Here's Where to Shop Online to Score a Cheap Rug That Looks Luxe

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A good rug can do wonders for transforming any room in your home. You can instantly add warmth to an industrial-type space, hide ugly flooring or fake the look of carpeting in a rental. But the truth is no matter how amazing they are, or how much you need one, it can be difficult to justify investing in an expensive rug when you know what it will eventually go through. Between foot traffic, inevitable wine spills, and possible pet stains, it doesn't seem worth it to spend a huge chunk of change on something you'll literally walk all over. Luckily, there are a handful of online sites offering affordable rugs that look like a million bucks, but don't cost it.

Ahead, 10 of our favorite places on the internet to buy rugs on the cheap. 

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Overstock is loaded with thousands of rugs in all shapes, sizes, and design styles. But before you go feeling overwhelmed, thanks to their search tools, you can narrow down results by price, size, color, and style fairly quickly. If you're in the market for oversized rugs at an affordable price point, this is the place to go. With an extensive selection of 12'x18' rugs under $400, you can cover the floor of an entire room (and then some) without breaking the bank.

12' x 18' rug
Safavieh Adirondack Dakota Distressed Vintage Boho Oriental Rug $348
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If you're looking to get the most bang for your buck, RugsUSA is the place to go. The site typically runs promotions offering up to 70 percent off their entire selection. While you can narrow down your search by almost any style, they have a huge selection of super affordable jute rugs to choose from. And we especially love the quality—you'll find their inexpensive flat-weave rugs come with designs woven into the carpet, as opposed to printed on top.

Natural Chunky Loop 6' x 9' Area Rug
RugsUSA Natural Chunky Loop 6' x 9' Area Rug $115
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If you love options, Wayfair is where you get them. The site is designed to let you shop by shape, trend, color, pattern, material, and even weave technique, among other criteria, so you're guaranteed to find exactly what you need. You won't have a hard time finding a deal either. Wayfair is stocked with large area rugs (we're talking sizes upwards of 7'x10') for under $100. 

Jovani Gray/Khaki Area Rug
Union Rustic Jovani Gray/Khaki Area Rug $97
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Joss & Main

Joss & Main is part of the Wayfair family of retail sites, so it's expected you'll reap much of the same benefits from its sister site. And you'd be correct. Joss & Main boasts a large selection of trendy and traditional styles at prices that are hard to beat. For instance, this wool 6'x9' hand-braided area rug will come in at under $250. 

Arviso Handmade Braided Wool Off White Area Rug
Joss & Main Arviso Handmade Braided Wool Off White Area Rug $245
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Urban Outfitters

Although Urban Outfitters might've once been viewed as a go-to for dorm-room decorating, their online store offers their fair share of sophisticated woven area rugs. Peruse their selection and you'll be sure to find a piece that adds tons of texture or traditional old-world charm for under $300 (and some as low as $99).

Save some money in the budget for a rug pad to help extend the life of your new carpet.

Aries Printed Chenille Rug
Urban Outfitters 5'x7' Aries Printed Chenille Rug $189
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If navigating the world of rugs and their varying prices feels as arbitrary as it does impossible to sift through, Ruggable offers a flat rate on all their styles. An 8'x10' area rug (in any print) will run you $399, while a 5'x7' costs $199. But here's where things get even better. All Ruggable rugs are machine washable, so you can finally stop asking your guests to remove their shoes. Just remove the rug from the detachable pad and throw it in any washing machine.

Buffalo Plaid Black & White Rug
Ruggable Buffalo Plaid Black & White Rug $399
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Ikea might be your favorite place to snag cheap furniture, but the home décor giant also offers a selection of affordable rugs too. With the exception of a handful, most of their rugs will run you less than $300, including larger 8'x6' ones. You can also find an assortment of trendy faux cowhide rugs for $169. Which if you've been in the market for one lately, you know this is an unbeatable steal.

KOLDBY Cowhide, brown
Ikea KOLDBY Cowhide Rug in Brown $169
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Society6 gives hundreds of thousands of artists from around the globe the opportunity sell their work on consumer goods from art prints to throw blankets. They upload their work and Society6 produces and fulfills the orders, paying a percentage of every purchase to the artist. Rugs are a new addition to their offerings, but already you can find 100 pages of original designs. Currently, there are only two sizes (2'x3' for $49 and 4'x6' for $149), but we challenge you to find a more affordable range. Plus, the site is always running sales and special promotions, so you can expect to get your hands on one for even cheaper.

moon minimalism rug
Colour Poems Moon Minimalism Ethereal Light Rug $49
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World Market

There's nothing like sifting through a selection of worldly treasures from the comfort of your couch. World Market's website is curated with everything from natural fibers to waterproof weaves from all around the globe. Although they sell the classics like jute rugs, our favorite find at World Market is always a good small accent rug. This 2'x3' rug from India is made of 100 percent recycled fabric and will only run you $15.

Create a cozy floor space when you layer a handful of fluffy throw pillows on top of a printed accent rug.

Orange Wide Stripe Cotton Chindi Area Rug
World Market Orange Wide Stripe Cotton Chindi Area Rug $15
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Behold, an entire site dedicated to helping you find the perfect rug at the right price point. To help narrow down your search, try their "visual search" tool. Pick one rug that stands out to you, then watch as the shopping options recalculate in real time to show similar styles as you shop. Their clearance selection often features everything from traditional options to trendy pieces at up to 60 percent off. We're currently loving this cozy 5'x8' shag area rug priced at $64.

5' x 8' Solid Shag Rug 5' x 8' Solid Shag Rug $64

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