It’s usually quite difficult to work with round shapes when decorating a space but there are also exceptions. For example, round rugs are surprisingly versatile and popular.
On one hand, one of the reasons for that is the fact that they contrast with the straight lines and angles of most indoor spaces. On the other hand, round outdoor rugs are great for open decks and fire pit settings which are not strictly linked to any particular layout.
Let’s have a look at some of the options.
The Best Outdoor Rug Materials
Common materials like wool, cotton or silk are too delicate for outdoor rugs. For these you should look for materials that are durable, moisture-resistant and low-maintenance.
- Polypropylene – This synthetic material is UV-resistant as well as stain-resistant. Its colors don’t fade in the sun which is also a big plus. Polypropylene rugs are cheap and low-maintenance.
- Olefin – rugs are also synthetic. They’re fade-resistant and mildew-resistant and they do well in exposed outdoor areas. Olefin outdoor rugs are lightweight and they’re soft and comfortable.
- Polyester – is a durable material that makes lightweight outdoor rugs. These are easy to clean and low maintenance. They’re also suitable indoors, especially if you have kids or pets.
- Nylon- is more expensive to manufacture which makes nylon rugs costly. With the higher price tags you get durable rugs in lots of fun colors. Nylon rugs don’t repel spills and stains.
- Sisal – is a natural fiber and the most durable of this kind. Sisal rugs are perfect for high-traffic and outdoor areas. They have a texture and rough feel as well as cheap. They’re not resistant to stains, mold or moisture.
- Jute – is a natural and environmentally-friendly rug material. Jute rugs are textures and durable. However, they don’t do well in humid areas.
Botanical Coral rug
The Botanical Coral rug has a nice design which would fit beautifully in outdoor spaces such as open decks, garden settings, gazebos and so on. In this version the base color is a soothing shade of blue complemented by a beige pattern. There are three other color combinations to choose from. Also, the dimensions of this round outdoor rug are 6′ x 6′ (183 cm x 183 cm) which makes it super versatile.
Outdoor Lattice rug
In case you need something smaller, this 4′ x 4′ 122 cm x 122 cm outdoor Lattice rug should be perfect if you want to add a bit color and pattern to one of your cozy lounge areas. You can get it in four different color variants, this one being the ivory and navy blue combo. The rug is stain-resistant, durable and perfectly suited for outdoor use.
Traditional Rabia rug
Designs such as that of this Rabia rug are really great if you want to make an outdoor space look and feel like a natural extension of the indoor living area. this is also a lovely choice for spaces with more traditional or rustic designs. This rug measures 10′ x 10′ (305 cm x 305 cm) and is machine woven of 85% polypropylene and 15% polyester mix. It has a multicolored and very detailed design.
Light gray Sabrina Soto rug
For a more modern and minimalistic outdoor area, something like this would be more suiting. The Sabrina Soto rug has a very simple design with an almost unnoticeable striped pattern on it. The combination of light gray and ivory simplifies the design even more but there are also other options where the stripes are more visible. The rug measures 8′ x 8′ (244 cm x 244 cm) and is available in six different colors.
Coastal Sabrina Soto rug
Something bold and eye-catching like this could potentially look really cool outside, surrounded by simple furniture, neutral colors and some vegetation. The ivory and navy blue combination gives this Sabrina Soto rug a nautical-inspired look which makes it great for areas such as a poolside deck or a coastal home’s outdoor patio. The dimensions of this particular model are 8′ x 8′ (244 cm x 244 cm).
Modern and versatile outdoor rug
This is actually very similar to a light gray rug we mentioned earlier but, unlike that one, this version has a pattern that’s much more visible. The blue and ivory combination is beautiful and adds a bold twist to an otherwise very simple design. This rug measures 8′ x 8′ (244 cm x 244 cm) and is perfect for modern outdoor areas, poolside decks, gazebos and a variety of other settings. You can also get it in other colors and various other shapes and sizes.
Round outdoor rug with organic stripes
This is such a stylish and elegant-looking rug. It has the same size as a lot of other previously mentioned models (8′ x 8′ / 244 cm x 244 cm) and the detail that makes it stand out is the actual design, the geometric pattern which gives it a cool texture and prevents its light gray color from becoming plain and monotonous. The same pattern is also available in a black and ivory combination which is a lot more dynamic and bold.
Textured Sabrina Soto outdoor rug
There are a lot of bold geometric patterns to choose from when it comes to rugs in general. This one gives the Sabrina Soto outdoor rug a very homely look. The neutral colors and abstract design make it perfect for a variety of different spaces and decors and allow you to pair it with any type of furniture. The rug measures 8′ x 8′ (244 cm x 244 cm) and you can also get it in navy blue and ivory.
Botanical rug with grapevine curls
This is one of the smallest outdoor rugs, measuring only 4′ x 4′ (122 cm x 122 cm) which makes it a good fit for small porches, terraces and various other spaces. It’s a Botanical rug with a charcoal-colored background and a light gray pattern reminiscent of grapevine curls. There are four other possible color combinations to choose from in case you prefer something a bit more bold such as green or blue.