10 Best Area Rugs for 2021
It's the element that really ties a room together — take the floor with these 10 amazing area rugs.
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Getaway Area Rug 1
The durable polypropylene stands up to foot traffic and frequent washings — a necessity when sandy feet, dirty boots and muddy paws abound. Plus, the abstract pattern and bright colors help hide stains and dirt until cleanup time, when you can hose off this area rug outside.
Getaway Area Rug 2
Something about this mid-century-inspired black-and-white graphic rug evokes a Zen garden, perfect for setting a serene cabin scene. The durable, stain- and pet-resistant polypropylene material is a must where everyone tracks the great outdoors indoors. And the polished pattern doesn’t sacrifice style for functionality.
Best Washable Area Rug
Ruggable made a splash on the area rug scene with a patented two-part design — rug pad and rug cover — that is washable, stain-resistant and water-resistant. The rug cover fits in a standard washing machine and the rug pad can be spot-cleaned with soap and water.
Now they’ve got a bright new collaboration with designer Jonathan Adler, known for his cheeky, bold designs. This statement snake rug comes in a beautiful, trending emerald green or a deep, sink-in-able navy. It will turn heads wherever you lay it.
Best Cowhide Area Rug
The Koldby cowhide area rug from Ikea is a hands-down winner, judging by its 4.7 star rating on the Ikea web site and its popularity on social media. Popularized with mid-century modern furniture, cowhide rugs have expanded into other décor styles, including modern farmhouse or traditional interiors. It’s also wildly affordable, making it an easy decision.
Best Kids Area Rug
Bright and happy with a rainbow of color in its striped pattern, the 100 percent wool flatweave Halved rug from Ikea is a sure bet for a kids room. Each rug is handmade by skilled craftspeople in India, who work at organized weaving centers. Bonus: It deadens the sound of Lego bricks dumped out of a bucket onto the floor.
Best Modular Area Rug
Flor revolutionized the rug world by providing modular squares that could be arranged in any way, shape or form. This is not only a boon to the burgeoning DIY market, but also to those looking to customize their rug — the sky’s the limit on designs.
This black-and-white zigzag shag from their In the Deep line is striking, bold, graphic and unforgettable. Plus, if one square falls victim to a sick pet or nasty spill, you only need to reorder a replacement for that one square. Brilliant.
Best Minimal Area Rug
This Geo Border Moroccan-style flat-weave rug from West Elm is pretty as a picture. Its delicate woven border is reminiscent of a frame, creating a picture of your living space and allowing your furnishings to shine. Gorgeous in navy or burnt orange, this durable, wool-and-cotton rug, made in a fair trade facility, will make a statement without overwhelming the room.
Best Outdoor Area Rug
The style recalls the vibe of French mid-century beach culture and pairs perfectly with various outdoor furnishings, but especially rattan. This outdoor area rug easily creates a defined outdoor space on a patio, pergola floor or near the pool.
Best Geometric Area Rug
Inject fun, color and something unexpected with this multi-colored post-modern geometric rug. Let loose with a blend of chevron, stripes and checks in hand-tufted New Zealand wool.
The energy is just right for a teen’s room or a creative’s home office. This area rug could really pop with some post-modern geometric furniture, too, which is ripe for a style revival.
Best Flokati Area Rug
Some good things came out of ’70s design. For instance, there is nothing like 4-1/2-inches of lofty, 100 percent wool underfoot. The warmth, the coziness! The wild, woolly, shaggy flokati!
Esty.com reviewers rave about the affordable price and the luxuriousness of the material, which works as well in a sitting room as a sanctuary bedroom. Imagine that’s the first thing your bare feet touch every morning. Bliss.