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The 25 Best Modern Rugs

Modern style is one that pairs well with a variety of interior design styles. Think of popular styles like modern farmhouse, transitional (which blends modern and traditional styles), modern boho, mid century modern, and so many others. However, because modern style is so versatile, there are thousands upon thousands of options to choose from with modern decor, including modern rugs. That can make the search for the best modern rug pretty daunting. As you shop for modern rugs, look for elements popular within modern style such as versatile color palettes, geometric patterns, and abstract designs first. To kick start your search, check out some of our top modern rugs and see how they can perfectly fit modern homes or blend with your favorite interior design style.

Glasgow - 29176 Area Rug by Surya

This Glasgow rug is a great example of what modern style has to offer. The simplicity of the design and color palette doesn’t come across as boring or plain; instead, the rug uses those elements intentionally to provide enough detail to be interesting while balancing out homes with straightforward design.

Pros:

  • Handed Tufted Quality
  • Multiple Textures
  • Durable
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Cozy Modern Style

Cons

  • Limited Sizes/Shapes

From a Customer

“This is a beautiful rug. Multi-textured, multi-hued, and well made, I truly enjoy having it. Ties the entire room together beautifully. Could not be more pleased with it.” -Michael C.

Forum - 15557 Area Rug by Surya

The warm, earthy tones of the Forum 15557 rug from Surya keeps this rug from feeling cold or harsh. Plus, the geometric shapes and lines may be sharp and clean-cut (perfect for modern design), but the additional texturing and detail makes it feel natural and inviting.

Pros:

  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Hand Tufted Quality
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Medium Pile
  • Many Shapes and Sizes Available

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“I purchased this in an 8x8 round for under my round dining table and it’s beautiful! Colors are soft and accurate and the pile is soft and perfect. It came very quickly in perfect condition! Rugs Direct delivered again!!” -Joyette H.

Spectrum - SPE-01 Area Rug by Loloi II Rugs

This rug from Loloi II Rug’s Spectrum collection adds a lot more detail and bold colors within its geometric design to make a more bold, artistic statement. No matter which color option you choose, you’ll be getting a contemporary rug that is affordable, stylish, and durable.

Pros: 

  • Affordable Price
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable
  • Low Pile
  • Hand Hooked

Cons:

  • May Be Too Busy for Some Minimalist Rooms

From a Customer

“This is a very attractive 3' round rug. Love the pattern. The pile is perfect: not too low, but not shaggy. Delivery was quick. Took several days to flatten completely but that's to be expected. Pleased overall.” -Colleen W.

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Fragment - Shattered Area Rug by Jaipur Living

Marble is a popular component in modern styles, and even if you don’t have actual marble in your home, you can imitate the look through rugs like this one. Shattered is a favorite modern marbled rug because of the high-low texture, stunning detail, and overall comfort.

Pros:

  • Flat Pile
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable and Resilient
  • Soft and Comfortable
  • High Traffic Approved

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Nice rug quality made modern and upscale!” -Joseph H.

Forum - FM-7217 Area Rug by Surya

This modern rug differs from others on the list because of its use of softer, rounded shapes within the rug’s design. This rug is a great go-to if you want a neutral color palette that makes a softer statement through the curved lines and less formal pattern.

Pros

  • Comfortable Medium Pile
  • Resilient and Durable
  • Resistant to Moisture
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“We recently purchased two rugs for our home. Both have wonderful full pile and were exactly as pictured. We couldn’t be more happy!” -Leslee L.

Simba - SIM-9 Area Rug by Momeni

The SIM-9 Rug also uses rounded shapes within the rug’s design, but this time, it creates a more bold statement with stark black against a cool grey. This rug fits into rooms where you want a bolder rug with an abstract yet simple design.

