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Nothing completes a room like what’s under your feet. A good rug adds color and texture, bringing the space together and evoking a feeling of coziness. It also does more than just create an aesthetic or a bold statement; it can add actual warmth and softness to chilly hardwood floors.
But finding the right rug that checks off all those boxes for your specific space can be tricky. From Turkish and Moroccan styles to sheepskin and silk materials, there are so many different types to choose from. Size is also a concern—it's important to find the right dimensions for your room so it doesn't overpower or look too small in the space.
Luckily, there are some amazing shops out there that will help you figure it all out. We’ve rounded up some of the best places online and offline to find that perfect Oriental pattern for under the dining table or that ideal jute rug for your beach house. These shops not only have endless options, but rug guides and sorting filters to help you decide which rug is best for you.
Here, the best places to buy rugs.
Your one-stop-shop for rugs is right here. From bold geometric prints and Persian designs to oversized styles and round shapes, Rugs USA can pretty much fulfill any desire you have to add some warmth to your floors. It sounds overwhelming, but the website is also full of tools to help you make the best selection. Visual layouts show you the proper rug size for your living room or kitchen, while a directory of different weave types clarifies the difference between hand-knotted and hand-tufted rugs. Rugs USA also heavily categorizes all its options—you can filter by category, style, and size to find what you’re truly looking for.
But our favorite part about Rugs USA is that its vast selection comes at affordable prices. Because the company maintains close relationships with its designers, it’s able to offer rugs at wholesale, wallet-friendly prices.
Socially-conscious home decor brand The Citizenry donates its proceeds to charity and sets new standards for ethical business practices. Its goods are created with worldwide artisans, providing these artisans with a stable and consistent income that’s typically two to three times the minimum wage.
It makes sense, then, that The Citizenry’s handmade and high-quality rugs are globally-inspired, promising to add a worldly touch to your home. The modern designs often evoke a southwestern style, from rugs featuring Indian motifs and earthy palettes to rugs made of all-natural plant fibers or braided organic details. They’re the perfect way to make your space both chic and cozy.
Wayfair is stocked with all kinds of home decor delights, from dressers and mattresses to wall art and dinnerware. Among all of these are their rugs, and we’re anything but disappointed with the selection. Here, you can find everything from a simple tan area rug for the study to a spunky multi-colored kitchen mat. You can filter through its inventory via price, color, thickness, shape, and size. That’s not to mention pre-selected categories, such as shopping by material or technique. We particularly love the one-of-a-kind rugs selection, which boasts nearly 100,000 rugs.
Wayfair also shares its feedback from customers, who leave reviews and star ratings to help you determine whether you should buy. Customers also share photos of the rugs in their homes so you can better envision what the rugs might look like in yours. But the best part is that Wayfair is known for its reasonable prices, and its rugs fall right into this camp.
What Editors Say
"Half of the rugs in my apartment are from Wayfair, and they've held up well over the past four years. I love Wayfair's selection of on-trend motifs, yet their price is almost always right. The wide selection is great whether you know what you're looking for or just want to browse." — Caroline Utz, Editor
If you’re looking for a true vintage rug, Revival Rugs has got you covered. It has a carefully curated selection of vintage rugs made 30 to 100 years ago. The brand sends teams to Turkey and India to source these vintage rugs, keeping an eye out for both quality and beauty. They then clean the rugs with a centuries-old hand brushing technique. Some then get preserved or are overdyed to revive the rugs’ colors.
Zola may have begun as a wedding registry site, but you don’t need a registry to enjoy its offerings. They have more than 1,000 rug options across different brands, including favorites like nuLOOM and Safavieh. We happen to love them all. In search of a free-spirited, colorful Persian rug for your child’s playroom? Or an area rug for the entryway that’s neutral and soft on the eyes, but still has a hint of color? Or perhaps a marble-inspired print to fit in with the contemporary aesthetic of the living room in your new apartment? No matter the situation, Zola’s got all of them covered.
