12 Affordable and Stylish Area Rugs

I think we can all agree that shopping for area rugs can be overwhelming. There are so many styles, sizes, and prices to choose from online.

In this post, I’m going to share 12 affordable and stylish area rugs online. I’ve included a variety of colors (bold, neutral, and in between) to choose from as well.

Also, let’s talk about texture! I know shag carpet ended years ago, but it’s fun to have different options depending on which room your rug will be in—like a living room, bedroom, or office.

At the end of the post, I’m going to share Elsie’s tips for keeping rugs clean. This is a popular question in the A Beautiful Mess world since so many of us love light colored rugs.

Types of Rugs in this Post: Shag, Jute, Chenille, Wool, Tufted, Moroccan, and Bohemian.

Off-White Jute Rug

Price range: $30 to $648

You can’t go wrong with a simple jute rug. Elsie swears by this one and has used it time and time again. The neutral color goes with everything and it’s easy to clean. And it comes in three other colors (natural, navy, and black).

Orla Chenille Rug

Price range: $39 to $189

This soft chenille rug has rich colors and a classic geometric print. It comes in multiple sizes and the largest is under $200. Score!

Maze Tufted Rug

Price range: $49 to $239

The tone-on-tone maze pattern of this cream-colored rug adds pattern without being overwhelming. I love a cream rug in a bedroom or a “shoes-off zone” to keep your rug looking its best for longer.

Ivory Rug Bungalow

Price range: $90 to $608

These are my colors! I love orange and pink together, and the addition of green is the icing on the cake. I always take reviews into account when shopping for a rug, and this one has tons of 4.8 star ratings.

Camel Loomed Rug

Price range: $90 to $1,620

Did you know that Rifle Paper Co. makes rugs? The quality is amazing (Elsie has one of their rugs in her master bath) and the prices are too. I can tell this loomed rug would be even more stunning in person!

Moroccan Shag Rug

Price range: $107 to $743

File this Moroccan shag rug under the “classic” category. The design is so versatile, and you could use it in a colorful room to add texture and depth to the space.

Watercolor Woven Rug

Price range: $64 to $1,198

How amazing is this woven rug? The colorful ombre look is incredible, and the way it’s crafted (by artisans committed to fair labor practices) is even better. I really love this rug.

Fake Cowhide Rug

Price range: $150 to $250

I had no idea that faux cowhide rugs were easy to clean until Emma told me about one she had in her dining room. The fibers can be spot cleaned, so you don’t have to worry about spills as much. Another neutral rug that can “dress up” any space!

Moroccan Jute Rug

Price range: $79 to $389

I’ve been looking for a new blush pink rug for my living room, and this one is on my list. It’s made from an eco-friendly fiber that’s easy to clean, and this is extra important since I have a dog. This rug is available in three other colors (beige, light gray, and yellow) as well.

Boho Dots Area Rug

Price range: $160 to $710

Another rug that would look SO good in a bedroom or dining room. It’s a simple polka dot rug with a little something extra, and it’s thick enough that it doesn’t need a pad underneath. Don’t forget to check that when purchasing your next rug!

What’s the best way to clean a rug?

Elsie owns a mix of vintage and newer rugs and she swears by this cleaner. Keeping your rugs vacuumed (at least once a week) is another trick to keep them looking new and fresh. You can read more of her tips for cleaning rugs here.

Speaking of vintage rugs, Elsie’s favorite places to shop for them are:

Here’s a collage with every rug from this post (with links below).

Links: Novogratz Bungalow Rug / Annie Selke Watercolor Rug / nuLOOM Jute Rug / Novogratz Polka Dot Rug / Faux Cowhide Rug / Pink Moroccan Rug / Eve Shag Rug / Camel Loomed Rug / Natural Moroccan Rug / Maze Tufted Rug / Jem Terri Pink Rug / Orla Chenille Rug

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