Throw rugs ground a space and delineate areas," explains Lori Dennis, owner of Lori Dennis, Inc. in Los Angeles. "This is especially important in open place rooms where there are no walls separating spaces." Area rugs can do wonders when it comes to turning an outdoor space into a relaxing backyard oasis. After all, nothing feels as homey as woven fibers under your feet.  According to Dennis, some of the season's hottest area rug trends reflect natural landscapes. She explains that a "desert meets beach" aesthetic is chic and modern, represented by grays, tans, whites, creams, and deep blues "with organic lines and patterns."