10 Area Rugs You Can Actually Afford

Budget furniture, homemade curtains, DIY paint jobs. Furnishing a home can be done on the cheap, if you know a few classic tricks. When it comes to purchasing floor coverings, however, many homeowners have had to face a simple choice: break the bank buying a beautiful rug, or go without. In today's world, there are myriad choices for affordable rugs, many of them conveniently available online. We've pulled together some of our favorites to inspire you to put the finishing touches on the cold, hard floor in an almost-perfectly furnished room.

  1. Seeing Stripes

    Global Bazaar Area Rug

    Striking just the right balance between old world and contemporary, Global Bazaar's 7 feet by 5 feet area rug is both practical and beautiful. With a fade-resistant polypropylene weave, you won't have to worry about the visible wear and tear that sunlight exposure can cause. Place it in a cool-colored room, where the green- and blue-striped rug will pull the room together. Available at Target; $74.99.

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  2. Old World, New Rug

    Generations New Oriental Persian Rug

    This rug is the real deal. Made in Turkey, the stunner, measuring 8 feet by 10 feet 6 inches, features a traditional medallion surrounded by floral borders in cocoa, beige, and auburn. If you're looking to warm up an all-white room, this timeless rug is a budget-smart buy. Available on Amazon; $74.47.

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  3. Perfectly Patterned

    Threshold Savanna Area Rug

    The Savanna Area Rug from Threshold adds a pop of color to any indoor or outdoor space. The modern medallion pattern balances feminine and global aesthetics, while the woven construction allows for easy maintenance. With its bright orange hue, the 5 feet by 7 feet piece can easily be the focal point of any kitchen, living room, or patio. Available at Target; $99.99.

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  4. Chalet Display

    Chalet Multi Area Rug

    With a warm color palette and rustic global style, the Chalet Multi Area Rug makes any room feel more inviting. The durable machine-woven material, which is a synthetic wool-like fiber, resists stains and fading. What’s more, you can buy the tufted weave rug in six sizes. Available at Home Depot; $99 for 5 feet 3 inches by 7 feet 6 inches and $49.99 for four feet by six feet.

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  5. Infinite Possibilities

    Safavieh Courtyard Indoor Outdoor Rug

    Power-loomed of hardwearing, long-lasting polypropylene, the six-feet-by-seven-feet Safavieh Courtyard rug makes for a refined, modern choice, one that you put virtually anywhere. Neutral in design and specially made for indoor-outdoor use, the rug looks great and performs equally well whether under patio furniture or beneath feet traipsing through your mudroom. The best part? You don't need to fret over the possibility of things like mud and snow ruining your purchase. Resistant to moisture—and by extension, mold and mildew—polypropylene rugs boast the virtue of being supremely easy to clean. If you like, you can even rinse yours off with a hose. Available at Overstock; $80.64.

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  6. Style on a Budget

    Urban Outfitters Kilim Rug

    If you're planning a trip to Turkey, you can always pick up a traditional kilim area rug in one of the local bazaars. Or, if you're looking for a much more convenient source, you can shop for these lively, geometric, flat-woven textiles at countless stores online. The only trick is to find one that doesn't cost a small fortune. The four-by-six Isolde Kilim Printed Rug stands out not only for its low price, but also for its warm, earthy, faded-to-perfection color palette, its on-trend and eye-catching pattern, and its special, handcrafted fringe detailing. Made of cotton you can spot-clean, its lack of a thick pile makes the rug ideal for the kitchen or even the bathroom. Available at Urban Outfitters; $89.

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  7. One Rug, Many Ways

    Safavieh Hand-Woven Blue Rag Rug

    When an authentic DIY appearance is what you desire, buying an inexpensive handwoven rug may be better than investing the time and money into a large loom. Plus, the eclectic array of colors represented mean your small purchase works for years to come. Here, the red, yellow, green, and even black fibers running through this overall turquoise flat weave ensure that this Safavieh rag rug ties in with the existing design accents of practically any setting in your home, be it the dining room one year and the living room the next. Available on Amazon; $87 for a 5 feet by 8 feet rug.

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  8. See It In Print

    Urban Outfitters Block-Printed Rug

    The black triangles and tiny checks on cream makes this rug the ideal neutral—accomplishing subtle geometric pattern without being boring or understated. Moreover, the hits of mustard along the edges of the Calisa Block Printed Rug enhance the warmth of the already cozy cotton. Finished with traditional fringe tassles, this rug will fool guests into thinking you spent more than you actually have on your floor covering. Available at Urban Outfitters; $69 for a 3 feet by 5 feet rug.

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  9. Folksy Floors

    Country Blue Rug

    For creatures of comfort, a touch of country charm is welcome in any home, whether rural, suburban, or urban. The rug's simple geometric pattern allows it to make a statement while its homey allure keeps it from stealing the show. Available in five sizes, including a seven-foot runner, this pattern can fit in just about any hallway or room. Available from Wayfair; $48.99 for a 5 feet 3 inches by 7 feet 5 inches rug and $21.99 for a 1 foot 10 inches by 7 feet 3 inches runner

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  10. Refinement for a Steal

    Gray Persian rug

    This slate and ivory number from the Safavieh Adirondack Collection is a modern take on an antique style of rug that's still much loved as ever. Its snowy brilliance adds sophistication to a color-drenched space or luster to a white-walled room. That is also happens to be shockingly affordable is merely an added perk. Available on Amazon; $39.99 for a 4 feet by 6 feet rug.

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