Looking for affordable outdoor rugs to makeover your outdoor spaces? Here are some of the best rugs that won’t break the bank.

This is a post about affordable outdoor rugs.

Where you can get them?

Which ones have the best pattern?

Which ones I love that I’ve ordered for less than the cost of a fancy dinner.

But can we press pause for just a moment on the entire rug discussion?

And tell you how proud I am of Westleigh.


She’s getting so close to opening her boutique called Thistle & Co (tentative open date is June 12) and she put the entire collection together in a power point and sent it out to dozens of people to crowd source before she even ordered anything. She’s organized and creative and hard-working and smart and I can’t believe how lucky I am to be her mother.

There is NOTHING better than watching your chicks spread their wings and fly. 🙂

And now? 

Back to our regularly scheduled rug program.

20 Best Affordable Outdoor Rugs For the Porch neutral

20 Best Affordable Outdoor Rugs For the Porch

black and white pattern/damask khaki/buffalo check

mini stripe/black and white stripe/small gray and black pattern

small and large stripe/khaki graphic pattern/bold graphic

Let’s start with neutral.

Neutral with a pattern.

Most of my porches have a neutral background to go with the house.

20 Best Affordable Outdoor Rugs For the Porch black and white

Here’s our back porch.

This black and white striped rug is my all-time favorite outdoor rug.

I think it’s the bold, graphic pattern that makes me so happy.

I got it for under $50 at Walmart and it comes in different colors and sizes and it just makes the entire porch pop.

Best summer purchase so far.

All the sources for the porch are found here.

Here’s our front porch from this year.

(total aside: those Dipladenias are blooming like crazy thanks to this tip.)

After we painted the brick porch and the steps several years ago (best decision ever—here’s how it held up two years later) it was a LOT of painted surface, so I added these two black rugs to each side of the porch.

I also love this rug or this rug for this space, too.

multi-blue pattern/blue and white stripe/classic blue

graphic pattern/blue and white floral/geometric pattern

mini blue pattern/mini stripe/classic floral

But what if you love blue and white like me?

No worries.

I got you.

I’m actually working on a fun project where I needed to find blue and white rugs.

And some of these?

May or may not have come home with me.

My favorite was this one. It’s truly meant for outside because it’s made of woven plastic, but IT’S SO PRETTY.

I also loved this tile pattern and this tiny stripe and the classic look of this rug.

And remember this Cape Cod beach house back porch makeover from last year?

This rug is everything.

I got so many questions about the rug and then it sold out.

But in amazing news?

They brought it back this year.

How is your porch decorating going?

Are you getting it ready for summer?

Just remember—rugs are amazing. Planters are amazing. Porch swings are amazing.

But the one thing that every porch needs?

A little sweet tea.

Happy summer. 🙂

PS If you aren’t about rugs on your porch? You might try this idea.

PPS And if you are looking for an inexpensive alternative to a rug? Here are some of my favorite summer doormats.

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  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    That beach house rug is amazing. I am so happy for your daughter. As in the words of Dr. Seuss.."oh the places you'll go". The sky is her limit. Happy Thursday.

  2. Image for Teresa Teresa

    Thanks for all the rug information. You have to be so proud of Westleigh! Feels like I watched her grow up too! Proud of you Westleigh! 😃

  3. Image for Kris Kris

    Will you be able to link information for Westleigh's boutique when she gets things up and running? It would be fun to get a glimpse of what she's up to. As for outdoor porches--I pulled out my back patio furniture/rugs last week, but between the rapidly changing temperatures and the "tree dandruff" floating down on us, we haven't yet enjoyed the space. Soon, though! Meanwhile, my daughter and I planted our flower pots yesterday, but we keep ending up with overnight frost advisories (sigh) so I won't put them out till the weekend. Thanks for the rug options--so pretty--and I'm still crushing on those Cape Cod house pillows.

  4. Image for Debbie Debbie

    Congrats Westleigh That is awesome news, I wish you the best luck with it. If your anything like your Mama you will do amazing! Love the porch rug of course I love blue too but my front has the black and white and I love it!

  5. Image for Marlene Marlene

    Congratulations Westleigh, you are a very smart woman and know the whole family is proud of you. It is a special time as a mom to see our children grow and achieve a place in this world. Blessings to you and your daughter. Trying to decide which rug I want, next time just give us 5 selections!!

  6. Image for Kim Kim

    What a great post! Was wondering how you handle storage of rugs, cushions and pillows. Do you leave them outside during inclement weather or winter? Am used to having a roof over my outdoor furniture, so never gave it much thought. Thanks!

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