Choosing rugs for rooms with heavy traffic can be a daunting task. If you’re looking for something timeless and transitional that also packs a space with rich texture, consider a sisal area rug. Here, the faint flame stitch introduces pattern that’s not overwhelming, while the neutral greige hue balances the living room's vibrant cranberry walls.
In the dining room, formal elements combine with understated pieces for an unfussy elegance. A sisal rug and tabletop topiaries create an air of informality, while the traditional wainscoting and crystal chandelier strike a polished note.
Sisal rugs are versatile and known for their strength and durability, making them ideal for hard-working kitchens. "Merida nailed their collaboration with Ashe + Leandro, and as soon as I saw this design, I knew it would provide strong visual contrast and drama in such a narrow space. The deep charcoal color was bold enough to stand on its own against the kitchen's edgy wood and marble finishes, and the handwoven sisal and suede composition is ideal for all the traction that area will likely receive. Great design, great wear and tear, can't beat it," says Cortney Bishop of Cortney Bishop Design.
This transitional living room features a vibrant red sofa decorated with blue and tan throw pillows. A square wood coffee table sits between a pair of blue and white upholstered armchairs and a tufted tan armchair, while a sisal rug covers the hardwood floors. Tan curtains and colorful artwork provide finishing touches.
This traditional living room, designed by Alison Davin of jute, is a small space, but uses the room efficiently. The white walls make the room more airy and the sisal rug and leather chairs gives it a cozy feel.
This blue entry hall features a lovely pairing of rustic and elegant design. A sisal-style hall rug protects strand-carbonized bamboo flooring from heavy foot traffic, while built-in bench seating is made more useful with underneath storage.
A lacquered red dresser offers a bold pop of color against the neutral oak wall paneling and a place to store office supplies. An ultra-modern chair sits atop the sisal rug and plays off the geometric lines of the paneling with a triangular back and seat.
A sisal area rug grounds this traditional bedroom that overlooks a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. The gray wingback bed is dressed with striped bedding and paired with distressed nightstand in a matching hue.
A sliding glass door opens the contemporary living space up to the welcoming patio. Barcelona chairs and ottomans pair with a comfortable sectional for a comfortable sitting area, while a sisal area rug grounds the space.
Built-in bookshelves provide much-needed storage for this family of readers. A sisal area rug adds warmth underfoot and defines the seating area, which pairs a leather sofa and chair with a pale wood coffee table.
A sisal-style rug anchors the dining room and counters the formal lines of the bold patterned chairs. Stepped out from the kitchen, this space is surrounded by three walls of windows, providing an almost outdoor dining experience.
The vertical fireplace is a break from traditional design, creating a chic juxtaposition with the 19th-century English portrait above. A sisal area rug defines the sitting area, which features a custom-designed mohair sofa, linen armchairs and sleek coffee table.
A sisal area rug helps define the living room in this open floor plan space. Comfortable, neutral furniture is used throughout the great room to create an elegant, family-friendly space. A built-in banquette makes for a cozy dining area.
Custom designed architectural details frame the freestanding tub in this brilliant blue bathroom. Contractor Chip Wade of Elbow Room brings in a sisal area rug and jute rope accents to add a natural and beach feel to this contemporary space.
A comfortable sofa sits in a nook surrounded by stylish, functional bookcases. Glossy gray walls create a soft backdrop to the space, while a sisal area rug is paired with eclectic pieces, like a gold trunk and Lucite side table.