If there’s one thing lockdown taught us, it’s the importance of making the most of our space. During the warmer months, we can bring the indoors out and extend our homes with a whole new living area.
Whether you have a spacious garden, a small patio or a balcony, an outdoor rug is a perfect addition to introduce some style. With sparkly lighting, cosy fire pits and lots of other luxe garden furniture and accessories available, there are so many options when it comes to creating your own outdoor haven. Ideal for relaxing with a book, or eating and drinking alfresco.
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Types of outdoor rugs & materials
The best outdoor rugs look stylish while also being durable and long-wearing. It’s going to rain sometimes, after all. They’re often made from popular household material polypropylene because it’s weatherproof, easy to clean and naturally stain-resistant.
You’ll also find some made from natural fibres, such as jute or hemp. As these come from plants, they'll hold up well outside. They’re also a more sustainable and eco-friendly option.
With small gatherings of six people now permitted in private gardens in the UK, now’s the time to invest in your outdoor living area. Here are 22 of the best outdoor rugs available to order online now.
Best outdoor rugs
Safavieh Trellis Woven Rug, from £46.92, Amazon
New York-based studio Safavieh is known for mixing stand-out hues and luxe materials. Made from the ‘softest polypropylene available’, this rug will add some cosiness to your garden.
Sorrento runner, £45, Dunelm
Looking for a rug in a more muted colourway? This monochrome style in a unique block design is super versatile. The textured pile material is stain-resistant so you don't have to worry about it standing the test of time.
Patio Outdoor Rug, from £44.99, The Rug Seller
For a modern outdoor space, we love this very art deco ivory geometric printed rug. It's new in this season, so grab one before they're gone.
Aztec Indoor & Outdoor Rug, from £80, John Lewis
This Aztec printed rug from John Lewis would look amazing on your outdoor decking. It’s a bestseller and we can see why.
Florence Alfresco Rug, from £45, The Rug Seller
The boho vibes we get from this beautiful lattice patterned rug have us reaching for the spider plants and rattan accessories. Cue the hazy summer days.
Varano Casablanca Outdoor Rug, from £34.95, Amazon
This outdoor runner has a beautiful tessellating tile-look design. It's hardwearing and easy to clean, making it very low maintenance.
Perico Outdoor Rug, £131, Maison Du Monde
Be the envy of your guests with this outdoor rug from Maison Du Monde. Its tropical blue parrot print makes for a unique finishing touch to your space.
Salerno Alfresco Rug, from £34.95, Amazon
This flatweave runner will suit any outdoor area. The understated design in neutral colours will mix well with all kinds of furniture and accessories.
SKARRILD Rug, £60, IKEA
Looking for a modern, monochrome option? This eye-catching design from Ikea will really make a statement. It’s super durable and affordable, too.
Asbury Rug, was £149 now £119, MADE
With its simple design and muted shades, this Scandi-style rug from MADE is perfect for creating a calming and effortlessly cool outdoor space.
Boho Woven Rug, £29.99, Amazon
Want something more vibrant? This coloufulr outdoor rug gets five-star reviews on Amazon and will brighten up every garden.
Alizee Flatweave Rug, from £22.99, Wayfair
For a rug that’s party-perfect, go for this star print design from Wayfair. It’s more durable than it looks and any spilt drinks can be wiped off in an instant.
Light Blue Flatweave Outdoor Rug, £29.95, Habitat
Tribal patterns and geometric shapes make for a standout garden accessory, and we love this affordable option from Habitat.
Amber Indoor/Outdoor Rug, from £15.99, Wayfair
We can’t currently shop our way around the souks, but with its intricate Morrocan-inspired design, this outdoor rug from Wayfair is the next best thing.
Veneto Runner Rug, £31, The Rug Seller
Bring the sunshine to your outdoor area whatever the weather with this beautiful ochre yellow design. The runner shape makes this rug a great choice if your space is limited.
Circular Jute Rug, from £75, Etsy
Handwoven from natural jute material, this bohemian Nordic-style rug is versatile and long-wearing. To continue the hygge theme, add a fluffy throw and outdoor candles.
Blue Aztec rug, £89.95, Kukoon Rugs
Make a style statement with this bold blue Aztec-print rug, which is waterproof and easy to clean - perfect for al fresco dining.
THINK RUGS Rug, from £85, La Redoute
Stripes in soft, neutral tones will suit any garden. Made with the outdoors in mind, this rug from La Redoute is incredibly durable.
Ibiza Outdoor Rug, £66, Maisons du Monde
We may not have the weather of the Balearics here, but this outdoor rug from Maisons du Monde will have you feeling like you're in Ibiza. With its elegant pure white design, it will look amazing on your patio.
Culver Mint Outdoor Rug, from £3,109, The Rug Company
Handcrafted using Perrenials’ yarn, which is stain repellent and highly durable but soft to the touch, this rug is a true investment. Its beautiful soft colour palette has been inspired by mid-century California.
Concus-T Round Rug, £19.99, Amazon
With its monochrome design and boho tassels, this rug will add interest to any small space. It's machine washable, too.
Catalpa Indoor/Outdoor Palm Leaf Rug, from £60, La Redoute
Make your garden more tropical with this palm leaf print rug from La Redoute. Its water-resistant material means it will stay looking fresh all summer.
Miami 19517 Indoor Outdoor Rug, from £47.20, Dunelm
Another one for the minimalists amongst us; upgrade your outdoor space with Dunelm’s understated patterned rug in earth colours.
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