7 stylish outdoor rugs made to brave the elements

Options abound for open-air spaces

Photograph by Ryan Hayslip

Nothing defines an outdoor room like a distinctive rug. Thanks to an acrylic fiber called polypropylene, durable outdoor rugs resist fading, stains, and mildew. Flat, sisal-like weaves can be cleaned off with a garden hose. Softer, loop pile rugs are not quite as weather-resistant but last longer on covered porches. Either way, options abound for open-air spaces. Prominent designers like Suzanne Kasler and Bunny Williams are even getting into the act.

Trans-Ocean Newport Stripe in Gypsy
5’x7’6″, $240
Authenteak, 1094 Huff Road

Rain Collection

8’x10′, $769
Westside Foundry Home, 1530 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard

Elizabeth Blue, Bunny Williams Collection by Dash & Albert
5’x8′, $870
Peridot West, 1183 Howell Mill Road

Trans-Ocean Ravella Kazakh in Sunrise
5’x7’6″, $300


Rain Collection
8’x10′, $769
Westside Foundry Home


Suzanne Kasler Quatrefoil Border Indoor/Outdoor Rug in Mineral
5’x8′, $89
Ballard Designs


Trans-Ocean Capri Oriental Square in Orange
5’x7’6″, $250


This article originally appeared in our August 2014 issue under the headline “Rugged.”