Some of the best outdoor area rugs for your outdoor spaces and how to layer your rugs on your front porch
This is my favorite time of year when the weather starts warming up and I can start cleaning up and redecorating our outdoor spaces. I keep telling myself that I am getting these spaces ready for the kids and I to sit out either on the front porch or back patio and relax and talk about our day.
Bahahaha…that never happens.
The reality is I try to sit out here and drown out the sounds of the kids fighting inside. But at least I can enjoy a pretty scene while the kids throw pillows (and other objects) at each other.
Summer break is approaching and I’m slightly nervous. This has nothing at all to do with this post, I just thought I’d tell you. And I know I am not the only one who feels this way. Or am I??
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Last year I gave our front porch a refresh and I had no idea how popular my plaid rug was going to be with you all. It goes in and out of stock so often that I am constantly searching for a perfect replacement. I have come close.
I figured it’d be time to round up some popular outdoor rugs with spring approaching. And just because these rugs are meant for outdoors, there is no stopping you from putting them inside your home.
For a long time I had an indoor/outdoor rug in our family room and I swore I would never use anything else until the kids moved out. But I took the plunge and purchased a new (non-outdoor) rug for our family room…fingers crossed I do not regret this decision. (You can see more about my family room makeover here)
I also had a Dash and Albert indoor/outdoor rug in my kitchen by my sink. That bad boy held up great for years by our sink. I recently moved him to our front room and he’s still doing great.
Out of all my rugs, he’s my favorite….because I can throw him in the wash. I used to wash him weekly when he was by our sink. You can find my exact rug here or you can try out the dupe I found on Amazon.
Ok, back to what this post is about..
Front Porch Outdoor Rugs
Let’s start with front porch outdoor rugs because those are my favorite to play around with as you can probably tell. I change out my front porch rug seasonally. Let me rephrase that, I move my front porch rugs around seasonally. They play a fun game of musical
For your front porch, you can do something as simple as finding a cute coir rug (I listed some below) and calling it a day.
Or…you can do what is ever so popular right now and layer your front porch rugs. Find a cute indoor/outdoor rug and layer your coir rug over it.
Sidenote: I had a few readers from another Facebook group comment about how layering your rugs can be a tripping hazard. I promise you, I have no intentions of tripping anyone when they come to visit nor has anyone tripped. If the layered look isn’t for you….then there is no pressure for you to have two rugs on your front porch.
Depending on the size of your front porch I usually recommend doing, at the biggest, a 3×5 rug under your coir rug.
My very first rug I layered on our front porch was this plaid rug. Had I known how popular it would have been and is constantly going in and out of stock, I would have purchased two of these rugs. My rug was a 3×5 and fit nicely on my front porch.
I moved the plaid rug to the back porch for the time being but I have a feeling I’ll bring it back to my front porch….but it has been on my back porch uncovered all winter long and it is holding up great.
The “hello” coir rug I found at Walmart years ago. They might still have them but I found a similar coir rug here.
Since my original plaid rug is normally out of stock, alot of readers were choosing these rugs as a replacement and I thought to give it a try too so I did. I really do love this rug as well and I think these rugs will make a great rug indoors and outdoors. For this rug I went with the 2×4 size and it didn’t seem too small to me.
I found the welcome coir mat at Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby has a great selection of coir mats if you have one near you. You can also shop online.
Most recently, I picked up this rug from Hobby Lobby. It’s not an outdoor rug so I do not recommend it if your front porch is not covered. I’m still on the fence if I am keeping this rug out on my porch or bringing it inside.
I also gave our sunroom a refresh last year and found a great outdoor rug at Aldi. I highly recommend checking them out if you have a store near you. The price was very budget friendly (aka…husband approved)
Popular outdoor area rugs
There are so many other great options when looking for outdoor rugs and I’ll try to link as many outdoor rugs and coir rugs that can either be layered or used by themselves.
Click on image below to shop. Most rugs come in multiple sizes and colors too!
Let’s discuss some of my favorites:
(Keep in mind, outdoor rugs make great indoor rugs especially with kids and a dog…ask me how I know)
The pattern on this rug is so fun and will look so good on a back deck, front porch or even indoors!
I love this rug and reminds me so much of my wool rug in my front room….but this one is indoor/outdoor…aka easy to clean.
This striped rug is also a great rug for your front porch, back porch and even under your dining table. I almost purchased this rug for my front room last year.
This criss cross pattern is fun (comes in lots of sizes and colors) and once again can be used anywhere outside and in.
This rug is a little more fancy looking. It’s hard to believe it is an outdoor rug.
I like the subtle pattern of this rug and I can easily see this rug used as an indoor rug
This rug is different than what I normally see, it’s cute AND reversible (smallest size it comes in is a 3×5 if you want to layer it)
Popular Coir Rugs
Like I said earlier, there are tons of coir rugs at Hobby Lobby if you have one near you. Walmart has a few as well. But since I buy 99% of everything I own on Amazon, I linked a few fun ones for you.
This time of year is when cute outdoor rugs practically fall from the sky. Always keep your eyes open. I found one of my favorite rugs at a grocery store so you just never know when you’ll find a new friend for your porch. And I hope you can also enjoy your outdoor spaces in peace while your kids throw things at each other inside.
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Some of the best outdoor rugs for your outdoor spaces and how to layer your rugs on your front porch
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