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The Best Rugs for Every Room in Your Home

Rugs are a popular addition to homes everywhere,from being aesthetically pleasing to functional, and the fact they're able to do both makes rugs a must-have! At Rugs Direct we've curated a list of the best rugs from every style and need into a helpful guide. Check out our curated selection of the best rugs for every room and embark on the exciting journey of decorating your home!

Nirvana Premium - Iver Area Rug by Jaipur Living

Choosing to use a solid colored rug on your deck or patio is a great way to add simple style to your space. However, the rug itself doesn’t have to be dull or boring--look at this Nirvana Premium rug that features a beautiful woven texture along with a solid color to create a classic, dynamic look.

For more choices on outdoor rugs, check out our curated selection of the best outdoor rugs.

Pros:

  • Multiple Color Options
  • Easy to Clean
  • Handwoven
  • Low Profile
  • Reversible

Cons

  • Only Available in Rectangular/Runner Shapes

From a Customer

Quickly received my order and it is lovely! The rug is very nice - thick and well made. Thanks.” -Alisa N.

Classic Vintage Vinyl- Pattern 09 Area Rug by Spicher and Company

If you’re leaning towards creating a vintage kitchen, then this vinyl rug can perfectly fit you. With its vintage tile appearance, classic checkered pattern, and purposeful distressing, this rug by Spicher and Company is a top ranking kitchen rug that serves as a stylish blast from the past.

For more choices on kitchen rugs, check out our curated selection of the best kitchen rugs

Pros:

  • Easy to Clean
  • Fade Resistant
  • Non Slip Backing
  • Custom Sizes Available

Cons:

  • Not Machine Washable, but Easily Hand Washed/Spot Cleaned
  • Thematically Not Great for Sleek, Modern Kitchens

From a Customer

“This rug is very well made and super thick. The colors are true to the picture, being a slate blue and tan. Nice pattern as well. Very pleased.” -Hilbe49

Woven - Quilted Area Rug by Chilewich

This modern jacquard weave rug features a bold pattern that works well in modern or even industrial bathrooms. With its two color options and various sizes, this rug can add an interesting geometric pattern and color to your bathroom.

For more choices on bathroom rugs, check out our curated selection of the best bathroom rugs.

Pros: 

  • Easy to Clean
  • Non-Slip Backing
  • Durable
  • Water Resistant and Stain Resistant
  • Eco-Friendly Vinyl

Cons:

  • Very Modern, Non-Traditional Style

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Polaris - Tov Area Rug by Jaipur Living

Blues, teals, and greys work together in the Celestial area rug by Nourison to add vibrant and dramatic colors to your living room. When you’re looking to add abstract design and style to your contemporary or modern living room, you can’t go wrong with this rug.

For more choices on living room rugs, check out our curated selection of the best living room rugs!

Pros:

  • Top Rated
  • Low Profile
  • Pet and Kid Friendly
  • High Quality
  • Great for Contemporary Styles

Cons:

  • May Not Work Well in Traditional Spaces

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.

Rosemarie - ROE-01 Area Rug by Chris Loves Julia x Loloi

This rug is one of our favorite crossovers between vintage and traditional styles. It obviously has the muted, distressed colors associated with vintage styles, but with that classic imagery, this is a great way to create a vintage traditional dining room.

For more choices on dining room rugs, check out our curated selection of the best dining room rugs!

Pros

  • Top Rated
  • Soft
  • Low Pile
  • Durable
  • Easy to Clean/Maintain
  • Different Shapes Available

Cons:

  • Design Scale Varies on Rug Size

From a Customer

“Interior designer recommended this for a log cabin . Ordered the oversized rug. The colors are muted and it's looks like an authentic vintage rug. I was very surprised at the soft feel. I expected it to be thin and rough. I bought the RD padding too. The whole experience with this company was very good.” -Robin S.

Forum - 15557 Area Rug by Surya

Modern and Contemporary bedrooms flourish when they work with universal color palettes and stylish geometric shapes. You can see how the Forum - 15557 rug from Surya fits the bill with those two facets, but it’s also a great quality rug made from wool.

For more choices on bedroom rugs, check out our curated selection of the best bedroom rugs!

Pros:

  • Available in Different Shapes
  • High Quality
  • Contemporary Design
  • Versatile Color Palette
  • Hand Crafted
  • Comfortable

Cons:

  • Not Great for Traditional Spaces

From a Customer

“Arrived quickly in great condition. Looks beautiful, comfortable to walk on and colors represented accurately. Love it!!” -Donna A.

