Pretty in my living room. The room doesn't get much use so I can not say how durable it is, but it looks wonderful. Based upon the feel and my experience with jute in the past, I think it should wear pretty well. These rugs do have a tendency to shed fiber and develop some loose strands but a snip with the scissors or a spot of crazy glue usually fixes the problem. Also, I have read that many people sew frayed areas with beige upholstery thread when issues arise to keep them looking nice. These type of rugs are not exactly low maintenance as compared to synthetic fibers or berber, but they are very attractive giving rooms a warm, rustic feel. So, if you are ok with a pull or two and needing to run the vacuum periodically, you should be fine. I don't mind because these rugs are so attractive. Some reviewers remarked about the "jute" smell that many of these natural fiber rugs often have when they arrive. My rug did have that distinctive funky jute smell but it went away after a few days. I also recommend vacuuming it on both sides without the beater every day for a few days in order to remove the sediment or "dirt" as some reviewers have mentioned. It's natural with jute to have a bit of dusty residue when new, but in time this will go away if vacuumed or shaken outside. I believe this rug is one of the nicer looking jute rugs in terms of weave, color and thickness. I have several and this is my favorite in terms of visual appeal. It also works well with many color schemes as it is neither too cool or warm in tone.
This is my 3rd Safavieh rug & the only one I've been disappointed in. Purchased to coordinate w/ a previous Safavieh Cape Cod Handmade Natural Blue Jute Natural Fiber Rug but my fault for not noticing the omission of one little word, "multi" so it doesn't match @ all. Aside from that it doesn't have the thickness, luxurious feel or overall quality of the Cape Cod Blue Multi (which I've now ordered) Jute Natural Fiber Rug. Haven't decided yet whether or not I want to deal w/ the hassle of the return or use it elsewhere in the house but definitely inferior quality to initially purchased rug. If coordinating, watch for the word "multi" or you'll make the same mistake I did!
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