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The best summer DIY trend is to paint your own... rug?

As the Content Editor for Porch.com, Mady writes about interior design and decorating, home remodeling, and loves scouring Pinterest for the best DIY projects. You can find her work on ForbesLife, PopSugar, Huffington Post, Money, Seattl...

DIY painted "rugs" are a gorgeous way to decorate a floor

Give your outdoor space a makeover by adding a decorative rug! When it comes to decorating, area rugs can be expensive due to the size, style and material. Instead of paying the price to buy a colorful outdoor rug for your patio, pick your own pattern and DIY a painted rug. You can achieve the high-end look of an area rug with just a can of paint.

Whether you have a concrete patio or a wood deck, get inspired to DIY your own outdoor painted rug with these five easy tutorials from the blogger community at Porch.com.

1. Colorful painted rug

DIY painted "rugs" are a gorgeous way to decorate a floor
Image: Laura Gummerman & Sarah Rhodes via A Beautiful Mess

Be bold this season and paint a bright, colorful statement rug on your concrete patio with this fun painted rug idea. From cleaning and priming to tracing and painting, follow this step-by-step guide to create this DIY rug that is perfect for summer!

2. Simple striped painted rug

DIY painted "rugs" are a gorgeous way to decorate a floor
Image: Nesting With Grace

Keep it simple by choosing an easy striped pattern for your outdoor painted rug. Thick navy and white stripes brighten up this wood deck without dominating the space. Check out this tutorial to find out the best way to paint a rug on your deck.

3. Stenciled nautical rug

DIY painted "rugs" are a gorgeous way to decorate a floor
Image: Heathered Nest

This DIY rug is all about the details. Starting at the center, this painted rug tutorial involves repeating the same stencil several times to create an overlapping pattern. While the process of stenciling can take a few hours, this outdoor rug will last all year long!

4. Faux rag rug

DIY painted "rugs" are a gorgeous way to decorate a floor
Image: Run to Radiance

Love the look of a real outdoor rug? This DIY painted concrete rug includes life-like fringe to make your patio feel welcoming and comfortable.

5. Stenciled concrete rug

DIY painted "rugs" are a gorgeous way to decorate a floor
Image: The House Of Wood

Dress up a concrete slab with a pretty stencil to instantly take your outdoor space from drab to fab. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to see what tools you will need to make this DIY painted rug.

Would you paint a rug on your patio or deck? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

DIY painted "rugs" are a gorgeous way to decorate a floor
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