Langdon - Windsor Area Rug from Erin Gates by Momeni

To add subtle flair to your nursery, this rug by Momeni features a very simple geometric pattern to create visual interest but not detract from any of the other decor or furniture around the room.

For more choices on nursery rugs, check out our curated selection of the best nursery rugs!

Pros:

  • Versatile Design and Color Schemes
  • High Quality Wool Rug
  • Hand Woven
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Flat Weave

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Finding a soft pink rug these days wasn’t easy with so many contemporary styles and colors that are popular today. Pink is one of my favorite colors. The design is so beautiful with the off white pom poms. I absolutely love the rug! Rugs Direct was most helpful when placing my order and received the rug promptly. This is my second purchase from Rugs Direct and would recommend them highly!” -Kathy R.

Serengeti Shag - SGT-2301 Area Rug by Surya

The white, khaki, and taupe color palette of the Serengeti rug is as versatile as it is timeless. The tribal pattern over the rug showcases a unique design and perfectly suits modern, boho, and contemporary spaces.

For more shag rugs, check out our curated selection of the best shag rugs here!

Pros:

  • High Quality
  • Classic Color Palette
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable
  • Plush

Cons:

  • Rug Pattern Not Great for Traditional Spaces

From a Customer

“Nice quality. Looks great on walnut floors.” -Tina R.

Sabra - 26199 Area Rug by Surya

The boho pendants and geometric shapes featured in this rug really draw it into a vibrant, youthful style fitting for kids. The colors lean gently towards more feminine spaces and subtly expand your room’s color scheme through the woven pendants scattered throughout the rug’s surface.

If you're looking for more rugs for children, check out our curated selection of the best kids rugs!

Pros:

  • Pet and Kid Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • High Quality Wool Rug
  • Youthful Boho Style

Cons:

  • Limited Sizes/Shapes
  • Not Great for Traditional Styles

Jute Natural Woven - JS-2 Area Rug by Surya

This is one of the best jute rugs on the market by Surya. Aside from its beautiful color tones, it’s handcrafted with 100% jute to fully utilize the sustainable, renewable material.

Want to find more quality jute rugs? Check out our curated selection of the best jute rugs!

Pros:

  • Sturdy but Lightweight
  • High Quality
  • Durable
  • Pet and Kid Friendly
  • Low Pile

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“We are using this rug by the main entrance. It’s sturdy enough to deal w foot/stroller traffic while making a statement. Adds a nice stylistic element to the room as well!” -Justin L.

Atticus - Noah Area Rug from Novogratz by Momeni

This playfully designed whale and friends rug uses bright colors, texture, and fringe to create an adorable rug fitting for any playroom. Stylewise, it’s a great addition to coastal themed rooms or playrooms that feature a coordinating color scheme.

For more choices on playroom rugs, check out our curated selection of the best playroom rugs!

Pros:

  • 8 Color Options
  • Non-Slip Backing
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Easy to Clean
  • Modern Vintage Style

Cons:

  • Made to Order, So Longer Wait

From a Customer

“The colors were as expected from the online photos. I purchased this floor cloth to go in front of my vintage-look fridge and it works perfectly there. Easy to clean and fits well with the vintage vibe of my kitchen.” -Dena G.

Atlas - 8037 Area Rug by Oriental Weavers

This rug from Oriental Weavers is not only approved for high traffic areas, but it’s also a warm blend of colors perfectly suited for welcoming guests into your home or into high traffic rooms. All four color schemes are presented in simple stripes and color schemes fitting for modern and transitional homes.

Needing additional high-traffic rugs? Check out our curated collection of the best high-traffic rugs!

Pros:

  • Comfortable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Hand Woven Wool
  • Custom Sizes Available
  • Resistant to Moisture

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“This is such a beautiful rug! I love the texture it adds to our living room. It also feels very nice under your feet. The dog loves it too which is a bonus.” -Ashley E.

Mosaic Vintage Vinyl - Design B Area Rug by Spicher and Company

Tile can be a gorgeous look for mudrooms, but it’s often impractical when it comes to cleaning and maintaining. That’s why we love this rug that imitates classic penny tile in two beautiful color palettes to create a timeless look.

For additional mudroom rugs, check out our curated selection of the best mudroom rugs!

