Outdoor Rugs for Decks and Patios

The first step in buying an outdoor rug is to measure the area where the rug will be placed and determine the shape that is going to best cover the area.  An outdoor rug will add elegance and color to your outdoor living space but it will also protect decking from scrapes and dings. Choose a circular or oval outdoor rug if you have an oval or circular dining set. Oversized rugs will dominate the look of your patio or deck so be sure to take into consideration the color, pattern and size of the outdoor furniture you have in the area. Outdoor area rugs are designed to stand up to the weather. Rugs made from natural materials such as sisel can mildew and become damaged in wet environments, so consider  rugs constructed with synthetic fibers, such as polypropylene or acrylic. For a consistent look, color and patterns should be chosen with consideration for the style of your home.