Pros:

  • Stark Color Contrast
  • Pet and Kid Friendly
  • Hand Tufted
  • Medium Pile
  • High Traffic Approved

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

New Wave - NW-146 Area Rug by Momeni

Modern rugs don’t just have to show off simple geometric shapes; they can also take more classic motifs and imagery and put a modern spin on them. That’s exactly why we love this New Wave Rug from Momeni-- it takes inspiration from classic designs and uses cleancut lines and modern colors to suit contemporary homes.

Pros:

  • High Quality
  • Soft and Plush
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Vibrant Colors
  • Blends Modern and Transitional Styles

Cons:

  • May Be Too Bold For Some Modern Homes

From a Customer

“The rugs arrived packaged well. The colors are exactly as they looked on the website. The craftsmanship is top notch! The rugs are on our new hardwood floors being used as “bridges” for our dog. Within 2 minutes of us putting the rugs out our dog was on them, looking super happy. Four paws up!” -Laurie H.

Emma - 25248 Area Rug by Surya

The abstract, artistic design of this rug perfectly encapsulates a work of modern art you may see at a museum, or if you have children, it can represent their whimsical artistic spirits. Regardless of your personal interpretation of the design, this artful piece is both stylish and comfortable with its plush finish and texture.

Pros:

  • Designed Like A Work of Art
  • Plush and Comfortable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Breathable and Resistant to Moisture
  • High Traffic Approved

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“So beautiful. Even better in person so much texture and the wool is gorgeous!” -Christine G.

Queens - 26207 Area Rug by Surya

Queens 26207 also takes inspiration from modern art, but this time, it comes across as more chic and sophisticated through its neutral color palette and use of sharp, simple lines.

Pros:

  • Kid Friendly
  • Durable
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Soft and Comfortable

Cons:

  • Some Shedding Possible At First; Will Naturally Subside

From a Customer

“This rug is worth evert penny…..Beautiful” -Edwardine C.

Evolution - 962A Area Rug by Oriental Weavers

The beauty of abstract rugs is that they fit into a variety of modern styles. Take the Evolution 962A rug for an example: the deep, moody blues, greens, and greys can simply serve as a bold color palette or it can subtly marken back to the ocean and coast if it’s paired with other themed decor.

Pros:

  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Versatile Design

Cons:

  • Only One Color Option

From a Customer

“Abstract can be hard to judge from a picture. I took a leap of faith that this would translate well in person. Rug was thick and unrolled well, laying flat. Very pleased with the purchase. I looked at over 3000 rugs online on different sites before I bought this.” -Carolyn S.

Transcend - Glacier Area Rug by Jaipur Living

True to its name, Glacier is inspired by nature and natural elements to create an organic design. All three of its color options use various earth tones and shades to fit into an earthy, nature-loving modern home.

Pros:

  • Soft
  • Thick Rug
  • Hand Tufted Quality
  • Versatile Design and Colors

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“I absolutely love the rug! It’s soft with rich colors!” -Yvonne S.

Queens - 26242 Area Rug by Surya

Another rug from Surya’s Queens collection, the 26242 is one of our favorite modern rugs because of its blend of quality and design. The rounded curves, shapes, and colors make this rug feel more youthful and inviting than more uniformly patterned rugs.

Pros:

  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • High-Low Pile

Cons:

  • Limited Sizes/Shapes
  • From a Customer

    “The rug arrived timely and undamaged- something we might take for granted. But in today’s world of logistical nightmares, we had terrible delivery experiences with many other online furniture shopping. So thank you Rugs Direct for employing the right channels for delivery. Next up…the rug itself looks great! The thickness, feel and the look is better than what we expected. We intend to use this in our master bedroom around the lounging area.” -Anu K.

    Celestial - CES-02 Area Rug by Nourison

    With over 400 reviews to date, the Celestial CES-02 rug is one of our top selling rugs. Its wide use of color, variation, and simple abstract design makes this rug ideal for modern homes where you want bursts of color that connect to an existing color palette or to set the base for the whole room.

