Smart Ways to Use an Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Grab one of these magic carpets next time you head into the great outdoors (or your great yard).

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Drying racks can function as a display piece, letting you show off your dishes while doubling up on storage space.Nourison

Indoor/outdoor rugs are such a good idea, we can’t believe we didn’t think to buy a bunch sooner! They’re an easy way to add a pop of style and design to the backyard or an outdoor party without breaking the bank. Plus, they’re portable and easy to clean, making them perfect for high-traffic areas like entryways and decks. These days, there are so many pretty, modern designs out there, you might even consider replacing your delicate indoor rugs with these hardy options.

REVERSIBLE MATS Outdoor Patio 9-Feet x 12-Feet, Brown/Beige RV Camping Mat
This portable option, which comes in an array of colors, is perfect for bringing along for your next picnic or road trip. Mildew- and mold-resistant 100% virgin polypropylene and a UV coating make it durable and fade-resistant.REVERSIBLE MATS

If you’re planning to use your rug outside, make sure the one you choose is made of an easy-to-clean material, like polypropylene plastic. You can vacuum or sweep away dirt, or spray it clean with a hose. For shaggier styles, make sure to vacuum the back too!

Nourison Aloha Indoor/Outdoor Floral Blue Multicolor Area Rug
This beautiful flat-weave style is pretty enough to keep inside! Its cut-pile pattern can withstand even heavy foot traffic, and it won’t shed.Nourison

If your indoor-outdoor rug has a semi-permanent home outside, make sure to bring it in during extreme weather. When you’re using it inside, consider an accompanying rug mat to prevent slippage and floor scuffing.

FH Home Indoor/Outdoor Recycled Plastic Floor Mat/Rug – RV Camping Rugs, Great for Beach, Camping Trips, Picnics – Lightweight - Aztec - Black/White (9 ft x 12 ft) - Foldable
This eco-conscious pick, which comes in a rainbow’s worth of colors and lots of patterns, is stain-, mold- and mildew-resistant. Its origami-like composition means it shrinks down to practically nothing when you want to tote it somewhere.FH Home

If you’re planning to use your rug someplace windy, pick a style with anchor loops and buy a pack of grounding pegs so you can nail it into the dirt and nip a magic carpet ride in the bud.

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