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20 Area Rugs You Can Actually Afford

Find an area rug that suits your style—and your budget.

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Rugs Fit for Your Budget

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.

Feeling Wavy

Striking just the right balance between old world and contemporary, this rug a part of Safavieh’s Adirondack Collection 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 slate blue and cream rug will pull the room together. Available on Amazon; $77.80 for a 5’1″ x 7’6″ rug.

Old World, New Rug

This rug is the real deal. Made in Turkey, the stunner features a traditional medallion surrounded by floral borders in cocoa, beige, and auburn. If you’re looking to warm up a room, this timeless rug is a budget-smart buy. Available on Amazon; $88.49 for a 8′ x 10.5′ rug.

Perfectly Patterned

The Savanna Jacquard 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 five-by-seven-feet piece can easily be the focal point of any kitchen, living room, or patio. Available at Target; $89.99 for a 5′ x 7′ rug. 

Chalet Display

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 The Home Depot; $75.29 for a 5’3″ x 7’6″ rug.

Winning Medallions

Lend a sense of play to an overly buttoned-up living or family room, or a game room or craft room starved for creativity, with this yarn-dyed green number from Mohawk Home, dotted with dynamic starburst medallions. The ornate emblems on the olefin-and-polyester rug instantly energize interior spaces, while the over-half-inch pile allows you to kick up your feet in comfort. No matter how often your feet strike it, the fade-free floor accent will preserve its rich color for years to come. Available at The Home Depot; $65.98 for a 5′ x 7′ rug.

Marvelous Marble

Embrace the look of cool marble floors without sacrificing comfort. With a medium pile height, this tufted rug from Target’s Project 62 line feels soft underfoot. Available in stylish blush or gray, both warm, neutral options can be easily incorporated with you current decor. Available at Target; $99 for a 5’ x 7’ rug.

One Rug, Many Ways

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; $77.99 for a 5
‘ x 8’ rug. 

A Splash of Yellow

Roll out this goldenrod rug for a burst of new color in your house. With a gently worn-in look and speckles of blues and grays, the transitional design of the rug fits in with various interior styles. Machined loomed with a blend of polypropylene, jute, and polyester, this rug can be used indoors or out! Available at Target; $98.99 for a 5’1” x 7’6” rug.

Related: Buyer’s Guide: Outdoor Rugs

Folksy Floors

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 on Wayfair; $48.99 for a 5’2″ x 7’4″ rug. 

Refinement for a Steal

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; $70.29 for a 5’1″ x 7’6″ rug.

Classic Cream

If you crave a classic look, stretch out all five by eight feet of this refined cream-colored floor cover-up fusing four distinctive floral patterns. Stain-, mold-, and fade-resistant, the durable polypropylene power-loomed rug from Orion, with jute, polyester, and latex backing, is poised to stay put and stay beautiful no matter who or what treads on it. Available at Target; $70.99 for a 5’3″ x 7’6″ rug.

Fancy Foil

Five by seven feet of radiance, this decadent crimson carpet from Garland Rug with framed quatrefoils is the perfect pick for homeowner or renters who demand high art for their hardwood floors at a low price. The latex backing of the polypropylene machine-made mat offers a no-slip floor grip, while the low, tufted yarn pile makes vacuuming a cinch. Available at Target; $66.49.

On the Border

Pamper your feet by plodding on this soft-as-feathers rug from Readfield made of plush micro-denier polyester. The five-by-seven-foot gray stunner featuring concentric ivory frames would make a prize piece in a living room or den, but you can scoop it up in any one of four sizes to add comfort and visual impact to any interior. Available at Target; $99.99.

Staying Neutral

Who said beige was boring? Neutral-toned rectangles of beige, cream, brown, and gray intersect in this beauty from Clifton Area Rug to create an unexpectedly inspiring collage of colors and shapes. Made of polypropylene fibers, the five-by-eight-foot rug is rugged enough for kids and pets to romp on but soft enough to cushion your feet. Available on Wayfair; $29.99 for a 2′ x 3′ rug.

Turkish Delight

Boasting a shape-shifting floral motif, this exquisite but economical Turkish rug from Safavieh instantly adds dynamism to a bare floor. Yet, its adaptable cream, sea green, and blue hues allow it to work as an accessory in transitional and traditional interiors alike. For the busy homeowner, the quarter-inch yarn pile of the power-loomed polypropylene product cleans up with a vacuum in minutes. Available at The Home Depot; $72.12 for a 5′ x 8′ rug.

Timeless Trellis

Miss the comfort of retro shag carpets, but not the outdated style or the time-consuming cleaning routine? Bring home this luxurious loomed cover-up from Ottomanson with stain and fade resistance and a cushy but manageable one-inch pile. Available in six different sizes, the polypropylene rug with a jute backing features a mesmerizing modern white trellis design over a soft-gray background that masks dust and dirt. Available at The Home Depot; $59.39 for a 5’3″ x 7′ rug.

Flower Power

Featuring a display of flowers in bloom, this earth-toned rug made of polypropylene and polyester brings a bit of the outdoors in. Plant the five-by-seven-foot accessory from The Home Depot’s Home Decorators Collection in any neutral-colored interior to lend it a naturalistic ambiance; the stain-resistant, soil-resistant half-inch pile staves off discoloration and build-up from what your shoes track in, allowing you to bring the beauty but not the mess of the outdoors in. Available at The Home Depot; $89.97 for a 5’3″ x 7’3″ rug.

Solid and Sophisticated

Perfect for those prone to cold feet, this resplendent rug from Bazaar Piper warms your toes on chilly days with its faux fur pile and pleases the eye in any of its eight color variations. The five-by-seven-foot sprawl makes it an ideal bedside, den, or family room accessory. But for the occasional vacuuming and spot cleaning, it won’t take much to maintain its mane; the polyester yarn fends off staining from everyday spills. Available at The Home Depot; $99 for a 5′ x 7′ rug.

Infinite Possibilities

Power-loomed of hardwearing, long-lasting polypropylene, this Andover Mills 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 on Wayfair; $83.29 for a 5’3″ x 7’6″ rug.

Related: 10 Rugs Under $100 That Work Indoors and Out

Modern Marvel

Like a game of Tetris, the hodge-podge of irregular shapes on this geometric-inspired rug from Well Woven all fall into place in spectacular fashion when laid on your floor. Parking the five-by-seven-foot blended polyester rug in a cramped or color-devoid interior to lend it added dimension. The plush, stain- and fade-resistant pile and wood-safe jute backing means you don’t have to worry about spills or pet accidents soiling it or your floors becoming damaged. Available at Amazon; $79 for a 5’3″ x 7’3″ rug.