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If you’ve been shopping for furniture or home accessories for your small apartment or large space, Amazon, Ikea, West Elm and Wayfair might be at the top of your list. While there are so many decorating choices needed to make a home feel as comfortable and personalized as possible, you shouldn’t miss out on the amazing transformation that comes with picking the right rug. Whether you’re looking for ways to upgrade your living room, elevate your bedroom or dress up a dining area, we’re sharing the best places to buy rugs online and in-person.
If you’re on the hunt for a plush, bold, colorful, large, round or neutral-based area rug or runner, there are so many retailers (popular and undercover) that have durable, affordable and long-lasting styles you’ll love for your space (including machine-washable picks). These days, it’s not difficult to find carpet and mats featuring florals, modern geometric prints and more. The options are truly endless, especially when you have a list of places that bring you only the best designs possible.
So browse through this roundup to find your ideal retailer to shop from. While most are budget-friendly, some may be more expensive. And if you’re struggling with the design process, here’s how to choose the perfect rug size for your living room, using tips and tricks from HGTV’s Help I Wrecked My House designer, Jasmine Roth.
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Rugs Direct describes their business as “the nation’s leading source for area rugs.” Shop based on any color, size, theme or style, and they’ll deliver your pick for free if your home is in the contiguous U.S. With more than 200,000 options and a 110% price-match guarantee, you’re sure to find the perfect carpet for any room in your home.
The Swedish-founded brand is well-known for their wide range of furniture, home accessories and kitchen appliances. Whether you’re searching for round, large, fluffy, bold or colorful rugs, they have budget-friendly products you’ll want to feature throughout your space.
Revival Rugs is run by a small team with offices in Istanbul, Casablanca, Mumbai and Oakland. You’ll find vintage pieces and new collections designed by their artisan partners. Along with outdoor and washable designs, the retailer offers everything from Moroccan styles to durable jute rugs.
This retailer was founded in Montreal more than 20 years ago. Their rugs are promoted as being produced around “sustainable and fair trade practices.” One customer left a review saying: “The carpets are beautiful, classy looking and high quality. They are exactly as they appear in the photos.”
If you’re looking for area rugs, runners and machine- washable options, Boutique Rugs has styles you’ll love. The site has eco-friendly items, outdoor patio rugs and runners made of natural fibers. Plus, shipping is free within the U.S.
Macy’s isn’t only popular for their clothes, accessories, furniture and gifts. You’ll be surprised by their impressive rug selection too. Their virtual room designer, area rug buying guide and inspirational videos will help you choose from their global rug designs, Oriental weaves, handwoven options and more.
If you’re the type of shopper who appreciates tons of fashionable options at great price points, Rugs USA should be at the top of your list. You can search for rugs by room, style, color and size, plus enjoy free two-day shipping. What’s more, the site offers 30-day returns within the U.S., but keep in mind that you’ll have to cover the return shipping costs.
With brands like Opalhouse, Project 62, Threshold, and Hearth & Hand by Magnolia, Target has an area or accent rug for any style home. Since prices are pretty similar across the board (5×7 area rugs start as low as $89), it’s easiest to shop by brand: Hearth & Hand by Magnolia for farmhouse-inspired styles, Threshold for traditional options, Project 62 for contemporary rugs, and Opalhouse for something on the bolder side.
Amazon has everything under the sun, including an array of affordable rugs. There’s a huge selection of rug types, styles and prices to fit your needs — along with two-day shipping, so you can complete your room stat.
Known for hard-to-beat-prices, Wayfair has an extensive selection of geometric, floral and classic rugs. The online retailer stays up-to-date with decor trends (hello, hand-woven jute!), so you can find Insta-worthy styles at a fraction of the price of other speciality retailers.
You might already be a fan of Rifle Paper Co.’s assortment of stationery, but you can also get a taste of the brand’s cheery aesthetic by trying one of their rugs. The retailer offers an extensive mix of vintage-inspired designs in warm tones, multicolored florals and more.
Check out Burrow’s well-curated collection of area rugs and runners, which are all under $900. You can find low-maintenance styles that won’t shed and are easy to clean — perfect if you have pets or small children. Plus, some are made from recycled materials if you’re shopping with sustainability in mind.
If you value great design and a modern aesthetic, look no further than West Elm. The site makes shopping for a durable rug fairly easy, as you can search by room, material, color and style. Popular picks include wool rugs and earthy patterned designs. You can even find stylish doormats and runners, as well as a small section of rug pads.
If you love nothing more than coastal-inspired interiors, Serena & Lily is for you. The retailer offers a wide range of styles, from jute designs to hand-knotted styles.
