We like a little bit of indoor style outside. A floor covering on a patio or deck makes the space feel more finished. It adds color to wake up the more neutral materials of wood, brick, and cement. This Rio Mat from Cost Plus World Market looks tough enough to last the season.
It's 19.99, made of "faux straw" (polyproylene) which should be easy to clean, and is 46" x 72". We like the odd floral print, sort of wallpaper-ish, rug-ish and sundress-ish all mixed together.