In general, rugs aren’t always the cheapest buy, so it helps that Zola offers free shipping and free returns if your purchase doesn’t go with your decor. They also have free price matching—if you see the same Zola rug offered at one of the company’s approved retailers at a lower price, they’ll match it.
Home retailer West Elm is known for its contemporary designs, so it’s no surprise you’ll find some stylish and trendy rugs here. Their endless selection comes in a range of colors and patterns that’ll spruce up your space with a modern vibe. As the first US home retailer to carry Fair Trade items, West Elm is committed to sustainability and many of its rugs are made with natural materials.
And while you can purchase a West Elm rug online or at a brick-and-mortar, its website features a helpful rug size buying guide. Not only does this include blueprints of different area rug sizes in hypothetical rooms, but it also offers design tips on how you should arrange them.
One Kings Lane
Traditional, contemporary, vintage—you can pretty much find any type of rug at One Kings Lane. With a consistently updated stock, their selection is vast and includes a number of high-end brands. Consider Exquisite Rugs, which handcrafts rugs made from New Zealand wool or silk; Solo Rugs, which curates one-of-a-kind rugs from around the world; and Saddlemans, Brazilian cowhide rugs.
Brands aside, One Kings Lane also has excellent vintage rug offerings with nearly 2,000 options ranging from a 1960s Turkish runner to a 1920s Persian rug. Just make sure you buy fast, or what you want will be gone before you know it.
World Market’s bohemian style offerings are always a delight, and their trendy rug selection is no different. Cable knit textures, kaleidoscope designs, colorful geometric patterns, basketweave details, and tasseled edges are sure to brighten up any hardwood floor or add a relaxed feel to any bungalow.
True to the brand ethos, many of the rugs that World Market offers are also environmentally friendly. Consider one hand-woven with jute and recycled pieces of leather, or another made of natural wool and jute to form a lattice design in a neutral palette. The best part is that the prices are reasonable, and World Market is known to run a good sale or two.
Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily sits on the higher end of one’s budget, but you’re really getting what you’re paying for—their rugs are high quality and high style. Like the rest of Serena & Lily’s home decor, the collection is coastal-inspired, playing up to the California cool aesthetic with a classic American style. We can easily imagine one of their many ocean-hued rugs sprawled out in a living room overlooking the Pacific, or one of their tan braided wool rugs sprawled out on the back porch of a beach house.
A lot of their options play with simple patterns like diamonds and stripes, while others are simply one color. But there are also a handful of vintage-inspired options with more intricate designs and subtle color palette to maintain the brand’s low-key and laidback look.
You can’t go wrong picking out a rug from a classic like Pottery Barn. The brand leans more traditionally, so it’s one of the best places to shop if you want something timeless. They categorize their rugs in a way that makes it easy to shop, sorting options by style—think hand-knotted, distressed, tonal, and patterned rugs—and by types, such as doormats, hallway runners, and area rugs.
They even have special featured shops, sorting rugs into the latest additions, eco-friendly options, and shades of blue. Just make sure to check out their design guide before buying. Tips and illustrations of various rug sizes in different rooms will help you decide exactly what you need.
Modern home dwellers, rejoice— CB2 has got all your rug needs covered. From a handloom black and white striped rug to a leopard print, their rug designs are in line with the contemporary aesthetic that characterizes the brand. Their collection isn’t as vast as some of the rug retailers, but they also offer styles that are hard to find elsewhere.
If you’re in pursuit of something a little more abstract or exclusive, then CB2 is catering to you. And if your rug ends up looking better online than it does at home, you’ve got 30 days to return it. Just contact them within seven days of delivery or pickup to arrange it.
Amazon has got it all, rugs included. While their selection is so vast it may be a little hard to navigate, the finds are worth the hunt. They’ve got a ton of well-known rug brands, often at discounted prices. Some of our favorites are Safavieh’s luxurious rugs or nuLoom’s high-quality, colorful offerings.
