There's no better time to upgrade your interiors than the beginning of a new year. A fresh start offers the perfect opportunity to breathe new life into your home with furniture and homewares that reflect your tastes and enhance your everyday – from functional kitchenware to luxurious bedding. Just like a wardrobe clear-out, an interior overhaul will leave you feeling reinvigorated and inspired. But where to start? With the essential (yet far too often overlooked) foundation of any living space – a beautiful rug.

One of the most promising new names in natural rugs is BODEM rugs, a recently launched brand creating made-to-order rugs that are handwoven from raw jute, an entirely biodegradable, compostable and recyclable natural fibre. Simply choose your preferred size, shape and colour (natural, navy, rust or sage) and the expert weavers will get to work, creating each item on an individual basis so as to avoid waste and over-production.

The result is a one-of-a-kind rug that's super soft underfoot and highly durable – not to mention easy on the planet. The understated design, natural texture and muted hues promote a sense of calm and work with just about any interior styling. This year, lay the foundations for a positive living space and give BODEM rugs a go for yourself.

Photos captured by Keng Pereira at Fosbury & Sons, Amsterdam.

Shop all natural rugs from BODEM rugs at OPUMO.