We all are aware how a handmade rug beautifies our living space be it our living room, bedroom or a hallway. It simply adds to the beauty of the existing space and provides sheer warmth and comfort at the same time. At the same time, an outdoor rug also provides a unique look and feel to the space and exudes an ultra-chic look with modern designs. There are a number of factors to consider before going in for an outdoor rug that shall assist in maintaining the longevity of the rug.
Ensure its durability:
It is important to ensure that the outdoor rug you are placing is of good quality and wont be torn or worn off in no time. A good way to ensure its durability is by virtue of regular cleaning and maintenance. Also, regular vacuuming is recommended by professional interior designers and rug specialists to ensure the longevity of these beautiful outdoor rugs and carpets.
Now, if you are placing an outdoor rug, it is wise enough to not invest in a rug that costs a fortune. It is advised that an outdoor rug should be water, mold and mild-dew resistant. Why burn a hole in your pocket and spend a bomb on an expensive rug, when there could be chances of the same getting ruined when placed outdoors due to bad weather. Also, try to avoid placing the rugs in direct sunlight since the colors or vegetable dyes of the carpet might ware off and fade the colors.
Low or no pile:
A durry or Kilim like rug is also suitable for an outdoor area rug. It is easy to maintain and can be cleaned without any hassle. Kilims are flat weave rugs with little or no pile. A durry can either be cotton based or woolen based. A handmade durry is made in various designs like geometrical, floral or abstract design. It is best to place a durry which is ideal according to the overall look of the interior space and home decor.
It is extremely crucial to have an outdoor rug that can easily be washed or given to rug-specialists for its repair, if ruined. A quick tip would be to place a rug pad to avoid any slip on the floor. There are times when a rug could easily get dirty and it could be hard to maintain the same. Hence, it is advisable to place a rug that is easy to maintain and easy to wash at the same time.
Hence, with the aforementioned tips and tricks one can easily pick and choose a rug or handmade durry for an outdoor space keeping the tricks in mind and ensuring not to burn a hole in your pocket. Also, lastly a quick tip to keep in mind is that the rug or durry should preferably be without tassels or fringes since they get dirty easily.