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Are you loving the hot weather? We've waited long enough for it, we thought it was never coming, but now it's here and it's time to make the most of it! With the school holidays coming up, no doubt you'll be taking the opportunity to get out and about. Perhaps you've booked tickets to a festival, or you're planning a trip to the beach or a romantic outdoor concert with your loved one?
Music lovers may be visiting Glastonbury, Download or Cropredy festivals or perhaps attending a Proms in the Park event. There are so many great outdoor events in the UK, there really is something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a quiet family trip out, or a wild and muddy camping trip, there's something on this summer to suit your needs.
Let's take a look at some of the most popular outdoor events that take place over the summer months...
Glastonbury Festival (June) – No list of outdoor events would be complete without mentioning Glastonbury. The most famous festival in the UK, this five day event has been running since 1970 and has featured many top artists. Famed for it's notorious mud, and quirkiness, you'll find music of many genres here, from rock and pop to folk and world music. Glastonbury is so huge, with around 175,000 people attending each year, it attracts people from all walks of life giving it a truly eclectic feel.
3Foot People (late June / early July ) - A lot of festivals cater for kids to a certain extent, with special events and play areas for them, but the 3Foot People festival in Chelmsford is dedicated entirely to younger children making it the ideal family festival. There's a massive range of activities from baby massage and story telling to ballet, crafts and sports.
Latitude Festival (late July) – Latitude is a festival in the European style held annually in Suffolk. As well as a wide range of musical acts, Latitude also focuses on the arts; with comedy, poetry, dance and literature. The festival is set in beautiful surroundings, there's even a lake you can swim in!
Fairport's Cropredy Festival (Second week in August) - Founded in 1976 by folk band Fairport Convention, Cropredy is an important festival for any folk music lover. Around 20,000 people attend each year to listen to the music and enjoy the atmosphere. The festival spills out into the village with live acts in the village pubs and street entertainment such as Morris Dancers.
Proms in the Park (September) – If classical music is more your thing, you'll love Proms in the Park. There are events in the UK, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. A truly enjoyable evening, classical music features heavily in the line up, but there are some other treats thrown in too. The acts are live on stage, but there are also huge video screens, so you don't have to worry that you won't have a good view.
Loopallu (September) – Ever heard of Loopallu? Any idea where it is held? Well it's held in Ullapool ( Loopallu backwards! ) Still none the wiser? Well it's in the Highlands of Scotland, a tiny fishing village overlooking Loch Broom. Despite being a small and intimate festival, somehow they manage to secure some major acts in the music business to play here. If the crazy crowds of Glastonbury are not your scene, or you're just looking for something totally different, this could well be one worth looking into.
Whatever your plans are, there's no need to let the threat of a rainy spell ruin your day. When you're at any outdoor event there are some things you really need with you to enjoy the event in comfort. We're not talking about sandwiches or even a chilled bottle of wine, no, we're talking about rugs and cushions!
Sitting outside can seem like a great idea, but in reality it can be dirty and uncomfortable. Picnic rugs have been around forever, everyone seems to have a tartan rug in their car for such occasions, and the best planners remember to take along a few cushions to lounge on too. When the weather is pleasant this can be highly luxurious, but you can't depend on the British weather! A small shower of rain will soon pass, and you can get on with enjoying your day, but even though you soon dry off, your rug and cushions will stay damp for days. If you're at a festival and you're camping, you can't just pop them in the tumble dryer. Outdoor events can ruin your cushions, leaving you sat uncomfortably for the rest of the time you're there.
However, don't worry, you don't ever need to throw away your sodden cushions and favourite rug again. Instead, leave the fabric accessories at home and treat yourself to one of our beautiful all-weather rugs and a set of co-ordinating cushions! They are made from recycled plastic straws, which might not sound very comfortable, but once you try them you'll know how great they really are. They are as luxurious as any cushion you'd have on your sofa at home, and just as soft. They even reflect the sun giving them a beautiful shine, you'll be the envy of everyone around.
The best thing is though, if they get damp, they won't be ruined. The rain will simply roll off the waterproof material. Give them a quick wipe over with a towel and they're as good as new. They're easy to clean too, so you can send them off with the kids to a muddy Glastonbury and no matter how messy they get, they'll just wipe clean, or you can give them a quick blast with the garden hose (the rug and cushions that is, not the kids, although it might be tempting!).
With a range of bright colourful designs, and some more subdued options there's the perfect rug for any occasion. Pick contrasting cushions or have a whole matching set. The choice is yours!
When searching for pet rugs; and specifically cat mats or cat area rugs, the options available can be a little uninspiring. Green Decore can provide you with pet care solutions that make our rugs for cats the best choice, in terms of both practicality and stylish design.
Our plastic indoor outdoor rugs are perfect for the places that your furbaby calls their own. And if you have a cat, you'll know that they only allow you to live in the same space as them: they think it's 'their' house!
Perhaps your cat eats in the kitchen; and with a Green Decore rug your heart-of-the-home will look great - and kitty can tuck in to their favourite treats - without you having to constantly clean up bits of food and mop the floor after they've finished eating. Our easy clean pet rugs mean that you can simply wipe them with a cloth to remove food and water spills.
Our range of pet rugs and cat area rugs are also good to put under a litter tray, to catch any stray material and any little accidents! The texture of the rug actually helps to remove litter from paws as the cats walk over it, saving you from the embarrassment of it being spread around your home!
You don't need to be a cat detective to know when kitty has been out and about - just look for the wet or muddy footprints! It's impossible to clean your pet's feet every time they enter the house, so the perfect solution is to place Green Decore rugs in your entrance halls. The rich colours and on-trend designs will create a warm welcome for guests - whilst providing an incognito solution to the practicalities of keeping a clean and tidy home when you have pets. At Green Decore we understand that your cat and their care is of optimum importance to you.
