Inspired: Outdoor Area Rugs

Article Posted By: Caroline Inge

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Outdoor area rug inspiration board

It’s that time of year when we start to whip our outdoor spaces into tip-top shape. The cushions come out of the garage, the patio gets a good power washing, and we all wait patiently as the trees begin to sprout their greenery.

If you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor space this year, consider decorating it as you would your living room. We love the way outdoor area rugs can add softness and personality to your porch or patio. Here are a few of our favorite patterned outdoor rugs.


The Home Decorators Collection Persimmon Area Rug in cocoa has a modern outline of leaves and stems, swirling in a pattern that looks modern but still adds graphic interest.

The Espana Area Rug in charcoal makes a more dramatic statement with its dark gray and cream fretwork pattern. The lively pattern would pair perfectly with a brightly colored patio set and some colorful throw pillows.

“Elegant” may not be a word you often use to describe an outdoor space, but we love the soft, sophisticated pattern of the Trellis Area Rug. If you’re looking to create a comfortable but neutral space in your back yard, this rug would lend just the right feminine flair.


The whimsical swirls on the Whirl Area Rug in Blue/Natural would bring a graphic pattern and color to a neutral outdoor space.

The Nourison Floral Imprints Rug offers a slightly more traditional rug pattern than some of the other options we’ve highlighted. That’s why we love it for a covered patio or porch that closely connects to an indoor space.

Like the Nourison rug, the Home Decorators Collection Entwined Natural and Green Area Rug offers the same look and feel as a rug you might have indoors.


Many times, outdoor rugs highlight only one or two colors in their pattern, but we love the way the Nourison Willow Blue Area Rug features blues, greens, browns and creams all in a subtle but charming natural pattern.

The Hampton Bay Williamson Area Rug features a fleur-de-lis-style pattern in neutral shades of black and cream, making it a versatile option for all kinds of outdoor spaces.

We love the way the Martha Stewart Living Chrysanthemum Area Rug in Terra features an overscale floral print, giving the traditional pattern a more modern edge.

Inspired is an editorial curation of products from and our sister site, Home Decorators Collection – along with irresistible finds from around the web.

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