Outdoor area rugs are the best way to pull together the beauty of your outer space, patio or porch. Decorative indoor rugs add warmth to the inner space and with more houses converting their outer area to be more inviting and functional, outdoor rug is a wonderful addition. Before you start setting up your patio with something as decorative as the rugs, answer these few basic questions to get the best – where would you place the rug, will it be exposed to natural elements like heat and moisture, and how much of traffic is it to endure.
Modern rugs are perfect in accessorizing many outside locations of the home. Porches, patios, breezeways, decks and gazebos are few areas where outdoor rug could be a defining decorative element. Once the locations are finalized look at the space around and determine how the rug will accommodate the rest of the floor furniture. To enhance the beauty of the outer area, match the rug’s pattern, colors and size to compliment it well with other furniture.
To get the exact size of the outer area rug, it is always safe to measure the space you wish it to cover. Normally the rug should be three inches smaller in each direction for a natural bordered effect and it also makes it easier to clean the area around and under the rug.
The durability of the outdoor rug greatly depends on how it’s able to withstand natural elements. Modern rugs are generally moisture, stain and fade resistant. If the carpet is to be spread along the pool side, it also has to be water resistant and be able to prevent any kind of chemical damage. If the rug is to manage minimal foot traffic, then one can spend enough time looking out for color, pattern, shape and size, but if the case is the other way round, durability should be of main concern.
Selecting the right color for rugs can be fun. With so many color palettes available for outdoor rug, color selection and combination should not clash with the patterns and designs. They should compliment and not compete with each other. Woven rugs are not restricted to rectangular shapes alone. They come in circular and octagonal shape, giving a unique flair to the outdoor space. But again your personal style plays a major role in your selection of the ideal outdoor area rugs, with a good combination of size, color, pattern and shape.