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These patterned rugs are a pleasure to sink the feet into.


Indoor-Outdoor Rugs
On your deck or in your dining room, patterned carpets that clean up with a sponge (or even a garden hose) are as practical as they are pretty
By Kate Wood of This Old House magazine // Photos by Lisa Shin
Rugs to Sink Your Feet Into
As outdoor living spaces rank higher and higher on remodelers’ wish lists, all-weather furnishings that add indoor-level comfort are more in demand than ever. Unrolling an area rug made from hard-wearing synthetic fibers is an easy way to anchor a space and make it feel like a room, even if it’s in the middle of your yard. Their sturdiness also makes these rugs handy indoors, especially in high-traffic areas such as mudrooms and family rooms, or spill-prone zones like dining rooms and kids’ spaces. Best of all, they come in an inspiring range of colors and designs.
Tropical Leaves
 BAY ISLE HOME
Made of: Hand-hooked polypropylene
Size: 4’W x 6’L
Highlights: Varied pile heights add dimension.
$165; allmodern
Sea Life
THRESHOLD
Made of: Polypropylene
Size: 5’W x 7’L
Highlights: This flat weave features a fun yet sophisticated octopus motif.
$60; Target
Bold Floral

SAFAVIEH
Made of: Hand-hooked polypropylene
Size: 3’6″W x 5’6″L
Highlights: Pop Art styling modernizes a hooked rug.
$119; The Home Depot
Bright Star
MAD MATS
Made of: Recycled polypropylene
Size: 4’W x 6’L
Highlights: In addition to being reversible, this Moroccan-inspired rug has extra UV protection.
$69; VivaTerra
Cool Kilim
POTTERY BARN
Made of: Handwoven recycled polyester
Size: 3’W x 5’L
Highlights: This comfy flat weave is Fair Trade USA–certified, and the fringe is hand-knotted.
$169; Pottery Barn
Rich Texture
SAFAVIEH
Made of: Polypropylene
Size: 3’3″W x 5’3″L
Highlights: A combination of woven and cut pile plays up the floral-damask pattern and gives the rug a luxurious feel.
$100; Frontgate
Neutral Gear
ALCOTT HILL
Made of: Polypropylene
Size: 4’W x 5’7″L
Highlights: In goes-with-everything natural tones, this sisal weave is a contemporary take on the Oriental carpet.
$67; Wayfair
Pattern Play
JAIPUR
Made of: Handwoven polyester
Size: 3’6″W x 5’6″L
Highlights: This sturdy Southwestern-style flat weave is surprisingly soft to the touch.
$209; Joss & Main
Blue Ombre
BEACHCREST HOME
Made of: Handwoven polypropylene and acrylic
Size: 3’6″W x 5’6″L
Highlights: The plush tufted texture feels great underfoot, plus the yarn has added UV resistance.
$96; allmodern
Chic Chevron
CAPEL RUGS
Made of: Olefin
Size: 3’11″W x 5’6″L
Highlights: The bold pattern of this flat-woven rug is easy to pull off in muted shades of cream and teal.
$157; Capel Rugs
Geometric
AB HABITAT
Made of: Handwoven polypropylene
Size: 3’W x 5’L
Highlights: Made from recycled drinking straws, this reversible rug is light enough to take on a picnic.
$37; Wayfair
Double Take
KALEEN
Made of: Handwoven polyester
Size: 3’W x 5’L
Highlights: Flip over the reversible green-and-orange pattern for a surprisingly different look.
$129; ATG
Fine Detail
SAFAVIEH
Made of: Polypropylene
Size: 4’W x 5’7″L
Highlights: A bold Southwest-influenced pattern and generous proportions make this looped rug substantial enough for a dining room.
$64; Joss & Main
Festive Flair
DASH & ALBERT
Made of: Handwoven polypropylene
Size: 3’W x 5’L
Highlights: Mexican blankets inspired the elaborate color work in this flat-woven rug.
$124; Dash & Albert
In the Round
ORIENTAL WEAVERS
Made of: Polypropylene
Size: 3’7″W  5’6″L
Highlights: In rich shades of blue, the medallion pattern of this looped carpet looks especially smart.
$69; Grandin Road
Vintage Appeal
SAFAVIEH
Made of: Hand-hooked polypropylene
Size: 2’6″W x 4’L
Highlights: Floral motifs create the appearance of an antique find that’s in fabulous condition.
$51; The Home Depot