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The 25 Best Outdoor Rugs

Looking for the best outdoor rugs can be a daunting task, since there’s a lot that goes into what makes a rug “the best.” There are the best large rugs, the best small ones, the most durable rugs, the best washable rugs, and so on.  When it comes to finding the best rug for you, it’s important to consider those key areas along with any other pros and cons that go with each rug. For inspiration and guidance, check out some of the top outdoor rugs from Rugs Direct.

Nirvana Premium - Iver Area Rug by Jaipur Living

Choosing to use a solid colored rug on your deck or patio is a great way to add simple style to your space. However, the rug itself doesn’t have to be dull or boring--look at this Nirvana Premium rug that features a beautiful woven texture along with a solid color to create a classic, dynamic look.

Pros:

  • Multiple Color Options
  • Easy to Clean
  • Handwoven
  • Low Profile
  • Reversible

Cons

  • Only Available in Rectangular/Runner Shapes

From a Customer

Quickly received my order and it is lovely! The rug is very nice - thick and well made. Thanks.” -Alisa N.

Desert - Mojave Area Rug by Jaipur Living

The Desert - Mojave rug is one of our favorite outdoor rugs for creating a statement and fitting into a southwestern style. WIth its intricate geometric pattern, earthy colors, and stylish fringes, this rug is perfect for any outdoor space where you want to go bold with style.

Pros:

  • Easy to Clean
  • Bold Pattern
  • Earthy Color Scheme
  • Durable
  • Fringes

Cons:

  • One Color Option Available

From a Customer

“This rug is great. Very easy to clean and looks wonderful! Also saved a good chunk of change.” -Coolman2

Aloha - ALH-18 Area Rug by Nourison

The Aloha rug by Nourison is one of the top outdoor rugs for patios, decks, and porches due to its durability, size/shape options, and the transcendent style. If you’re looking to create a tropical outdoor space, then this rug can really help define that look.

Pros: 

  • Bold Botanical Theme
  • Multiple Color Palettes Available
  • Durable
  • Available in Multiple Shapes

Cons:

  • May be Too Busy for Some Modern Styles

From a Customer

“Absolutely love my new outdoor rug. The colors are so vibrant and it's just the right touch for my area. The rug came within just a few days of ordering. I always have great luck with Rugs Direct!” -Ceceille P.

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Under The Sea - from Colorspree by Company C

Nautical rugs are common for outdoor spaces by the beach, near a pool, or anywhere where you want to bring in some beach vibes. With its stunning coral prints and colorful palette, this rug is perfect for adding in those nautical vibes and expanding your color scheme.

Pros:

  • Hand Hooked
  • Stain Resistant
  • Easy to Clean
  • Classic Nautical Theme

Cons:

  • Design Scale Varies Depending on Rug Size

From a Customer

“Beautiful, substantial material and design, colors are soothing, interesting and go with our decor theme. I bought 4 rugs and they’re an excellent addition to our space.” -Sally L.

Polaris - Dez Area Rug by Jaipur Living

Modern Boho style is rising in popularity for indoor spaces, so it’s natural to use similarly styled rugs for your outdoor areas. This Polaris - Dez rug brings in all the fun shapes and details of boho style in a modern, desert color scheme that can perfectly stylize a youthful space.

Pros

  • Two Color Options
  • Easy to Clean
  • Durable
  • Water Resistant

Cons:

  • Limited Size/Shape Options

From a Customer

“Rug arrived exactly when said, thank you! Perfect rug for our enclosed porch. The background color is more dark blue vs a charcoal color that all the pictures show. Will use Rugs Direct again, thank you!” -Lferraros

Rain - RAI-1103 Area Rug by Surya

To make a more subtle statement on your deck, patio, or porch, simplify your color palette to more muted tones and limited colors. The Rain Rug by Surya features cream and light greens to add subtle, understated class to whatever space it's in.

Pros:

  • Available in Many Shapes and Sizes 
  • Low Maintenance
  • Kid Friendly
  • Rug Pad Not Necessary

Cons:

  • Muted Color Scheme May be Too Basic for Some

From a Customer

“Love this rug. The color is a pretty aqua blue/green color and ivory/oatmeal pattern. Feels and looks like a more expensive wool rug. I added a dual purpose pad underneath and it feels and looks fabulous. It also has nicely bound edges. I plan to order another one for adjoining room.” -Lori C.

Eagean - Tribal Area Rug

The Eagean - Tribal area rug is a perfect fit for any space you want to add a pattern to, whether that be a patio, deck, or porch. Tribal patterns fit into a variety of different styles like boho, modern, southwestern, etc, and with this rug’s design and color scheme, it really can fit in with many different looks.

Pros:

  • Durable
  • Easy to Clean
  • Several Shapes Available
  • Two Color Options

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Catalina - Fraise Area Rug by Jaipur Living

This blue, green, and ivory rug uses botanical imagery and motifs to really fit into a tropical style. The aesthetic of the rug’s drawings and color palette allows this rug to fit into a variety of different styles like transitional, modern, nautical, or whatever your personal blend of styles is.

