The Best Area Rugs for Every Type of Room (and Budget)

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When it comes to designing a room, area rugs play a much more important role than one would think. Because of their large size, they have the power to completely transform a room—and make a space feel grounded (or conversely, make it feel off-balance if it's not the right size). Searching for the perfect rug is an art that involves many factors: How big should the rug be? What material should I choose? What if I need something durable? What if I'm on a budget?

As we've pointed out before, rugs that are too small can make a space feel disjointed or cheap, but there are many more factors to consider. To help you find the best area rug for your space, your needs, and most importantly, your budget, we rounded up our favorite rugs to suit virtually any type of space. Do you have young children or pets? Are you on a tight budget? Do you want to find the perfect option for your dining room or your hallway? Are you looking for a durable investment rug? Look no further—whatever your needs are, we have the perfect area rug for you.