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Best Area Rugs

Last Updated: 26th March 2020
Portia
Product Review by Portia

Throughout this post, we will be reviewing our ten best area rugs.

The rug is the foundation of your room and should complement your home decor style, including furniture and other pieces.

However, it can be hard choosing the best one to bring the atmosphere you want, and it can either make or break the mood of the room.

There is a multitude of area rugs to choose from, some more suited to living spaces and others ideal for damp environments, including the bathroom or laundry room.

You can even find an area rug that is weather-resistant and can be used on your deck or patio.

There are so many styles, shapes, and sizes to explore, and that’s why it’s essential to get it right.

We think after checking out our top picks for area rugs will bring confidence to your search.

Please continue reading to meet the candidates and be sure to check out the included buyer’s guide to explore vital features you should consider.

Let’s dive in!

Our Reviews
1

Andecor Bedroom Area Rug

The first featured on our list is the Andecor Bedroom Area Rug, which is available to consumers in an array of colors, including grey, baby pink, black and teal blue.

This budget-friendly rug comes from Andedor, a well-established company in the rug industry, and will entertain the most restricted budgets.

It is purposefully designed for bedrooms and is made for an easy clean; to clean the rug, all you need is a mild detergent, which can be hand washed.

A common trend for rugs among the more inexpensive rugs is a lack of thickness in the material, which can compromise the overall comfort experienced. That said, the Andecor rug features small anti-slip grip dots underneath the rug to add steadiness to the material.

If you have children or any pets, we would suggest finding an area rug that has anti-slip functions to prevent any accidents or damage to the rug’s material.

The fluffy material makes it an excellent choice for children and any pets.

It is worth pointing out that Andecor doesn’t offer consumers much of a choice when it comes to size, as you can invest in this rug with dimensions of either 4ft in width and 6ft in height or 4ft in width with a height of 8ft.

You can find this rug on the market at an affordable price, which makes it acquirable for people of all financial circumstances.

Pros

  • Available in a variety of colors
  • Two different sizes
  • Budget-friendly
  • Well-established company

Cons

  • Lack of thickness may compromise comfort
2

Superior Modern Rockwood Area Rug

The Superior Modern Rockwood Area Rug is on the market at an affordable price and can be acquired without breaking the bank.

Its bold contemporary design has been a hit with consumers.

The rug is woven and crafted with the highest quality 100% polypropylene fibers, which offer consumers a soft and plush rug, all while succeeding in durability with the ability to stand up to high traffic.

It is worth noting, however, that synthetic rugs usually have a lifespan of around 3-5 years, and although they tend to be on the lower end of the price spectrum, you might find yourself replacing it sooner than you would like to.

It is an excellent choice for families as they are easy to clean and suitable for spill-prone areas, including dining rooms, family rooms, and even children’s bedrooms.

Available in four colors, this Modern Rockwood area rug is compatible with a range of color schemes and styles in various households. Its simple yet effective design will bring any room to life as it features traditional oriental designs to more contemporary distressed designs.

Superior offers consumers a choice with various sizes to choose from and will be compatible with a range of room volumes.

Overall, this attractive rug has received a positive response by consumers, but reports of lack of thickness have been a common trend. That said, for the price, you should expect to invest in a rug pad for extra support.

Pros

  • Over ten sizes available
  • Bold contemporary design
  • Limited warranty included
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • Lack of thickness
3

Nourison Royal Moroccan Area Rug

Another area rug featured on our list is the Nourison Royal Moroccan Area Rug.

The Nourison area rug, crafted from 100% polypropylene fibers, provides consumers with a durable and attractive home decor item that will last an extensive amount of time.

It has an intricate geometric bohemian chic pattern based on Moroccan tribal designs and is available in five color schemes, including various combinations of beige, blue, and navy.

It is weather-resistant, which makes it versatile enough to be used both indoors and outdoors, so if you want to bring style to your deck or patio, then this would be an excellent investment.

It can be easily cleaned with a hose, and if any spillages occur, we recommend cleaning it with immediate effect using a clean, dry white cloth.

However, like most area rugs, if it experiences a deep stain, then we would always suggest getting it cleaned professionally.

With any new rug, shredding is inevitable, and the best way to combat this occurrence is to vacuum the carpet to improve its overall life span regularly.

The Nourison Royal Moroccan Area Rug falls on the premium side of the price spectrum, and therefore, it is wise to confirm your budget capabilities before making up your mind.

Pros

  • 100% Polypropylene
  • Moroccan tribal design
  • Available in a variety sizes and colors

Cons

  • Lack of grip (rug pad recommended)
  • Not compatible with restricted budgets
4

Ambiant Solid Area Rug

Another contender on our list for the best area rug is the Ambiant Solid Area Rug.

It is available to consumers in an array of colors and sizes, more than your usual home decor manufacturer. You can acquire this rug from as little as 5-inches by 5-inches to a grand living space of 12-inches by 50-inches.

There are 21 colors to choose from, with cranberry, forest green, and petrol blue being some of their best sellers.

It is available on the market at a reasonable price, but you should note that they are slightly higher than your standard area rug supplier.

That said, for the price, you will gain an area rug crafted from 100% pet polyester fiber, which makes it a suitable choice for consumers with children and any furry friends.

It is stain and fade-resistant with edges sewn with a fabric tape to prevent the occurrence of fraying, which again, makes it ideal for a range of family types.

This versatile rug can be used in any living space and will deliver exceptional performance, as well as this would be an excellent choice if you are searching for a rug for nursery space.

The range of colors and sizes available enables it to entertain a variety of home decor ideas.

