Treading Lightly: 10 Eco-Friendly Rugs

Today’s roundup features ten simply beautiful eco-friendly rugs.  We all try to do our part to leave the world a better place than it was when we found it, and sustainable design is one of the more fun and creative ways in which we can further our endeavors.  From natural fibers like jute and hemp to bamboo and seagrass, these area rugs and runners aren’t just good for the environment; they’re good for our lungs, too, without the abundance of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that tend to compromise our health when we bring synthetic substances into our homes and endure the off-gassing effect that happens as the substances age.  So, with these ten beauties ranging from neutral and natural to bold and bright, we’re not just doing the earth a favor; we’re doing one for ourselves too.  Sounds like a win-win situation to us.

eco-friendly rugs

Applique Jute Rug from West Elm



eco-friendly rug

The Playa Rug Collection by Surya


eco-friendly area rugs

Soho Collection Wool Rug by Safavieh


eco-friendly area rug

Interchangeable Carpet Tiles from FLOR


hand-woven green rug

Hand-woven Green Tonal Rug from The India Collection


environmentally conscious rugs

Floral Sculpture Rug by Candice Olsen for Surya


eco-friendly floor coverings

Facets Surf Rug from RugSmart


jute rugs

Classic Jute Rug from Pottery Barn


eco-friendly runners

Blue Floral Runner by Koko Company


eco-friendly striped rugs

Eco-Friendly Striped Rug from Merida Home



Striped rug found at Merida Home.