Tuesday’s Tip: Sisal

Happy Tuesday! I’m starting a new series titled….you guessed it! Tuesday’s Tip. In this feature, I’ll be sharing design tips and answering questions clients ask.

Design Tip: Add sisal to a room for a casual feel.

Sisal is a natural fiber derived from the long, green leaves of the ‘agave sisalana’ cactus plant. It’s very durable, making it an ideal choice for high traffic areas. Sisal can be made in to area rugs or installed wall to wall in a sunroom, living room, bedroom, etc. Depending on the weave, it may not be the most comfortable for crawling on. So if you have little ones, I wouldn’t recommend it for main areas they’ll be scooting around in!

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Sisal comes in several colors ranging from beige, to charcoal,to chocolate.

It can also be bound for a more custom look. These bound borders come in different fabric choices and include leather, cotton, linen, and pattered fabric.

If you need help planning a casual space, or have a design question, email me at stacynaquin@cox.net.



  1. Stacy,

    I just layered a sisal over an antique floral wool rug to make the space a bit more casual and light. It really did the trick!

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