Spending time in outdoor spaces is a great way to refresh your mood and rejuvenate your mental health. But depending on where you live, if you’re in an apartment or condo, chances are your own little piece of nature is somewhat small. One thing is for sure: boring brick, outdated tile, and weather-worn concrete are seldom in style! Dress up your veranda with a beautiful outdoor balcony rug and create the outdoor studio, al fresco dining room, or open-air office of your dreams.
If all you have is a balcony in a sea of other identical balconies, then you have the ultimate opportunity to express yourself and create an escape within (or without!) your own home. Hundreds of balcony rug ideas fall into the standard style buckets—contemporary, mid-century modern, bohemian, and traditional—but many of them can really work in any space, even if you aren’t adhering to a theme. Trends like al fresco—warm oranges, turquoise blues, and vibrant yellows—and au naturel—neutral hues and nature-inspired styles—are great options for the spring and summer seasons ahead.
Give your space a beautiful foundation with an outdoor balcony rug you can enjoy as you gaze out upon your million-dollar view, the city skyline, or even your backyard. Who knew small spaces could be so refreshing?
Sparking Joy with Balcony Rugs
Solar lanterns, neon signs, or twinkly strands of Christmas lights are all great ways to spruce up your apartment’s veranda and help your shed some light on your space. If you’re implementing some specialty lighting, opt for an outdoor balcony rug that will look lovely in whatever lighting you employ. There are so many stunning styles to choose from, so find your favorite and set up your space just the way you like it!
Widen Your Space with an Au Naturel Balcony Rug
Neutral rug styles, like this Ashen Braided Tassel Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug, can make your tiny deck seem much larger than it is. Frame it with a row of hydroponic herbs and enjoy your slice of nature no matter where you are. That way, both you and the plants have a spot to photosynthesize in the afternoon.
Create a Secret Garden with an Outdoor Balcony Rug
Diamond checkerboard and striped rugs employ classic patterns that can help emphasize the décor surrounding them. For example, see how this Indoor/Outdoor Striped With Tassels Area Rug is the perfect foundation for those bold black chairs. Add some privacy to your little open-air oasis with tall, potted plants that will disguise the street view or keep prying eyes away from your secret outdoor spot.
Born to Run: Explore Balcony Runner Rugs
Not every apartment veranda or bedroom balcony has enough room to lay out a square or round rug. Fortunately, some outdoor balcony rugs come in the way of runners. Try a Striped Border Braided Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug in the runner size if you have a narrow outdoor space.
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly design so little ones can play while outside, install a Fish Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug so that they can enjoy the outdoors and avoid splinters at the same time.
In a rugged space that leans on more rustic design, the Raindrop Cascade Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug is a great investment. The bold graphics complement wicker furniture and the stripes add visual interest that gives the illusion of an elongated porch or patio.
Balcony Rugs Ideas: A Peaceful Oasis for All Seasons
You can easily switch out balcony rugs to refresh your space with the changing of the seasons. Here are some outside-the-box balcony rug ideas to ponder when updating or rearranging your veranda.
Ease the Summer Heat with Al Fresco Swirls and Curves
The sweltering summer sun can certainly oppress, but with a lightly hued, art deco contemporary rug like this Maggie Contemporary Shapes Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug, heat waves may lighten up a bit. Off-white shades keep the rug from burning with heat, yet offer an invitingly soft texture for bare feet (and paws). If white and blue aren’t your style, orange and yellow rugs are great options, as well. They reflect the sun’s rays and help keep the space feeling bright even after the sun sets.
Brace for Fall with Fresh Angles
Depending on geographic location, fall may come with vibrant oranges, deep purples, fading yellows, or dark browns. Make the most of these colors by incorporating complementary blues and crisp, angular patterns. The Liana Striped Geometric Indoor-Outdoor Area Rug‘s design is the perfect partner to the autumnal season.
Contrast Cold Winter Weather with a Bright Floral Rug
Who says décor needs to reflect the landscape? Combat winter blues with the pops of color you’re sure to find in a floral patterned rug. Roll out the daring Nicoletta Indoor/Outdoor Tropical Area Rug to lighten your heart and relieve the desolate scene outside.
Make Way for Spring with an Au Naturel Balcony Rug
Everyone loves a chunky jute rug—but those don’t belong outside! Why not try a jute rug alternative and roll out a natural-fiber-styled rug instead? Something like this Square Shingles Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug offers both the look of a jute and the sturdiness of an outdoor rug.
Balcony Rugs Give a Tiny Jolt of Energy To Your Outdoor Design
Good things come in small packages. Just like a shot of espresso that inspires you to keep working until five, small outdoor balcony rugs can revive your veranda’s design. Here are a few refreshing balcony rug ideas to improve the energy of a sleepy apartment deck.
Banded Rugs: Daring colors and bold lines echo each other to create the banded outdoor rug of your dreams. Find the energy to complete a little cardio on your balcony with this enthusiastic Jovani Geometric Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug.
Animal Print Rugs: No one knows how to get a party started like Mother Nature. With outdoor balcony rugs like this Zenni Indoor/Outdoor Zebra Area Rug, you’ll never be accused of being boring! Pair it with a bright yellow cushion for a fun pop of color.
Oriental Rugs: Elegance has no need to hide indoors with a washable outdoor oriental rug. Show off your traditional style with the Giada Medallion Washable Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug that can withstand mud, animal fur, and city smog. When it gets dirty, simply toss it in the wash!
Braided Rugs: Pets and children love to frolic on a braided rug. These rugs possess style, sturdiness, and mesmerizing designs you’ll be able to enjoy while on your balcony on a lazy summer afternoon. This Handmade Braided Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug will never steer your style wrong.
Find Your Perfect Fit with a Balcony Rug from Rugs USA!
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