We’re stepping outside for a change of scenery today as the weather has been rather glorious recently here in the UK. Although I’ve probably jinxed it just by writing this, so brollies at the ready!!
8 OUTDOOR RUGS TO SPICE UP YOUR GARDEN
When you think about it, our outdoor spaces whether it be a garden, patio or balcony are really just an extension of our interiors. The way that we are choosing to live and build our homes means that the line between indoors and outdoors have all but become a blur. These outdoor retreats have become our escape from technology and the fast pace of life. It makes sense to create a stylish comfort zone. That’s where outdoor rugs can make quite an impact and be transformative, much the same as rugs are to our interiors.
Whats also great about outdoor rugs is that they can easily be incorporated indoors as well. They’re durability and easy care attributes make them perfect for integrating them inside as well. Think kitchens, and bathrooms as they’re great for high traffic areas or messy kids, or in my case a grown-up one.
I’ve rounded up 10 Outdoor Rugs To Spice Up Your Garden to tempt you….
DENIM BLUE RUGBY OUTDOOR RUGS
Now, this beach house styled Denim Rugby rug is definitely made for those of you that have rugby players in the making. It’s scrubbable, bleachable, and made from super heroic polypropylene and is UV treated so won’t fade. Great for muddy messes and high traffic areas inside and out. It’s made by US specialists Dash & Albert . They are soft underfoot and look exactly like any indoor rug.
Good to Know: Air Dry only. Washable, bleachable, hoseable. Sizes: 61cm x 91cm (2′ x 3′), 91cm x 152cm (3′ x 5′), 122cm x 183cm (4′ x 6′), 183cm x 274cm (6′ x 9′), Runner – 76cm x 244cm (2.5′ x 8′), 259cm x 335cm (8.5′ x 11′) From Price: £110.00
OUTDOOR RUG GRAPHITE EXTRA LARGE
This is the daddy of outdoor rugs measuring a whopping 274cm in length, and 183cm in width, so more carpet than rug. It’s weatherproof and durable. Perfect for larger outdoor/indoor spaces. To clean just wash with cool water.
Good To Know: Made from Polypropylene. Price £364
GALA INDOOR/OUTDOOR REVERSIBLE RUG
This herb inspired is actually made from recycled plastic, making it a great eco-friendly choice for your outdoor spaces.
Good To Know: Reversible design for a moodier darker or brighter light tone, range of colour schemes. Easy to wipe-clean, resistant to mildew and fading. Comes in 3 Sizes: 90 x 150 cm, 120 x 180 cm, 150 x 240 cm. Price from £42
LHASA OUTDOOR RUG IN RED & VIOLET BY CUCKOOLAND
Add some fun vibrant geometric vibes with the Lhasa rug. It’ll certainly inject some colour whilst making an impact. It’s another eco-friendly outdoor rug but this time made from recycled plastic straws. It’s also reversible, waterproof and highly durable.
Good To Know: Made from recycled polypropylene, easy to wipe clean. Comes in a jute carry bag. Sizes: Standard: 180 cm x 120 cm, Large: 240 cm x 150 cm. Other designs also available. Price:
MOROCCAN TILE MATS
These Moroccan tile vinyl mats happen to be my favourites, and would personally have them both indoors and out. There’s no fear of tripping up either as they stay completely flat, don’t move, wrinkle or scratch so they’d definitely last in the I.E. household.
Good To Know: Produced from durable industrial PVC, it’s waterproof and washable. Price: From £79
San Juan Outdoor Rug In Dark Blue
Good to Know: Made from recycled polypropylene, easy to wipe clean. Comes in a jute carry bag. Sizes: Large: 240 cm x 150 cm. Price from £49.95
DUNE INDOOR OUTDOOR RUG
If my post on Ethical Soft Furnishings by Maud Interiors got you thinking about fair trade standards and handcrafted quality goods for your homes, then the Armadillo Dune Indoor Outdoor rug might just be up your street. Made in India from recycled PET, its handcrafted on looms by traditional weavers. It also has the Kaleen label which ensures that no child labour has been used in its production. This range is available in a selection of standard sizes or can be custom-made to order.
Good To Know: Available sizes: 0.9×1.8m / 1.4x2m / 1.7×2.4m / 2x3m / hallrunner / custom Available colours: coal/limestone and ash/oatmeal
DP 38 COAL GREY AND LIGHT CREAM RUG
To end our outdoor rug inspiration, the DP38 is a stylish number that is hand-woven using superfine PET fibres made recycled plastic bottles. This rug is indistinguishable from wool kilims so if you prefer the softer underfoot touch, this could be for you. It also makes is more versatile for use indoors should you wish.
Good to Know: Ethically produced in India. Resistant to sun fading and UV. Available in a range of sizes. Price from £83
Should the weather decide to revert back to our more usual type of summer, you can at least be assured that all these outdoor rugs are weatherproof, and your outdoor spaces will look fabulous.
Until next time…….
I found this more than a little interesting, as I recently used some outdoor rugs on an over-water extension of a boathouse. They were fantastic for breaking up the large expanse of timber, and also for injecting a touch of home comfort to a commercial outdoor space. Ace post, as per usual :) xx
Your boathouse extension sounds amazing and yes outdoor rugs are great for breaking up areas. Thanks for stopping by :D xx