May 05, 2022 | Carpet One Floor & Home
Spring is the perfect time to hit the reset button on your outdoor spaces. Whether you’re clearing out the four-season room or setting up furniture on the patio, it’s safe to say that your space could use an extra bit of love this season.
Invest in a new outdoor rug, perfect for setting under furniture and creating a lounge area on the back terrace.
Much like indoor area rugs, outdoor area rugs work to delineate spaces outside by keeping your grill station separate from the dining area and designating your pool cabana from the conversation seats near the fire pit.
In a world of evolving interior design, there’s a significant amount of trend crossovers between indoor and outdoor rugs, with many products often boasting that they can be used in both spaces. So what is the purpose of an outdoor rug? And, which rugs are good for outdoors?
The major qualifying factor is the type of material used to make each rug. While the fiber make-up of indoor area rugs ranges from organic wool to silk to nylon, outdoor area rugs must be made from durable fibers like jute, sisal, olefin, or polypropylene. Outdoor rugs are designed to resist stains from dirt and soil and tend to hold up better under the harsh elements. Oftentimes, outdoor area rugs are sealed with a UV fade-resistant treatment and feature nonskid backings to provide better grip in case of wet surfaces.
If you’re looking for your exterior design style to take on a more artistic form of living, the joie de vivre of bohemian-styled outdoor patio rugs might be ideal for you. Modern bohemian style takes shape in the form of color, personality, and eclectic accents. Consider tying your outdoor space together with a colorful bohemian area rug and sleek, modern furniture. Made to be fade-, stain-, and heat-resistant, Kaleen’s Anther collection complements any outdoor space of your home with its durable and luxurious appeal. Emblematic of bohemian characteristics, this rug has carefree layers of pattern and color. The abstract detailing is composed of warm colors like ivory white and purple shades mixed with pink tones and navy blues.
Sand Azure in Turquoise by Couristan
Nothing quite says “welcome home” like organic materials in exterior design. Earth tones will continue to be popular this season as many of us relax into the comfort of our own homes with colors and textures that fit seamlessly into indoor and outdoor spaces. Couristan’s Monaco Collection perfectly blends natural color schemes with contemporary patterns to create a uniquely structured flat weave that boasts a smooth surface. Let these tranquil colors of muted greens, cool blues, soft grays, and sandy beiges transport you to your very own at-home retreat.
Dolce Bamboo in Cool Onyx by Couristan
Outdoor area rugs designed from green color schemes work beautifully in outdoor settings because they pull out the existing greenery and naturally accent the space. This season, delve into botanical prints with hints of green and tie together your outdoor areas with this color. Area rugs and furniture that incorporate green hues work on two levels: to ground your design in the natural surroundings and to create a splash of color among traditional outdoor materials like rattan and wicker. Couristan’s Dolce Bamboo area rug in Cool Onyx gives a refreshing appeal with its sophisticated yet traditional leaf print. The faded yellow, forest green, and bark beige colors are locked in to retain their rich hues thanks to a special UV finish, making it a practical and fashionable choice for your outdoor lounge area.
From traditional motifs to bold florals to nautical-inspired designs, the world of outdoor area rugs is filled with lively prints. Don’t be afraid to explore your wild side this spring and take the design leap with a fun, playfully patterned area rug. Kaleen’s Amalie Collection is a great place to start, with its tropical designs inspired by a sunny sea-life ambiance. Made with incredible fade- and heat-resistance, these colorful prints will last for years and are tough enough to withstand high traffic areas like the pool deck and the backdoor entrance with the sliding glass doors.
Country Side in Denim by Nourison
Let sentimentality air out this spring with a brush of vintage through a classic outdoor area rug. We aren’t suggesting that you drag your old heirloom Oriental rug outside, but instead, invest in a rug that has vintage appeal—whether this is its faded coloring, distressed motifs, or muted patterning, the personal touch is up to you. The simple elegance of this Country Side area rug from Nourison combines denim blues with delicate whites in a classic scrolling leaf-and-vine design. Thanks to its light floral details, this outdoor area rug makes a beautiful statement that marries the benefits of a modern power loom with elegant traditional patterns.
As always, remember to take into consideration your surroundings and let your existing furniture or décor guide your frame of reference for the pattern and colors you choose. Don’t forget to consider elements like the amount of sunlight, exposure to water, climate, and foot traffic when shopping for your next outdoor statement rug.
So what style will you choose to refresh your space this spring? Maybe you need to first figure out the flooring for your outdoor space. Our design experts at Carpet One Floor & Home can help you select the best materials for your climate's needs. And as always, if you need more design inspiration, check out our latest issue of Beautiful Design Made Simple for all the spring trends!