In 2010, the trend towards outdoor living rooms and outdoor relaxation is continuing to grow. If you’re thinking of installing an outdoor family room or backyard den, or simply want to add some class and style to your existing patio, outdoor rugs are a must have.
Rug-makers are putting out rug designs and styles specifically fabricated for outdoor use. There are plenty of rug types to choose from and they look great in porches, lawns and poolside. Here are just a few unique outdoor rug options.
Bamboo rugs, with their smooth, naturalistic look, are perfect for your backyard, patio, or outdoor living room. They are elegant and come in a variety of earthy colors. Bamboo rugs combine the exotic and the elegant, to give your outdoor spaces a unique and appealing look. Furthermore, bamboo rugs are easy to clean and very versatile in their use.
Braided rugs lend a great, classic country-style look to your outdoors den, patio or yard. Look for rugs made of 100% polypropylene, as these are usually more tough and better at resisting stains. Braided rugs are also a great way to slip-proof any smooth floor surfaces.
Floor mats come in a wide variety of sizes, not just small. They are not as plush as carpet, but they are tough, durable, and easy to clean. Outdoor floor mats are usually made of lightweight, plastic fabric, and they can be put down anywhere from your patio to your grass lawn. Floor mats come in a wide variety of colors, so you have plenty of room to play around with the palette design of your outdoor spaces.
Traditional, eastern handmade rugs are no longer just for indoor use. Many western rug makers are manufacturing handmade rugs specifically designed for outdoor use. By using weather-resistant, synthetic yarn, these outdoor handmade rugs provide you with the plushness and elegance of traditional indoor rugs. They are woven to withstand outdoor traffic while retaining their look and vibrancy.
Contemporary Style Rugs
If you’re going for a more contemporary, or model look in your new outdoor den or patio, check out some of the more contemporary designs that rug manufactures are putting out. No matter what your vision is, there is an outdoor rug that will complement your idea.