Best outdoor rugs 2020: step into summer with stylish outdoor floor coverings

Looking for the best outdoor rugs for your space? Here's our top picks that will guarantee your patio's covered in style

Best outdoor rugs – tropical pattern outdoor rug in modern garden
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What makes the best outdoor rugs? Ones that are soft underfoot to provide comfort, or perhaps add a welcome splash of decorative pattern to a plain patio. Some are made from recycled materials such as plastic bottles so are an eco-friendly choice, too. Whichever style you choose, rugs really are the a perfect addition to any outdoor living space.

If you haven't considered adding a rug to your patio space yet, it's time to get on board with this trend. Providing a central focal point for garden sofas, a tactile place to rest your feet and an eye-catching splash of colour, an outdoor rug is the perfect way to create that much coveted outdoor living room.

We’ve put together our top eight buys that will give you all the comfort of indoors, outdoors. So choose your favourite and starting creating your own alfresco lounge-style vibe. 

Want more ideas on creating an outdoor room? Check out our guide to outdoor living spaces

Best outdoor rugs 2020

Blue diamond print outdoor rug

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1. Weaver Green Iris Recycled Plastic Indoor & Outdoor Rug In Teal

Best eco-friendly rug: made from recycled bottles, this is a sustainable style statement

Specifications
Material: Recycled plastic
Size: W90xL150cm
Reasons to buy
+Made using recycled materials+Machine washable+Water and mould resistant+Two colour options 
Reasons to avoid
-More expensive than other designs

Not just a pretty rug that would liven up any outside space, but one that’s also soft underfoot. Made entirely from recycled plastic bottles (which means it’s also 100% recyclable) this beautifully designed rug is built to last. It's mould and water resistant and can even be machine washed if necessary. 

Buy the Weaver Green Iris Recycled Plastic Indoor & Outdoor Rug In Teal

Terracotta outdoor rug

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2. La Redoute Madotto Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Best trend-led rug: this terracotta-toned rug oozes sophisticated style

Specifications
Material: Polyethylene
Size: W160x230cm
Reasons to buy
+Water and UV resistant+On-trend colourways+Additional colour options
Reasons to avoid
-A more expensive option

We can hardly believe this gorgeous rug can go outside. Looking every bit designed for the great indoors, this would brighten up any patio or terrace area while providing a seriously cool vibe. This durable rug mixes stripes and a chequerboard pattern, it's reversible for double the fun, plus it’s UV and water resistant. How’s that for cool?

Buy the La Redoute Madotto Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Striped stripe outdoor rug

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3. Metica Recycled Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Best striped rug: earn your stripes with this modern outdoor design

Specifications
Material: 100% recycled PET
Size: W170xL230cm
Reasons to buy
+Made from recycled materials+Runner option available+Shower resistant
Reasons to avoid
-Neutral background colour could be too subtle for some gardens

The candy coloured stripes of this rug would bring a fresh, cheerful tone to your garden or deck. With chartreuse yellow paired alongside a neutral tone, the design is bold yet understated. Not just good looking, but the Metica is environmentally friendly too as it’s been woven from recycled plastic so it’s doing its bit for the planet while looking chic. Ddurable, hard wearing and easy to care for – this rug really has it all.

Buy the Metica Recycled Indoor/Outdoor Rug 

Patterned outdoor rug

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4. Cuckooland Miramar Outdoor Rug in Grey

Best striking rug: extend your living space outside with this boldly patterned design

Specifications
Material: Recycled polypropylene (plastic straws)
Size: W150xL240cm
Reasons to buy
+Good price+Made from eco material+Reversible+Shower resistant
Reasons to avoid
-Pattern may not work in all schemes

Make life alfresco a more stylish affair with the help of this outdoor rug. With cool grey tones, this design from Fab Hab will ensure your garden has a fresh new look for summer. Woven from recycled plastic straws this rug is also reversible, so with a quick flip you can have a new update in an instant. Super lightweight it can be used on decking or placed under the garden table, or even rolled up and taken on picnics.

Buy the Cuckooland Miramar Outdoor Rug in Grey 

Circular outdoor rug in putty

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5. Recycled Outdoor Round Rug In Putty

Best neutral rug: get some curve appeal with this round style

Specifications
Material: Recycled plastic bottles
Size: Dia.152cm
Reasons to buy
+Circular design+Eco choice+Fade resistant+Machine washable
Reasons to avoid
-May mark easily-Pricey

Get summer off to the best start with the addition of this sustainable outdoor rug. This circular beauty really embodies the outdoor living look to perfection. Warm, inviting and soft to the touch, each one is crafted using recycled plastic bottles. It's also hypo allergenic, fade resistant and machine washable. We think it's eco chic personified.

Buy the Recycled Outdoor Round Rug In Putty

Patterned outdoor rug

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6. Maisons du Monde Joha Outdoor Rug

Best monochrome rug: freshen up your patio with this striking black and white design

Specifications
Material: polyester
Size: W180xL270cm
Reasons to buy
+Great price+Two size options+Modern design 
Reasons to avoid
-Pattern could date

Packing a punch, the Joha outdoor rug delivers big, bold style. Place under outdoor furniture or a garden sofa to create a cool zone. Classic black and white can easily be enhanced with bright accessories, so go bold with splashes of yellow, teal or orange for a revved up garden scene.

Buy the Maisons du Monde Joha Outdoor Rug

Circular patterned outdoor rug

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7. Very County Circles Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Best circular rug: this patterned design will give your summer space the edge

Specifications
Material: Polypropylene pile
Size: Dia.133cm
Reasons to buy
+Great value+Classic colour combination
Reasons to avoid
-Too small for large patios

A gorgeous design that breathes new life into your space in an instant. The cool grey and navy pattern would easily match with any space, whether that's inside or out. This rug create a touch of traditional charm, plus its circular shape means it’s a perfect underneath an outdoor coffee table. A great looking piece for any garden. 

Buy the Very County Circles Indoor/Outdoor Rug 

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