The Most Popular Natural Fibers in Interior Design

In this article, we'll give you some advice on how to decorate your home with natural fibers.
The Most Popular Natural Fibers in Interior Design

Last update: 19 August, 2019

In this article, we want to show you how to decorate with natural fibers. Whether inside or outside, these will fill your space with a feeling of warmth and comfort.

Beautiful and low-cost, natural fibers are becoming increasingly popular in the world of decorating, especially when it comes to rugs and furniture, as well as accessories.

Natural fiber furniture is great for both interiors and exteriors. However, when it comes to exteriors, it’s important to pay close attention to aspects such as care and maintenance. Needless to say, garden or terrace furniture will be exposed to factors like rain, snow, and cold temperatures.

To achieve more uniform results, it’s important to know how best to incorporate natural fiber elements into your home. We’ll tell you everything you need to know in this article.

In this next section, we want to show you some of the most popular natural fibers you’ll find on the market. Natural fibers can be either plant or animal-based. Despite their delicate appearance, they are usually durable and extremely hard-wearing. These elements are a great way to give your home a charming and natural appearance.

The first example we want to look at is wicker. Wicker can be used to make a variety of different elements, such as baskets, chairs, armchairs or even sofas. It is normally used to make furniture designed for terraces, gardens, and patios.

Wicker chair.

Rattan is another popular material, especially when it comes to items such as baskets, furniture, picture frames, and mirrors. Rattan furniture is designed to be simple and beautiful.

Sisal fibers are most commonly used to make cord and string, which can be used to hang decorative objects, or for making practical items such as curtain tie backs.

Linen is another useful natural fiber, perfect for curtains and blinds, sofa covers and cushions. Often decorated with eye-catching patterns, cotton is another great alternative when it comes to sofa covers. You’ll also find woolen blankets for sofas and armchairs – a must-have item for living rooms and reading corners.

These are just some of the items you’ll find on the market; you can also find objects and furniture made from fibers such as bamboo and jute. Natural fibers are really on-trend at the moment and will give your home a natural, warm and understated look.

Incorporating natural fibers into your home

Needless to say, it’s important to think carefully when choosing where you want to use natural fiber items. The aim is to create a uniform look, using a similar style throughout and avoiding clashing elements.

Wood is one of the best natural materials you can use, especially if it’s untreated. Don’t worry too much about the grain; when it comes to wood, the real charm lies in its imperfections. You can even use recycled wood, such as pallets or old fruit crates. Plus, wood is perfect for walls and floors.

You can also decorate with clay elements, such as jars, bowls, and vases. If you want to take this one step further, you can even install clay tile flooring.

Cacti in clay pots.

One of the most popular options today is to decorate with cork. These can range from small objects such as coasters and lamps to large decorative wall panels.

You can also use materials such as sackcloth and leather. Sackcloth, for example, can be used to make cushion covers and rugs, while leather is great for sofas and poufs. However, it’s important to think about the stylistic result you’re looking for: rustic, modern, minimalist

When it comes to decorating floors and walls, micro-cement might be the perfect option for you. This anti-slip and impermeable material works great with natural materials, or in industrial style homes. In fact, it is currently one of the biggest interior decorating trends.

And finally, we can’t forget wallpaper.  Many stores that offer a wide range of designs, most of which you can also buy online.


As you can see, if you choose the right materials, you’ll easily be able to incorporate natural fibers into your home. We would also recommend that you use a light, soft color pallet.

Whether you’re decorating interiors or exteriors, plants will make a great addition to your natural fiber decor. As well as the many health benefits they offer, decorating with plants gives you the opportunity to unleash your creativity and give your home an original touch.

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