How to choose an Indoor/Outdoor rug for your outdoor space
With the days getting warmer and the evenings getting longer, it’s time to get your outdoor space ready for this year’s sunny days. From back gardens to balconies and patios to porches, we’re all looking for ways to spruce up our outdoor areas this Spring. The easiest way to make a difference is by adding soft furnishings that can simply be swapped out with the seasons, such as cushions, throws and rugs. With so many options to choose from nowadays, it’s hard to pick the right indoor outdoor rug for your space, which is why we’re here to help! Read on for the best outdoor rug advice straight from the Rug Gurus.
Practicality tends to come first when choosing a garden rug, so it’s important to think about what you’ll be using it for. Whether it be picnics or playtime, your outdoor rug will most likely get a bit dirty during its use. The best choice for busy families is a 100% machine washable rug. A washable outdoor rug is an ideal, low maintenance solution to other rugs ruined by grass stains and muddy footprints.
When searching for an outdoor rug for your patio or decking, you’re likely to be creating a seating area in your outdoor space for casual dining or entertaining. A large outdoor rug is usually required in order to fit under your outdoor furniture, we’d recommend starting from a size of 160x230cm for the best fit. We all enjoy a bit of al fresco dining, but not when accidents happen! Luckily, our Hug Rug Woven range is 100% machine washable, so you can make spills and stains disappear just as quickly as they happened.
Just because you don’t have a huge outdoor space, doesn’t mean you should give up on the idea of outdoor living! Create a cosy haven with soft textiles like cushions, throws and a small or medium sized outdoor rug. Our Aztec rugs are very hard wearing, as well as mould and mildew resistant, withstanding the elements even on the highest of balconies. Paired with a bold, geometric pattern, it’s easy to put your stamp on the most compact of outdoor spaces with these washable, UV resistant outdoor rugs.
As well as bringing the inside out, why not bring the outside in? Natural materials like jute work beautifully in porches and conservatories to create a transitional living space. Although jute is a tough fibre, it is also very absorbent, so it’s best kept under shelter on those rainy days. Incorporate earthy tones and textures into your living space this Spring to truly fuse the cosy indoors with the open outdoors.
Head over to our Indoor/Outdoor collection to see all of these featured rugs and more! If you need help choosing the perfect rug for your outdoor space, our Rug Gurus Leanne & Carol are happy to help! Get in touch by phone, email or live chat.