When you have plans to spend as much as time as possible soaking up the gorgeous summer weather, it’s a good idea to make your outdoor area — be it a backyard, balcony, or patio — as pleasant as possible. The right outdoor furniture will play a big role in that, but one detail is not to be overlooked: an outdoor rug.
The best outdoor rug for your space will bring a sense of cohesion to your al fresco set-up, grounding your weatherproof loveseat or bistro set in a perfectly styled vignette. It can also elevate less-than-scenic outdoor details — like concrete decks or gravel patios — which makes it super-handy for renters or those who might not yet be ready to commit to a landscaping project.
The range of outdoor rugs available today can also rival the options available for your interiors. Their durable and often weatherproof materials allow them to hold up to summer rain, but their designs make them look totally refined — the ideal balance of form and function. Still looking for the ideal piece for your own space? Here, Havenly lead designer Kelsey Fischer highlights the 11 best outdoor rugs she’s loving right now.
1. The Inside Caro Outdoor Rug
This cream-colored outdoor rug by The Inside is timeless — and because it’s so durable, it’s made to last. The medium pile rug can create an elegant foundation for an outdoor seating area, but it also works just as well in a bright, breezy sunroom.
2. Surya Rockport Outdoor Rug
You can hardly ever go wrong with a classic, natural woven look when it comes to outdoor rugs. This option by Surya is a great choice for both traditional design-lovers and those who prefer more contemporary styles.
3. Serena and Lily St. Martin Rug
When it comes to coastal style, Serena and Lily always nails it. This striped outdoor rug creates a sense of calm, thanks to its warm gray color palette. While it’s durable enough to stand up to high traffic and weather, it’s also soft, thanks to a feat of engineering.
4. West Elm Striped Outdoor Rug
A good outdoor rug can make a statement in your space. Take this West Elm option, for instance. Its oblong shape gives it a playful touch, perfect for grounding an outdoor dining arrangement.
5. The Inside Esme Outdoor Rug
The subtle diamond print of The Inside’s Esme rug gives it dimension and a versatile appeal. Consider it a slightly more traditional take on the checkerboard rug trend. In a natural jute hue, it’s well-suited to give off a coastal-cool look.
6. Pottery Barn Monterey Outdoor Rug
This cool chambray rug by Pottery Barn is an equally great choice for both indoor and outdoor seating areas. And not only does it look good — it’s a sustainable option, made out of recycled water bottles.
7. Dash and Albert Diamond Outdoor Rug
The light blue hue of this outdoor rug by Dash and Albert makes it an unexpected — but totally welcome — addition to any al fresco area. Its diamond motif is a sweet detail, but not one that will distract from any other patterns or textiles in your setup.
8. The Inside Florrie Outdoor Rug
For a more detailed option, consider the sweet floral pattern of The Inside’s Florrie rug. Made in Turkey, this piece is available in three colors — light blue, cream, and pale terracotta. Its medium pile gives it a particularly luxe appeal.
9. Lulu and Georgia Simi Outdoor Rug
With its minimal geometric motif, this outdoor rug by Lulu and Georgia is the perfect way to add a touch of detail to an outdoor sitting area. Consider this option the perfect complement to an outdoor seating area that’s heavy on warm woods.
10. Wayfair Messier Outdoor Rug
The grid pattern of this outdoor rug from Wayfair makes it a great choice for more minimal, modern outdoor spaces. The flatweave option would pair especially well with black outdoor furniture pieces.
11. The Inside Maribelle Outdoor Rug
The clean, geographic border of this outdoor rug by The Inside gives it an elevated look that can meld well with both traditional and more modern design tastes. Because it’s no pile, it’s exceptionally easy to clean.
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