Pros:

  • Non-Slip Backing
  • Easy to Clean
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Custom Sizes Available
  • Versatile Design

Cons:

  • Some Color Variation Possible Due to Production Process

From a Customer

“Love my new 3’ x 10’ mosiac vintage vinyl rug runner. It looks perfect in my mud room hallway! I have gotten so many compliments on it!” -Stephanie W.

Loloi-Grip (TM) Rug Pad by Loloi Rugs

This is one of our best non-slip rug pads for many reasons. First, it’s easy to trim so that it’s a perfect fit beneath your rug. Then, it’s also great at gripping the rug on whatever floor it’s on, and it’s comfortable too!

For more non-slip rugs, check out our curated selection of the best non-slip rugs!

Pros:

  • Easy to Trim
  • Comfortable
  • Five Color Choices
  • Trusted Brand

Cons:

  • Not Available in Round Shapes

From a Customer

“I’m so happy that I chose this rug pad to put under my Loloi rug. It adds a lot of comfort and was extremely easy to trim.” -Carol R.

Classic Vintage Vinyl - Pattern 07 Area Rug by Spicher and Company

Pattern 07 from Spicher and Company’s Classic Vintage Vinyl Collection really shows off why checkered designs were so beloved in the past and why they’re making a resurgence in the present. Each of the color palettes of this rug makes its own unique statement while still being durable, easy to maintain, and pet friendly.

For more pet-friendly rugs, check out our curated selection of the best pet-friendly rugs!

Pros:

  • Easy to Clean
  • Non-Slip Backing
  • Rectangular and Square Shapes Available
  • Comfortable
  • Classic Vintage Design

Cons:

  • Some Color Variation Possible Due To Unique Production Process

From a Customer

“The Spicher Company Vintage Vinyl Floor Cloth from Rugs-Direct looks beautiful in our home. It is exactly the size, color, and quality as described online. It warms up the look of the room; and is just the finishing touch we needed. The ordering was very easy; and the rug was delivered quickly, in perfect condition.” -Sue

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.

For more choices on modern rugs, check out our curated selection of the best modern rugs!

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.

Natural Fiber - NF-471 Area Rug by Safavieh

This sisal and jute rug from Safavieh takes that natural material and uses thicker weaving to create a more earthy, natural look fitting for casual homes. With its weave, color variations, and overall finish, NF-471 is truly ideal for rustic, chic, casual, and country styled homes.

Want to know more about sisal rugs? Check out our collection of the best sisal rugs!

Pros:

  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Hand Woven Quality
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Low Profile
  • Eco-Friendly Rug

Cons:

  • May Be Too Casual for Formal/Contemporary Homes

From a Customer

“Love this rug. Why? Because the quality is superb (thick) and the color and design of the rug are stunning. I just ordered the 2x3 for another room. This is my 4th purchase from Rugs Direct. I have been satisfied with their quality rugs and service.” -Susan

Zuma - ZUM-05 Area Rug by Amber Lewis x Loloi

Though this rug is primarily a distressed, neutral color palette, hints of blue peek through to add extra dimension and warmth to the beiges and grays. The timeless design and classic shapes within this rug’s pattern make it a perfect addition for spaces that want to be both homey and classy.

Discover more neutral rugs with our curated selection of the best neutral rugs!

Pros:

  • Five Color Options
  • Durable
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Soft and Plush
  • Versatile Style

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Such a great look for my kitchen. Looks well worn in but still plush. Hints of blue within the neutral pallete of the overall rug color is exactly the look I was hoping for” -Jonina S.

Harput - HAP-1024 Area Rug by Surya

This oval rug is a favorite as it utilizes timeless oriental designs and a neutral color palette to define its style. Not only does this rug come in oval and other shapes to best fit your room’s layout, but the style itself is also extremely versatile and will work in traditional and modern homes alike.

For more choices on oval rugs, check out our curated selection of the best oval rugs!

Pros:

  • Durable and Easy to Maintain
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Low Pile
  • Timeless, Versatile Design

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Really like the rug. Great rug for the price” -Terri T.

Natural Fiber - NF-447A Area Rug by Safavieh

We love this Natural Fiber Rug from Safavieh because of how it uses an eco-friendly material to create a timeless, long-lasting rug. Not only is the style versatile enough to work in a variety of homes, but the dense jute rug is also durable enough to stand up to kids, pets, and high traffic.

For more choices on non-toxic rugs, check out our curated selection of the best non-toxic rugs!

