Our master bedroom is now a little more cozy thanks to our recently purchased area rug. We knew we wanted a rug made from natural fibers, which are generally more eco-friendly and durable than synthetic rugs. We have a wool area rug in the living room, and have been happy with it, but wool can be pricey and was not in the budget for the master bedroom. We'd heard good things about jute rugs, which are both natural and affordable, but were worried that a jute rug would not be soft enough. So we searched for alternatives and found this Zig Zag Chenille Hemp rug.
Chenille and hemp seems like an unlikely combination, but was just what we were looking for. The hemp gives the rug durability and the cotton chenille makes it nice and soft. It's a neutral color but has a great zig-zag/chevron pattern that adds a little interest. We went with an 8 x 11 rug, which sticks out a few feet on each side of the bed.