One of the perks of buying a rug on Amazon is access to customer feedback. From the Q&A to the reviews and star-ratings, it’s easy to determine which rugs are worth your money. That’s not to mention one of the perks Amazon is best known for: free Prime two-day shipping.
Arhaus isn’t as well-known as some of the other brands and retailers on this list, and its selection isn’t quite as big, but that’s exactly what makes it so perfect. You likely won’t end up with the same rug as your neighbor, and it won’t take hours of searching to find it either. From a beige and copper metallic hide to a Turkish Oushak rug, Arhaus’ high-quality options range from rustic to bohemian with a few chic styles in between.
Arhaus’ goods are often handcrafted by artisans from around the world, which lends its rugs another special quality. It’s part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, which they fulfill by creating goods out of recycled natural resources or bringing antiques back to life.
Dash & Albert
If you’re looking for colorful prints and patterns, Annie Selke’s rug brand Dash & Albert has got your floors covered. A little bit preppy, a little bit classic, all with a dash of fun, Dash & Albert rugs often fall into one of two camps: beach house or farmhouse. Among the selection are a striped rug in pastel coral and sky hues or wave sand woven rug, both perfect for the former group. There’s also a monochromatic blue diamond-patterned rug and a crosshatch dove grey wool option that are more suited for the latter.
In its product descriptions, Dash & Albert takes things a step further by highlighting the features and benefits of each rug and where it’s best used. They also have a guide that details the differences among various rug types, from cotton to indoor/outdoor types. Just click the “learn more” in the product description to get to it.
Lulu and Georgia
Lulu and Georgia’s rugs lean toward the elevated side, whether in their simplicity or heavy details. Somehow, Lulu and Georgia make vintage or traditional rugs look modern. It’s in large part due to the retailer’s eye for style—a lot of the rugs are styled and photographed in trendy home settings that will make you wish were your own.
That leads us to another favorite aspect of the brand—there are other ways to shop for the rugs beyond the designated rug section on the website. You can also shop by room, which takes you through bedrooms, living rooms, and more, all carefully curated with Lula and Georgia items, rugs included. From European Chalet to Parisian Femme, each photographed room will help you envision the entire aesthetic just one rug can create.
As a store inspired by art and statement-making pieces, Z Gallerie is the place for eclectic and contemporary finds. They pride themselves on luxury and maximalism, so it’s no surprise their rugs have a strong personality. Fancy yourself a leopard print or abstract ocean-wave pattern? You can find it in a rug here.
But Z Gallerie’s rugs aren’t all bold designs; some rely on texture for their striking effect. Get the Indochine Rug or Milano Rug, both of which come in an endless range of colors from amethyst to indigo, that will feel absolutely plush on your feet. It also has a ton of glam offerings, from rugs with gold details to a silver sheen.
Rugs, rugs, rugs, and more rugs. That’s Overstock, with thousands upon thousands of options in all shapes, sizes, styles, colors, and brands. It sounds overwhelming, but there are so many filters to make your shopping experience anything but. There’s the classic price, material, and size options that most retailers have, but Overstock ups its game with some extra sorting tricks.
You can filter by pattern, from geometric to medallion, as well as by product features, like washable or pet-friendly. But it doesn’t stop there—they also let you sort rugs by discount or sales and promotions, as well as customer ratings or quality ratings. But the best part is that Overstock’s rug typically falls on the more affordable side.
ABC Carpet & Home
ABC Carpet & Home is a gem for the interior designer inside of you. Everything here is luxe, and the store often has exclusive collabs with up-and-coming designers. That said, prices don’t come cheap but the high-quality and unique rug finds can justify the splurge.
The retailers’ stylists curate the rug selection by emphasizing fabric, pattern, and overall styling. Here, you’ll find everything from Moroccan-made wool rugs in saturated ombre hues to sustainable hand-woven silk rugs. There’s no lack of color—the selection is a rainbow of colors, popping with bold details and rich shades. Even the category of traditional rugs comes alive with vivid motifs and intense palettes.