Craving a fresh start in your space? Consider looking at the floor first. What’s underfoot can make a big impact on how your entire space looks and feels. Of course, shopping for rugs on a tight budget can seem like a daunting prospect; but that’s where this mini-guide comes in! All of the rugs featured in this post cost under $200 for at least a 5-by-7 foot size, and often much bigger.
The dining room, with the inevitable dinnertime spills, is a great place to choose a budget rug! And since this tends to be a less-frequently used room, why not try something a little bit different? The striking red tile print rug in the square shape shown here would look amazing in a square dining room, with a round table. For a rectangular dining room, go with a rectangular rug and rectangular or oval table.
In the bedroom, seek out something lush and soft, like the ikat-inspired rug shown here. Soothing shades of gray, blue, lavender, and cream are restful, so save the more lively colors for social spaces like the living and dining rooms. Room-size rugs look great in the bedroom, and give you the maximum softness underfoot, so get the biggest possible size that fits your space. The one shown here is only $199.50 for a 7-foot 10-inch by 10-foot rug!
Speaking of social spaces, either the black and beige zigzag rug or black and beige tile print rug would make a fun, graphic statement in a modern or glam living room. For a fun pop of color, try using this sky blue rug beneath white and light wood furniture for a fresh, simple look. Or, for a more classic vibe, pair this elegant charcoal and ivory rug with traditional dark wood furniture. And of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic natural fiber rug which can be used alone or layered beneath a more colorful rug.
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Rug Shopping Guide: Safavieh Courtyard rug in Red; Safavieh Courtyard rug in black and beige zigzag; Safavieh Courtyard rug in black and beige; Amer Rugs Zara in sky blue; Oriental Weavers Brentwood rug; Oriental Weavers Brentwood rug in charcoal and ivory; Couristan Nature’s Elements rug in bleached sand;
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