Create a relaxing outdoor oasis.
Stepping out each morning onto your porch or patio for a breath of fresh air and some sunshine is a perfect way to start your day—that is, unless the first thing you tend to notice is how you want to cover up stained concrete or chipped deck boards. Fortunately, an outdoor rug can cover up any unsightly chores, but it also lends itself to creating a space that feels more inviting and comfortable with your furniture.
Even if your outdoor oasis is a small apartment porch, adding something on the floor will instantly upgrade the space. While it may seem that outdoor rugs are reserved for sprawling patios and decks with room for entertaining, adding a small doormat or runner can bring color and texture to a nice concrete slab.
From southwestern-inspired washable rugs to durable runners, fun doormats to versatile woven numbers, there are plenty of outdoor rugs to suit your decorating style and needs. Fortunately, many of these can also work indoors in high-traffic areas, so you can even bring them indoors if you want to. Not sure where to start? Here are some of our favorite outdoor rugs that will stand up to use all year round.
Top 10 outdoor rugs 2022
Ruggable Sierra Natural Navy Re-Jute Rug
If your space tends to have a southwestern, almost desert-inspired look, this jute rug might be perfect. Not only will it not shed like traditional jute rugs, but it’s actually made from recycled water bottles. This rug comes with a rubber pad to ensure no slipping and sliding, and the rug itself is machine washable with a standard size, so you’ll never have to worry about getting on your hands and knees to clean it.
West Elm Summit indoor/outdoor rug
Consider this a modern take on the classic Moroccan rug. While the pattern mimics a handwoven rug, this rug is made with recycled polyester instead of wool, so it’s easy to wash, non-shedding, and safe to put outdoors. If you ever get tired of the pattern, you can actually flip the rug over to reveal a plain side which looks amazing. Two rugs for the price of one! What’s better than that?!
Rugs USA Brown Indoor/Outdoor Krem Area Rug
If you prefer to keep things neutral but want a little bit of pattern, choosing a rug with a brown base and black pattern might be best. This one has a somewhat more traditional style reminiscent of antique iron gates outside Victorian homes, but some people see it more as a vine-inspired look. This also comes in runner and circle shapes, so it will fit in a variety of spaces.
Target woven tapestry with braid outdoor rug
This one is for boho kids. Braided accents and a fun frilled edge make this beautiful woven addition to your porch or patio, and it comes in stunning teal, orange, and blue colors. If it gets dirty, just hose it down really quickly and it will look as good as new.
Wayfair Barksdale indoor/outdoor rug in brown
Like the old saying goes, sometimes less is more. This simple jute rug feels good under your feet, but it won’t add a visual punch to your space, which is great if you have brightly colored furniture or accents and want something to ground the area.
Serena and Lily Perneals Corsica Rug
If you’re ready to invest in a quality rug that will last for years and years, this one from Serena and Lily is it. Unlike other outdoor rugs that have a flat, plastic-like texture, this rug has a comfortable, fluffy texture that can be easily washed with a damp sponge and mild soap. It may be better suited to covered porches than outside, but the fabric is UV fade resistant, and resists mold and mildew, so it can survive the elements.
Trava Home Turquoise Indoor/Outdoor Rug
Sometimes all you need is a splash of color to transform a space from matte to bright. Not only does adding a touch of turquoise liven up a dirty deck, it feels like a happy color. This rug is waterproof, so you can easily wipe off drips after it rains, and thanks to the quick hoses, any dirt and pollen will be gone for a long time.
Greeting pineapple rough doormat
Not looking to fill a huge space? A gentle mop will do the job. This one gives us some serious beach house f coastal chic vibes, but if you ever get tired of the pineapple theme, you can easily swap out the rug for something else, like this traditional welcome. Because this rug is made Ruggable, you can toss the same rug into the washer and dryer whenever it looks like it needs a refresh.
Blue Denham Polypropylene Indoor/Outdoor Rug
If you don’t live near the beach, let this rug remind you of the calm of the waves crashing on the shore. White may look drab for an outdoor rug, but the organic pattern will help distract the eye from any dirt or grime that may be on the rug, and a quick swipe with the mop or broom will easily wipe away any noticeable buildup.
Halstead red/black carpet
Do you really want to bring some drama into your space? Choose something with dark, saturated colors like this red and black number. The pattern has warm hints of orange, yellow, and burgundy, so it’s moody without feeling cloying. It is perfect for a covered porch or outdoor kitchen.