Outdoor patio rugs dress up a forgotten outdoor space. When was the last time you sat out on your patio to watch the dog play or read a book? Small outdoor patio mats might fit in well by your pool, near your grill, or under a treasured potted plant. Large outdoor patio mats can be great for hosting a BBQ, a book club meeting, or a stargazing night with the kids. From colors like the corals and teals of our Al Fresco Collection, to the natural tones of our Au Naturel Collection, the possibilities for a perfect patio are endless. Whether your heart delights in bold, exotic lines and colors, or simple artistic elements that blend together, outdoor patio rugs can be your canvas for the upcoming season.
If your patio has seen better days, that’s all the more reason to add a rug. Polypropylene patio mats work well in even high-traffic areas, as they can take a beating and still maintain their shape and style. These outdoor patio rugs withstand moisture, heat, sun, wind, and more—simply sweep or hose them off from time to time. And if you’re looking to protect your entertaining space from the elements, there are lots of other outdoor patio rugs to choose from, as well. Avoid scuffs, dirt, and the feel of uncomfortable textures underfoot with an outdoor rug from Rugs USA!
Better Your Backyard with Picturesque Outdoor Patio Rugs
Outdoor spaces carry so much potential. Try mixing and matching furniture sets and outdoor rugs to make your al fresco area whatever you want it to be. Consider it an extension of your home for hosting a party, partaking in a peaceful meditation, or just sitting down to enjoy your natural surroundings. Heavy-duty polypropylene patio pats—as well as outdoor rugs made with other materials—create the perfect foundation for any patio or porch activity.
Outdoor Dining Room Rugs: Dining al fresco can be just what the doctor ordered when you get home from work. BBQs, fish fries, and even just a summer salad (paired with the perfect rosé, of course) taste better under the stars. Create an ambiance you’ll adore with rugs like this Regency Stripes Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug. Add some candles or lanterns and you’ll be good to go.
Outdoor Yoga Studio Rugs: A little sunrise yoga never hurt anyone. Your patio can be a home studio with the right outdoor patio mat. Opt for one that offers stability, durability, and comfort underfoot. Take in the morning air as practice your sun salutations on a rug like this calming Braided Gradience Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug. And if yoga isn’t your thing, simply add an Adirondack chair and a fruity frozen drink, instead.
Outdoor Entertaining Patio Rugs: When it comes time for family reunions, get-togethers with the girls, or impromptu backyard baseball games, the patio does double duty. It quickly becomes an extension of your living room, an additional place for parties, and the best spot for a photo opportunity to share on social media. Get a vibrant outdoor patio rug that hides stains and elevates the area like this Multi Faded Bohemian Fringed Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug.
Greenhouse Garden Patio Rugs: If you have a green thumb, raised vegetable beds in the backyard, and hanging pots of flowers, you’ll surely want to be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Kick back and relax on a simple, sturdy polypropylene patio mat like this Aztec Prism Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug. Let your garden provide the color and your rug provide the style!
If the Outdoor Patio Rug Fits…Use It!
Finding the perfect outdoor patio rug size might seem challenging, but trust us, it doesn’t have to be! Traditional patio sizes include:
- Small: 7×7 (144 square feet)
- Medium: 12×14 (168 square feet)
- Large: 18×20 (360 square feet)
But not every patio is built the same, so you might need to grab a measuring tape to be sure! A good rule of thumb is to choose a rug that is just slightly smaller than your patio, leaving a border around the perimeter.
Small Patio Rugs: Townhomes and ground-floor apartments often have small patio areas. If you have a small patio of less than 150 square feet, you’ll want a smaller rug like this 4×6 Zenni Indoor/Outdoor Zebra Area Rug. Embrace square rugs and round rugs, too, for tiny spaces like these. Check out these great options for your patio!
Medium Patio Rugs: If you can fit a couch, two chairs, and a table on your patio without losing space to move around, you probably have a medium-sized patio. A large outdoor rug could overwhelm your space and might hide rustic brickwork that you may prefer to feature. Instead, dress up your patio with a rug like this Multi Vintage Floral Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug in a 6×9 size. An oval rug is also a great option for these types of patios. Some other sizes that will work best on a medium patio are:
Large Patio Rugs: These are sizable spaces that beg to be decorated with large outdoor patio mats and used all year round. In spaces like these, opt for an oversized rug like the Megan Trellis Washable Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug. Alternatively, you can take two medium outdoor patio rugs and combine them for a very on-trend, asymmetrical layered effect. Some rug sizes to consider for larger patios include:
A Patio Rug for All Seasons
You don’t have to settle for just one rug, but if you do, make sure it’s versatile enough for all seasons. Rugs made from polypropylene and other synthetic materials work well outdoors, whatever the weather. Rugs USA also offers machine washable outdoor rugs that make cleanup easy. These are great for when the pollen count is high or your best friend spilled some sangria at the BBQ. There’s an affordable outdoor patio rug for every space, no matter your needs.
Spring Patio Rugs: Never fear April showers, mold, or mildew with a water-resistant patio rug like this Gemstone Medallion Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug. Washable outdoor rugs can also tackle mud and stains easily in the washing machine.
Summer Patio Rugs: Lounging by the pool, watching the sun set, and eating a popsicle are all time-honored summer activities. Get a bright rug or a white rug—like this Diamond Bordered Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug in ivory—so that the hot sun doesn’t overheat the ground and burn your feet.
Fall Patio Rugs: Match the vibrant colors of the changing leaves or a brilliant blue fall sky with a vivaciously hued outdoor rug like this Symbols Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug. Grab a broom and sweep off dead leaves once in a while to let your rug breathe and prevent moisture from building up.
Winter Patio Rugs: Depending on where you live, winter can be a dreary season for the outdoors. But you can still make the most of it with an outdoor fireplace and this Snowflake Lattice Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug! Set it up in your preferred space for a cozy evening under the stars.
All Year ’Round Patio Rugs: There’s nothing like a solid, dependable rug that matches your mood year-round. If you want a rug that’s as versatile as you are and can last anywhere, anytime, try one like this Braided Solid Wide Border Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug.
Find Your Patio Partner at Rugs USA!
Whether you like bright patterns, muted tones, or tactile textures, Rugs USA has all the options you need at prices you’ll love. Check out our wide selection of outdoor patio rugs here!