Pros:

  • Water Resistant
  • Easy to Clean
  • Timeless Botanical Motifs
  • Classic Botanical Color Palette

Cons:

  • Heavy Water Could Damage/Weaken Fibers

From a Customer

“We liked this rug so much on our upper porch, that we bought a second. Design and quality are very good; price was very good too!” -Joyce B.

Rey - Area Rug by Justina Blakeney x Loloi

The Rey Rug from Justina Blakeney x Loloi features a classic color scheme of black and white along with a beautifully detailed trellis pattern. This timeless design can branch into many different interior design styles with its look, but with its elevated texture, it will take your design to the next level.

Pros:

  • Fits Into Many Different Styles
  • Classic Black & White Combination
  • Beautiful Detailing
  • Easy to Clean
  • Very Durable

Cons:

  • Only Available in Black & White

Marina - Tribal Stripe Area Rug by Liora Manne

Liora Manne’s Tribal Stripe rug is a top rug for outdoor spaces due to its durability, ease of cleaning, and beautiful design. The striping and tribal lines throughout the rug really create a unique look that’s great for a traveler’s heart.

Pros:

  • Four Color Options
  • Easy to Clean
  • Pet/Kid Friendly
  • Fade & Stain Resistant

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Love this rug! The colors work perfectly in our screen porch. We ordered a 2nd for the patio to tie the two areas together. Perfect look for the space!” -Sandra G.

Palm Party - Area Rug from Colorspree by Company C

For an artistic spin on palm leaves, the Palm Party rug by Company C uses a variety of leaves, different texturing in the color, and a hand-drawn look to create a rug that’s a work of art.

Pros:

  • Hand Hooked
  • Easy to Clean
  • Light Weather Resistance
  • Neutral Base Rug With Pops of Color
  • Fits Into Tropical, Nautical, and Coastal Spaces

Cons:

  • Only Rectangular Shapes Available

Sakura - Area Rug by Company C

White, beige, grey, and cream flowers dominate this Sakura rug by Company C to create a stunning, traditional look. With its neutral colors, floral design, and traditional aesthetic, this rug is perfect for homes that lean into traditional or transitional styles.

Pros:

  • Easy to Maintain
  • Durable
  • Elegant, Traditional Style
  • Neutral Color Scheme Easy to Work With

Cons:

  • Would Not Fit Well Into Modern Spaces

Woven - Tambour Area Rug by Chilewich

It’s very practical to choose a rug like Woven - Tambour for an outdoor space where you’re concerned about the rug moving around, since this rug has a non-slip backing. Plus, the stripe pattern of the rug is extremely subtle, versatile, and works in many style homes.

Pros:

  • Two Color Options
  • Non-Slip Backing
  • Easy to Clean
  • Low Maintenance
  • Textured Appearance

Cons:

  • Low Thickness (Approximately 1/8”)

From a Customer

“We liked this rug so much on our upper porch, that we bought a second. Design and quality are very good; price was very good too!” -Joyce B.

Picnic - Area Rug by Surya

Modern and vintage go hand-in-hand with this classic striped rug by Suyra. It’s a great option for going bold with the large lines and stark black tones, but it also has unspoken class and tradition with the classic stripes.

Pros:

  • Black & Ivory Color Scheme
  • Versatile Design
  • Durable
  • Stain Resistant
  • Easy to Clean

Cons:

  • Only Available in One Color Palette

From a Customer

“We liked this rug so much on our upper porch, that we bought a second. Design and quality are very good; price was very good too!” -Joyce B.

Rainier - Area Rug by Loloi II Rugs

Striped triangles, diamonds, and other shapes dominate this rug by Loloi II to provide a detailed geometric print that makes a big statement. If you’re looking to add a modern vibe to your outdoor space, then the Rainier rug can help you accomplish that while not overwhelming the space with loud colors or oversized motifs.

Pros:

  • Two Color Options
  • Weather Resistant
  • Fade Resistant
  • Durable
  • Kid & Pet Friendly

Cons:

  • Doesn’t Fit Well in Traditional Spaces

From a Customer

“My outdoor space gets full sun / rain and I was looking for something that could take a beating. This is standing up well so far, dries quickly after rain, lies flat and is soft on my feet. Great value for the price.” -Elizabeth V.

Classic Vintage Vinyl - Area Rug by Spicher and Company

There are so many reasons why this rug is one of our favorites for vintage outdoor rugs. The pattern itself is stunning, but so are the color options, rug shapes, and the quality of the rug itself.

Pros:

  • Non-Slip Backing
  • Durable
  • Easy to Clean
  • Custom Sizes Available
  • Rug Shape & Color Options

Cons:

  • Some Color Variation Possible Due to Unique Production

From a Customer

“This rug is just what I wanted and most importantly the price was great!” -Jennifer

Marina - Surf Area Rug by Liora Manne

There are motifs that are common with coastal and nautical homes like fish and coral reefs, but you can take your design to the next level by choosing this hyper-realistic coastal rug from Liora Manne. The contrast of colors, the beautiful imagery, and the beachy tone are the highlights of this rug and can help you fully realize your theme.

