When it comes to decor pieces that do it all, we like to think of indoor-outdoor rugs as a triple threat. Why? They’re affordable, stylish, and wondrously durable. They’re made to survive the elements outdoors, making them equally durable for the indoors. And they come in a wide array of colorful styles, so they can really ground the look in a room.
If you’re still not convinced, here are five reasons for why we love indoor-outdoor rugs that might just inspire you to consider one for your home!
1. They’re Easy To Clean
Probably the best part about indoor-outdoor rugs is that they’re low-maintenance when it comes to cleaning. Red wine spill? No problem. Spaghetti sauce accident? Just wipe it right off with some soap and a damp cloth.
To give your indoor-outdoor rug a more thorough clean, simply take it outside and hose it down with some mild soap and scrub it out with a brush. Most are made of synthetic fibers, so it’s virtually impossible to ruin the rug with too much washing or scrubbing.Shop This Room
2. They’re Affordable
We all know rugs designed to last can be pretty expensive. Indoor-outdoor rugs, on the contrary, happen to have a much wider range of affordable options. And it’s usually based on the size of the rug rather than the weave or design.
Plus, they often look just as great as indoor rugs, except you’re guaranteed a piece that’s made to last.Shop This Room
3. They’re Durable
Speaking of lasting design, it goes without saying that indoor-outdoor rugs are totally awesome because of how strong they are. Not only can they handle the occasional spill (see point number 1), they can also stand up to crazy foot traffic in the busiest areas of the home, like the entry or the family room.
Our favorite ways to use them? Lay down one or two indoor-outdoor runners in your kitchen, hallway, or bathroom—just make sure you keep them in place with rug pads!Shop This Room
4. They’re Great for Kids and Pets
Plus they’re safeguarded against juice spills and food crumbs. If you have pets in the home, those paws and claws won’t be a problem with one of these rugs.Shop This Room
5. They Come in Lots of Styles
It’s often surprising to see all the different stylish options for indoor-outdoor rugs on the market. There are endless options for you to choose from! Whether it’s a colorful, fun traditional pattern, a super neutral, minimal design, or a bold geometric graphic piece, you’re bound to find one that suits your taste.Shop This Room