You’re familiar with adding a rug to your bedroom for an extra pop of color or to your living room to add texture, but what about in the backyard or on the balcony? Outdoor rugs are made of a material called propylene, which is basically a soft, woven plastic that’s designed to be tough enough to repel stains and liquids. They can also be used inside, once the summer is over. Read on for seven gorgeous (and affordable) outdoor rug options.
1. Ruggable Outdoor Filifer Palm Green Rug (2’5 x 7’)
The core tenets of this innovative rug brand are that “spills happen,” “kids will be kids” and “pets are messy.” And so, Ruggable devised a two-part system (one-part rug pad, one-part rug cover) to make life easier. The thin top layer (made of a shockingly attractive polyester) can be removed and thrown in the washer for easy cleanup. Even better, they’re available at an affordable price point, so you can invest in an 8' x 10' without breaking the bank.
2. Nourison Aloha Floral Abstract Indoor Outdoor Area Rug - 2' x 6' Runner
Oversized floral patterns in red, blue, orange, green and camel add tropical flair to your patio or deck—even if you’re miles away from the beach. This one is made from premium stain-resistant fibers for long wear, low maintenance and a soft texture underneath bare feet.
3. Urban Outfitters Tillie Reversible Indoor/Outdoor Rug
Not only is this rug good for indoor and outdoor use, it’s also reversible, meaning you can switch up your style whenever you want. From a practical standpoint, it’s made from durable recycled plastic and resistant to mildew, mold and UV rays.
4. Rivet by Amazon Modern Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug (4’ x 6’)
Last fall, Amazon debuted its own exclusive furniture brand called Rivet, which features everything from couches to dining tables to accent pieces that look like they were plucked from Don Draper’s office. The prices are just right, the quality is unmatched (read: solid wood frames) and there are even free returns for 30 days, in addition to a one-year warranty on all furniture. So yeah, we’re digging the muted hues of this indoor/outdoor rug.
5. Unique Loom Outdoor Trellis Area Rug (6’ x 9’)
Made of stain-resistant polypropylene, this area rug is beyond durable. The trellis-patterned pile is easy to clean and care for and it comes in seven unique color schemes to complement your decor.
6. Lark Manor Barksdale Sand Rug (3’7 x 5’6)
Can you say versatile? This neutral woven rug blends effortlessly into any aesthetic, whether your patio is Cabo-themed or you’re going for more of a “summer house in Nantucket” vibe.
7. Urban Outfitters Diego Indoor/Outdoor Mat (4’ x 6’)
This eco-friendly rug is made from woven strands of recycled polyesters, plastics and rubbers. Best of all? You can easily clean it by hosing it off and hanging it to dry before your next picnic.
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