Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

Doormats

Outdoor Rugs and Doormats

Decorating your outdoor space for an upcoming spring or summer season can be lots of fun. From choosing outdoor decor and decor for your front door, to finding just the right lighting and foliage for your backyard or patio, getting ready for the first barbecue or party of the year is memorable. A useful addition to your outdoor ensemble, having an indoor/outdoor rug on your patio helps protect your flooring from the elements and also adds warmth and elegance to your space. Similarly, having just the right doormat to greet guests at the front door gives a welcoming, homey feeling. Choose from a vast selection of outdoor rugs and doormats available from Pottery Barn, in a wealth of different colors, styles and shapes to suit your outdoor needs.


Many of the indoor/outdoor rugs available are woven from different fibers, allowing you many choices when it comes to the appearance of your deck or patio. Choose from weather-resistant propylene, or opt for a more eco-friendly option by choosing a rug made of recycled plastic or recycled yarn. All of the indoor/outdoor rugs are elegant and pleasing enough for indoor use, but are versatile and weather-resistant for outdoor use. Use you indoor/outdoor rug all season long, as it has a special coating that resists fading and wear from the elements, including sun exposure.


When it comes to indoor/outdoor rugs, you’ll want to be well familiar with what kind of size you need before purchase. If you find a style or pattern that you like, many of the available rugs are available in several different sizes, allowing you to decorate from the smallest to largest outdoor spaces. Color matching is also important when selecting your outdoor rug. Bright, bold patterns have a tendency to enliven your outdoor space. Place rugs in open spaces to make them a focal point of your deck or patio, or underneath your outdoor dining furniture, just as you would in your indoor dining space. Your outdoor furniture may feature a natural hue, and a good contrast to this is to choose a rug with a lively patter n or a bold stripe. You can also pair your existing outdoor pillows and slipcovers to either match or contrast with your rug, creating a neat effect.


Pile height is also a consideration when choosing your outdoor rug. Opt for a rug with generous pile height, which feels luxurious under bare feet. Many rugs will also need to be paired with an indoor/outdoor rug pad. This prevents you and your guests from slippage, especially in wet, bare feet during the summer. Several sizes are available to complement the rug you ultimately purchase.


You can also find just the right doormat to place outside of your home to perfectly express you and your home’s personality. Most doormats are made and woven from durable coir, which is a fiber taken from the husks of coconut shells. Strong and tough, coir helps doormats last through every season. Choose a doormat shape and size that best matches your existing outdoor space, with choices ranging from rectangular to half-moon shaped. Most doormats also offer you the option of personalization, allowing you to place your family’s name, initials or another meaningful phrase on your doormat. Because of this option, this also makes a new doormat a thoughtful and wonderful gift for weddings, graduations and housewarmings. You may also opt for a patterned doormat. Made with the same tough coir material, choose from geometric designs and florals to completely personalize your front door space. Add seasonal doormats for holidays as well, for a joyful and cheery feel throughout the year.