While the inside of the house determines the personality of the residents and ensures their well -being, the outdoor gives them fresh air and an exposure to the outer world. Outdoor furnishings reflect the aesthetic sense of the residents and their outlook towards life.
Outdoor carpets are an important component of outdoor furnishings. The outdoor carpets must be highly durable and resistant to the weather changes. Also, they should have a soft and pleasant texture, so that they provide a comforting surface for the feet to relax.
Generally, outdoor carpets made of polypropylene have a cottony soft feel and are stain resistant in nature. The outdoor carpets that are available these days are generally resistant to mold, moisture and mildew and are mentioned in the product specifications. Some are even stabilized to UV exposure, so that they do not fade due to sunlight.
Now-a-days, outdoor carpets are available in a range of vibrant and natural colours and patterns that not only add to the beauty of the outdoor porch or patio, but also increase the comfort level of the residents of the house in their relaxation periods and get together meets. Outdoor rugs can be used to cover the terraces, pool and courtyards, patio spaces as well as the balcony or any outdoor enclosure.
Generally, outdoor carpets with bold patterns, colourful stripes, geometric shapes or floral patterns are used for patio spaces. An idea widely used for outdoor carpet setting is to use sisal rugs to cover the entire surface with bright colourful carpets on top to separate one entertainment area from another. This adds colour and spreads the view of the onlooker across the entire area.
Outdoor carpets also help in hiding the worn out patches of the porch. A large plain, waterproof carpet of neutral colour can be used to cover up the larger area of the porch with a smaller colourful carpet on the top. While this double layer will absorb the impact of any creaks on the porch, the smaller carpet will add to the colour and brightness of the area.
The entire outlook of the outdoor space can be changed by adding a bold and bright coloured carpet with large geometric or floral design to create a higher impact among the viewers. The idea is go for big sized carpets that ensure that the entire sitting area with all the chairs and tables are on the rug.
Outdoor carpets are meant to add a sense of coziness and add contrast, colour and boundaries to your outdoor space. So, we should choose a carpet that goes with the geographical location or the natural colours of the surroundings.
Lastly, the outdoor carpets must be regularly cleaned in order to prevent their fast wear and tear. Also, while buying the outdoor carpets, look for product specifications that ensure that the carpet is stain and insect resistant. Also, the tags should state the carpets will not smell or rot. It must be kept in mind that jute and sisal fibres are highly susceptible to breakage under humid conditions. Thus, users should make a proper choice of the outdoor carpets based on their durability, colour and nature of material.