Transform Your Patio with an Outdoor Rug

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If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that we recently splurged on some new patio furniture. Since we bought our home in 2012, the outdoor space has been an uphill battle. We started with an overgrown and under cared for yard and spent the better half of year one removing plants.

Starting this year with a (semi) clean slate, we began putting newness in. I added several hydrangeas (my favorite flower) and my husband has steadily been covering our backyard with edible plants. We are still a long way from our dream backyard, but we rewarded all our hard work with a new patio set and we are thoroughly enjoying its presence in our outdoor space.Transform_patio_space_with_Outdoor_Rug_WayfairI picked up some coral ottomans at Target, for a pop of color, but once they were in the patio they seemed to fade into the background. An outdoor rug is needed to provide a base color so that the pop of coral can be noticeable (while also covering some of the relentless weeds that will not stop growing from between the patio stones).4_indigo_outdoor_rugs_WayfairI wanted a dark dramatic color to offset the playfulness of the coral colored ottomans. My recent obsession with indigo, led me to settle on navy. I found four rugs on Wayfair that would do the job, but couldn’t decide between them, so I thought I’d ask for your help. Which one is your favorite?Dash_and_Albert_Chekat_Ink_Outdoor_Rug_WayfairOf course my personal fave is the most expensive. I love the global trend that this portrays and it takes an overused chevron pattern and makes it feel fresh again. The texture of the pattern gives off an almost animal print vibe that makes it perfect for an outdoor space, but for over a thousand dollars, it is out of my budget.Momeni_Baja_Blue_Outdoor_Rug_Waydair

This Momeni rug shares a lot of the qualities I liked about the Dash and Albert rug at a third of the price. It isn’t quite as saturated and leans more towards geometric than tribal, but gives off a similar vibe.Momeni_Baja_Navy_Outdoor_Rug_Wayfair


This second Momeni rug is definitely more geometric and is the same price as the last one, but offers the deeper saturation that I adored from the Dash and Albert rug. It’s clean and crisp design is one you can’t really go wrong with and is sure to compliment any additional prints I might want to add into the mix (throw pillows, vases, etc.)Liore_Manne_Capir_Navy_Wayfair_Outdoor_RugThis last rug by Liora Manne is inspired by Moroccan tiles (which I am a longtime fan of) but the clean lines of the print give it a preppy quality that would allow it to work with a number of styles (from global to nautical). It is more expensive than the Momeni styles, but I also feel like it is more timeless.


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  1. Nicole says

    B and I got that same patio set! Love the ottomans with it! All the rugs look awesome (so that’s helpful) but if I chose, I’d go 3 OR 4 :-)

  2. says

    I love outdoor rugs in patios spaces and outdoor entertaining areas. I’m currently working on our own patio space right now and am going right now to check out some wayfair rugs for the space! Thank you!

  3. says

    I still love peonies the most, but hydrangeas are high on my list because the blooms last so long and are all over the place on the bush I have, and I only need to cut one or two stems for a vase! I look forward to hearing how you decorate your outdoor area… I have metal/glass furniture on my porch but besides a few candles have nothing out there, so could use some inspiration!

    • says

      Peonies are also one of my favs. We have two in the front yard, but I only got two blooms this year (one plant produced none). Hoping with time they get better. I will be sure to continue working on this area. Seems like a “room” a lot of people want to improve on. We are so blessed with such beautiful summers here, it’d be a shame not to use our outdoor space.

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