Outdoor Rugs: New Possibilities for Outdoor Spaces
Published: May 20th, 2016
Outdoor spaces are increasingly becoming rooms equipped with sofas, lamps, bars, and kitchens. So it was only a matter of time before someone asked, “What about outdoor rugs?” No surprise — new advances in textiles and rug technology now allow us to include beautiful outdoor rugs in our designs, bringing the perfect touch of warmth and comfort to the bare feet of summer. I’m not talking AstroTurf here. I’m talking hand-knotted rugs in rich colors with a luxurious feel and a pile of about 1½ inches! Because they’re 100% Solution Dyed Acrylic, the vibrant colors go down deep to the fiber’s core, guaranteeing minimal fade, not to mention resistance to mildew. The fabric is also stain resistant, making those inevitable ketchup, mustard, wine and dirt stains easy to remove.
Check out these examples from one of our favorite textile companies, Porter Teleo. Company founders Kelly Porter and Bridgett Cochran translate their hand-painted and block-printed works of art into a high performance line produced by Perennials. These gems are handmade to order in any size, shape and color. At 80 knots per square inch, they are bare-foot comfortable and smashing to boot.
Looking for the smooth, soft handfeel and appearance of Sisal or Jute? Consider the UV-protected, stain-resistant rugs from angela adams. Constructed of woven polypropylene, these handsome and durable rugs can work perfectly for those high-traffic indoor areas as well, like mud rooms, indoor porches, kitchens, and under dining room tables.
Got an outdoor space that is still something less than a room? Warm it up and finish it off with one of these wonderful new options!