Looking to add a small outdoor rug to your patio, deck, or doorstep? Great! You’re about to upgrade your space to the next level.
Why a Small Outdoor Rug?
Interior designers will add a small outdoor rug to any doorstep to create an inviting atmosphere before you enter the home. They’ll also use them by grills to catch grease stains, in sitting areas to provide a soft foot space, and anywhere else that could use a bit of soft warmth in an outdoor space.
Because the rugs are small, they’re also safe for making design statements. For example, you might not want a huge ocean scene area rug in your living room, but a small one on your patio can look beautiful.
The following examples are just some of many ways that you could use a small outdoor area rug in a home:
Small indoor/outdoor rugs at each entryway around a house, preferably in matching colors or styles.
Small outdoor patio rugs by the sitting area and the grilling area to protect the surface and soften it for barefoot walking.
Outdoor rugs for small balconies to add a touch of inviting warmth while making the space look larger. A round rug is particularly useful for adding the illusion of space if you have room to use it.
A Closer Look at Small Outdoor Rugs
Small outdoor rugs are versatile, affordable, and fun. You can change them with the seasons, which is popular among novice and experienced designers alike. You can also change them for special occasions and keep ones that aren’t in use neatly stored in your closet.
Alternately, you can purchase one versatile small outdoor area rug to decorate your space through every season and occasion. In this case, you want a rug that goes with your home’s style and works well with your exterior paint color.
Outdoor rugs can also be used indoors for areas that receive a lot of dirt, moisture, and traffic. They’re resilient and easy to clean, so you don’t have to worry about your floor getting damaged.
The following indoor spaces are just some of many great options:
If you have an outdoor space, you’re selling it short if it doesn’t already have an outdoor rug. Exterior decorating is just as important as interior decorating.
Likewise, if you have an indoor space that needs a more durable rug, a small outdoor area rug is perfect. You can choose from several beautiful designs and styles, and no one will ever guess that your rug was meant to be outside.
Don’t forget to:
Measure your space carefully and buy a rug that fits.
Pick the right material and thickness for your lifestyle.
Select a shape that complements existing décor elements.
Enter your size, color, shape, material, and thickness preferences to narrow the thousands of results to something more manageable. You can also use the style filter to browse rugs that match your home’s existing style.
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