Pros:

  • Eco-Friendly Jute
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Hand Woven Quality
  • Many Sizes/Shapes Available
  • Versatile Style and Color

Cons:

  • Care for the Rug to Ensure Control of Dust and Dirt

From a Customer

“Very pleased with the quality of this rug. Has a nice weight to it and looks like it will hold up to the dogs coming in and out at the back door!” -Elizabeth W.

Jocelyn - JOC-06 Area Rug by Loloi II Rugs

This rug from Loloi II Rugs evokes boho style through its use of ornamentation, bold color contrasts, and a twist on timeless designs. Because of the rigidity of the ornaments and imagery, this rug is well suited for bohemian styles that lean towards modern.

For more choices on the best boho rugs, check out our curated selection of boho rugs!

Pros:

  • Top Rated
  • Soft
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable, Good Quality
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Only One Color Option

From a Customer

“Love this rug it looks amazing in person. Colors were true to the listing. I’m so happy with this purchase!” -Heather S.

Queens - 26207 Area Rug by Surya

This rug is a blend of modern and contemporary styles through its use of neutral colors and sharp geometric shapes. The contemporary artistic look of the pattern allows this rug to serve as a work of art that blends well with other decor and furniture.

Wanting to find more geometric rugs? Check out our curated selection of the best geometric rugs!

Pros:

  • Resilient
  • Hand Tufted Quality
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Soft and Plush
  • Medium Pile

Cons:

  • Initial Shedding Will Subside With Regular Vacuuming and Time

From a Customer

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

Mystique - Solid Area Rug by Surya

If you’re looking for a simple, solid colored rug that features some subtle variations in shade and texture, then this solid rug from Surya may be the right rug for you. It’s available in 12 different colors, square shape, and custom sizes, which makes this rug extremely customizable.

Discover more square rugs with our curated selection of the best square rugs available!

Pros:

  • Top Rated
  • 12 Color Options
  • Hand Loomed Quality
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Comfortable

Cons:

  • Due to Handmade Nature, Color May Vary

From a Customer

“This rug is amazing! It’s everything that I had hoped for. The color is exactly like shown on the site. It’s well made and feels great under your feet. It does shed just a bit but that’s because it’s new. I just use my vacuum. We used an 1” pad and it lays flat . We love it !” -Karin S.

Harput - HAP-1024 Area Rug by Surya

When it’s used in traditional and oriental patterns, grey can add an air of class and timeless style. This rug from Surya is a favorite because showcases a timeless design in a color palette that blends well with many other color schemes and styles.

Find more grey rugs with our curated guide on the best grey rugs!

Pros:

  • Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Versatile Color Palette of Grey and Beige Tones
  • Timeless Design
  • Many Shapes/Sizes

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“This rug has the perfect colors to finish my dining room! The quality is good. My order came pretty fast considering the time we are living in! I’m very happy with the quality and looks!!” -Vicki A.

Colin Printed - 29920 Area Rug by Surya

The design of this rug from Surya lends itself to multiple styles: traditional, boho, vintage, and even modern spaces. With three color palettes to choose from, you can find one that strikes the proper tone and foreshadows the rest of the home’s color scheme.

For more choices on entryway rugs for dogs, check out our curated selection of the best entryway rugs for dogs!

Pros:

  • Machine Washable
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Low Maintenance
  • Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“I love the look and feel of these rugs! I received these rugs quickly, they were packaged well, and the colors perfectly compliment the design of the bedroom. I’m very happy with Rugs Direct.” -Carol N.

Cambridge - CAM-123 Area Rug by Safavieh

Aside from the variety of shapes and sizes, Safavieh’s CAM 123 Rug features seven different color palettes to choose from. The design itself is stunning, but this is also a comfortable and plush rug made of pure, hand tufted wool.

For more choices on black and white rugs, check out our curated selection of the best black and white rugs!

Pros:

  • Plush and Comfortable Rug
  • Durable
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Multiple Color Options
  • Hand Tufted Quality

Cons:

  • Too Modern for Traditional Styles

From a Customer

“Love this rug. Why? Because the quality is superb (thick) and the color and design of the rug are stunning. I just ordered the 2x3 for another room. This is my 4th purchase from Rugs Direct. I have been satisfied with their quality rugs and service.” -Susan

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When it comes to the best area rugs, you have your choice in terms of material, style, color, size, and many other aspects. Rest assured, there is no need to settle for a square rug that is less than perfect; your best rug is out there waiting for you.

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