Sela Anamarija. Rugs. October 26th , 2017.
Natural fibers have been in use since ages, in the oriental world; but the West was banking more on synthetic substitutes. Now, with globalization, and the increase in trade, commerce, and tourism, the idea of using vegetable materials like vegetable fibers have topped the list of home decor, not only for furniture, but also for rugs and mats. Today we are spoiled for choices with an array of fabrics to pick from, like, jute, cotton, sisal, wool, seagrass; and we are enthralled to have the prettiest and the most befitting one for our home. Read this article further to know the differences between jute, sisal, and seagrass, before you pull up your socks to decorate your abode of happiness for the festive season.
Wash old cotton clothes you have chosen for making the rug. Check for color fastness as most cotton fabrics tend to bleed during washing. If dye is released, wash the fabric several times till no more color is lost. This must be done to ensure no color is released after the rug is complete.
Ironing the strips is very important because it will help to keep the strips straight and braiding can be done smoothly. Fold the strips in half, lengthwise, and iron them. Open the strip and fold the long edges to the center crease. Close it properly and iron once again.
Now sisal carpets can be painted from at home, using simple techniques in changing the way it looks as it adapts to your room's needs. Looking for a way to spruce up a drab hallway or bedroom space? Try throwing in a sisal rug to complement the colors in your room, while incorporating colors that will match and gently contrast what you already have present in your surrounding area. Sisal rugs can be bought in any size and shape, with many people opting for its original coloring while later getting experimental with ways on how to include color into it, from at home.
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