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