Thursday, July 7, 2011

Reversible... so which side up?

My outdoor rugs from came today! I ordered two 5x7's to go on my patio since that was the largest they had. But... I've not washed the slate yet, so I'm not really ready to put them out there. I think they are going to be great though, as they are woven of soft plastic and feel comfy and yet very water friendly to stand up to the weather. 

They are totally reversible... so which side do I face up? Navy or White?
Here are the rugs with the chair cushions I already own. The chaise cushion is a solid spa blue/green that's in the stripe too. I figure the navy and white rugs will be very versatile and I can change up the cushions and put red with it for a nautical look or even yellow for a crisp look.
The navy is dark but I think outside in the sunshine it will lighten up a bit.
I want to get out there and scrub that patio! But I have to be patient... I'm still healing, still very sore in fact. I tried cutting back on the pain pills today but my pain told me it's too soon. At least it's almost the weekend and I can get some help from my sweet hubby!
So tell me.... what side up?


  1. Definitely navy up. It won't look as dirty if people are walking all over it.

  2. I really like the white, but the blue will be lower maintenance!! I LOVE the idea of using red and/or yellow with the navy! Can't wait to see the Big Reveal! Hope you are feeling better every single day! XOXO

  3. Well either way works, but I think I like the white better with those cushions.

  4. Definitely the white side. That way, when it gets dirty you can just flip it over until you have time to wash it, right? And, I love them!

  5. I love that rug - and the fact that it's reversible - so when one side is dirty or gets stained, just flip it!!

    xoxo Laura

  6. Hmmm...I'm leaning toward the white side, but have to see it up against the dark slate. I think the lightness might be a nice contrast against the patio and the house. Can't wait to see the whole outdoor room put together! xoxo

  7. I've used the "wrong" side of fabrics before just because they looked nicer. Nothing wrong with that!


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