Cancun Red Outdoor Rug

The classic striped pattern of the Cancun rug makes it easy to incorporate into any room, while the array of vibrant hues makes it a best seller. The multicolored straws are carefully blended together to create a unique pattern every time. These beautifully crafted rugs are made following the fair trade principles. Fab Rugs add a touch of elegance to your home décor. They are made using premium quality recycled plastic straws which are tightly woven together to offer strength, softness and beauty. Being plastic, moisture will have no effect on the mat and it will not attract mildew.

 

Lhasa Orange Outdoor Rug

The classic striped pattern of the outdoor rug makes it easy to incorporate into any room. The multicolored straws are carefully blended together to create a unique pattern every time. These beautifully crafted rugs are made following the fair trade principles. Fab Rugs add a touch of elegance to your home décor. They are made using premium quality recycled plastic straws which are tightly woven together to offer strength, softness and beauty. Being plastic, moisture will have no effect on the mat and it will not attract mildew.

 

Cusco Blue Outdoor Rug

The classic striped pattern of the outdoor rug makes it easy to incorporate into any room. The multicolored straws are carefully blended together to create a unique pattern every time. These beautifully crafted rugs are made following the fair trade principles. Fab Rugs add a touch of elegance to your home décor. They are made using premium quality recycled plastic straws which are tightly woven together to offer strength, softness and beauty. Being plastic, moisture will have no effect on the mat and it will not attract mildew.

 

OUTDOOR RUGS

Outdoor Rugs

As we’ve mentioned before, the trend of outdoor living spaces that are an extension of your indoor space are still vastly popular. The focus is on comfort and creating a style which could easily mimic an indoor lounge or bar area, or even a kitchen. Along with this indoor/outdoor feel comes a whole range of new and exciting outdoor décor options. We are proud to stock just such a décor item: An environmentally friendly rug which can be used indoors or outdoors.

 

cusco blue outdoor rug

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Modern outdoor spaces are incomplete without a stylish rug. An outdoor rug completes the overall feel of your outdoor living space, adding a pop of colour, a touch of cosiness and even becoming a piece of interest, like a fine piece of art. With our range of rugs you have a variety of colours and patterns to choose from. This variety allows for you to find a rug that perfectly completes your décor style.

 

Here’s what makes our rugs so special:
Fab Rugs are beautifully crafted, following the fair trade principles. They are hand woven using recycled polypropylene plastic which is woven together in such a way as to offer strength as well as softness. All products are globally sourced in support of local artisans and preservation of indigenous skills. We also commit to a lower carbon footprint. Each rug is carefully made to create a unique pattern and is reversible. This unique reversibility means you get the added bonus of two rugs for the price of one.

 

mirmar grey outdoor rug

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As Fab Rugs are woven out of premium quality recycled polypropylene plastic, they do not get affected by moisture or attract mildew. This means you’ll never have to worry about a smelly, mouldy rug. Due to its durability, the rugs won’t damage easily and can be used in high-traffic areas. They are also super easy to clean – just shake them out or spray them clean with a hose pipe.

 

The Fab Rugs beautiful, unique designs can add style without costing a fortune. Place them indoors or outdoors – on your patio, by an entryway, in the kitchen, etc. You can even take your rug with you to use at a picnic or the beach. Each Fab Rug comes with a jute bag which makes it a breeze to transport around.

 

seville blue outdoor rug

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If you’re looking for the perfect outdoor rug which offers both style and durability, then our Fab Rugs range is definitely the way to go. Click here to browse our full range.

 

Cancun Green Outdoor Rug

The classic striped pattern of the Cancun rug makes it easy to incorporate into any room. The multicolored straws are carefully blended together to create a unique pattern every time. These beautifully crafted rugs are made following the fair trade principles. Fab Rugs add a touch of elegance to your home décor. They are made using premium quality recycled plastic straws which are tightly woven together to offer strength, softness and beauty. Being plastic, moisture will have no effect on the mat and it will not attract mildew.

 

Cancun Lemon Outdoor Rug

The classic striped pattern of the Cancun rug makes it easy to incorporate into any room, while the array of vibrant hues makes it a best seller. The multicolored straws are carefully blended together to create a unique pattern every time. These beautifully crafted rugs are made following the fair trade principles. Fab Rugs add a touch of elegance to your home décor. They are made using premium quality recycled plastic straws which are tightly woven together to offer strength, softness and beauty. Being plastic, moisture will have no effect on the mat and it will not attract mildew.

 

 

Cancun Blue Outdoor Rug

The classic striped pattern of the Cancun rug makes it easy to incorporate into any room, while the array of vibrant hues makes it a best seller. The multicolored straws are carefully blended together to create a unique pattern every time. These beautifully crafted rugs are made following the fair trade principles. Fab Rugs add a touch of elegance to your home décor. They are made using premium quality recycled plastic straws which are tightly woven together to offer strength, softness and beauty. Being plastic, moisture will have no effect on the mat and it will not attract mildew.

 

INDOOR OUTDOOR RUGS

Cancun – Turquoise & Moss Green3

Area rugs bring color, comfort and coziness to any space, and Fab Habitat’s indoor/outdoor rugs have all the qualities a busy household needs: bold designs, durable construction, easy maintenance, and eco-friendly manufacturing.

