14 Beautiful (and Affordable!) Area Rugs You'll Want to Show Off

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An area rug is the one accessory that can really pull a room together — it eliminates wood floor echoing, cozies up the room, and makes a space feel warmer both physically and aesthetically. But, they can also be very pricey. Finding an area rug that checks all the boxes (beautiful, well-made, and affordable!) can be challenging, but we found 14 affordable area rugs that don't sacrifice style or quality and won't cost you your rent. Happy shopping!

1. Zipcode Design Squire Black Area Rug, $145 for 8 x 10

This Scandinavian striped rug adds personality to any space without overpowering. Plus, it's great for high-traffic areas — you don't need to tiptoe around this durable yet stylish rug.

2. World Market Natural Basket Weave Jute Rug, $216 for 8 x 10

Versatile enough for both casual and formal settings, this earth tone jute rug adds texture and warmth to your space. It looks beautiful on hardwood floors or change it up by layering a slightly smaller patterned rug on top of it in your living room or bedroom.

3. Barrera Multicolored Area Rug, $216 for 8 x 10

Made in Turkey, this rich red Southwestern-inspired rug has a low pile height for easy care and pairs seamlessly with midcentury modern furnishings in your living space.


4. Erin Gates River Collection Beacon Hand Woven Area Rug, $194 for 5' x 7'6"

Quick to dry and weather resistant, this indoor/outdoor area rug is printed with a statement-making diamond tribal motif that's eclectic yet cozy. Also great? You can snap it up in a variety of colors, including denim blue, black, citron yellow, and orange.

5. Urban Outfitters Sabira Printed Chenille Rug, $189 for 5 x 7

Show us a cuter area rug — we'll wait. The rustic, geometric design is printed onto a low-profile cotton chenille weave rug (complete with fringed tassel trim) that looks amazing peeking out from under a couch or bed. Bonus: It also comes in a soft gray if you prefer neutrals.

6. Vega Moroccan Diamond Wool Rug, $220 for 7'6" x 9'6"

Crafted in India, this plush Moroccan-inspired rug is the ultimate neutral area rug for your living room (just be careful of red wine spills!) or bedroom. As with any 100 percent wool rug, be prepared for some light shedding, so vacuum regularly.


7. Joybird Hart Rug, $231 for 5' x 7'6"

This medium pile patterned rug will feel super soft and cushy beneath your feet. Trust us, your toes will thank you.

8. Rivet Sunset Textured Geo Pattern Wool Area Rug, $167 for 5 x 8

Blush pink is the new neutral. This cotton-wool blend, hand-tufted rug features an understated geometric pattern in a muted pink hue, which creates a soothing, stylish environment.

9. Dash and Albert Marled Area Rug, $258 for 6 x 9

Mixed yarns of indigo and cream give this woven cotton area rug its unique marled, tweedy look. It will add subtle texture to your bedroom or dining room and dress up wood flooring.

10. Target Opalhouse Teal Blue Persian Wool Tufted Area Rug, $298 for 7 x 10

Teal blue brings bold style to your flat, while the handmade wool construction ensures durability in high-traffic areas. Plus, the rug is Goodweave-certified, meaning it's woven by adult artisans and helps support the education of thousands of at-risk children in India.


11. One Kings Lane Celeste Rug, $329 for 5' x 7'6"

The traditional design on this stylish berry and tangerine Turkish rug give it the look of a prized estate sale antique. To extend the life of your rug and keep it securely in place, invest in an affordable rug pad.

12. MoDRN Glam Hand Woven Shag Area Rug, $199 for 5 x 8

It doesn't get more elegant or sophisticated than this thick, silky (faux) flokati rug. Choose from two stunning shades: pearl white or silver.

13. Justina Blakeney Gemology Arrows Rug, $369 for 5' x 7'6"

Designed by Justina Blakeney for Lulu & Georgia, this hand-tufted 100 percent wool rug in earthy tones and shades of blue is the neutral you never knew you needed. Pair it with a wood bed frame or a velvet couch and some greenery and enter cozy vibes.

14. Target Project 62 Color Block Tufted Rug, $171 for 5 x 7

The neutral tones in this rug strike a balance with the bold color blocked pattern, making for a beautifully modern floor covering. We're loving it in a living room setting or as a playful, chic element in a baby nursery.


Susan Brickell is a New York-based writer and editor obsessed with cozy jungalow spaces, chic athleisure, and the newest skincare trends.