With the longer days fast approaching, we’re getting excited for lazy Summer afternoons spent in the garden! We’re seeing more and more people transforming their outdoor space into a little oasis at home. Let’s take a look at some of our favourite garden rugs that will instantly elevate your space and extend your living area.
With just a few simple steps you can create your own retreat. Whether you’re decorating a patio, cosy balcony or spacious garden, there are no limits to what you can do with the space. The easiest way to define the area is with a rug and Dash & Albert have a huge selection of fabulous and functional designs.
First things first, you need to decide on what style you want your outdoor space to be. If you love that clean Hamptons look, then a neutral striped design like the Catamaran rug will be perfect for this. Pair with wicker furniture and white cushions & throws for that casual coastal vibe.
If you prefer a more modern and polished style, the Diamond Indoor/Outdoor rugs come in a variety of different shades. The subtle pattern will add softness and interest to your space. Keep the look minimal by using furniture in a similar colour palette and accessorise with pops of colour.
For a bolder, brighter look, add a splash of colour to your garden with the Happy Yellow rug. Certain to put a smile on anyone’s face, this hardwearing piece is ideal for playful days in the garden. Lightweight and versatile, roll up this rug and bring it with you for beach days or park picnics!
The same rules apply for outdoor rugs as they do indoor. Depending on where you plan on placing your piece, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. If you are using your garden rug to define a dining area then you need to ensure all legs of the table and chairs will sit on the rug. This will help prevent chair legs from getting caught in the rug and causing damage. If you have a narrow balcony or a long deck, perhaps a runner would be better suited.
The joy of a specially designed outdoor rug is that you don’t have to worry about it getting wet. However, we do recommend you clean your rug regularly to prevent any build-up of dirt or mould. For dry dirt, simply brush or shake out. For a more thorough clean, your rug can be hosed down. Don’t forget to wash both sides as the dirt will travel through. Dry your rug out naturally while allowing the air to circulate. Ensure your rug will last for years to come by rolling it up and storing in a dry place during the longer winter months. Dash & Albert outdoor rugs have been treated for stain resistance, so you don’t need to worry about avoiding direct sunlight.
Ensure your rug stays in place on windy nights by placing some plant pots on one or more corners. Not only will it keep your rug from moving, but will also help soften the look of your outdoor oasis and add another element of texture.
Roll out a sunny new look this Summer and make your space work for you! We’d love to see how you style your outdoor area with rugs so don’t forget to tag us @rugs.ie in your photos. Follow us on Pinterest for more home decor inspiration and check out our full selection of garden rugs on Rugs.ie.