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. Many a times, people are of the notion that an outdoor rug serves no purpose and it would be a sheer waste to even place one. However, 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.

 1) Ensure its durability

Outdoor Rug

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. Rug Specialists advise that one should not invest in a machine made rug since it is not durable at all. One should rather go in for a cheaper range of handmade rugs to ensure its durability and longevity.

2) Inexpensive Rug

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. Additionally, one can also place a good quality jute Durry which would not get spoilt if spread outdoors.

3) 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. Such types of floor covering are easily available and easy to maintain.

Outdoor Kilim

4) Easily Washable

Outdoor Rug

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. At times, when a rug is placed and when one walks, the rug walks along. It would be wise to place a rug pad beneath it to avoid slipping and to place a rug that is easily washable.

Hence, with the aforementioned tips it is easy to place an outdoor rug without investing a lot. The only thing that one should keep in mind is that to use a rug that is water and mild-dew resistant.