Whether you're hosting a BBQ, or simply reading in the sun, an outdoor rug is the perfect way to create a homely and stylish space. Place on your terrace, decking, patio or grass for an instant splash of colour and style. When it's miserable outside, just bring your outdoor rug indoors and spruce up a hallway or conservatory.
In our roundup of the best outdoor rugs, you'll find natural jute designs, bold colours and intricate patterns so you can find the perfect match for your space.
Add an Acapulco chair to your garden too for the ultimate hosting setup.
Best Outdoor Rugs for 2023
A runner is ideal for a narrow garden. Roll out along decking or between flower beds, or place on paving stone for a softer feel on your feet.
We love this jute outdoor runner, with its natural look and relaxed vibe. Practical too, as an eco-friendly and durable material, jute is a great choice for outdoor use - just hoover or shake off to clean. You don't have to be particularly precious with jute making it a popular choice. Pair this outdoor rug with rattan furniture and pretty terracotta pots for a chilled out haven.
There are over 30 size options to choose from, so you can easily find the ideal fit for your garden.
Dimensions: 60cm x 120cm - 300cm x 360cm
Novah Handwoven Outdoor Rug
It's hard to believe this stunning handwoven rug is suitable for outdoor use with its intricate detail. It's a design you'd expect to find in a living room, giving it a comfortable and welcoming feel. The UV-resistant design and fresh and summery colours make it a super choice when embracing the sunshine. With its washed-out, faded appearance, it's not too loud a design.
Surround with large potted plants, lanterns and outdoor beanbags for a boho-chic vibe.
Dimensions: 61cm x 91cm / 274cm x 366cm
Loscan Outdoor Flat Woven Kilim Rug
A straightforward yet classy design, this outdoor rug would work well paired with boldly coloured - perhaps red, pink or yellow - furniture for a contrasting effect. This outdoor rug is great for large terraces and patios.
Made of recycled polyester, it should be fairly BBQ friendly with its stain resistant qualities.
Dimensions: 120cm x 170cm / 160cm x 230cm / 200cm x 290cm
Round Jute Outdoor Rug
Another jute pick, the orange detail and tassels make this outdoor rug a fun choice. Round rugs are ideal for square patios.
Great for relaxed family BBQs and cocktail parties in the summer, it's an effortless way to jazz up your garden. This design is a lovely choice to roll out on a sunny day, and it's recyclable and reversible too.
Dimensions: 150cm x 150cm
Yellow Geometric Outdoor Rug
For a real burst of sunshine, pop this yellow geometric outdoor rug on your patio. Ideal for daytime gatherings, this reversible rug works well for indoor use too. The perfect way to brighten a space in need of a cheery lift.
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Dimensions: 120cm x 180cm
Weaver Green Recycled Outdoor Rug
Renowned for its recycled rugs and beautiful designs, Weaver Green is a delightful choice. This design appears like wool, despite being made entirely of plastic bottles. The gentle blue colour has a calming effect, lovely for a peaceful space.
Pop on your paving stone for a splash of colour, and as an added bonus it's washing machine friendly, so you can keep it looking fresh.
Dimensions: 170cm x 240cm
Orla Kiely Linear Stem Outdoor Rug
A standout outdoor rug sure to go down well with guests - go for the designer look with this gorgeous Orla Kiely outdoor rug. The iconic retro pattern is instantly recognised, and the rich green is sure to tie in well with your garden's plants and produce.
Dimensions: 140cm x 200cm / 160cm x 230cm / 200cm x 280cm / 250cm x 350cm
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Moretti Outdoor Rug
If you're not into bright, flashy designs, this Moretti outdoor rug with its muted colours could do the trick. A neat circle design well suited to contemporary gardens, place under a garden table for a charming setup, and enjoy a cup of tea - or wine - in the sun.
Mosaic Garden Carpet
A mosaic pattern is always an elegant choice and the clean blue and white colours look stunning on a bright and sunny day. With this outdoor rug from Fallen Fruits, you could add some white garden furniture for a holiday vibe.
This outdoor rug is suitable for all-year-round use, as it's waterproof and frost proof. Use as a picnic rug in the garden for a relaxed lunch or take to the beach for a day by the seaside. Or of course you could place this versatile rug next to your garden bar for an al fresco drinks party.
Dimensions: 150cm x 150cm
Way Recycled Rug
Keep it simple and stylish with a monochrome effect. The quirky fringe design helps this outdoor rug stand out, and it's made of plastic bottles making it an eco-friendly garden accessory. This outdoor rug would make a fabulous addition to an al fresco cocktail soirée.
Dimensions: 140cm x 200cm
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