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Rugs are the one decor staple that have the power to pull an entire room together—even if that room is actually your backyard. Often underappreciated, a great outdoor rug can transform a drab patio into a chic entertaining space or an everyday porch into a statement moment. There are endless options to choose from, but it turns out one style is dominating Amazon’s best-seller list: gingham. 

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Buffalo Plaid Rug by Mubin, Amazon ($29)

Our go-to pattern for a graphic yet traditional look, gingham goes far beyond farmhouse chic. It’s the ideal design to punch up a space without being too overpowering. The best part? Grids add order to an area, so despite clutter, a gingham rug will create the illusion of tidiness. Right now Amazon’s top choice for an outdoor doormat-style rug is a black and white option from Mubin. Made from easily washable fabric and longer and wider than a traditional doormat, it’s the perfect addition for an outdoor space of any size. 

If black and white isn’t your thing, there are many more gingham options to choose from. For a burst of blue, Amazon also offers a handwoven cotton pick, or if you’re looking for something to blend in with your surroundings, a natural-hued rug that will bring a rattan vibe to your floor. Wayfair’s candy apple–green style will look even better against the natural greenery of your yard, and if you’re in the mood to splurge, Serena & Lily’s pastel choice will make every day feel like a picnic. 

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