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Are you getting ready to spend more quality time outdoors this year? Choosing the best outdoor rug for your patio, deck, or porch can add a welcome splash of color, warmth, and comfort to your outdoor living space.
Interior design doesn’t have to be limited to the rooms inside of your home. Why not let your unique style spill out into your lawn and patio, as well? Just as it does indoors, a properly-chosen rug can really tie a space together.
But with all of the different sizes, materials, and patterns available for outdoor rugs, how can you know you’re choosing the best one for your home?
Simple: Trust the experts! That’s why we’ve consulted with interior designers to put together this list of our 12 best outdoor rugs for this year’s spring and summer seasons. By the end of this short guide, you’ll be fully prepared to choose the outdoor rug that will complement and complete your outdoor living space.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
Here are the best outdoor rugs you can buy:
- Best Overall - Oriental Weavers Riviera Indoor/Outdoor Rug
- Runner Up - Tommy Bahama Cabana Indoor/Outdoor Rug
- Best Round Rugs - Oriental Weavers Lanai Round Indoor/Outdoor Rug
- Great Variety - Unique Loom Indoor/Outdoor Rugs
- Best Value - REVERSIBLE MATS Outdoor Patio/RV Camping Mat
- Best Designs - Nourison Aloha Indoor/Outdoor Multicolor Area Rug
- Best Complex Design - Mad Mats Oriental Turkish Indoor/Outdoor Floor Mat
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12 Best Outdoor Rugs (2020 Reviews)
1. Best Overall - Oriental Weavers Riviera Indoor/Outdoor Rug
Understated style and a variety of sizing options define this fantastic rug option from Oriental Weavers. Equally well-suited for indoor or outdoor use, it’s a practical yet stylish option for anywhere in or around your home.
Made of 100% polypropylene, it is both exceptionally durable and fade-resistant. You can leave it out in the sun without any real worry of damage, making it a very convenient choice. When you add in the uniquely comfortable woven texture, though, it becomes even more versatile and attractive.
Overall, the Oriental Weavers Riviera rug might just be the best outdoor rug we’ve seen. We strongly recommend it for any home.
Perfect blend of comfort and durability
Great variety of sizes and colors
Polypropylene construction is easy to clean
1-year warranty protects your investment
2. Most Durable - Tommy Bahama Cabana Indoor/Outdoor Rug
Designed in a festive island style, these Tommy Bahama brand rugs are actually produced by Oriental Weavers — a longtime producer of some of our favorite indoor/outdoor rugs. Crafted specifically to combine aesthetics and durability, the dyes used in the Cabana series of rugs are extremely resistant to stains and fading.
Available in six sizes, there is a Tommy Bahama rug to suit whatever size of outdoor space you have. With only two colors, though, they’re not perfect with every outdoor design scheme.
Durable, heavyweight construction
Woven design is comfortable on the feet
Solution dyes are extremely resistant to fading
Polypropylene material makes it very easy to clean
Not many color choices
3. Best Round Rugs - Oriental Weavers Lanai Round Indoor/Outdoor Rug
While most rugs are square or rectangular, this option from Oriental Weavers brings a circular style together with relaxing tropical style. Made with the same attention to quality, durability, and aesthetics as all of Oriental Weavers’ other rugs, the Lanai series makes a fantastic statement piece for any outdoor space.
Available in four colors, the Lanai series rugs can be custom-picked to fit your design scheme. The black palm tree border promises to turn any patio into a tranquil island oasis! Woven from durable and easy to clean polypropylene, they are as convenient to care for as they are attractive.
Loomed design gives a comfortable and plush feel
Round shape is unique and attractive
Durable construction and fade-resistant inks
Easy to clean, making it perfect for indoor and outdoor use
Only available in one size
4. Great Variety - Unique Loom Indoor/Outdoor Rugs
This option from Unique Loom is actually many rugs in one. From a single Amazon page, you’re given options in every size, style, and color you might need. While this convenience might have been enough to secure our top spot, there’s plenty more to love as well!
Made entirely of durable polypropylene, all of the rugs from Unique Loom are built to last. The list of benefits for this material is impressive: Water resistant, mold and mildew resistant, and stain resistant top the list.
When these outdoor rugs get dirty, all you have to do is hose them off, clean with soap if necessary, and hang them out to dry in the sun. At an amazing price per square foot, these rugs from Unique Loom are an excellent all-around choice for your home.
