Making a Case for a Neutral Rug

Continuing with the living room rug debate, today I thought I’d share some beautiful rooms featuring a neutral rug for your consideration. 
I adore natural fiber rugs – sisal, seagrass or jute.  They add a neutral yet textured element to a room and in my experience they are quite durable – my seagrass and jute rugs held up to kids and a dog for many years.  In the world of flooring, natural fiber rugs are quite affordable too.
Take a little looksie at some of my neutral rug inspirations.
Neutral walls, natural fiber rug, lots of white balanced by warm wood, and a bit of soft color.
{Susan Kassler/Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles}

White paired with natural elements like the sisal rug and wicker chair, and bold pop of color.

{Kate Singer/Hampton Design House}

{Southern Living}

This next photo is from a Southern Living many years ago – how many of us ripped it out and saved it???  All these years later, what I still love about it is the neutral base of the walls and floor, warmed up with the wood toned armoire, natural elements, lots of texture and a bit of gold.

{Southern Living}

{Coastal Living}
This might be one of my all time favorite photos.  How cozy and welcoming is this little corner?  
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I love how a neutral rug and a light wall color give you the opportunity to do anything with textiles and accessories in your room.  The combination creates the perfect backdrop for adding pops of color and changing up the feel of your room on a whim.
So what do you think about natural fiber rugs – love or hate them?