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Best outdoor rugs: 10 stylish buys for your garden

Published: May 12, 2022 at 4:07 pm

Add an outdoor rug to your garden for a chic look and welcoming feel

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.

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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 2022

Jute Runner

Jute runner with chair

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

Novah Handwoven Indoor 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

Outdoor 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

Jute round 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.

Complete the look with a burnt orange garden furniture set, or place next to a hanging egg chair, or a hammock, and create a tranquil reading spot.

Dimensions: 150cm x 150cm

Yellow Geometric Outdoor Rug

Yellow 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

  • £69.50

Buy the Yellow Geometric Outdoor Rug now from Oliver Bonas

Weaver Green Recycled Outdoor Rug

Weaver Green Iris Recycled Indoor and 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

Green outdoor rug with pattern

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

  • From £229

Buy the Orla Kiely Linear Stem Outdoor Rug now from The Rug Seller

Moretti Outdoor Rug

Round 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.

Diameter: 160cm

Mosaic Garden Carpet

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

Recycled Outdoor 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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For more summery garden accessories, take a look at the best deckchairs and the best cocoon chairs.

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Rachel HowatsonDigital Writer

Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across a range of Immediate’s special interest brands. Whatever your passion, whether it’s hillwalking, cooking, gardening, running, socialising or even sleeping, she'll likely have written about it.

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