Are you preparing to spend more time outside this season? Discover the best ways to add colour and indoor comfort underfoot on your deck, porch, or patio with our outdoor rugs.
One of the fastest ways to add colour, style and a little bit of indoor comfort is through an outdoor rug. Much as it does in interior design, a rug can tie together a collection of open-air furnishings and exteriors.
An outdoor rug needs to withstand different types of natural environment. Thanks to modern advances in fabrication – outdoor rugs now feature a better range in durability and design. You only need to know what qualities to look for in these textiles.
When shopping for the best outdoor rug, keep these key considerations in mind to help narrow the vast majority of options. Ahead, we even have a handful of top picks to start your shopping trip!
When shopping for any rug, you’ll see the marketplace categorised into two types of materials: synthetic and natural fibres.
Synthetic fibres are favoured for their combination of vibrant colour, durability, and resistance to fading, mildew and mould. The majority of these outdoor rugs are manufactured using polypropylene; but nylon, polyester, polypropylene and acrylic varieties are also available, each with its own set of pros and cons.
•Polypropylene, is an extruded, solution-dyed fibre that doesn’t absorb any liquid or stains. Many indoor-outdoor options are constructed of 100% polypropylene. Some of the benefits of polypropylene include it being naturally stain-resistant, mould-resistant, and mildew-resistant. They then UV-treat it to prevent fading after exposure to sunlight.
• Acrylic is the most similar in appearance to natural fibres, featuring a soft finish that feels cushioned underfoot. Acrylic absorbs and releases moisture readily, which makes it resistant to mould and mildew. The product also dyes well and is fairly colour-fast and stain-resistant.
• Polyester offers a number of positive attributes, including vivid colouration that is resistant to fading and many stains. However, polyester is vulnerable to oil-based stains, and can also shed or mat down in high-traffic areas.
Both synthetic and natural fibre outdoor rugs come in a variety of colours and patterns. Geometrics, stripes and medallions are among the most popular styles, but there are also bold florals, tropical looks, and novelty designs available.
When choosing a rug, keep in mind that a darker colouration creates a more intimate environment. Where as lighter shades make a small area seem more spacious. No matter the design and colours you select, you can certainly count on rugs to make your outdoor living spaces more stylish!
Geometric Style Outdoor Rug
Palm leaves style outside rug / mat. Two different sizes to choose from.
Lovely grey patterned outside rug / mat. Two different sizes to choose from.