Artificial grass might be designed to look like a lawn, but that doesn’t mean it has to stay in the garden. People are finding novel – and sometimes, downright bizarre – uses for this fun, flexible and hardwearing material.
Artificial grass might not be the obvious choice as a carpet, but companies, keen to create a more playful office environment, are using it in meeting rooms and breakout areas. It’s also perfect for decorating a kid’s bedroom – what could be better than waking up in a room that looks like a playground. However, some people have taken it to the extreme – a lounge carpeted with artificial grass and decorated with life-size model sheep might not be to everyone’s taste, but it’s certainly not dull!
Artificial grass makes a great floor covering for a kennel, as it’s easy to clean and robust enough to cope with the most energetic of dogs. Apparently reptiles quite like it too, so if you have a pet lizard, why not use artificial grass to line their tank.
A Table Runner
Cut into a strip, artificial grass makes a fun, bright table runner for the next time you’re throwing a party. You could scatter some daisies as well to add to the bucolic theme.
A quick search on Pinterest and you can find all sorts of furniture covered in artificial grass. An artificial grass three-piece suite might be a little over the top – not to mention uncomfortable – but used sparingly, the material can add a flash of colour or a playful touch to an interior. Maybe use it to create cushions or upholster a dining chair – or even as a toilet seat cover!
Some people have even created their own DIY yoga mats from artificial grass. It’s spongy underfoot and lightweight enough to carry with you – although it might draw a few stares at the snootier exercise studios.