Outdoor rugs are an easy way to add some pizazz to your patio or porch while giving it a cozy, room-like feel. These rugs can also be used in high-traffic indoor spaces like the kitchen, the laundry room or the bathroom. They are durable and easy-care, making them a sensible and attractive décor option. What’s the best way to get the most out of an outdoor rug?
When it comes to any area rug, be it indoor or outdoor, size matters. Choosing the right size will help your rug to work properly with your space. Ideally, an area rug should cover most of the seating space with some flooring peeking through around the edges.
Configuration is another consideration. If space is tight but you want to add some color and pattern (which will anchor a space), you should consider round outdoor rugs. They will give you the effect you’re looking for while using space a bit more efficiently than a rectangular rug.
As for color and pattern, your outdoor rug can add some color to a neutral décor or can tone down a space with brighter hues. A pop of color and pattern will liven up a neutral space and can entirely change the look. A mainly neutral piece with accents that coordinate with the colors can bring a bit of order to a lively scheme, providing an anchor.
An outdoor rug sets the tone of the entire space, so consider the effect you want to create before you buy.
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