There’s a key piece that your outdoor space is probably missing. Not the grill, not the dining table, not the fire pit, but … an area rug. Sure, it might not be a backyard MVP like the other items, but an outdoor rug will elevate your space, making it feel cozy and complete.
Indoor-outdoor rugs have come a long way, and now they’re available in colors, patterns, and levels of quality that transform your backyard space into an extension of your interior design. Modern or traditional, sophisticated or playful, there’s a rug for your outdoor space. Check out some of our favorites.
Coral Border Outdoor Rug
Brilliant shades of blue pop against the neutral background of this coral-patterned rug. And, because the piece is UV-stabilized, the colors should retain their vibrant hue.
Rugs Direct, from $40
Flamingo Reversible Indoor/Outdoor Rug
Made from recycled plastic bottles, this kicky eco-friendly rug is an item you’ll definitely feel good about buying. On one side, it features a geometric pattern punctuated by a bright pink flamingo; on the other side, it’s all vibrant stripes. So, you can flip over the rug to switch up the design when you’re ready for a new look. It’s sturdy and easy to clean, so it’s tough enough to weather plenty of seasons.
World Market, $75
Sicilian Coral Indoor/Outdoor Rug
There’s something undeniably summery about the coral motif on this hand-hooked outdoor rug. It’s made from polypropylene, which means that it will resist fading and mildew, plus you can easily clean it by rinsing with a hose. Try pairing it with neutrals and blue or turquoise accents, which will pop against this bright shade of coral.
Ballard Designs, from $69
Durable jute is a go-to material for outdoor and high-traffic spaces, and the neutral shade makes it a versatile pick. This version features a “Maui” blue border, which gives the rug a more tailored, finished feel. When you opt for an understated design like this one, you can experiment with lots of color and pattern on patio furniture and throw pillows without worrying about competing with the rug.
Pier 1, from $93
Cleo Cement Indoor/Outdoor Rug
A bold graphic pattern in a subtle neutral gives it just enough drama for a laidback outdoor space. The kilim weave rug is constructed entirely out of PET, a polyester fiber made from recycled plastic bottles.
Dash & Albert, from $136
Hacienda Fish Indoor/Outdoor Rug
A fish pattern can easily make a grownup space look juvenile, but this aquatic motif in a classic navy and white color scheme manages to be playful and preppy instead. This rug would be especially fitting in a seaside space, especially considering that it’s resistant to fading and mildew.
Rugs USA, from $96
Safavieh Santorini Stripe Outdoor Rug
Stripes are a classic, never-fail choice for outdoor decor, and this particular pattern and color combination feels fresh and summery. Another great thing about stripes is that they work with a variety of decorating styles, so no matter if you lean modern, traditional, eclectic, or somewhere in between, this rug will fit into the look you’re trying to achieve.
Target, from $17
Seaside Ivory Ikat Indoor/Outdoor Rug
This statement-making ikat rug will no doubt add a pop of pattern and color to your outdoor space. With a rug as bold as this one, you can keep the rest of the decor relatively simple and neutral.