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.
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.
10 of the best garden rugs
Browse our selection of stylish outdoor rugs below:
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
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: 150 x 240 cm
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: 120 x 180cm
Garden Mile Large Al Fresco Area Rug
Inject a flash of colour into your green space with this vibrant turquoise rug. It is suitable for indoor use as well as outdoor spaces as it is water resistant, so you can furnish your patio, veranda or terrace. The rug is flat woven and made from robust polypropylene.
Dimensions: 150 x 210cm
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
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
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
This subtle, floral design would add a splash of sophistication 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: 200 x 250 cm
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
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 £92