Round, small, mats, and at times a lot of extra space to work with. Placing rugs outside can be a different ball game to indoor rugs. Let's have a look at the differences!When you're dealing with outdoor rugs, sometimes less is more.
There's not so much need for illusion tactics as the space could very well be large anyway, and you probably have more windows or no walls at all to take care of that spacious feeling.
Outdoor Mat or Small Rug
A round mat next to a doorway can look a little odd, so it's best to go with the traditional rectangle. If you do want to go with circular (and that can look great, especially with the Atrium range) put it away from the door and in a more central location.
Medium Outdoor Space
If you have enough room and a small rug just doesn't cut it, try a medium sized rug. Measure out the space lengthwise that the main feature of the floor has.
It could be a swing, a sofa, two chairs, or nothing in particular. If there's no large decor, feel free to make your own judgement!
If there is a large focus somewhere on the edge of the floor, think about how it would look if the rug were slightly smaller than the edges of that object.
Overall, you're going to be pretty safe with a rug of around 290 x 200.
Large Sized Outdoor Space
Think about a triangle arrangement for your table if it's square. The size of the rug is quite flexible in this instance, but make sure the rug isn't too small!
We'll usually recommend a large rug of around 330 x 240 or 400 x 300 for an outdoor area. Don't forget to wash and air both sides out once in awhile!
Most outdoor rugs are fully reversible, so swap sides every month or so too.