Is your home an artful mix of elements from multiple design styles? If so, our selection of eclectic area rugs for you. Eclectic homes pull from an informal combination of decor styles and furnishings. They’re often bright, colorful, with patterns throughout each room. And, the resulting beauty is unexpected and delightful.
No matter what style of rug you’re looking for, we hope you find it in our selection from brands like Milliken, Loloi Rugs, and Couristan. If you do not see the eclectic rugs you’re looking for, remember that eclectic style covers many different decor themes throughout interior design. Try browsing abstract rugs, geometric rugs, bohemian area rugs, or overdyed rugs for more options that you might love.
Using Eclectic Area Rugs
If you know what kind of eclectic area rugs you're looking for, you're ahead of the game. Decorating an eclectic home often requires hours spent looking at various styles and options to find one that you love. We recommend ironing out the more "boring" details first to narrow down your search and then picking the rug of your dreams.
For those who'd like a bit of help whittling down their options, we've highlighted the primary elements to focus on below:
Material and Durability
If your eclectic rugs aren’t durable enough for your home, they won’t last long. Consider the soil, moisture, sunlight, and shoe traffic exposure that your rug will need to withstand and pick a material accordingly.
Cotton, jute, and sisal are durable natural fibers, each with its own care requirements. Wool and synthetic fibers are often less durable. And fine fibers like silk and viscose require minimal traffic. Decide which materials would work for your home's exposure levels and enter them in your search filters to eliminate rugs that wouldn't work.
Rug Dimensions and Shape
Measure the space you’re furnishing to decide on the best rug dimensions for your furniture layout. You may need to consult placement guides online. Consider the best shape for the room you’re decorating too. Rectangular and oval rugs are standard, square rugs work well in square rooms, and round rugs work well with round elements or small spaces.
For size, a good rule of thumb is to subtract 4' from both the room's length and width to find the maximum rug size. This approach leaves a 2' border of exposed floor between the rug's edges and the walls to prevent a crowded look.
Don’t Forget a Rug Pad
Rug pads add years to the life of an area rug. A pad prevents sliding, eliminating friction and surface damage, keeping the backing and pile in good condition for longer. Pads also keep your rug in place and add an extra layer of insulation to the floors.
Unless otherwise noted in the description, all eclectic area rugs and other rugs on our site do best when installed with a pad. If you’re using a rug outdoors or in an exposed space, consider an outdoor pad to resist the elements and avoid molding.
Ideas and Advice
Check out our latest how to's + design tips to find the perfect rug for your space.