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The 20 Best square Rugs

Square rugs are a popular option for rooms where you want to create a very symmetrical space or if you’re working with a smaller room. Regardless of your reasons, you may be concerned about finding a square rug that perfectly connects to your furniture, architecture, and overarching style. Fortunately, square area rugs are available in all sorts of patterns and color schemes. Traditional, modern, geometric, boho, oriental, and other styles are popular choices, but even within those, there are hundreds upon hundreds of rugs to choose from. If you feel daunted by the prospect of finding your best square rug, look at 20 of our top square area rugs.

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

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.

Caesar - CAE-1154 Area Rug by Surya

The navy and tan color palette of this oriental rug make it an instant classic. The traditional ornamentation, rich colors, and elegant border of this rug will elevate the tone of whatever room it’s placed in.

Pros:

  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Resistant to Moisture
  • Hand Tufted Quality
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • 100% Wool

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

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

Forum - 15557 Area Rug by Surya

This rug from Surya’s Forum collection highlights neutral earthy tones and contemporary design with its simplicity and intentional design. Forum 15557 is a medium pile, hand tufted wool rug that is as resilient as it is beautiful.

Pros: 

  • Soft and Plush
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Hand Tufted Wool
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Resilient

Cons:

  • Too Modern for Traditional Styles

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Tuscany - TUS-2306 Area Rug by Surya

Surya’s Tuscany TUS-2306 rug is another top square rug as it features a versatile color palette and abstract design. Aside from its visual appeal, this rug is easy to maintain, durable, and comfortable.

Pros:

  • Soft and Plush
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Easy to Maintain

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“This rug is dense, soft and pile is higher than expected. Sculpting is very subtle in white pile. Colors are soft and blue in denim blue gray. Very pleased much better than the similar tapestry type found at off price stores” -Carol

Tibetan - TBT-2308 Area Rug by Surya

This rug from Surya is a top square rug because of its simple, contemporary design and versatile color palette. Plus, this rug is extremely practical for daily living as it is kid friendly, pet friendly, and durable.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable
  • Many Sizes/Shapes
  • Versatile Color Scheme

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“bought the 8' square rug, the colors complimented our chairs which were shades of brown & charcoal. It's very soft and has some cushion feel even without rug pad, but we did put a thin pad underneath to protect the floor in case of spills.” -Linda W.

Folk Art Museum Vintage Vinyl - Wedding Ring Area Rug by Spicher and Company

Spicher and Company’s Wedding Ring Rug is a perfect blend of modern and vintage styles. The straightforward, clean-cut lines and muted color palette pair well with the vintage tilework and the vinyl material. Ultimately, this rug is fantastic for contemporary homes that want to have a classy blast from the past.

Pros:

  • 12 Color Options
  • Non-Slip Backing
  • Easy to Clean
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Fitting for Indoor and Outdoor Settings

Cons:

  • Made to Order, So Longer Wait

From a Customer

“I love it just as much as I had hoped! It makes the room!! When you have a minimalist decor, every addition matters. This rug is exactly what the room needed. We have an LVT floor in a high traffic area, the rug never slipped once. Easy to clean, as well. Even the men in the family asked about the rug… one said, “I love this! I don’t know why I love it, but I do!”” -Rhonda A.

Casablanca - CSB-851 Area Rug by Safavieh

This hand tufted, shag rug is both contemporary and cozy. Both color options of this rug feature neutral tones that are easy to work with, versatile geometric designs, and an inviting texture.

Pros:

  • Soft and Plush
  • Durable
  • Hand Tufted Quality
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Versatile Design/Colors

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Looks great and very plush.” -Jason Z.

Athena - ATH-5150 Area Rug by Surya

Athena ATH-5150’s simple neutral color palette and contemporary botanical design instantly creates a classic design fitting for both transitional and modern spaces.

Pros:

  • Plush and Soft
  • Hand Tufted
  • Resilient and Durable
  • 100% Wool
  • Kid and Pet Friendly

Cons:

  • Only One Color Option

From a Customer

“Love this rug! After looking at hundreds this one is perfect. The wool, colors and pattern are simply gorgeous. Ordering and delivery went smoothly. Cannot be more satisfied.” -Kathleen P.

Elaziz - Fresh Area Rug by Surya

The Elaziz Fresh Rug is another Moroccan inspired rug that is versatile enough for many design spaces. The Moroccan print, neutral colors, and modern materials allow this rug to seamlessly create a modern Moroccan style.

Pros:

  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Stain and Fade Resistant 
  • Plush

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Ingrid - 14829 Area Rug by Surya

Surya’s Ingrid 14829 Rug is another favorite because of its unique construction and use of texture. This rug is easy to maintain with its lack of pile and is masterfully hand-woven for lasting quality and durability.

