Can I Really Use an Outdoor Carpet Indoors?

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0926_gq02.jpg Q: I need a rug to cover the nasty carpet in my new apartment. Ideally, it would be something big, soft, and stylish but those are expensive. The indoor/outdoor rugs go for cheap, but are they insanely itchy?

Would I hate walking on them in my bare feet? Would I be able to sit on the floor and play video games if I had an indoor/outdoor rug in my living room?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.