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10 Outdoor Rugs That Bring Summer Style Home

Some say a good outdoor rug is hard to find. Between the durability factor and the challenge of finding a rug that complements your outdoor decor at an affordable price, we don’t dare argue with today’s opening statement! But we think the featured finds below may be a step in the right direction. Not to mention, many of them are available in a range of sizes, so be sure to follow the links for further details if you find your match made in outdoor rug heaven. While neutral tones seem to be the most popular choices, we’ve thrown in a couple of bright outdoor rugs in case you’re looking to wake up the ground under your all-weather chairs! Happy shopping…

Diamonds

Many rug shoppers seem to be seeking diamonds. Diamond patterns, that is. Who doesn’t love the trellis-like allure of intersecting lines?! This Durban Diamond Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Pottery Barn features a flat-woven diamond pattern on a stain-resistant surface. It’s a win-win:

Diamond outdoor rug from Pottery Barn
Diamond outdoor rug from Pottery Barn

The All-Weather Recycled Diamond Collection from Restoration Hardware includes 7 sizes and 8 colors in the blue, beige and grey families. There’s something crisp about a grid pattern that’s set on the angle. Diamonds are a design enthusiast’s best friend!

All-weather diamond rug from Restoration Hardware
All-weather diamond rug from Restoration Hardware

For a tighter pattern, check out the Basic Diamond Recycled Yarn Indoor/Outdoor Rug in Blue from Pottery Barn, a hand-loomed selection made from recycled plastic. The smaller print makes mixing and matching patterns a snap, so bring on the outdoor cushions!

Recycled yarn rug from Pottery Barn
Recycled yarn rug from Pottery Barn

The Aldo Dove Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Crate & Barrel features a modern pattern by designer Chris Mestdagh. Inspired by mid-century architectural details (such as concrete screens), this piece is both soil-resistant and a snap to clean:

Grey outdoor rug from Crate & Barrel
Grey outdoor rug from Crate & Barrel

Stripes

You can’t go wrong with classic stripes! The Cyclo Indoor/Outdoor Rug in Spice from Room & Board is both stylish and durable, thanks to a construction of recycled bicycle tubes and polypropylene fibers. Did we mention that this beautiful piece is hand-woven?! Below we see the rug in Spice…

Striped outdoor rug from Room & Board
Striped outdoor rug from Room & Board

…yet we’re also fans of the selection in Black, as shown in the next featured image. There’s something about the contrast between the dark tones of the rug and the vivid green of the grass:

Dark striped rug from Room & Board
Dark striped rug from Room & Board

When a striped rug involves white, it can’t help but channel crisp, warm-weather days. Which is why the Perennials Bold Stripe Rug in Iron from Restoration Hardware is undeniably summery! Since it’s loomed from Perennials® all-weather acrylic fibers, it’s fade-, mold- and mildew-resistant. Now that’s outdoor style we can get on board with! Plus, this rug is comfy, even under bare feet. A range of sizes and neutral tones are available.

Striped outdoor rug from Restoration Hardware
Striped outdoor rug from Restoration Hardware

When stripes meet the chevron pattern, you get the Koen Chevron Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Crate & Barrel, designed by Chris Mestdagh. Made from polypropylene, this sturdy piece is stain- and soil-resistant, as well as UV stable.

Striped chevron rug from Crate & Barrel
Striped chevron rug from Crate & Barrel

Southwestern Style

Our last two featured rugs are colorful and geometric, with a hint of Southwestern style. First we have the Beach Reversible Outdoor Rug from CB2, which puts a modern twist on the argyle pattern. The piece was inspired by designer Aelfie Oudghiri’s memories of making friendship bracelets at summer camp. What’s not to love about a dash of nostalgia, especially when shades of teal and blue are involved?!

Colorful patterned outdoor rug from CB2
Colorful patterned outdoor rug from CB2

Another CB2 treasure from Aelfie Oudghiri, the Pines Indoor/Outdoor Rug celebrates triangles with bright pops of teal against a grey backdrop. Since it’s handwoven of polyester crafted from recycled plastic, this rug is both comfy and sturdy. As stated in the product description, “simply shake it off or hose it clean.” Love it!

Geometric outdoor rug from CB2
Geometric outdoor rug from CB2

Note that many of today’s featured rugs are perfect both indoors and out. How’s that for versatility?!

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What do you think?

  • Brett Hemphill

    What bums me out is that you guys focus on chain stores – while we should really support local businesses. Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets in Costa Mesa, CA has a huge selection of indoor outdoor rugs. Many offered in made to order sizes.

  • Laura Nehse

    I particularly like the Cyclo Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Room & Board as it is heavier and I wouldn’t have to worry about the windy days too much. Also, if you can’t find what you are looking for in an outdoor rug, you can always try the DIY route. Sommer Poquette recently wrote an interesting article that has several creative and fun DIY outdoor rugs ideas.

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