Designers commonly use indoor/outdoor rugs in homes with high traffic. Anywhere that's subject to dirt and moisture regularly needs a rug that can stand up to the use. They can also be used on patios, decks, and for other outdoor spaces that could use a bit of style and softness.
Wherever you want it, a southwestern outdoor rug won’t disappoint. With striking colors, bold designs, earthy energy, and durability, it’s hard to ask for anything more.
The following ideas will offer insight into how you might use southwestern indoor/outdoor rugs in your decorating projects:
Southwestern outdoor area rugs look great on patios and decks. They work well to define a sitting area while bringing a touch of your interior space, outdoors.
Southwest style outdoor rugs look beautiful in kitchens, entryways, and high traffic living rooms. Since they’re meant to be durable enough for the outdoors, it’s easier to keep these rugs clean and looking nice.
Southwestern outdoor mats are popular in front of grills to catch oil stains or in patio sitting areas. They’re also useful in front of kitchen and bathroom sinks, in laundry rooms, and even in mudrooms.
A Closer Look at Southwestern Indoor/Outdoor Rugs
Southwestern style is known for its rough texture, brightly colored woven fabric, and earthy accents. The traditional palette is cactus green, desert-toned neutral, and adobe red, but dusty orange, turquoise, and bright yellow make frequent appearances.
Regardless of which southwestern colors you have in your house, you’ll find a rug that fits. You'll also see options with less traditional greys, blues, yellows, greens and even pinks. These are great for homes with mixed styles.
In outdoor spaces, southwestern rugs look particularly lovely with wrought iron accents and knotty pine.
Is a Southwestern Outdoor Rug Right for Me?
If you adore southwestern décor, there's no reason not to buy a rug that matches your tastes! While southwestern rugs won't fit into every home's style, they'll work with a surprising number of designs. It's all about picking the right color and pattern.
The following tips will help:
Color: Use a color picker tool to examine your existing palette and choose a color that works well with your decor. You can also reference photo inspiration to see what you’re drawn to and what would work best for your space.
Pattern: Rooms that don’t have existing patterns work well with both large and small designs. However, if your room has a large pattern already, a small pattern on the rug is best, and vice versa. Matching pattern sizes can look a little messy to the eye, so mixing pattern scales is best.
Choosing the Perfect Southwestern Outdoor Rug
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Don’t forget to carefully measure your space and leave at least 12 inches between the edge of your rug and the walls.
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