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10 of the best garden rugs for outdoors

Complete your garden seating area with an outdoor rug.

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A garden rug is the finishing touch every stylish outdoor space needs. The perfect rug can completely transform an outdoor dining area or add a dash of colour and charm to a seating area.

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Try adding a rug beneath a garden hammock, coordinated with a garden parasol or paired with your best garden furniture – it can make all the difference to your garden.

Unlike their indoor counterparts, outdoor rugs are designed to be weather resistant or at the very least shower-proof. They’re usually made from a durable woven material and some are created from recycled plastic.

Here are 10 of our favourites to inspire your ideal summer garden. Plus, if you’re looking for further inspiration, we’ve also put together some great garden seating ideas and summerhouse ideas.


10 of the best garden rugs

Browse our selection of stylish outdoor rugs below:

1

Oblique Outdoor Woven Rug

Oblique Outdoor Woven Rug - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Oblique Outdoor Woven Rug

This Nordic-style woven rug comes in a geometric print and is available in either stylish grey and teal or uplifting grey and yellow. The rug can be used both indoors and outdoors and is resistant to rain showers, so it would be a great versatile addition to your patio.

Dimensions: 160 x 230cm

Price: £149

Buy Oblique Outdoor Woven Rug at MADE


2

Fab Hab Reversible Outdoor Rug

Fab Hab Reversible Outdoor Rug - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Fab Hab Reversible Outdoor Rug

This clever outdoor rug by Fab Hab is reversible, providing two patterns for the price of one, and is made from 100-per-cent recycled materials. Tightly woven from reclaimed plastic, this rug is hard-wearing and will stand up to the elements as well as being resistant to mould, mildew and UV rays.
Dimensions: 120 x 180cm

Price: £75.73

Buy Fab Hab Reversible Outdoor Rug at Amazon


3

Ibiza Weather Resistant Floor Mat/Rug

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Ibiza Weather Resistant Floor Mat/Rug

Another eco-friendly outdoor rug, this model features a neat, striped pattern which can be reversed for a slightly different design. Resistant to the sun as well as mould, the multi-functional rug should stand up to outdoor conditions and can even be hosed down for easy cleaning. There’s a one year guarantee included and a choice of four sizes.

Dimensions: 90 x 150cm, 120 x 180cm, 150 x 240cm, 180 x 270cm

Price: from £42

Buy Ibiza Weather Resistant Floor Mat at Amazon                                                       


4

Indoor & Outdoor Rug Flat-Weave Jungle

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Indoor & Outdoor Rug Flat-Weave Jungle Magazine

Inject even more green into your green space with this trendy palm tree print rug. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor spaces and comes in lots of sizes so you’re bound to find one that suits your space. The rug is flat woven and made from robust polypropylene.

Dimensions: 60 x 110cm, 80 x 150cm, 80 x 250cm, 100 x 200cm, 120 x 170cm, 140 x 200cm, 150 x 150cm, 160 x 230cm, 200 x 200cm, 200 x 290cm, 240 x 340cm, 280 x 380cm

Price: from £14.99

Buy Indoor & Outdoor Rug Flat-Weave Jungle at Amazon


5

Bennet Hand Braided Indoor/Outdoor Rug

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Bennet Hand Braided Indoor/Outdoor Rug

If you’re going for an understated look, the neutral colours of this range make a great choice. The rug is braided by hand from durable polypropylene so it can withstand the outdoors. Go for calm ivory or tan, stylish grey or create a coastal vibe with blue.

Dimensions: 152 x 244cm, 183 x 274cm, 229 x 290cm, 76 x 183cm, 76 x 183cm, 76 x 244cm, 91 x 152cm, 122 x 183cm

Price: £68.99

Buy Bennet Hand Braided Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Rug at Wayfair


6

Kamina Indoor/Outdoor Flatweave Rug

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Kamina Indoor/Outdoor Flatweave Rug

This classic diamond patterned rug is another hard-wearing polyproprene option and will add a contemporary twist to any outdoor seating area. The surface of the rug can be washed for straight-forward cleaning and the four understated colours – black, grey, ivory and blue – will add a restrained pop of colour to a seating area.

Dimensions: 80 x 150cm, 120 x 170cm, 160 x 230cm

Price: from £29

Buy Kamina Indoor/Outdoor Flatweave Rug at Very


7

Weaver Green Provence Recycled Plastic Indoor & Outdoor Rug

Weaver Green Provence Recycled Plastic Indoor & Outdoor Rug - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Weaver Green Provence Recycled Plastic Indoor & Outdoor Rug

Designed to look and feel like wool, this understated garden rug is actually made from recycled plastic bottles. Loomed by hand, the rug can even be thrown in the washing machine and is showerproof, so it can be used outside as well in indoors.

Dimensions: 110 x 160cm, 180 x 120cm

Price: from £40

Buy Weaver Green Provence Recycled Plastic Indoor & Outdoor Rug at John Lewis


8

Sommar 2020 Rug

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Sommar 2020 Rug – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

This bright, striped design would add a flash of colour to outdoor spaces. The summery garden rug is flatwoven and durable enough to cope with the outdoor elements. It should be large enough to sit beneath a four-seater dining set and it wouldn’t look out of place indoors, either.

Dimensions: 170 x 240 cm

Price: £30

Buy Sommar 2020 Rug at Ikea


9

Asbury Outdoor Rug

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Asbury Outdoor Rug

This Scandi-style rug is guaranteed to create a calm, relaxing centre to your outdoor seating area. The muted colours and subtle design are perfect for those who want an effortless look and a touch of luxury. It will cope with summer showers and is stylish enough to be used anywhere in the home.

Dimensions: 170 x 230cm

Price: £149

Buy Asbury Outdoor Rug at MADE


10

Cozumel Stripe Indoor Outdoor Rug

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Cozumel Stripe Indoor Outdoor Rug

This cleverly designed outdoor rug is woven with lines of looped polypropylene pile to create a geometric design. This construction makes it hard-wearing as well as resistant to fading in the sun. There’s a choice of either charcoal or light grey and it comes in three size options

Dimensions: 122 x 183cm, 160 x 221cm, 239 x 300cm

Price: from £70

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