Some of the most elegant rooms on my radar recently have been an eclectic mix of styles, eras, and colors, but one thing that often ties them together is a sturdy, simple natural-fiber rug. Jute, sisal, seagrass — these natural rugs are easy to care for, practical, often very affordable, and amazingly versatile with whatever style of furniture and design that you layer on top.

Here's a roundup of rooms using natural-fiber rugs, from the Hamptons to Hoboken to a stately English country house.

1. From Robert Kristiansen's Summer Home Sneak Peak on Design*Sponge.
2. From Edgar & Larry's "New Parisian" in Rogers Park House Tour.
3. A West Elm jute rug in the Hamptons home of designers Amy and Todd Hase, from Elle Decor's LookBook.
4. Jute rugs in Sparrow & Kurt's Light Filled Home 
House Tour.
5. Natural floor coverings in an amazing English manor, from Architectural Digest.
6. A Shareen Joel design, found via Desire to Inspire.
7. Jute layered with an ornate bedside runner, from a post about layered rugs on Apartment Therapy.
8. Jute bouclé rug from West Elm.

• Earth-friendly rugs from Pottery Barn.
• Jute and natural rugs from West Elm.
• Sisal and jute rugs from Ballard Designs.

Images: As linked above.