The 7 Best Indoor Outdoor Rugs of 2019

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

DII Moroccan Indoor/Outdoor Lightweight, Reversible, & Fade Resistant Area Rug

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Dash and Albert Hand Woven Green Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug at Wayfair

"Sturdy and durable while feeling soft underfoot."

Best Neutral: Safavieh Courtyard Collection Natural and Cream Rug at Amazon

"Great for busy dining rooms and kitchens. To clean it, simply hose it down."

Best for Deck: DII Moroccan Indoor/Outdoor Lightweight Reversible Area Rug at Amazon

"Will look good year after year with its fade resistant material."

Best Round Rug: Safavieh Courtyard Collection CY2098-3707 at Amazon

"Available in 10 shapes and sizes and 29 color combinations."

Best Design: Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Rug - Waverly at Target

"Breathes fresh air into the space."

Best Eco-Friendly: Fab Habitat Cancun Indoor/Outdoor Rug at Amazon

"Available in five fun colors as well as five sizes."

Best RV Indoor/Outdoor Rug: Reversible Mats 119125 Garden Mat at Amazon

"Comes with a carrying bag to easily tote it to a campground or vacation home."

 

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    Best Overall: Dash and Albert Hand Woven Green Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug

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    Courtesy of Wayfair
    Excellent

    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 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. Sturdy and durable while feeling soft underfoot.

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    Best Neutral: Safavieh Courtyard Collection Natural and Cream Rug

    Very Good

    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 maximum versatility.

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    Best for Deck: DII Moroccan Indoor/Outdoor Lightweight Reversible Area Rug

    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 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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    Best Round Rug: Safavieh Courtyard Collection CY2098-3707

    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 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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    Best Design: Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Rug - Waverly

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    Courtesy of Target

    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 children) though not super soft underfoot. 

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    Best Eco-Friendly: Fab Habitat Cancun Indoor/Outdoor Rug

    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 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.

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    Best RV Indoor/Outdoor Rug: Reversible Mats 119125 Garden Mat

    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. 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.

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How We Tested

We bought two of our readers’ favorite indoor/outdoor rugs that our reviewer tested for weeks on end. We asked our tester to consider the most important features when using these rugs, from their material to their style. We’ve outlined the key takeaways here so that you, too, know what to look for when shopping.

What to Look for in an Indoor Outdoor Rug

Material Indoor-outdoor rugs must be made from certain materials to ensure they won’t get moldy or soggy when exposed to the weather. Synthetic materials like nylon, polyester, and polypropylene are great for rugs that will be directly exposed to the elements, as they’re mold and mildew resistant. Bamboo rugs are also used outdoors, but they fare better in covered areas. 

Size As when buying any rug, you’ll want to consider the size and shape that best fits your space. You can find indoor-outdoor rugs that are square, circular, and rectangular—and in a wide range of sizes. If you’re planning to move the rug indoors during the winter, make sure it will fit comfortably in both your indoor and outdoor spaces.

Style Just because you’re buying an indoor-outdoor rug doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style! You can find plain, simple options, as well as colorful contemporary rugs. If you opt for a colorful rug, however, check to see if it’s been treated to resist UV rays—otherwise, it may fade quickly. 

Test Results: Dash and Albert Hand Woven Green Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug (Best Overall)

Dash Albert Rug
Courtesy of Wayfair
Excellent

What We Like

  • Feels like an indoor rug

  • Durable and stylish

  • Wide range of color options

  • High quality

What We Don't Like

  • Higher price

Dash and Albert Hand Woven Green Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug
The Spruce / Carrie Bluth
Dash and Albert Hand Woven Green Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug
The Spruce / Carrie Bluth
Dash and Albert Hand Woven Green Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug
The Spruce / Carrie Bluth
Dash and Albert Hand Woven Green Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug
The Spruce / Carrie Bluth

“The rug has the soft feel of an indoor rug, but the performance of an outdoor rug,” our tester reported. Our reviewer also liked how durable and easy to clean it is. While she did note it’s “not the most affordable,” our tester loved its handmade craftmanship with fair labor practices. Overall? “This is a versatile, stylish, and great quality rug that could be used in a laundry room, playroom, or on the patio—really anywhere,” our reviewer declared.

Test Results: Safavieh Courtyard Indoor/Outdoor Rug (Best Neutral)

Very Good

What We Like

  • Affordable

  • Contemporary style

  • Range of colors and sizes

What We Don't Like

  • Less durable than higher-end options

Safavieh Courtyard Indoor/Outdoor Rug
The Spruce / Carrie Bluth
Safavieh Courtyard Indoor/Outdoor Rug
The Spruce / Carrie Bluth
Safavieh Courtyard Indoor/Outdoor Rug
The Spruce / Carrie Bluth
Safavieh Courtyard Indoor/Outdoor Rug
The Spruce / Carrie Bluth

Our tester recommended this rug “if you are in need of a budget-friendly, performance option.” She particularly liked the contemporary design, the variety of color options, and the fact that it’s weather- and stain-resistant. In terms of negatives, our reviewer wished it were more durable: “The intricate woven design on the top side seems to have resulted in threading that is prone to disturbance, and can become loosened over time,” she said. Still, our tester thought it was a great option for a deck or entryway—just know you might have to replace it sooner than a more expensive rug.