The 7 Best Indoor Outdoor Rugs to Buy in 2018

On the patio or in the living room these work pretty much anywhere

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Indoor outdoor rugs aren’t just for porches and patios! Many decorators like to use them inside, too, in spaces that get a lot of abuse, like kids’ rooms, dining rooms and family rooms. Why? Because in order to work for outdoors, these rugs need to be water-resistant, fade-resistant, low-pile and often anti-microbial — all of which makes them much easier to keep clean than a typical indoor rug made from cotton or wool, or one with a plush pile.

Some indoor outdoor rugs are better for certain...MORE spaces than others. While most are made of water-resistant polypropylene, the weaving techniques used to construct them may mean your indoor/outdoor rug will have trouble getting totally dry if it’s in an area with no covering (like an open-air patio rather than a covered porch). To choose the best rug for your space, start with a construction that offers the weather-resistance you need, then hone in on the style that works for you. With that in mind, measure your space, and get a rug that will cover much of that area with a few feet of breathing room around the whole perimeter. Here are our top picks for the best indoor outdoor rugs.

 

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    If you are looking for something that can withstand the elements but will also look like a regular rug indoors then the Dash and Albert indoor outdoor rug is made for you. Made of polypropylene which makes it sturdy and durable while also feeling soft underfoot this rug works well wherever you put it. It comes in an array of sizes colors and patterns so you are sure to find something to fit your decor. 

    If you plan on using this indoors a rug pad is suggested to prevent slipping. When stains do...MORE occur you can just rinse this outside with a hose or for a deeper clean a soak in the bathtub or washing machine with Oxi Clean. Reviewer's have commented that this rug has lasted for many years of abuse. 

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    If you are planning on having a rug outdoors that is exposed to rain and other elements it is best to choose one that is made out of polypropylene so it can withstand moisture and mildew. This reversible, top pick will look good year after year with its fade resistant material. If debris does begin to collect on top of it, a quick sweep or rinse will remove. If rain plagues your area often, no need to worry because this rug will dry quickly preventing you from having soggy feet hours after a...MORE rainstorm. 

    This rug measures 4'x6' and comes in five colors that can be reversed. Customers love that this is so easy to clean and comes with an affordable price tag. 

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    Available in more than 10 shapes and sizes (including round, square and rectangular) and 29 color combinations, this indoor/outdoor rug is a good choice for transitional spaces like sunrooms, covered porches and entryways. The rug is made from polypropylene fiber with a low pile height, for a softness you won’t find in other woven rugs. The two-toned floral design works well in traditional and transitional spaces and can add a more formal touch to patio furniture, or can work well with nicer...MORE indoor furniture in spaces that need a hard-wearing rug. This rug is anti-microbial and stain-resistant, and can be hosed down to easily clean it.

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    It may look like sisal — a classic decorator’s pick for filling any room with neutral texture — but this rug is actually made of polypropylene fiber which gives the rug both resilience and water-resistance. In addition to being weather-resistant for outdoor use, this rug is a great pick for busy dining rooms and kitchens with its anti-microbial and stain-resistant properties. To clean it, simply hose it down. This rug is available in 11 sizes and eight beautiful neutrals and toned-down hues for...MORE maximum versatility.

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    Just because your rug is going outside doesn't mean it has to be dull. This contemporary rug from Waverly breathes fresh air into the space it lies with its cream background and splashy green and blue print. This is made of polyester so it might take time to dry if it is in an exposed area so we recommend this for covered patios or indoors. 

    This measure 5'3" x7'5" and comes in a blue, red or violet colorway. Reviewers comment the rug is very easy to clean (even with young...MORE children) though not super soft underfoot. 

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    Available in five fun colorways as well as five classic sizes, this reversible indoor outdoor rug is another great pick for totally outdoor spaces. It’s made from 100% recycled plastic for a material that’s strong and hardwearing but comfortable underfoot. The material is mold and mildew resistant and UV-resistant to sun damage and fading, with a one-year guarantee for the color, so it can be kept outdoors in uncovered spaces all year long.. The rug breathes enough that it can be left on decking...MORE or lawns without damaging the surface underneath. This rug also comes with a carrying bag to bring it on beach or camping trips, and is Goodweave certified for fair labor practices. This rug has more than 1,000 positive reviews on Amazon.

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    For those who love to travel by recreational vehicle, this is the rug to set up shop at your latest location. This rug is available in two large sizes and three colorways. Made of lightweight 100% polypropylene, this indoor outdoor rug comes with a carrying bag to easily tote it to a new location and set it up on grass, dirt, or concrete to create a comfortable area to hang out at a campground or vacation home — it’s also weather-resistant to leave on a porch or patio at your stationary home....MORE The rug is UV-coated to protect against sun damage and fading and is mold and mildew resistant. It can be hosed down to clean. Plus, it has more than 1,800 positive reviews on Amazon.

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