An outdoor rug is a great way to define your space. Use these helpful outdoor rug tips: 1. Layer Up: Create an intimate setting on your favorite part of the patio by layering rugs of varying sizes. 2. Go Low: Allow your outdoor rug to shine by surrounding it with low-slung seating and side tables. 3. Stay Dry: Hang your outdoor rug over a railing after it rains to prevent mildew and protect the underlying wood from getting damaged. 4. Take It Inside: Why not use an outdoor rug indoors?