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Best outdoor rugs for your garden, patio & conservatory

Whether you're looking for a waterproof outdoor rug or an indoor-outdoor rug, we've got you covered

Published: April 25, 2022 at 6:00 am

As the weather warms up, there's nothing nicer than spending time out in the garden to soak up the sunshine and enjoy a glass of wine or an al fresco dinner.


Outdoor rugs are a practical and stylish addition to any garden or yard. Although they can be used as an impromptu picnic blanket for a back garden lunch, outdoor rugs are primarily intended as a decorative addition to your outdoor space. An outdoor rug looks especially fabulous styled on a decked area or patio, perhaps as a base for your garden furniture.

If you're putting on a picnic lunch or just enjoying a beer or two as the sun goes down, a waterproof garden rug is essential to avoid any accidental spills spoiling the laid-back mood. We've included several waterproof outdoor rugs in our round-up.

The best outdoor rugs aren't necessarily pricey, either. While we've included a couple of garden rugs from high-end names, the majority of our picks are firmly in budget-friendly territory.

Read on to discover our picks for the best garden rugs available to buy right now!

The best outdoor rugs in the UK for 2022

Florence outdoor rug

Florence outdoor rug

The chic grey and black Florence rug, with its on-trend geometric pattern, would fit into any contemporary decor scheme. In fact, we think it would look just as fab in a living room or sunroom as on your decking! Plus, this rug doesn't just look good - made of weather-resistant polypropylene, it's hardwearing and easy to clean, too. Customers rated it an average of 4.6 stars out of five.

Available in 120cm x 170cm, 160cm x 230cm or 200cm x 290cm, this is a great large outdoor rug for hosting a family gathering.

Alya indoor-outdoor rug

Julianna outdoor rug

The tropical palm leaf print of this indoor-outdoor rug, available from Wayfair, makes it an uplifting addition to any garden entertaining space. We think it looks particular special when styled as above, against wooden decking, or perhaps against tile in a conservatory or boot room.

The synthetic material is stain-resistant, giving you peace of mind in the event of any wine spills or dripping sauces when you're hosting guests for a relaxed summer supper. Prices start from £22.99 for the smallest size.

Basketweave Indoor Outdoor Rug

Basketweave Indoor Outdoor Rug

With its natural colouring and chunky flatweave, Dunelm's basketweave indoor/outdoor rug is perfectly in line with the relaxed boho look that's everywhere right now. Equally at home on decking, in a conservatory or in a kitchen or living room, it would add texture to any space.

Available in three sizes: 133cm x 195cm, 160cm x 230cm and 200cm x 290cm.

Habitat Plastic Woven Outdoor Rug

Habitat Plastic Woven Outdoor Rug - Blue

Inspired by Middle Eastern geometric patterns and made from repurposed plastic straws, this vibrant blue garden rug from Habitat at Argos will instantly brighten up a dull patio or paved area, and its slim shape also makes it a great option for a balcony. UV and water resistant, too, this is a rug that is far more hard-wearing than its stylish appearance might suggest - and the ultimate cheap outdoor rug at £18!

Black and white motif circular reversible outdoor rug

A circular outdoor rug can complement a round table or act as an eye-catching contrast to the angular shapes of rectangular decking or paving. This reversible outdoor rug from Homescapes makes the most of its circular design, featuring a mirror image black and white Persian-inspired motif on each side.

Woven from 100% recycled plastic, we think this rug would make a lovely base for an outdoor armchair, or work perfectly underneath a bistro set. To keep it in tip-top condition, hang up and allow to dry thoroughly if exposed to heavy rainfall.

Isidor indoor/outdoor rug

Isidor Indoor / Outdoor Rug

You can always count on La Redoute for simple and chic Gallic style, and this hand-woven ecru rug is a classic example. If you prefer something dark and dramatic, the same model is also available in charcoal.

Plus, with the largest version measuring a vast 200cm by 290cm, this rug could truly transform your deck or patio into extra 'room' for entertaining during the summer months. If you're looking for a large outdoor rug, this is the one for you!

The Big Sur outdoor rug from Fab Hab channels the colours of sunset to create this vibrant ombré style design that will inject a splash of vivid colour into your garden scheme.

Made of 100% recycled premium plastic, the rug is UV, water and stain-resistant. To keep clean, simply shake dirt loose or, for a deeper clean, hose down with water and a gentle detergent. The Big Sur design measures 120cm x 180cm, but other designs are available in a variety of sizes.

Aztec Indoor & Outdoor Rug

John Lewis & Partners Aztec Indoor & Outdoor Rug, Green

John Lewis's ANYDAY range promises the quality customers have come to expect from the trusted high street stalwart at an astonishingly affordable price. Included in the range is the Aztec indoor-outdoor rug, woven in a mix of polyester, nylon, acrylic and wool fibres for maximum durability.

It's available in uplifting solid green, as well as elegant pearl grey with a washed-out look which gives it a deliciously beachy feel.

Paletto Outdoor Rug

Paletto Outdoor Rug

If you’re looking to bring a splash of vibrant colour to your outdoor area, you can’t go wrong with this Paletto outdoor rug by iconic interiors brand, Harlequin.

Measuring 140x200cm and made entirely of polypropylene, this bright and cheerful rug will give your garden an instant, summery lift. Simply spot clean it with water and mild detergent to keep it looking new, and bring it inside during any particularly bad weather spells.

Reversible Nirvana waterproof outdoor rug

Reversible Nirvana waterproof outdoor rug

While many garden rugs are treated to become water-resistant, gardening store Primrose offer 100% waterproof outdoor rugs - meaning you can leave them outside all year round if you want! Weatherproof and ultra easy to clean, these are the last word in low maintenance garden rugs!

Primrose offer a range of sizes and styles, but we're partial to the Reversible Outdoor Nirvana Rug above in striking black and white. Made of recycled plastic straws, they're resistant to sun, water and mildew damage - plus, their light weight they can easily double up as a picnic blanket!

If you're on the lookout for rugs, why not check out our favourite circle rugs, animal print rugs and sustainable rugs.


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