Pros:

  • Long Lasting
  • Easy to Clean
  • Durable
  • Low Pile
  • Unique Design

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“We are very pleased with this rug. Using it on our lanai. Colors are really good and vibrant. Very good purchase.” -Linda Q.

Aloha - ALH-05 Area Rug by Nourison

The Aloha rug by Nourison is a popular, top rated outdoor rug for both its style and craftsmanship. It shows off a variety of color options in a timeless design and is made to stand up to the outdoor elements so you can enjoy your rug without fear that it’ll fall apart immediately.

Pros:

  • Top-Rated Outdoor Rug
  • Easy Care
  • Durable
  • Multiple Color Schemes to Choose From
  • Comes in Different Shapes

Cons:

  • Fits Best in Traditional Styles, Not Pure Modern Style

From a Customer

“The shipping came exactly when I was told by UPS. The colors are BEAUTIFUL and the rug is soft to walk in under bare feet. I am very happy with my purchase.” -Cyndi M.

Carmel - 8449 Area Rug by Liora Manne

If you want a nautical/coastal rug that is more subtle than some of the others, the Carmel rug by Liora Manne might be your perfect rug. It uses beachy colors of teals, whites, creams, and greys along with small fish imagery, but it’s all done so subtly that one could think it’s just an understated, abstract design.

Pros:

  • Subtle Design
  • Easy to Clean
  • Pet & Kid Friendly
  • Soft to Touch
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Only Two Color Options

From a Customer

“This rug has the perfect fish pattern that is very subtle but very classy. The rug is excellent quality and completes my three season screened in porch perfectly.” -Heidi S.

Capri - Ropes Area Rug by Liora Manne

The nautical ropes and knots on display in this rug definitely harken back to the seaside and sailing far away. This rug is great if you want an adventurous, playful rug to fit into a nautical design.

Pros:

  • Hand Tufted
  • Easy to Clean
  • Pet Friendly
  • Low Pile

Cons:

  • Nautical/Coastal Theme Isn’t For Everyone

From a Customer

“My rugs were delivered in a timely manner. They are really pretty and the color was exactly what I wanted. Very happy with this purchase.” -Debby S.

Hampton - HAM-5 Area Rug by Momeni

Traditional meets modern with the Hampton - HAM-5 rug by Momeni. By using the sharp geometric shapes and lines to create a trellis, this rug perfectly blends modern and traditional styles and branches into other interior design styles as well.

Pros:

  • Durable
  • Easy to Clean
  • Versatile Design
  • Two Color Options

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Villa - Sicily Area Rug from Novogratz by Momeni

The vertical, distressed lines of this rug from Novogratz by Momeni create a timeless look that fits perfectly into many different styles. Whether you’re looking to create a space that’s modern or traditional, this rug can help bridge the gap between styles and pairs well with many different types of furniture/decor.

Pros:

  • Three Color Options
  • Versatile Design
  • Easy to Clean
  • Pet & Kid Friendly
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Only Available in Rectangular Shapes

From a Customer

“Love the rug is exactly what I was looking for.” -Roselle L.

Riviera - RV-09 Area Rug by Momeni

The vines and flowers in the Riviera rug truly make a one of a kind statement with the whimsical curves and rigid uniformity working hand-in-hand. Like other outdoor rugs, this rug is not only beautiful, but it is also a high quality outdoor rug.

Pros:

  • Timeless Floral Pattern
  • Two Color Options
  • Easy to Clean
  • Low Profile
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Keeps Best With Outdoor Rug Pad

Daytona Beach - 27791 Area Rug by Surya

The Daytona Beach Rug by Surya is one of the best vintage outdoor area rugs with its classic persian design and distressing. The rug’s warm color palette and timeless design make it appealing for any space, but its durability and craftsmanship double that appeal.

Pros:

  • Vintage/Overdyed Style
  • Timeless Design
  • Easy to Clean
  • Kid & Pet Friendly

Cons:

  • Limited Sizes

Classic Vintage Vinyl - Area Rug by Spicher and Company

Many people argue that vinyl is the best outdoor rug material because it is so durable and easy to clean. Aside from those practical perks, there are rugs like this Classic Vintage Vinyl Rug from Spicher and Company that leans heavily into the vintage side of things and brings back vibrant pops of color and stark geometric designs to really define your outdoor space practically and stylistically.

Pros:

  • Durable Vinyl Floorcloth Rug
  • Easy to Clean/Maintain
  • Made in the United States
  • Many Color Options
  • Non-Slip Backing
  • Custom Sizes Available

Cons:

  • Very Loud Color Palettes

From a Customer

“I looove this rug!!! It looks just like the photo!” -Katie

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Whether you’re adding an outdoor rug to your deck, patio, porch, balcony, or other outdoor space, it’s vital to determine what you are looking for practically and stylistically. Once you know that, you can find your best rug that’s as soft, durable, and timeless as you’d like it to be.

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