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When it comes to creating an inviting area, an indoor/outdoor rug is a simple yet elegant choice. There are so many satisfying solutions to buying an indoor/outdoor rug: if you have different cushion colors, a rug can tie it all together. If you have a deck that heats up during the summer, a rug can give you a nice spot to cool your heels. A rug helps define your space and creates a natural extension of your home. It is wise, however, to be aware of a few conditions that many first-time rug buyers might not know about. We’ve selected our favorite tips that will make your patio effortlessly beautiful.

Location, Location, Location  

As is everything in life, it’s important to think about your location. If you live in a dry climate that gets a lot of sun, you might want to consider a lighter colored rug so the colors won’t fade as fast, or look for a UV-resistant rug. If you’re like us and live in a climate like Seattle, rain and (eek!) mildew are always at the forefront of your mind. In those cases, it’s best to leave the plush Persian rugs inside and choose a synthetic material, like a polypropylene rug.

The Difference is Unbe-weave-able

For outdoor rugs, it’s important to know how they are made so you can tell how breathable they will be. The best construction method for an outdoor rug is a flat weave. According to The Spruce, “a flat weave rug is any rug that is constructed without including any knots at all. Instead, the parallel running fibers that comprise the length of the rug (warp) and those that run along the width (weft) make up the whole surface of the rug.” A flat weave rug is perfect for resisting water, spills, and dirt, making it a great choice for high-traffic areas like a busy deck or porch.

Outstanding Support

For optimal results, pairing an outdoor rug pad with your rug will help it last longer, make it a little softer for surfaces like concrete or wood, and help prevent the occasional slips and slides. There are tons of options to choose from on popular websites like Wayfair.

Our favorite thing about outdoor rugs is they can make your space look cozy with no effort. Whether you’re looking for a more festive atmosphere for family dinners or want to design a peaceful oasis for just you, our durable rugs will elevate your outdoor setting with ease.