Published on April 9, 2018

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Contrary to popular belief, investing in a chic landing pad is not an activity exclusively reserved for the colder months of the year. And even though it may seem like summer and the warmth that will come with is far beyond reach, it’s never too early to start planning for it. With that said, it’s time to swap out that cozy, textured rug for a lightweight alternative. One that will impart your space with a well-deserved refresh, complementing the revitalizing aesthetic of the oncoming season—this color-charged option is one fine example.


From the classic jutes and woven essentials to the vibrant yet lightweight landing pieces, ahead are the beautiful and versatile rugs (indoor/outdoor options, included!) we’ll be buying for summer.
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Selma Orange Flat Weave, Aelfie, $89

If you’re not one to shy away from color, this vibrant floor piece is the one for you. Featuring a fresh take on a classic pattern, the piece’s unapologetic embrace of color designates it as a decorative risk well worth taking. The best part? It’s reversible, so really, you’re getting a solid two-for-one deal. 

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Summit Indoor/Outdoor Rug, West Elm, on sale $224 – $674

Who doesn’t love a good layered situation? We’re swooning over the graphic details and eye-catching hues of this outdoor-friendly situation, which comes complete with a varied slew of decorative styles that beautifully complement one another. The earthy-meets-indigo tones of the Summit (top left) make for the ideal color base for the pieces that go on top—soothing blues, woven naturals, and even rugs that boast a palette of contrasting hues will pair beautifully with the piece. 

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Sabrina Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Anthropologie, $248 –$1,598

Who can resist such a cheery pop of color? It’s no secret that yellow is the It shade of the year and we can’t think of a better way to bring the hue home than by way of an equally style-worthy landing pad. Suitable for use both indoors and out, this versatile piece is the focal point your room’s been missing. 

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Vintage Turkish Flat Weave, ABC Carpet & Home, $900

This vintage wool kilim may seem like a surprising choice for the warmer months but it’s its durable composition and versatile aesthetic, which help garner the landing pad a spot on our list. Ideal for the high-traffic areas of the home (think kitchen or entry), this piece’s muted yet subtly colorful linear scheme earmark it as a summer essential. 

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, $800.88

Whether it’s the terracotta and blush-toned embroidery or the enthralling blue backdrop, this landing pad may be more artful than functional. Either way, we definitely won’t shy away from bringing it home, utilizing it as the ultimate, show-stopping focal point every room deserves. Act fast though, it is one-of-a-kind. 

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Bring on all the color this summer, and reinvent your space with a bold dose of saturated style. A low-committal approach we’re greatly in favor of? A woven landing pad (yes, much like this one) comprised of a high-contrast color palette and dynamic textural detail. We can see this one living in a whitewashed bath or aside the bed for a cozy element. 

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Lark Rug, Amigos de Hoy, $349

If the understated is more your speed, let us suggest this minimalist number, which boasts just the right touch of color (hey, black counts) and pattern. While this monochromatic landing pad will complement just about any decor scheme—from the pattern-filled maximalist to whitewashed minimalism—we’d love to see it paired with a boho chic aesthetic fueled by bold neutrals and earthy accents.

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Moroccan Sabra Silk, Woven

Crafted from a luxe fabric, derived from the aloe vera cactus, Sabra silk is a durable yet elegant material that will impart your space with an air of effortless cool. Aside from this one’s beautifully understated design, it’s the colorful slew of symbolic figures that have us completely enraptured with this piece. 

Read on for more ways to decorate with rugs:

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