13 Creative Ideas for Outdoor Rugs That Won't Break the Bank

Despite the fact that they’re incredibly useful for a number of reasons, outdoor rugs don’t always have to be based on sheer utility alone. So, if you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration for your next personal project, then why not spend a few minutes flicking through a few of these ideas to see what’s actually possible on a very modest budget. After all, outdoor rugs don’t just have to be something you wipe your shoes on!

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1. Overlay an Abstract Pattern on Your Outdoor Patio Rugs

If you’re looking to create your own designs on factory-standard outdoor rugs, then all you need is a piece of cardboard, a standard kitchen bowl, chalk, and white paint.

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2. Create a Beautiful Border to Add Simple Elegance to Your Outdoor Rugs

Some of the most beautiful outdoor rugs we’ve come across are also among the simplest in terms of design. This fantastic effort that DIY specialist Teresa

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3. Consider Using AstroTurf to Create an Inventive Textured Rug

Having been shocked by the price of large outdoor rugs that would fit nicely underneath the furniture under her garden gazebo, Hometalker Melisa Gingrich hatched an

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5. Make a Dropcloth Masterpiece for Outdoor Area Rugs

Rugby stripes are a timeless design that ooze sophistication, especially in the summertime. Unfortunately, such timeless designs often come with a hefty price tag in

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6. Create Your Own Monogram Doorstep Rug

Rugby stripes are a timeless design that ooze sophistication, especially in the summertime. Unfortunately, such timeless designs often come with a hefty price tag in

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7. Try the Ice Dye Technique to Make Psychedelic Outdoor Rugs!

Like many of the techniques used to bring outdoor rugs to life, the ice dry trick is something that's relatively easy once you know the steps involved. In fact, it's not

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8. Recreate the Persian Effect

If you're keen to achieve a Persian-style effect with your choice of outdoor rug design without spending thousands on the real thing, then you might want to get

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9. Go For Bold Geometric Lines to Create Cheap Outdoor Patio Rugs that Pack a Punch!

Having searched low and high for high-quality outdoor rugs that could really be used as a statement piece in her back yard, the pair behind the Hometalk page Creatively

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10. Have Fun with Spray Paint to Jazz Up Your Doorstep

If you're dealing with a faded and well-worn outdoor rug that's in desperate need of some TLC, then don't just jump straight to the idea of tossing it in the trash. In

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11. Touch Up Faded Designs to Repurpose Outdoor Area Rugs

Given the fact that outdoor rugs are usually exposed to the elements all year round, it's no surprise that colors and patterns can fade over the course of weeks, months

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12. Recreate a Classic Moroccan-Style Rug

When it came to adding a dash of flair to her front porch, Hometalker Ashley ditched the fancy shopping malls in favor of a quick trip to Home Depot. Once there, she

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13. Design Your Own Bespoke Motif for Effective Bamboo-Effect Plastic Outdoor Rugs

Here at Hometalk, we always appreciate somebody who has gone to the effort of adding a touch of style to their outdoor areas, not just their indoor living areas. This

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