It’s true. You can use these babies inside or outside. We’re talking about indoor/outdoor rugs that are made to withstand the toughest environments ranging from snow and ice to new puppies and messy eaters. Many indoor/outdoor rugs share one secret: you can literally take a hose and clean them throughout.

From Home Depot and IKEA to higher end designers, the choices range from neutral solids to patterns and statement designs for the most luxurious of outdoor spaces. Some of our favorites include these concepts by esteemed interior designer Marshall Watson:

Woven Rug   Directions Rug

They’re so intricate they can start inside even in the dining room and eventually make their way to the deck for guests to feel more at home when lounging outside for a backyard barbecue. West Elm makes placement a tough choice with offerings like the Reflected Diamonds indoor/outdoor rug.

West Elm Rug

So why is cleaning this easy? Most indoor/outdoor rugs earn the name by being created from polypropylene synthetic fibers. Translation: the ingredients resist moisture, stains and fading. Whether you spot clean, vacuum, or truly “hose them down,” you won’t be disappointed with the versatility and style they bring to dining spaces both inside and outside!