If you’ve shopped at Anthropologie, you’re familiar with the retailer’s beloved aesthetic — global-inspired pieces that feel like one of a kind. The rug selection is pretty impressive and includes everything from tufted floral designs to modern geometric prints.
Head to Overstock if you’re all about exploring a wide variety of rug styles at affordable price points. Search by size, color or style (think bohemian, modern, vintage or shag) to easily find the perfect option for every room.
A passion for traveling and flea market shopping drive designer Annie Selke’s brand and her high-quality rugs are proof. Whether you’re hunting for a durable indoor-outdoor design or a lightweight cotton option to spruce up a room, her website has it all.
As one one would expect, Nordstrom has a well-curated selection of rugs that are equal parts sophisticated and elegant. Shop rugs of all sizes from brands like Vera Wang, Missoni, UGG and more.
If your goal is to “save money and live better,” then head straight to Walmart. Believe it or not, the major retailer has a growing range of rugs to fit any room, style or budget. Drew Barrymore Flower Home, for instance, has standout options for anyone looking to add more color into their home, including this trendy geometric beauty.
Browse through Urban Outfitters’ gorgeous offerings to make your bohemian dreams a possibility. Printed flatweave rugs tend to be the most affordable options on the site, but they also have a wide variety of tufted and shag options if you’re looking for something more plush.
Because it’s in the same family as Wayfair and All Modern, Joss & Main also offers “picture-perfect styles at too-good-to-be-true prices.” They make it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for by breaking up hundreds of pages of rugs by color, size, purpose and feel. And they even have a select assortment that ship for free, which is a major bonus.
It’s all in the name: Rugs.com specializes in — you guessed it — area rugs. There are flash deals on hundreds of rugs each day, so you can score a great price on a one-of-a-kind accent piece. While the endless options can be overwhelming at first, you browse by room, color, size or style, or opt for a visual search to see what instantly catches your eye.
For timeless styles, invest in one of Pottery Barn’s classic rugs, ranging from hallway runners to massive floor coverings. Since sustainability is the latest here-to-stay trend, browse through their Sustainability Shop to find Earth-friendly picks made of recycled and sustainably sourced materials.
Those ultra-trendy rugs you see all over Instagram? Yeah, they’re probably from The Citizenry. But it’s not just about looks: The Citizenry follows Fair Trade practices and employs local artisans around the world to show off their handiwork, including this warm and inviting jute rug braided by hand in India.
If you have kids, pets, or the tendency to spill, well, anything and everything, then listen up: Ruggable’s two-step Rug System comes with an easy-to-clean rug pad and a washer-friendly rug cover. That means you don’t have to toss your rug or pay for an expensive carpet cleaner to tackle inevitable spills, pet messes and built-up dirt.
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While AllModern’s rugs are similar prices and styles to the selection on Wayfair and Joss & Main, the site has a how-to section to help you find the best rug for your space, depending on the room’s size and purpose. They also have a step-by-step guide on how to set up your new piece and how to best care for it.
Head to World Market to get culturally-inspired decor without the expensive international shipping fees. Because rugs come from different countries around the globe, there’s everything from shag rugs to flatweave kilim rugs.
Along with tried-and-true styles, Lulu and Georgia features cutting-edge designs like machine-woven medallions and jute sunbursts. No matter which style you choose, all of their rugs instantly elevate any room with top-notch quality, bright colors and eye-catching textures. Search for your home’s new addition by browsing through different designs, trends, features, materials and construction.
29. TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and Marshalls
Although it’s a gamble when you take a trip to TJ Maxx, HomeGoods or Marshalls, they may just have exactly what you’re looking for (at a fraction of the price, might we add). Luckily, you can shop these retailers online to see their ever-changing selection in the comfort of your home. Just be sure to make a move if you see a rug you like because they tend to sell out fast.
Set the foundation for any room with Crate & Barrel’s array of contemporary rugs, including flat weave styles, shag designs and globally-inspired creations (their products are produced in 42 countries around the world). What’s more, prices are reasonable and the retailer often offers collections featuring sustainable materials.
Why Trust Good Housekeeping?
Monique Valeris has served as Good Housekeeping‘s senior home editor since March 2020, overseeing the brand’s home decorating coverage across print and digital. In her current role, she explores everything from interior design trends and home tours to lifestyle product recommendations (be sure to see my monthly digital column, “What’s In My Cart,” which highlights her favorite products). She come across tons of home products in her day-to-day work (both good and bad), and it’s been her job to pinpoint the very best ones on the market.
As Good Housekeeping‘s associate editor, Mariah Thomas has more than four years of editorial experience. She’s passionate about the lifestyle and home categories and has written for sites like Apartment Therapy, among others.
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