exterior & outdoor living

Roundup : Outdoor Area Rugs

outdoor rugs Hey guys! Jacqueline here. Now that the weather is finally warming up and it actually feels like spring, we are starting to clean up the exterior of our home… including the patio (seen here and here). Patio season is my very FAVORITE. It’s hard to explain what 70’s in the midwest feels like after a long winter unless you’ve lived here. I’ll just describe it like this… everyone comes back to life and wants to be outside 24/7. We have quite a few outdoor projects to tackle in the next month or two. Finding a new rug for our patio is one of the immediate items on my to-do list, so I’ve been on the hunt and decided to round up some of my favorites. Click through to see 30+ outdoor area rugs on my wishlist.

Click directly on my finds below to be redirected to the source.

01: black and ivory woven chevron rug // 02: miami brown/tan area rug // 03: madeline rug in ivory // 04: amina blue area rug // 05: birmingham black/ivory area rug // 06: desert hatch rug // 07: samode fieldstone rug // 08: beige and ivory woven diamond rug // 09: deeping charcoal area rug // 10: rebekah rug in gray and cream // 11: lyndon hand-tufted taupe area rug // 12: wilton synthetic rug // 13: wiest gingham check area rug // 14: joey synthetic rug // 15: diamond hand-woven area rug // 16: bridges black/gray area rug // 17: rugby rug // 18: jeca rug // 19: courtyard plaid grey rug // 20: reflected diamonds rug // 21: alicea hand-woven area rug // 22: geo diamond rug // 23: tonal stripe rug in blue // 24: hobnail rug // 25: amalia gray/beige area rug // 26: guilderland black/beige area rug // 27: lipson diamond lattice black/beige area rug

It’s difficult to choose a favorite from this roundup. To be honest, I still haven’t decided on a rug because I can be SO indecisive and I love so many of these. Although I’m digging many of the lighter options, we need something that can easily hide dirt. Right now I am feeling drawn to number 2, number 8,¬†number 12, number 21, number 22. I know that doesn’t narrow it down much. We used number 5 as a runner in our hallway upstairs. Sarah used a Dash & Albert rug under her carport / veranda.

Either way- rugs always add so much personality to a space and instantly make it feel cozy… especially wide open outdoor spaces- they really help to ground a vignette when the sky is literally the limit.

outdoor rugs What outdoor space do you hope to tackle this spring/summer? I’ll be back in a few weeks to share some of my outdoor entertaining essentials, so check back for that. I know Sarah is going to reveal some outdoor spaces at her new house this summer too!

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    Kerri Hansen
    April 17, 2019 at 8:07 am

    LOVE this round – up! We rennovated our patio last summer and we finished the first week of July. I was so excited to style it, but almost all of the summer stuff in all of my favorite stores (Target and World Market) was totally gone! Luckily I had the basics covered but can’t wait to add in some layers and another rug is on my list. Thanks for sharing!

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      Sarah
      April 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

      We ran into that same problem after finishing our backyard, Kerri! I feel like it was more fun the next year, starting in spring :) Happy layering! xo

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    Julie S
    April 17, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    i like the idea of an outdoor rug but I am not so sure it would look good very long for me – we have two sitting areas outside but they’re not under any sort of porch or roof and between the sun, leaf litter, and the southwestern dustiness I can’t imagine it would be attractive long! Would love to hear some real life stories on this.

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      Sarah
      April 18, 2019 at 11:49 am

      Hi Julie! For me, it’s just about maintaining outdoor areas and finding a pattern that disguises that. I usually sweep the area and keep it clean anyway, so I just do the same to an outdoor rug. Our previous rug stayed outside for 3 seasons and looked great. Hope this helps! xo

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