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Posted by Linda Merrill | May 21, 2012

Designer Picks: Outdoor Rugs

Whether you’re looking for a sporty stripe, or a classic Ikat pattern, there are many well-priced, weather resistant and easily cleanable rugs on the market that will last for years.

Zebra Belgique Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Ballard Designs via BallardDesigns.comOne of the most exciting additions to the outdoor décor market is the wide array of gorgeous, weather-proof rugs that are on the market. Coming in all styles and colors, these rugs are not the old fashioned “grass” looking outdoor carpets of years past. Whether you’re looking for a sporty stripe, or a classic Ikat pattern, there are many well-priced, weather resistant and easily cleanable rugs on the market that will last for years. Whether you've just hired a Los Angeles contractor to build a dream deck for you in the Hollywood Hills or if you've done some DIY tile installation on a cutle little patio in the Ozarks, here are seven rugs that are sure to inspire your outdoor décor:

St. Tropez Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Ballard Designs: The St. Tropez outdoor look rug comes in different shades of weather resistant olefin woven to look like natural sisal. There is a wide selection of Sunbrella® border options for a customized look. Rugs are stain, mildew and mold, and fade resistant.

Middleton Ikat Rug from Horchow: Ikat prints have been wildly popular for a few years and the Middleton Ikat rug captures the natural, ethnic beauty of the style in a handmade acrylic rug. UV and mold resistant, the rug can be used indoors and out.

Fair Isle Indoor-Outdoor Rug from Garnet Hill: The Fair Isle rug captures the classic look of the yoke of the preppy sweater that bears the same name. This circular hand-hooked rug is made from UV-stabilized polypropylene/acrylic to resist water, mildew and fading, yet has the look of natural yarns. Because it’s a knotted rug, there is a latex backing to stabilize the knots, which means that the rug needs to be hung up to dry if it gets wet.

Fruit Cocktail Choco Outdoor rug from Sawgrass Mills: A modern and vibrant outdoor rug, the Fruit Cocktail Choco rug features a bold floral motif in turquoise, chartreuse and cream on a brown ground. This cottony soft rug is made from Duracord, which is colorfast and mildew resistant and has UV inhibitors to resist fading as well.

Zebra Belgique Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Ballard Designs: Capturing two strong interior design trends, the Zebra Belgique rug features an animal print in a soft, faded color palette reminiscent of Belgian design. Made of fade resistant polypropylene, the rug is soft underfoot but will stand up to the elements.

Lucia Outdoor Rug from Grandin Road: The vibrant and colorful Lucia Outdoor rug will be perfect in any outdoor setting from the tropics to northern maritime climates. The blue and green stylized lotus blossom pattern is both classic and funky. Made of a polypropylene/acrylic blend, the piece is UV resistant and is cleanable with a garden hose.

 

Catamaran Stripe Indoor/Outdoor carpet by Dash and Albert Rug Company: Designed by Annie Selke, the jaunty stripe of the Catamaran indoor/outdoor rug is subtly eye-catching. The bold stripe is downplayed by the subdued red and ivory colors. Perfect for high traffic areas, both indoors and out. The rug is made from polypropylene and is sun and mildew resistant.

What are your plans for outdoor living this spring? Tell us in the comments!

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