    Pros:

    • Top Rated
    • Four Color Options
    • Kid and Pet Friendly
    • Soft and Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Many Shapes/Sizes

    Cons:

    • Recommended With Rug Pad

    From a Customer

    “Love the colors and design of these rugs. Excellent quality for the price point. This is the second time I have purchased them. People who bought our previous home loved them so much they asked us to leave them. We bought them again for our new home as that’s how much we loved them.” -Sheila G.

    Cirque - Lynne Area Rug by Jaipur Living

    White and grey are popular colors in modern design, and when they’re put into an abstract print like this, you have the perfect for contemporary spaces. Aside from the style aspects, this rug comes in many sizes and shapes, is durable, and is even high-traffic approved.

    Pros:

    • Rectangular and Round Shapes Available
    • Durable
    • High Traffic Approved
    • Flat Weave
    • Versatile Color Palette

    Cons:

    • Recommended With Rug Pad

    From a Customer

    “Beautiful rug” -Cheryl T.

    Atlas - 8037 Area Rug by Oriental Weavers

    If you want to harken back to traditional or transitional style, then this rug may be perfect for you. Three of the rug’s color palettes take inspiration from traditional color palettes while using a modern striped design that’s perfect for contemporary or transitional styled homes.

    Pros:

    • Top Rated
    • Soft and Comfortable
    • Four Color Options
    • Great Quality
    • Kid and Pet Friendly

    Cons:

    • Recommended With Rug Pad

    From a Customer

    “Beautiful rug , the vibrant colors look fantastic with my new flooring. The quality of the rug is obvious when I walk barefoot on it!” -Scott N.

    Classic Vintage Vinyl - Pattern 12 Area Rug by Spicher and Company

    The design of this rug is unlike any other with its vaguely paisley design and use of circular “lines.” This rug also comes in many different colors, shapes, and sizes so that it can truly fit your space.

    Pros:

    • Many Shapes and Sizes
    • Easy to Clean
    • Non-Slip Backing
    • Kid and Pet Friendly
    • Vinyl Rug

    Cons:

    • Color Variation Possible Due to Unique Production Process
    • Made to Order (Longer Wait)

    Classic Vintage Vinyl - Pattern 15 Area Rug by Spicher and Company

    The Moroccan design of this vinyl rug ties perfectly into modern spaces through its uniformity, use of color, and ease of cleaning. No matter which color you choose, you can get one that truly fits your space in your ideal size through all the immediate options and custom ordering.

    Pros:

    • Many Sizes and Shapes, Including Custom Sizes
    • Durable
    • Non Slip Backing
    • Easy to Clean
    • Kid and Pet Approved

    Cons:

    • Some Color Variation Possible Due To Unique Production Process

    Classic Vintage Vinyl - Pattern 24 Area Rug by Spicher and Company

    The simple geometric design of Pattern 24 is perfect for establishing your modern style and incorporating shapes into the overarching design. Like the other rugs from Spicher and Company, this one is a vinyl floorcloth that is extremely durable, easy to clean, and stylish.

    Pros:

    • Square and Rectangular Shapes Available
    • Durable
    • Easy to Clean
    • Non-Slip Backing
    • Many Color Options

    Cons:

    • Made to Order (Longer Wait)

    Classic Vintage Vinyl - Pattern 23 Area Rug by Spicher and Company

    Each color option of Pattern 23 features a distressed or antiqued color in a modern vintage design. Adding in a rug that has “aged” elements like this is great for making your modern home feel lived in and authentic.

    Pros:

    • Many Colors, Sizes, and Shapes
    • Non-Slip Backing
    • Durable
    • Easy to Clean
    • Versatile Style

    Cons:

    • Some Color Variation Possible Due to Production Process

    From a Customer

    “I had seen vinyl floor cloths and took a chance on this. It is terrific. I did not by the rug pad but it stays in place. It is true to color and pattern as seen online. I will purchase again.” -J R.