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GARDENS OF THE WESTERN CAPE

South Africa is known for its wild beauty. It offers almost everything, from the famous fynbos of the Western Cape to the deserts of the Karoo, from the tropical flora found in KZN to the famous Jacaranda in Gauteng. With so much of its natural flora preserved, it was hard to choose just a few gardens so we decided to do it by province. Here is a list of gardens of the Western Cape that are definitely worth a visit:

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (Cape Town)


Found nestled along the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, this garden is over 100 years old. It boasts over 7000 species of endemic and indigenous flora across 528 hectares of land. The garden, which offers the beauty of the mountain as a backdrop, also boasts a view of the city stretching into the ocean. This view can be seen from the 130m treetop walkway, loving called “The Boomslang”.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with plenty of attractions. Visit the gardens and experience summer sunset concerts, the Galileo Open Air Cinema, restaurants, the cycad amphitheatre with life-size dinosaurs, and a sculpture garden with an ever-changing exhibition

Kirstenbosch Boomslang Walkway
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The Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden (Worcester)


This is one of the only true succulent gardens in the world. It spans 154 hectares and contains hundreds of arid and semi-arid plants. Only 11 hectares are cultivated whilst the remaining 143 hectares are left in their natural state. The garden lies at the foot of the Hex River Mountain range which creates a spectacular backdrop for the rare and interesting plants found here.

From late July until late September, the garden becomes a colourful wonderland as the annuals and vygies (mesembs) flower. Other points of interest include the 70 different species of birds and many small mammals as well as three beautiful hiking trails.

Succulents in the Karoo
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The Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden (Stellenbosch)


This garden “borders the manicured suburbs of Stellenbosch and a rugged mountain wilderness where leopard still roam”. It started as a project in 2009 when Lewis decided to create a level play area for his children, behind their farmhouse. During the excavation period, Lewis discovered that the large earth-moving equipment could shape the land much like he would shape a sculpture. He began to work with the operator and turned an unused piece of farmland into his largest sculpture yet. He worked until he had a 7 hectares of beautiful garden.

It contains dynamic hills, valleys and water features. The garden also has more than 60 sculptures carefully placed along 4km of pathways. It is a place where Lewis explored the notion of “the wilderness within.” Whilst we could write an entire post on this garden, we urge you to go see its blend of art and nature for yourself.

Sculpture and garden by Dylan Lewis
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These are our top three but by far not the only beautiful gardens of the Western Cape! For more inspiration you can also visit:

Babylonstoren
The Company’s Garden
Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens
Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden
Arderne Gardens
Bishopsford Bonsai Garden
Durbanville Rose Garden

If you feel inspired, why not get started on transforming your own garden. Click here too browse through our website for some great garden additions.

 

OUTDOOR DECOR – SCATTER CUSHIONS

Outdoor Décor – Scatter Cushions

scatter cushions decor

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When we talk about outdoor décor we often think of the bigger items. We think of tables, chairs, outdoor bars, the arrangement of the furniture, and so on. However, what really gives your space a more personal feel are the small touches and unique accessories you add. You could have the same furniture but create a totally different feel with your own personal taste in accessories.

Outdoor Accessories

Here at Creative Living we have a range of accessories for your outdoor space – from planters to outdoor lighting, rugs, and scatter cushions. We supply a stylish range of options to make your space entirely your own. This month we’d like to highlight our scatter cushion range.

Our scatter cushions come in a choice of fabrics. You can choose from soft cotton yarn, 100% cotton, poly cotton or 100% suede. All covers are easy to remove and perfect for your outdoor setting. Creative Living also offers a range of different patterns and colours which will add that special something to whichever theme you have chosen.

Scatter cushions offer themselves as focal pieces as well as making your space look comfortable and homey. We have the following on offer:

If you like a more neutral space, our Circle and Sand scatter cushions would be perfect. They both come in beige and cream colour schemes which perfectly suit a more earthy or neutral looking outdoor area. They are also perfect in that they match almost any colour of furniture. They can also be paired with our Orange or Stripe cushions for a pop of colour.

mixed scatter cushions

Coastal Feel

If a seaside theme is more your thing, then we have a range of five seaside themed scatter cushions in shades of soft blues and creams. All our seaside themed cushions are 45cm x 45cm and are 100% suede.

Coastal scatter cushionSail Away scatter cushion

Beautiful Blooms

For those who would like to bring the feel of their garden right into their outdoor living space, we offer the Cascade, Cactus Garden, Orange, and Enchanted Meadow cushions. These range in size from 38cm x 38cm, 45cm x 45cm, and 50cm x 50cm. They also differ in fabric, with the option of soft cotton yarn and polly cotton.

Cascade scatter cushion

Enchanted meadow scatter cushion

Travel

Creative Living also offers a range of cushions which you can mix and match or use as statement pieces in your outdoor space. Our Hot Air Balloon cushion features an American flag themed hot air balloon and would suit a bold theme. Our Aviation cushion features a postage stamp themed print with a variety of planes and travel stamps. For anyone wanting an aviation or travel theme, this is perfect.

Vintage

Our Hidden scatter cushion features a beautiful, enchanted print which features butterflies, pocket watches and a feeling of yesteryear. If your theme is delicate and vintage then this cushion is the perfect addition. It can also be perfectly paired with our Meadows print cushion.

Hidden scatter cushion

Whatever theme you choose, we have the perfect scatter cushions – as pure decoration, to curl up with on a winter’s day, or to offer your guests comfort and ease. Browse our range now and add that special something to your patio or garden space.