If there’s one thing lockdown has taught us, it’s the importance of making the most of our space. Now summer is finally on its way, 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.
Types of outdoor rugs & materials
The best outdoor rugs look chic 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 garden gatherings of six people now permitted in the UK, now’s the time to invest in your outdoor living area. Here are 15 of the best outdoor rugs available to order online now.
Best outdoor rugs
Alizee Flatweave Rug, was £46 now £24.99, Wayfair
For a rug that’s party-perfect, we love this star print design from Wayfair. It’s more durable than it looks and any spilt drinks can be wiped off in an instant.
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, £149, MADE
With its simple design and muted colours, this Scandi-style rug from MADE is perfect for creating a calming and effortlessly cool outdoor space.
Dark Terra Flatweave Outdoor Rug, from £24.95, Habitat
Tribal patterns and geometric shapes make for a standout garden accessory, and we love this affordable option from Habitat.
Amber Indoor/Outdoor Rug, £145.99, 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.
ANYDAY Aztec Rug, from £80, John Lewis
Available in grey, mustard or teal, this Aztec print rug from John Lewis would look amazing on your outdoor decking. It’s a bestseller and we can see why.
Florence Alfresco Rug, from £38, Land of Rugs
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.
Circular Jute Rug, from £85, 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.
Beach House Rug by Safavieh, from £62, Fy!
New York-based studio Safavieh creates stand-out pieces with its mix of vibrant hues and luxe materials. Made from the ‘softest polypropylene available’, this outdoor rug will add some colour and cosiness to your garden.
Mendoza Natural Geometric Rug, from £45, Dunelm
Another one for the minimalists amongst us; upgrade your outdoor space with Dunelm’s understated, geometric patterned rug in earth colours.
Andalucia Cadiz Rug, from £130, Weaver Green
This Spanish-inspired pattern in faded coral, pink and blue, will bring character to any outdoor space. Hand-loomed using recycled plastic yarn, it's a more sustainable option, too.
THINK RUGS Rug, from £59.50, La Redoute
Stripes in soft, neutral tones are super versatile and 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.
Patio Outdoor Rug, from £45.99, The Rug Seller
For a modern outdoor space, we love this ivory geometric print rug. Very art deco. It's new in this season, so grab one before they're all gone.
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