DIY Outdoor Rug

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If you want to create a beautiful outdoor room like the one below, one essential piece that you must have is an outdoor rug. It not only defines the outdoor area but also ties in all the colors. But an outdoor rugs like these can cost you a pretty penny.

outdoor room and rug


Making your own DIY outdoor rug isn’t as difficult as it may seem. You may ask “can you paint an outdoor rug?” and the answer is, of course you can.

The people at Curbly easily created this pretty blue and tan rug using a plain store-bought rug, some tape and acrylic paint. They have a wonderful tutorial for creating the rug shown below, you can find it here.

diy outdoor rug


For some inspiration, I added a few examples of indoor and outdoor rug designs that could easily be adapted for the outdoors with just a little paint and ingenuity.

I love how this rug brings the look of this outdoor room together, it wouldn’t look quite as nice without it.

inspiration diy outdoor rug


For all you modernists, I threw in a couple of modern options. I love them both, this one is so crisp and refreshing and the second two are just plain fun.

diy outdoor rug inspiration


You can probably easily recreate something like this by painting the base color first, outlining the lettering with chalk and then carefully painting the white letters on. You might need a few coats of the white so the base color doesn’t show through.

diy outdoor rug modern


I love these french witting details, they are showing up everywhere from pillows to furniture. This as an outdoor rug would look great in a white shabby chic outdoor room, or as the french say; tres chic!

diy french outdoor rug


I found all these lovely designs on my favorite site, where you can find tons of inspiration; Pinterest. And if you like, you can follow my Pinterest boards here.


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