Pros:

  • High Traffic Approved
  • Durable
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Flat Rug
  • Custom Sizes Available

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“This rug is so much more beautiful in person. The texture and the fibers give this a very rich look and feel but it still has a casual, contemporary vibe. It is very loopy but so far my two puppies have not caught them with their nails, but they do love to scratch their backs on it. I definitely recommend a nice pad to go underneath since it is thin by design. Ordering was easy and it was on my doorstep in just a couple of days.” -Martha

Classic Vintage Vinyl - Pattern 33 Area Rug by Spicher and Company

Spicher and Company has made another spotlight-stealing, marvelous faux tile rug with this Pattern 33 Rug. As if the eight color options weren’t appealing enough, this vinyl rug is easy to clean, has non-slip backing, and is available in custom sizes.

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.

Tahoe - 407 Area Rug by Surya

The Tahoe 407 Rug masterfully features a handwoven, braided texture that fits into a variety of styles. This no-pile, handwoven rug comes in four color palettes and is versatile enough to work in modern, coastal, and farmhouse style houses.

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.

Smithsonian - SMI-2113 Area Rug by Surya

This rug from Surya’s Smithsonian collection is a classic blast from the past with its traditional ornamentation and brown/blue color palette. This rug’s timeless, traditional appeal will add class to whatever space it’s placed in.

Pros:

  • Soft and Plush
  • Hand Tufted Construction
  • Environmentally Friendly New Zealand Wool
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“I've spent a lot of time looking for the right rug for our dining room until finally settling on this one and it looks gorgeous! I was also surprised that it doesn't shed at all.” -Monica L.

Chris - CHR-02 Area Rug by Chris Loves Julia x Loloi

The simple design of this rug from Chris Loves Julia x Loloi puts a modern spin on stripes through their staggering and varying sizes. CHR-02 also features a light color scheme that will brighten whatever room it’s used in.

Pros:

  • GoodWeave Certified
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Hand Tufted Quality

Cons:

  • Shedding Will Subside with Regular Vacuuming Over Time

From a Customer

“The colors are soft and so many tones that you can easily combine the rug with so many colors. Great quality and there has been no shedding at all” -Adriana M.

Fables - Linea Area Rug by Jaipur Living

Linea from Jaipur Living is another rug that features stripes as its main focal point, but this one does it very simply through a limited color palette and textured lines. This ivory and white rug is sleek, chic, and sophisticated.

Pros:

  • Textured Rug
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Durable
  • Comfortable

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

From a Customer

“Gorgeous low profile runner, silky feel, definitely needs a rug pad beneath.” -Jean B.

Natural Fiber - NF-447N Area Rug by Safavieh

Natural fiber rugs are becoming extremely popular due to their versatile style, diversity in color, and texture. This rug from Safavieh’s Natural Fiber Collection is a favorite square rug for these reasons and so many more as it is durable, made with high quality, and made by a trusted brand.

Pros:

  • Eco-Friendly Materials
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Hand Woven Quality
  • Versatile Style

Cons:

  • Read Care Instructions to Best Maintain Rug

From a Customer

“Great! Love it. Be aware that the rug is fairly thick so a door will NOT slide over the top of it!” -Beth H.

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.

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

Abstract - ABT-141 Area Rug by Safavieh

This rug from Safavieh’s Abstract Collection is a call back to basics with its simple use of texture and striping. No matter which color palette you choose, you’ll get a rug that is both subtle and noteworthy in its pattern and composition.

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Recommended With Rug Pad

Hudson Shag - SGH-376 Area Rug by Safavieh

This soft, stylish rug will add tribal and boho flair into your home through its use of runic shapes and design. Both the color palette and the design of this rug are versatile enough to work in homes that are contemporary, boho, modern, tribal, or some blend of styles.

Pros:

  • Easy to Care For
  • Durable
  • High Traffic Approved
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Soft Shag Pile

Cons:

  • Design Scale Varies by Size

From a Customer

“Awesome rug. Was worried about the cost since it was more than most online rugs, but well worth it and have already gotten lots of compliments.” -Patty

Williamsburg Vintage Vinyl - Floral Area Rug by Spicher and Company

The Floral Area Rug by Spicher and Company is an instant classic as it seamlessly blends vintage designs with contemporary flair and practicality. With four color options on a modern vinyl surface, this rug can be light and airy or dark and bold.

Pros:

  • Easy to Clean
  • Non-Slip Backing
  • Durable
  • Kid and Pet Friendly
  • Great Quality

Cons:

  • Made to Order, So Longer Wait

From a Customer

“Lots of compliments on my new vinyl rug. Lovely design. A runner for my kitchen with an antique wooden floor.” -Lee F.

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When it comes to square 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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