Few things elevate the look of a room quicker than Persian rugs. Their rich patterns, colors, and timeless designs all contribute to styling an elegant, eclectic vibe. Persian rugs have been popular for generations, and authentic styles are hand-made using natural dyes and sheep’s wool.
The one caveat: Authentic Persian rugs can be expensive. They're synonymous with luxury, after all—but don't give up on dreams of having your very own just yet. Persian-style area rugs under $400 may sound unheard of, but we've rounded up our favorite styles. While they may not come straight from Iran, more and more retailers are producing Persian-style rugs that are chic and affordable so we can get the look on a budget.
Persian rugs have been a major trend in the U.S. for over a century, and we've been seeing them styled in living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and more. That's a look we can totally get behind—so we've rounded up nine sophisticated, affordable rugs so you can try out the trend for yourself.
Below, discover our favorite Persian rugs under $400 to get the look in your own space.
Safavieh Hardouin Rug
The traditional motifs and patina of this orange-tinged rug by Safavieh impart a look of elegance. Plus, you can't beat the price tag. It comes in several shapes and sizes so it can be used as a runner in your kitchen or area rug in your living room—the options are endless.
Interior designer Caitlin Wilson designs these beautiful antique Persian-inspired rugs at really reasonable prices. A touch of pink adds femininity to this woven creation, plus it has the perfect balance of both modern and traditional styles. We love the floral wool patterns framing the geometric center that complete the design with an eclectic touch.
Adair Rust Hand-Knotted Rug
This hand-knotted rug from Rejuvenation is made of wool from Sardinia (a small island in the Mediterranean Sea that's located off the coast of Italy). It offers not only a warm feel, but also a rich color palette for your space. We love the way the rust statement color can act as a neutral in any space.
If you want to incorporate a pricey authentic Persian rug in your space, choose a smaller style and layer your rug on top of a larger, more affordable option.
Blush And Blue Area Rug
Achieve the distressed look with this World Market rug in soft shades of blush and blue. This design offers vintage décor on a modern budget—and it's perfect for blending both styles in your space. Since it's offered in multiple sizes, it can add a touch of character to an airy bathroom or serve as a larger statement piece in the living room. The best part: Even the largest size comes in under budget.
Vintage Hamadan Red Area Rug
This Safavieh rug in a traditional red can add a homey feel to any room. Plus, its floral pattern offers a natural touch. When you're looking to make a bold statement, choose a rug with deep, rich hues to bring a pop of color to your space.
Handwoven Novah Rug
The colors and patterns on this handwoven Anthropologie rug are to die for. It adds a great pop of color to any space. With pastel hues, this woven design incorporates intricate designs and plenty of contrast between warm and cool tones without overtaking a neutral room's color scheme.
Channing Persian-Style Hand Tufted Wool Rug
This Pottery Barn hand-tufted wool rug is crafted by artisans to achieve a time-worn, soft look. Plus, its kilim-inspired border adds a unique detail to its design. Style this rug with neutral furniture and artwork, or opt for a maximalist vibe by mixing cooler tones into your space.
We love the farm animals on this rustic, tufted wool rug from Anthropologie. Along with adding a pop of color to your flooring, it doubles as a unique piece of art. Floral patterns and traditional arrow designs come together for a globally-inspired finish that could transform any space.
Indigo Blue Distressed Persian Style Rug
If your home is styled with cooler hues, opt for a vintage-inspired Persian design that's designed with a monochrome blue palette. At just under $300 for an eight by 10-foot style, this is the perfect option for a large area rug on a budget. We love the fringed edges that add an antique personality to the traditional design. With bold, dark edges and a bright center, this rug's floral patterns stand out without distracting from the rest of your space.