Huge variety of colors, styles, and sizes to choose from
Made of incredibly durable polypropylene
Easy to clean
Perfect for high traffic areas
Thin rugs aren’t super comfortable on bare feet
5. Best Value - REVERSIBLE MATS Outdoor Patio/RV Camping Mat
If you’re the traveling type, packing an outdoor rug with you may very well be the best decision you’ve ever made. With these conveniently packable outdoor rugs from Reversible Mats, you’ll be well-prepared to take comfort with you wherever you go.
Their specially-processed virgin polypropylene is both soft and durable, making it an excellent option for spreading out in any area that you’d like to spruce up. Every rug from Reversible Mats is UV coated, to help protect it against fading and sun damage — something that most natural fiber rugs struggle with.
With an included carrying bag and mold and mildew free design, these double-sided outdoor rugs are as versatile as they are easy to move. Choose them when you’re looking for great floor coverage at a bargain price.
Excellent price per square foot
Enough color choices to complement any outdoor space
Made of soft yet durable polypropylene
Very resistant to fading and sun damage
Easy to transport in the provided carrying bag
Two designs on every reversible rug
Only available in two sizes
6. Best Designs - Nourison Aloha Indoor/Outdoor Multicolor Area Rug
Finding the right size of rug can be hard enough — but what if you also need one that’s somewhat oddly shaped? In cases like this, we’re happiest with this Aloha series of rugs from Nourison.
Available in 14 different sizes, including three options for round rugs, you can also choose from four different colors — making for a grand total of over 50 rug styles! From narrow hallways runners to massive living room throw rugs, you’re covered with these rugs from Nourison.
Decorated with solid and outlined lotus patterns, each of these rugs is both stylish and functional. Made of 100% polypropylene, they’re durable and easy to clean. At a height of .25”, Nourison has also made a rather soft synthetic rug.
Choose these rugs when you’re looking to add a splash of style and color to an otherwise drab outdoor space.
Customizable choices to fit any size of space, including round rugs
Made entirely of durable polypropylene
Beautiful colors and designs are perfect for adding a special flair
Easy to clean and maintain
Very low shedding
Only available in four colors
Colors will fade over time
7. Best Complex Design - Mad Mats Oriental Turkish Indoor/Outdoor Floor Mat
We absolutely love the intricate designs on these outdoor rugs from Mad Mats. Conjuring a very sophisticated Middle Eastern vibe, they’re positively dripping with character. If you’re looking for an outdoor rug that’s sure to get compliments, look no further than these rugs from Mad Mats.
It doesn’t hurt that they’re an eco-friendly option, either: Made of 100% recycled polypropylene, they’re a purchase you can feel good about. Famous for their lasting quality and eccentric designs, they come with a one-year color guarantee — so you know they’re built to last.
We only wish that they were available in a slightly wider variety of sizes. With only three dimensions to choose from, they may not be the perfect fit for every outdoor space. Still, they’re impossible to beat if you’re looking for an attractive centerpiece for outdoors.
Stunning and attractive designs
Eco-friendly, made from recycled materials
Durable 100% polypropylene construction
Mold and mildew resistant, breathable
1-year color guarantee
Handmade designs mean the size and pattern can vary
Only available in 3 sizes
8. Great for Variety and Value - BalajeesUSA Indoor Outdoor rugs
No other outdoor rug that we reviewed offered as wide of a variety of colors and patterns as these ones from BalajeesUSA. Available at an extremely affordable cost, they can add a splash of color and sophistication to any area of your home, indoors or out.
What’s more, every one of these mats is reversible — meaning twice the color life! Made of 100% polypropylene, they’re durable and stain resistant. Imported from India and available in three sizes, they’re a versatile option for home or travel use.
Made of durable and long-lasting polypropylene
Great selection of colors and patterns
Reversible, double-sided mats are very long-lived
UV-resistant coating helps prevent fading and sun damage
Could be bigger for the price
Only available in 3 sizes
9. Best Simple Choice - NANTA Cotton Buffalo Plaid Check Rug
So far, every rug we’ve looked at has come with a wide variety of color and size options. But what if you’re looking for a simple solution to covering the entryway to your home or patio, and don’t need all the bells and whistles?
Enter the NANTA buffalo plaid check rug. At 27.5” by 43”, it’s perfectly sized as a transitional mat for your entryway or exit, and is available in one simple and sophisticated color pattern. With a 45% cotton, 45% polyester, and 10% viscose blend, it has the best qualities of synthetic and natural fibers.
Naturally stain resistant and easy to clean, it’s chemically treated to maintain its color and softness for years to come. Choose this rug if you’re looking for simplicity and ease of use.
