Outdoor 'Rugs' That Literally Rock

Fine Gardening

Having lived in the Midwest for most of my life, I've always had a different view of outdoor decorations and furniture than most people. There's rain, wind, elements — it's not a sunny California hide away that seems unscathed by nature. The idea of putting a rug outside hasn't really crossed my mind for more than a few seconds. But what if I made one from something more durable instead? We discovered these at Fine Gardening, where they have a quick tutorial on making your own rock pathway. Although using small rocks and pebbles to create stepping stones and a nice walkway in your garden is appealing, what really caught my attention was the rug. That beautiful Persian-esque rug.

It would be the rug you'd never have to vacuum. It would be the rug that could get wet, take the ice and snow, and always receive compliments from your friends! Sure you'd be married to the idea once installed and it might limit furniture placement, but in many backyard spaces there aren't too many options for that anyway. It's a solid idea that looks fantastic and could work with modern and traditional furnishings alike.

Do you like the idea, or does it seem like too much work for you? Is it worth the hours you'd spend placing small rocks in a cute design, or is it work best left to the professionals? Let us know in the comments below!

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