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Outdoor rug - considerations before buying:

1. Outdoor rug for my style
2. Finding the right size
3. Colors and designs
4. Suitable materials
5. How to clean an outdoor rug?
6. Conclusion

1. Outdoor rug for my style

An outdoor rug is a great way to add style and functionality to your outdoor space. An outdoor rug is the perfect opportunity to add a touch of coziness to your outdoor space. It makes evenings on the patio or balcony feel more homely. Whether you want to protect your patio from moisture or simply add some color and texture, there are many different options.

If you have a modern patio or balcony, you should choose an outdoor rug with a modern design. An angular basic shape and uniform colors underline the modern style of your outdoor area. Geometric patterns are also currently in vogue and are particularly suitable for both modern and Scandinavian styles.

Ciero outdoor rug from House Doctor

If your patio is more traditional, you may prefer a classic pattern. There are also many options in between. Boho-style outdoor rugs with fringes, for example, bring a touch of Mediterranean flair to your home.

2. Find the right size

Outdoor rugs come in many different shapes and sizes. Choosing the right size depends on the size of the available outdoor space.

The more space, the larger the outdoor rug can be. If you want to place the rug under an outdoor sofa, for example, the rug should not be too small, otherwise it will be lost and the proportions will not look right. The rug should be at least as wide and ideally wider than the sofa.

The weatherproof aluminum outdoor lounge sofa from HKliving in the bright living room

Also consider the size of your outdoor area when choosing an outdoor rug. If you have a large patio or balcony, a larger rug may be more suitable. If, on the other hand, you only have a small space, you should choose a smaller rug that doesn't take up too much space.

Runners with a particularly narrow cut are also suitable for narrow balconies. The elongated shape of the balcony is also reflected in the rug and contributes to a harmonious overall look.

Outdoor furniture and lighting from Gloster create a romantic atmosphere

Round outdoor rugs are particularly suitable for a seating area on the patio or in the garden. Round rugs work particularly well where there is a lot of space. The round shape often forms a nice contrast to the straight-lined outdoor furniture and lightens up the whole area. With a few lounge chairs and a side table, you can create a beautiful composition in the garden.

3. Colors and designs

There is a wide range of colors and designs for outdoor rugs. You may want to choose a design that complements the existing color scheme of your outdoor area. Or you may want to add a bold accent with a colorful or patterned rug.

If you have plenty of space for a large rug, you can also opt for patterns. These work particularly well with simple outdoor furniture and create a highlight in your outdoor area.

Hammock Headdemock Circle seat cushion and Carpretty outdoor rug from Fatboy

If your garden furniture is already very colorful, you can use a plain or solid-colored outdoor rug to create more balance.

4. Suitable materials

The main difference between outdoor rugs is the material. Depending on the location, there are either rugs made of natural fibers or synthetic materials. There are many different materials to choose from for outdoor rugs. Make sure that you choose a material that can withstand bad weather.

Outdoor rugs made from natural fibers

Way Outdoor Mat from ferm Living

Natural fibers such as wool or jute are a good choice for covered areas such as patios or balconies, as they can withstand a certain amount of moisture. Flat-woven rugs, for example made of sisal, also have the advantage that they can be used indoors as soon as the outdoor season is over. In addition, natural materials naturally have a different effect to outdoor rugs made from synthetic fibers. Natural materials are particularly popular in Scandinavian interiors or the boho style and skillfully emphasize these styles.

Outdoor rugs made from synthetic materials

Silhouette outdoor rug from nanimarquina

For uncovered areas, synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, polyester or nylon are the better choice as they are more resistant to fading and the weather. These materials are also very easy to clean and can be cleaned with a brush or hose if necessary. These materials are also particularly durable and easy to care for. Outdoor rugs made of synthetic fibers will last for several seasons and can therefore be enjoyed for longer.

5. How to clean an outdoor rug?

Find out about the care instructions before buying an outdoor rug. Some rugs can be washed in the washing machine, while others require special care. If you have pets or children, you should choose a rug that is easy to clean and maintain.

Mono rug from Pappelina

If the outdoor rug is made of natural fibers, you can simply vacuum or shake it out to remove dirt and debris. If it is made of synthetic fibers, you may need to hose it down or scrub it with soap and water to clean it.

Before the summer season starts, you should polish your outdoor rug from the previous season and clean it according to the material. You should also remove any dirt from the rug after the outdoor season and before storing it over the winter months.

6. Conclusion

Outdoor rugs are a great way to add color, style and protection to your outdoor space. Make sure you choose the right size, material and design for your needs. And don't forget to clean them regularly. Especially at the start of the outdoor season, the carpet from the previous year should be brought back to a high gloss.

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