    Presidential - 22984 Area Rug by Surya

    If you look closely at this rug, you may see the tiny shapes that seem to reference tilework, or you may simply see it as a unique use of color and shape. The beauty of this rug is that its design is versatile enough to work in a variety of situations and styles.

    Pros:

    • Low Profile
    • Kid and Pet Friendly
    • High Traffic Approved
    • Durable
    • Includes Decorative Fringe

    Cons:

    • Recommended With Rug Pad

    Verve - VER-01 Area Rug by Loloi Rugs

    The sharp triangles and stripes of this rug create a stunning look for modern homes. The clean-cut nature of the design, neutral colors, and low pile make this rug ideal for modern homes where you want some detail in the rug but don’t want it to define the entire room.

    Pros:

    • Soft and Comfortable
    • High Traffic Approved
    • Durable
    • Hand Tufted Quality
    • Flexible Style

    Cons:

    • Recommended With Rug Pad

    From a Customer

    “This rug is stunning. It’s even prettier in person than on website. The modern geometric pattern is in gorgeous shades of blue/navy and a silvery sage. It looks super expensive and looks stunning on my dark Jacobean wood floor.” - Susan K.

    Brunswick - 26278 Area Rug by Surya

    Marble is a stunning look for modern homes, but when it’s paired with a gentle fringe, it takes the design to the next level. Plus, the grey tones make this a soothing, versatile color palette that works in many different types of modern style.

    Pros:

    • Versatile Colors
    • Kid and Pet Friendly
    • Durable
    • Great Texture

    Cons:

    • Recommended With Rug Pad

    From a Customer

    “This rug was the perfect choice for our dining room. The muted colors are beautiful and compliments the furniture, decor and theme of the room. I also love Rugs Direct. Their selection is amazing, there are great values, easy to use website and fast efficient delivery.” -Rita M.

    Prescott - PRE-03 Area Rug by Loloi Rugs

    Aside from all the visual interest that comes from this geometric pattern, the rug itself boasts a high-low pile construction that really highlights the look that adds dimension to your modern room.

    Pros:

    • Soft Pile
    • Durable
    • High Traffic Approved
    • High-Low Texture
    • Bold Angular Design

    Cons:

    • Recommended With Rug Pad
    • Only Two Color Options

    From a Customer

    “We are very pleased with this rug! There is more color and more interest in it IRL--almost shimmers into a pale gray/blue from one angle. Not too high but doesn't seem thin. Very good purchase.” -Betsy

    Prismatic - PRS-05 Area Rug by Nourison

    Both color options of this rug feature soft swirling lines that can be paired well in modern natural homes or homes that emphasize natural materials/elements. As an added bonus, there are plenty of sizes available to really fit your space, including custom sizes.

    Pros:

    • High Quality Wool and Construction
    • Plush and Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Kid and Pet Friendly
    • Custom Sizes Available

    Cons:

    • Only Available in Rectangular Shapes

    From a Customer

    “This rug exceeded expectations as to how it would look in our home. It is what you would expect from a Nourison rug. Well made and high attention to all details - edging, finish to the back of the rug. It is beyond beautiful. Going through a normal "top" shedding process which we have experienced in all rugs of this high quality. The fibers are not coming out - they are just pilling a bit and are easily swept up. Nourison / Rugs Direct did a great job with packaging and delivery.” -June

    Peregrine - PER-06 Area Rug by Loloi Rugs

    Drawing from globally inspired designs, the Peregrine PER-06 rug uses a lot of detailing, stripes, and blocks to create a look perfect for boho, tribal, or well traveled modern homes. The more you look at it, the more you appreciate all of its inspired designs, patterns, and prints.

    Pros:

    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Kid and Pet Friendly
    • Hand Tufted Quality
    • Bold Design

    Cons:

    • May Be Too Bold For Some

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    Contemporary and modern rugs come in so many different shapes, sizes, and designs. Whether you’re looking for something abstract, orderly, or connective to another popular style, there are plenty of modern rugs out there to choose from so that you can truly customize your space and convey your personal style.

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