeal comes from the budget friendly price point you can find them at. 

Armadillo has just launched its latest rug collection, Mojave, made with an Indo Nepali hand-knotted Tibetan weave and inspired by ephemeral desert landscapes. Mojave is available in three soothing tones - Natural, Cashew and Laurel. They are all beautiful, if on the pricey side. Meanwhile, if you're looking for more interesting patterns, A Rum Fellow have worked on jute combinations which mean you get the natural look with a touch of pattern and interest, instead of the standard flat weave. On the more budget friendly end of the scale, the likes of La Redoute and even Wayfair are always a great shout. 

Oonagh Turner
Livingetc content editor and design expert

Oonagh is a content editor at and an expert at spotting the interior trends that are making waves in the design world. Writing a mix of everything and everything from home tours to news, long-form features to design idea pieces on the website, as well as frequently featured in the monthly print magazine, she's the go-to for design advice in the home. Previously, she worked on a London property title, producing long-read interiors features, style pages and conducting interviews with a range of famous faces from the UK interiors scene, from Kit Kemp to Robert Kime. In doing so, she has developed a keen interest in London's historical architecture and the city's distinct tastemakers paving the way in the world of interiors.