Simple, elegant choice for entries and exits
Combines best qualities of natural and synthetic fibers
Soft yet durable
Only available in one size
Only available in one color and pattern
10. Best Vintage Style - Unique Loom Outdoor Traditional Collection Indoor and Outdoor Rug
Choosing any furniture for the “farmhouse chic” look can be a real challenge. That’s why we were so happy to find these realistically distressed outdoor rug options for Unique Loom: They have a perfect vintage feel but are so much more durable than a real vintage rug.
Even better, they’re available in 9 sizes and 13 colors — making them easily customizable to any size and style of room, indoors or out. Being water, mold, and mildew resistant makes them an easy choice for any high-traffic area in your home.
Made of 100% polypropylene, they’re incredibly durable and easy to clean. Choose these rugs if you’re looking for that distinctly vintage style, but at an affordable price.
Huge variety of colors and sizes to choose from
Genuinely distressed, truly vintage look
Made of durable and long-lasting polypropylene
Resistant to the elements and easy to clean
Colors fade rather quickly when left in direct sunlight
11. Most Size Options - Safavieh Courtyard Collection Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug
While the colors and designs on all of these Safavieh rugs are certainly attractive and worthwhile, their most impressive element is how many sizes they’re available in. Coming in every size from 2’3” x 6’7” (perfect as a hallway runner) to 9’ x 12’, you can find any size and shape of rug imaginable from this company in one of 9 colors.
It’s woven thickly from 100% polypropylene, making it both durable and comfortable as well as mold and mildew resistant. Every outdoor rug from Safavieh is remarkably easy to care for, and can be cleaned just by rinsing with a hose and hanging out to dry.
With over 100 years of providing home furnishings, Safavieh is a name that can be trusted.
Available in every size you could possibly need
Made of durable and attractive 100% polypropylene
Easy to clean
Mold and mildew resistant
Holds its color well even in direct sunlight
On the more expensive side
Colors might differ from order to order
12. Best Minimalist Rug - nuLOOM Lefebvre Braided Indoor/Outdoor Rug
Crafting a minimalist aesthetic in your home takes time, care, and attention to detail. This outdoor rug from nuLOOM can make the transition from your minimalist interior decorating to any outdoor living space smooth and seamless.
Available in a huge variety of sizes, but just 8 subdued colors, every one of these 100% polypropylene rugs is durable and fade-resistant. The braided design makes the best out of what can be a thin synthetic material, giving it amazing texture without being intrusive to your furniture setup.
In short, the neutral color palette of these NuLOOM rugs is perfect for adding a comfortable accent to your outdoor living space without dominating the visual aesthetic.
Neutral color palette makes it easy to incorporate into existing designs
Durable and long-lasting
Fade-resistant colors and materials
Stain-resistant and easy to clean
Huge variety of sizes for a custom fit
Braided design is prone to coming unraveled with heavy use
For the sheer variety of colors, patterns, and sizes available, we strongly recommend you check out the Oriental Weavers Riviera Indoor/Outdoor Rug before deciding on buying any outdoor rug. Chances are, you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for just with the options in that one rug.
Thanks for reading today, and we hope that this guide has put you on the right path to making the outdoor living space of your dreams!
How to Choose the Best Outdoor Rugs
Because there are so many options available for outdoor furnishings, we chose to only include rugs of the absolute highest quality on this list. This means that each item you’ll see in this guide has been tested for durability, comfort, and ease of cleaning.
All you’ll have to do is choose the right rug to complement your unique living area. To help with this, we would recommend that you consider the following 3 things to match a rug to your space:
Color and Style
You can find both indoor and outdoor rugs in every possible combination of colors, patterns, and designs. When choosing one for your outdoor living space, try to find a color that complements, but does not perfectly match your existing color scheme.
For instance: A light brown rug can complement a grassy outdoor area nicely, but is too similar to dark woods to add any contrast. Always imagine how your rug would look in your outdoor living space before deciding on one.
Choosing the right size of rug is fairly simple: Just measure the space underneath your seating area. It’s best to make sure that you can fit all of your chairs and a table comfortably within the rug’s space.
Alternatively, consider getting a variety of sizes for use as coverings in “transitional areas”, such as between your back door and your outdoor dining table.
Outdoor rugs are made with either synthetic or natural fibers. While natural fibers may have a softer, more plush feel to them, they’re also less durable and more prone to fading in sunlight. Synthetic fibers are the easiest to clean, and will generally last longer than any rugs made from natural fibers. The same maintenance we make to our outdoor furniture we should also make sure that we know how to wash our rugs with different materials properly.