Staying in-in is the new going out when it comes to socializing with friends. So make a grand entrance and lay out the
red carpet for your guests. To copy this look by Homesense, position two runner rugs near your patio dining set, et voila, a VIP dining area that costs very little to style.
'One of the simplest ways to make your outdoor space feel more opulent is to consider the comforts that we wouldn’t usually expect to find outdoors,' says Ali Manser, merchandising manager at Harbour Lifestyle.
'For example, if you already have a seating arrangement, why not add in an outdoor rug? The additional solace of not having to place your feet on a cold patio tile creates a sumptuous experience, and a stylish aesthetic, that will work wonders in your garden without having to splash out on a full new set.'
'Choose a rug that coordinates with your existing furniture, and ensure you select one with hardwearing, weatherproof materials for a truly indulgent feel.'
And, Punam Chada, buyer, carpets and rugs, Carpetright says: 'Outdoor rugs are a great way to bring style and zoning to an outside space, perfect for entertaining, relaxing or if you have children playing on the ground.'