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Why Outdoor Furniture Rugs Matter

Aug 7, 2008
Most people spend a great deal of effort to improve the interior of their houses, sometimes forgetting that the outside is just as important. The veranda, porch, or patio for example, is that place our visitors see first since this part of the house is the welcoming committee itself. Whenever we want to just sit back, relax and enjoy the breeze outside, we sit on the bench at the porch while reading or while simply daydreaming. There are so many personal moments that could also happen just out the door of our house and it would be nicer if it too, be decorated and treated well. One major way to do this is to use outdoor furniture rugs that catch the eye and gives warm hints of welcome.

Other outdoor areas include a possible barbeque or grilling section or an outdoor kitchen. Since the outdoors could get a little unpredictable with all those changes in the weather, anything you set up there should be weather-proof, water-resistant, durable and reliable. There are certain things to consider when shopping for these types of rugs:

* Decide on the size, shape, and durability of the rug

Take measurements of the place where you see your rug resting. All pieces of furniture should be in their places so you can accurately measure your future rug. Simulate how heavy the foot traffic there will be so you can consider the durability of the rug to be purchased. Take note that a rectangular-shaped rug could make the small area look too cramped; a round one can be an alternative to make the area look softer and roomier.

* Decide on the color or pattern you wish to use based on an existing or new decor themes.

Just like indoors, there must be harmony and unity of decors outdoor. Coordinate the colors with the existing pieces or if you're buying everything at the same time, be sure to choose colors that complement each other.

* Decide what material you'd like to have.

There are several materials rugs can be made out of and some are unsuitable for indoors, but they are good for outside use. Like plastic for example, it wouldn't be great inside but it could be perfect outside since it is weather proof. New technology has made plastic rugs softer so they should feel nice even if you're barefoot. Woven rugs in all sorts of designs look lovely too depending on your taste and the design you have in mind for your outdoor dˇcor.

* Check your wallet and just how much you're willing to spend.

Of course you have to buy according to how much you can afford to spend for an outdoor furniture rug. As most high-quality rugs cost higher, inexpensive ones are the best options but do check if buying such will eventually just be too costly since you will have to replace low-quality rugs from time to time.

* Double-check what type of caring and maintenance are required for the rug.

Outdoor rugs are made to stand the weather, resist stains and dirt so there really isn't much effort needed in cleaning them up. Most of these outdoor furniture rugs can be wiped or cleaned easily and they dry out fast too.
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