There is one key piece your outdoor space is likely to be missing. Not the grill, not the dining table, not the fireplace, but … a carpet. Sure, it might not be a backyard MVP like the other items, but an outdoor rug will add extra space to your space and make it feel cozy and complete.
Indoor and outdoor carpets have come a long way and are now available in colors, patterns and quality levels that will transform your garden space into an extension of your interior design. Modern or traditional, refined or playful, there is a carpet for your outdoor area. Check out some of our favorites.
Coral Border Outdoor Carpet
Brilliant shades of blue pop against the neutral background of this coral pattern rug. And since the piece is UV stabilized, the colors should keep their vibrant hue.
Rugs Direct, starting at $ 40
Flamingo reversible indoor / outdoor carpet
This tricky eco-friendly rug made from recycled plastic bottles is an item that you will definitely feel comfortable when you buy it. On one side it shows a geometric pattern interrupted by a bright pink flamingo. On the other hand, they are all vivid stripes. So you can flip the rug to change the design when you’re ready for a new look. It’s sturdy and easy to clean, so it’s tough enough to withstand many seasons.
World market, $ 75
Sicilian coral carpet indoors and outdoors
The coral motif on this hand-hung outdoor rug undoubtedly has something summery about it. It’s made of polypropylene, which means it will resist fading and mold. Also, you can easily clean it by flushing it with a hose. Combine it with neutral and blue or turquoise accents that work against this light coral shade.
Ballard Designs, starting at $ 69
Robust jute is an ideal material for outdoor areas and high-traffic areas. The neutral hue makes them a versatile choice. This version features a “Maui” blue border which gives the rug a tailored, finished feel. Going for a low-key design like this one lets you experiment with lots of colors and patterns on patio furniture and throw pillows without worrying about competing with the carpet.
Pier 1, starting at $ 93
Cleo Cement indoor / outdoor carpet
A bold graphic pattern in a subtle neutrality gives it just enough drama for a relaxed outdoor area. The kilim woven carpet is made entirely of PET, a polyester fiber made from recycled plastic bottles.
Dash & Albert, starting at $ 136
Hacienda Fish Indoor / Outdoor Carpet
A fish pattern can make an adult room look slightly youthful, but this aquatic motif in a classic navy and white color scheme manages to be playful and preppy instead. This rug goes especially well in coastal spaces, especially considering that it is fade and mold resistant.
USA carpets, starting at $ 96
Safavieh Santorini Stripe Outdoor Carpet
Stripes are a classic choice for outdoor decorating, and this particular combination of pattern and color feels fresh and summery. Another great thing about stripes is that they work with a wide variety of decorating styles. Whether you are modern, traditional, eclectic or somewhere in between, this rug will fit in with the look you want to achieve.
Target from $ 17
Seaside Ivory Ikat indoor / outdoor carpet
This expressive ikat rug will undoubtedly add a touch of pattern and color to your outdoor space. With a rug as bold as this one, you can keep the rest of the decor relatively simple and neutral.
Overstock, $ 334