Whether you prefer the porch, patio, or pool, an area rug is something to consider when designing your outdoor space. This often overlooked décor element (it gets stood on after all) not only adds a touch of comfort under bare feet, but also adds character and defines a seating area.
Outdoor area rugs are more commonly constructed from synthetic materials making them durable, easy to clean, and budget-friendly. Plus, they can be used indoors during the off-season for year-round enjoyment. Unsure which outdoor rug is right for you? Here are six trending designs for the summer season.
1. Black & White Rugs
Black and white continue to be a dynamic duo for modern spaces inside and out. Outdoor area rugs in this contrasting color palette make greenery and colorful accents pop.
2. Tropical Print Rugs
If you’re brave enough to go bold, try an outdoor print rug that features large leaves, flowers, or even animals. They’re fresh, fun, and easy to swap out from season to season.
3. Moroccan Pattern Oversized Rugs
Moroccan designs come in many shapes and sizes, but oversized outdoor rugs are turning up all over patio décor. These designs look particularly chic in shades of the same color.
4. Neutral Area Rugs
Neutral exterior rugs in shades of tan, gray, and ivory can still pack a punch – just look for styles with a subtle pattern to the weave for added texture. These muted summer rugs keep a space feeling spacious without losing visual interest.
5. Coastal Stripe Rugs
If coastal décor is your go-to style, try thick blue stripes. This nautical look can be playful or mature depending on accompanying accents, such as pillows and lighting.
6. Southwest Style Rugs
Southwestern (or Aztec) patterns add an element of desert style to an outdoor space. Color palettes range from saturated shades or orange and red to pastel tones, offering plenty of outdoor patio rug ideas for your inner designer.
Looking for more patio rug information and inspiration? Read our Outdoor Rug Buying Guide or shop our idea boards.