And no need to worry about kitty scratching at the pet rug - you'll find cats just aren't very interested in sharpening their claws on these rugs - but don't worry they're made to last - so they can take some wear and tear!
Maybe your cat sleeps in the warmest areas of the house; cat owners know that kitty loves a place that's cosy - but cat hair can be an unsightly problem. Unlike ordinary rugs, pet hairs won't cling to our indoor outdoor rugs; and although they're made of recycled plastic - the rugs have a lovely soft texture, perfect for pets to snooze on. You'll also be doing your bit for the environment by buying products from us - and they're totally pet-safe.
Green Decore indoor outdoor rugs are the perfect gift for loved dogs and dog lovers alike. Last year Brits spent an amazing £47 million on gifts for their pets - proving that in the UK we really are a nation of pet lovers! And when it comes to dogs; they have always been very dear to us - in fact - they are our best friends - holding a special place in our hearts.
When searching for pet rugs; and specifically dog mats or dog area rugs, Green Decore can provide you with pet care solutions that make our rugs for dogs the best choice, in terms of both practicality and stylish design. Our plastic indoor outdoor rugs are perfect for the places that your Fido or Fluffy calls their own.
Does your dog enjoy supper time in a specific place? Are they a bit of a messy eater? Don't worry Green Decore rugs not only look great with their fashion-forward designs - they're also super-easy to clean! So no more dustpan and brush brigade or mopping mayhem following each feeding time! Our easy clean pet rugs mean that you can simply wipe them with a cloth to remove spills.
Of course as most dog lovers will know; one of the main problems in caring for your pet is the wet or muddy paw prints! No one can be expected to clean pups feet every time they enter the house, so the perfect solution is to place Green Decore rugs in your entrance and exit areas. This provides an incognito solution to the practicalities of a clean and tidy home when one has pets. The rich colours and on-trend designs will create a warm welcome for guests - and you can care for your dogs needs - without sacrificing your desire for a stylish home.
At Green Decore we understand that your dog and their care is of optimum importance to you, which is one of the reasons that Green Decore rugs for pets are made to last - so they can take some wear and tear! In addition, dogs are such family-loving animals, they probably just want to be with you and yours when they're not outside exploring; but dog hair can be an unsightly problem, especially in social areas such as the living room. Unlike ordinary rugs, pet hairs won't cling to our indoor outdoor rugs; and the vibrant designs mean that your guests will never know that they're made of recycled plastic - the rugs have such a lovely soft texture - and look great. So they're perfect for pets to snooze on; and perfect for your interior design needs. You'll also be doing your bit for the environment by buying products from us - and they're totally pet-safe.
Take a look at our latest designs - we know you'll love the high-end style - as well as enjoying the top marks in durability and practicality that a Green Decore pet rug can bring to your home!
When we're all yearning to get outside and beat those winter blues - but our island's weather systems mean we'd much rather stay indoors - the conservatory is a popular choice. Allowing us to enjoy the comforts of our interior style whilst admiring the view.
Conservatories have been a common addition to UK homes for decades. In fact in a recent energy survey by Gov.UK statistics showed that most of us with a conservatory heat them on a daily basis - which illustrates that we do use them; and often.
Heading to the conservatory to read the newspaper or curl up with a good book, play games with the kids, or simply watch nature unfold in the back garden, can be a great way to feel connected to the outside space that most of us adore - without dealing with the cold and dreary British weather!
So with that in mind, what better way to enjoy your indoor-outdoor space than with a indoor outdoor rug from Green Decore. Our products are the perfect choice for those who expect high-impact style – with a strong focus on protecting the environment and providing a sustainable and perfect solution to eco friendly home decor.
Made of recycled polypropylene plastic, Green Decore rugs are great as indoor and outdoor rugs, outdoor mats, kitchen mats, picnic mats, beach mats and recycled rugs- and they are also great as a pet mat!
The vibrant colours and beautiful designs make them a popular choice for indoor and outdoor activities - and they are also fade resistant, which makes their stunning designs the perfect solution to all of your practical and hard wearing indoor and outdoor needs.
Still looking for inspiration for your conservatory? Take a look at this dream home - with no less than a two-storey conservatory!
Take a look at our design-led rugs today - and feed your fabulousness this Winter!
The Best Summer Spend:
As summer approaches we are looking for more and more ways to improve our gardens and patios, making them the perfect place for BBQ’s, fun with the family, garden parties and lazy weekend sunbathing. No matter what size of garden you have, you can easily improve upon it with some very simple and affordable accessories.
Our outdoor plastic range is the perfect summer spend this year as you will be using it year round, in all types of weather, indoors and outdoors and on trips out. Being waterproof, the rugs, cushions and poufs are completely suitable for use outside. Family picnics, sunbathing on the beach or simply relaxing in your garden are all made more comfortable and easier with an outdoor rug. Not only are they waterproof, by mildew resistant, meaning you can leave them out come rain or shine and they won’t be ruined by mold. This is handy for uses in the home too, bathrooms, conservatories and shed floors can be made more attractive without water damage being an issue.
There’s a huge range of beautiful, exotic styles to choose from with designs inspired by the Far East. Our rugs, cushions and poufs can be mixed and matched to create the ultimate tranquil theme or make a statement with our bolder colours and geometric patterns. But you don’t need to worry about leaving them in direct light, our full plastic range is UV ray protected, so our bright designs will stay bright.
The very best feature of course is that our plastic range is created from recycled plastic. Made in India the material, that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill, is cleaned and repurposed for you to enjoy in your home, garden, on holiday and with the family.