Decorating Ideas: Improve Your Deck With a Painted Rug

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You don’t have to worry about the weather affecting this rug. By painting a rug it is one of the most practical decorating ideas. This can be used to tie in the atmosphere of your interior into your exterior or to designate certain areas of your deck to a specific purpose, like lounging. Here are a few tips on how to incorporate a painted deck into your design.

Tailor your design to the size of your deck.  Just like a regular area rug sizing is important. The right size can make your deck seem larger, and it is easier to incorporate it into exterior design. For example, if you are planning on the rug be a part of your dining area, make sure that it extends the area of the tables and the chairs. If you’re planning a lounging area either paint a size that extends beyond all furniture, or have it big enough to have all of the furniture’s front feet on it.

Tape out the size of your rug, and add furniture before you paint.  This will allow you to visualize the rug and allows for easy adjustments if necessary.

 Use exterior paint! This paint is designed to sustain abuse from furniture, weather, and foot traffic. By using this type of paint you will have to refinish and touch up your job less than before.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with designs and colour.  Unlike most other projects you can experiment a little more than usual. Incorporate colours from your exterior furniture, and don’t be afraid to make a statement.

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