You know how a house just doesn’t feel like a home until it’s got the curtains hung and the rugs set out? There’s just something about adding the colors, patterns, and textures of different fabrics and materials to a room that completes its look, and makes it feel comfortable.
Well, the same goes for your home’s outdoor spaces, as well. Adding patio furniture makes your backyard an inviting extension of your living room – but just imagine how much more comfy and homey it will become when you add an outdoor rug to the mix!
Outdoor Rugs Are Versatile
You can put an outdoor rug just about anywhere you’d like a splash of color or pattern. Underneath a table or seating arrangement on your deck, they anchor the furniture grouping and give the area a more cohesive look. Placed right in front of your back door, they frame this more casual entryway into your home. Set next to a pool, they provide an attractive decorative accent, as well as a safer, non-slip surface to head for with wet feet!
Believe it or not, outdoor rugs can even work as indoor rugs, as well. So if you fall in love with a particular pattern, there’s no reason not to get one for your kitchen or living room, as well!
Outdoor Rugs Are Durable
When it comes to rug care, there’s no easier rug to keep in good condition than an outdoor rug. Made specifically to withstand fading from the sun, water damage from rain or spills, and mold and mildew growth, there’s not much in the way of normal wear and tear that these rugs can’t handle.
To clean an outdoor rug, you can vacuum dirt and debris from the surface, and then sweep away any dirt that has accumulated underneath the rug, to prevent it from getting ground into the fibers. For a deeper cleaning, simply hang the rug over a rail and hose it down! Once it drip dries, it’s ready to go again. Any stains can usually be easily removed by scrubbing with mild soap and water.
Outdoor Rugs Are Luxurious
Picture a backyard deck with some basic patio furniture on it – a plain, unadorned metal table and chairs, for example. Now picture that same furniture with bright, vibrant cushions softening the look. Fabrics and materials really do make all the difference, don’t they? Which look is more attractive – not to mention more comfortable? The cushioned one, of course!
Now imagine that same deck and furniture softened even more by an outdoor rug. Utter luxury, don’t you think? And it’s not just the look that gets upgraded with the addition of a rug. Bare feet can walk much more comfortably on a rug than on wood or pavement during the heat of summer. And little ones prefer to sit and play on a softer surface. Rugs simply bring comfort and luxury to any space they adorn.
So if you want to make your backyard into a luxurious retreat for your family this summer, add an outdoor rug! You just might find that you’re all spending a lot more time together outside enjoying the space – and each other.