What You Should Know About Outdoor Rugs

Warm weather graces us after winter, and the outdoors becomes our favorite hang-out spot, especially decks and patios. To make your deck or patio truly inviting, outdoor rugs are exactly what you need. Who says these areas can't have some style and comfort plus floor protection? And this is what an outdoor rug will do for you.

Outdoor rugs are different from indoor rugs or regular foot mats. Outdoor rugs are tough and made from materials that can survive the elements. This makes them functional and fashionable at the same time because they enhance any outdoor space neatly. Plus, they come in a variety of designs.

So if you're looking to get one, here's all you should know about outdoor rugs and what makes them great.

1. What Size Outdoor Rug To Choose

To know what size outdoor rug to use, you must first consider the size of your deck or patio. Thankfully, you can get outdoor rugs in sizes ranging from 2×3 to 11×14. So no matter the size of the patio or deck or your design preference, there's a rug that's perfect.

A 2×3 size rug is best for a small space like an entranceway. However, a large deck allows at least 12-24 inches of flooring uncovered from the rug's ends to the edges of the outdoor area to allow for clearance to walk around and a pulled-together look.

For an outdoor seating area that is not used for dining, it's okay if just the front legs of the chairs are on the rug.

2. Which Style Of Outdoor Patio Rug To Choose

Black & White Outdoor Rugs: You can never go wrong with black and white. Combining these two colors for an outdoor patio rug is simply chic. The Catrine Area rug is one such rug that compliments outdoor furniture nicely. Made from 100% polypropylene, this boho style outdoor rug features lovely patterns that make your patio or deck more inviting. Made from 100% polypropylene, this boho style outdoor rug features lovely patterns that make your patio or deck more inviting. It is available in popular sizes such as 7×10" or 8×12" rectangles. Round shapes of 7'10" or 5'3" are available as well. 

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Another lovely black and white outdoor rug is the Cowen area rug, perfect for a dining area patio.  

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Blue Outdoor Rugs: Brighten your outdoor patio with blue. Blue is a soothing and refreshing color that sets the atmosphere for a relaxing outdoor experience. Forfar Area Rug is perfect for a small conversation in your outdoor space. 


Boho Outdoor Rugs: Bohemian-inspired outdoor rugs give off a relaxing, playful, and laid-back aura. Simple designs intertwined with a traditional feel make for outdoor rugs that are great for your patio or deck. 

The Luddenham area rug  is a perfect Boho choice. It comes in varying sizes to fit a dining patio area.

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3. What Materials Are Used For Outdoor Rugs?

Outdoor rugs need to be able to withstand the conditions outside. These rugs can be made from polyester, nylon, and polypropylene, among other weather-resistant materials.

Polyester: This is another synthetic material that's durable and stain-resistant. However, polyester is very likely to wear in high-traffic areas so not the best choice for some households with children and pets. On the flip side, it's easy to clean, lightweight, and very durable.

Nylon: For high-traffic areas, nylon is a better choice. Although it's one of the more costly synthetic materials, the way it handles wear and tear makes it worth it. However, it's not as stain-resistant as other synthetic fibers, so it easily soaks up stains.

Sisal: This is a great material for outdoor decks and patio rugs. Sisal is a natural fiber, so it's very durable but can be quite uncomfortable under bare feet. It also doesn't do well with moisture, mold, and mildew.

Jute: Jute is another natural fiber. It's soft, durable, and great for an outdoor patio. However, when it comes to humid temperatures, jute doesn't hold up as well as synthetics. 

Both Sisal and Jute are good options if used in a covered porch area where they will get more protection as long as the weather is not excessively humid and damp.

Bottom Line on Outdoor Rugs

Adding an outdoor rug to your outside space is a lovely way to make your deck, balcony, patio, or porch feel homier. You get a cozy surface for bare feet and some color to your décor. Also, you won't have to worry about it getting ruined because it's outside.

And that's why at Boutique Rugs, we have a collection of beautiful designer outdoor rugs in various designs, shapes, sizes, and design themes. 

Our rugs are top quality, affordable and posh. Some of our rugs are machine washable rugs or hose washable rugs. A lovely machine washable rug to get is the Holi Hol-2302 Washable Area Rug or hose washable outdoor rugs; available in different sizes. 

So whether you're looking for a boho outdoor rug, a round outdoor rug of 9×12, or a contemporary style outdoor rug, we've got you covered. 

Spice up your outdoor space with an outdoor rug today by contacting us.

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