Outdoors rugs not only add style to outdoor spaces but function beautifully indoors as well, and are perfect for high-traffic areas such as mudrooms and under the kitchen table. Check out our favorite stylish outdoor rugs that are so gorgeous they can be used indoors, too.
‘Tis the season when our favorite stores put out the newest outdoor rugs, and each year the selection gets better and better. Not only do outdoor rugs make your patio and porch feel like a living room, but they can be used indoors too. These durable rugs are easy to clean, ideal for homes with kids and pets, and add a punch of color and style to any space.
Why Would You Use Outdoor Rugs Indoors?
Outdoor rugs have been my secret tool for easy-to-clean rugs under high-traffic spaces such as our entryway and mudroom. They’re also perfect under the kitchen table or in the kitchen because if you make a mess they can handle heavy cleaning.
Heck, you can even wash most outdoor rugs with a hose for really heavy duty cleaning!
Plus, they’re made to withstand all kinds of weather so a few kids and a pet is easy-breezy for outdoor rugs to handle. Just make sure to check the material in the rug to make sure you’re cleaning it properly.
Another outdoor rug bonus? The prices are usually lower than fancier indoor rugs. Win-win!
Using Outdoor Rugs On a Porch
That being said, outdoor rugs really shine when used on porches, patios, and decks. I prefer to use them in covered spaces because despite the tough material, sometimes they become water logged during rainy seasons.
Of course, they are MADE to be outdoors so you can definitely use them as such; but know that if you get a lot of rain they may need maintenance such as laying out to dry or more frequent washing if mildew builds up.
Stylish Outdoor Rugs (That Look Great Inside, Too!)
Here’s a few hand-selected outdoor rugs that would look stunning indoors as well.
- Black and White Persian Style Indoor Outdoor Rug
- Plaid Outdoor Rug Gray
- Geometric Outdoor Rug
- Gray and Beige Geometric Merit Indoor Outdoor Rug
- Shoreham Indoor/Outdoor Rug
- Black and Ivory Diamond Woven Indoor Outdoor Rug
- Staggered Blocks Outdoor Rug
- Woven Outdoor Rug
- Graphic Steps Outdoor Rug Black
- Outdoor Rug Worn Stripe
- Mitre Stripe Outdoor Rug
- Diamond Tasseled Outdoor Rug
This photo from our deck in our previous home in Pennsylvania is an oldie but goodie. We absolutely loved this space and were out here all the time. The rug protected our feet and also created the look of an outdoor living room.
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Whether you’re using them indoors our out, these gorgeous outdoor rugs will add both style and function to your home. Which ones do you love the best? Do you go more for bold patterns or neutral colors?