Decorate in summery, coastal style using a rug as a base–inside or out!

Summer thoughts inevitably turn toward the beach. Even if you can’t make it to the beach this season, it’s easy to infuse your home with romantic, coastal decor. With neutral colors and pale blues, coastal themes will likely fit right in with the soft, inviting hues you love. Your key ingredient for a coastal look, whether for a living room, bedroom or patio, just might be a rug.

Coastal style patio with turquoise rug
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This turquoise rug sets the tone for the patio, making it feel like a welcoming, homey space as well as a coastal one–no matter how far away the ocean may be! The pattern also injects some fun and visual variety while echoing the linear patterns on the cushions and throw pillows.

Coastal style patio with neutral rug
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Go for an even lighter, softer palette using a neutral rug for the base of your color scheme. The subtle pattern of this Dash & Albert rug sets a subtle, elegant yet easygoing base. Its neutral platinum and white is perfect for layering tone on tone beach neutrals and helps the pops of pink stand out even more. Woven textures are another way to layer on top of the the rug for a tactile seaside feel.

Coastal bedroom with neutral rug
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The great thing about rugs is you can use them inside and out. (Even if they’re not labeled indoor/outdoor, feel free to use them as you see fit.) See how the exact same Dash & Albert Diamond-patterned rug still helps accomplish a coastal base in a bedroom. It’s also a great example of why neutral rugs are so versatile since here it pairs beautifully with soft blues and greens.