Nothing like agreeing to host your husband's company Christmas party to kickstart the "to do list". My main focus: the den and bar floor. It is in desperate need of a makeover. It is a very odd room to begin with and is a combination of carpet and tile. To pull the space together, I think I have decided on wall to wall natural fiber (sisal, jute or seagrass).
My concerns with this decision are:
Cleaning - I know cleaners discolor natural fibers
Shedding - I've heard jute can shed and the last thing I need is to constantly clean up after my shedding rug
Smell (ie smelling like grass, hay or twine)
I love the look. Wall to wall is a big decision but I feel it is the only way to go in order to keep the space feeling warm and connected. I do plan to layer a very large Beni O or Persian on top of it to increase the cozy factor.
What are your thoughts? Do you know anyone with wall to wall sisal or jute? I would love any feedback before jumping off the cliff which may be soon with my limited timeline.
One last option if the sisal/jute idea goes south are Flor carpet tiles. Once again, I have no experience with them and wonder if they will look high-end or like a playroom.
Sisal (this one is very similiar to the color above but picture is coming out more yellow):