Outdoor rugs are my current obsession: the latest in an embarrassingly long line of garden furniture purchases ahead of a summer packed full of outdoor socialising.
Like everyone else, I’m *so* excited to be reunited with my loved ones, and have been stocking up on sun loungers, hanging egg chairs, outdoor parasols, BBQs and pizza ovens to transform my garden into a space they’ll *actually* enjoy spending time. I even added an inflatable pool to my cart at the end of last week. OTT? Perhaps.
A great alternative to a picnic blanket, outdoor rugs help to bring the indoors out and bless us with an entirely new (and very chic) al fresco living area. Thanks to brands like Dunelm, John Lewis, Argos, La Redoute and Garden Trading, there are tonnes of outdoor rugs on the market that are just screaming to be spread across your lawn/balcony/patio and topped with a fire pit/bistro dining set/hammock. Your garden has never been more ready for the ‘Gram.
To make your life easier, we’ve compiled an edit of the best outdoor rugs to buy now, including waterproof outdoor rugs that can withstand the (not so) Great British weather. Make a beeline for anything that’s weatherproof, durable and easy-to-clean – and if you want to be sustainable, consider outdoor rugs made from natural fibres like jute or hemp. Not only are they perfect for outdoor use, but they’re eco-friendly, too.