If you have a small or narrow outdoor space, striped patio rugs can make them seem bigger. Arrange horizontal striped mats in and around your seating area on the back deck to make the layout feel wider. Runner rugs with long vertical stripes or slim borders can create the illusion of a longer balcony, too.

A striped patio rug can also keep porches and terraces looking like new. Add mats to high-traffic areas, like front entrances and staircase landings, to keep guests from scuffing wood finishes. Also great for mudrooms, patio rugs prevent friends and family from tracking dirt inside after a day of fun in the sun.