Video: How to Choose an Outdoor Rug

Spruce up your outdoor space with help from local exterior designer Catherine Arensberg.

There is only one material that I will use for rugs in my outdoor spaces – polypropylene. Hard to say but easy to clean. Luckily, it comes in so many styles, colors, and pile thickness now that the options are almost endless! I’m so glad the industry is starting to really work on creating beautiful rugs for outdoor spaces with this super durable material. Our environment is so rainy and harsh, but these will work here. Make sure to check the details on online listings before you purchase. And if you’re shopping in store, flip over the corner of the rug to see what it’s made of. It matters! Buying polypropylene will give you the most life out of your rug and the most bang for your buck. Watch the video below for more details about everything you can expect from a polypropylene outdoor rug. 

Catherine Arensberg is an exterior designer who specializes in finding ways to create your ultimate outdoor space, no matter the budget. Learn more here:

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