Pros

  • Vast range of colors and sizes
  • Fabric tape on edges to prevent fraying
  • Child and pet-friendly
  • Trusted manufacturer

Cons

  • Premium price
5

Secret Sea Collection Bohemian Area Rug

Another worthy contender is the Secret Sea Collection Bohemian Area Rug.

This area rug brought to you by Secret Sea Collection is hand-crafted, free of harsh chemicals, and is environmentally friendly, which brings ease if you are wary of your carbon footprint.

It is crafted from 30% cotton and acrylic and is made in Turkey. This flat-woven rug possesses a low pile height, which makes it a durable choice, which will be placed in your home for a long time.

It is available in five sizes and five color schemes, including black and grey, black and orange, charcoal grey and orange, navy blue and orange, and turquoise and orange.

If you have a busy household, this area rug is ideal for high trafficked areas such as the hallway, bathroom, kitchen, or various living spaces.

The rug is reversible and can be used both sides with different patterns (with the same color scheme) on either side, which again will improve the overall lifespan.

It is machine washable, and we recommend washing it at 86°F for the best results, and without causing any damage to the rug.

The rug isn’t the most pet-friendly as the cotton and acrylic fabric attracts fur easily. However, a regular vacuum will benefit the performance and keep it clean and tidy for your home.

This modern bohemian style rug is on the market with an affordable price tag and will no doubt be compatible with various budgets. That said, the price will increase should you invest in a larger size.

Pros

  • Available in an array of sizes and colors
  • Unique blend of colors
  • Competitive price
  • Reversible design

Cons

  • Rug pad not included
  • Not pet-friendly
6

Ottomanson Shag Collection Area Rug

Brought to you by Ottomanson, the Ottomanson Shag Collection Area Rug brings a more budget-friendly option to this roundup.

This product offers the most cost-efficient option on the list, making it an excellent option if don’t want to break the bank.

The area rug can adapt to almost any home decor ideas, available in nine different sizes and over ten different colors.

The vast range of colors allows for flexibility when selecting where to position place your area rug amongst your existing home decor.

The plush shag pile delivers real comfort when stepping on the rug, adding that all-important luxury to your home.

The Ottomanson product also serves as a low maintenance rug, with a firm resistance against stains, fading and wear.

The area rug also features neatly bound edges for a slick look, they also add to the longevity of the product.

We do recommend a rug pad for this product to ensure it doesn’t slide on slippery surfaces.

However, It must be noted that a number of customers have complained about a strange chemical smell coming from the product.

This affordable area rug still represents extremely good value for money and will only serve to enhance your home decor at a great value.

Pros

  • Available in a range of sizes and colors
  • Budget-friendly
  • Stain, fade and wear resistant

Cons

  • Consistent reports of a chemical-based smell
7

Safavieh Hudson Shag Area Rug

Located on the mid-range of this roundups area rug selection, the Safavieh Hudson Shag Collection area rug is available in a variety of colors and sizes.

The sizes available range from as small as 2’ x 3’ to 11’ x 15’ and the colors feature ivory with a range of colors including beige and grey.

With over 100 years of excellence in home decor, Safavieh provides a long-lasting rug from a brand you can trust.

The product features an extra-thick 2-inch pile height to provide excellent sink-in comfort, providing an incredibly soft feeling underfoot.

The materials used to produce such comfort consist of soft, thick polypropylene fibers that deliver a durable, long-lasting rug which is virtually non-shedding.

The product comes with a visually intriguing Moroccan inspired geometric design to delight the home decor of any room in your home.

A rug pad is recommended for this product to provide additional stability on surfaces. However, these do not come at much financial expense.

Whilst the product is durable, some consumers have experienced issues with the durability of this product.

Overall this is an excellent product that combines a sleek design with a comfy feeling underfoot.

Its reasonable price and array of high quality features certainly make it a contender in this roundup.

Pros

  • Trusted brand
  • Thick material used
  • Available in a variety of sizes and colors

Cons

  • Rug pad not included with purchase
  • Durability questioned by some customers
8

Gorilla Grip Original Faux Chinchilla Rug

Brought to you by Gorilla Grip, the Gorilla Grip Original Faux Chincilla Rug comes in a range of sizes.

Varying from 3’ x 5’ to 7.5’ x 10’ in size the area rug is perfect for assisting with many of your home decor needs. 

Gorilla Grip offers an excellent 10-year no questions asked guarantee, they’re happy to provide you with a choice of a replacement or a refund. 

The area rug also features durable grip dots on its underside to provide a better grip to the surface it sits on. 

The dots provide an extra layer of friction, making the area rug less prone to slipping on surfaces. Perfect for ensuring the safety of children and pets!

Gorilla Grip has produced an extremely comfortable middle foam layer, allowing for ultimate comfort on the underfoot.  

The faux chinchilla fabric provides additional warmth and softness to your home, making it an ideal addition to your existing home decor.

The product is also easy to clean, the area rug can be easily vacuumed and can additionally be machine washed for a deeper clean. 

Although it must be said, some customers have questioned its quality after machine washing the product. But the area rug does have a 10-year guarantee. 

Overall this rug is an excellent addition to this roundup and combines a high-quality product at a reasonable price.

Pros

  • Available in a range of sizes
  • Ten-year warranty included
  • Machine-washable
  • Pet-friendly

Cons

  • Washing capabilities have been questioned
9

Ottomanson Leaves Design Area Rug

Next up is another product coming from Ottomanson, and once again it offers a great product at an affordable price.

The Ottomanson Leaves Design Area Rug offers a unique leaf design, an ideal addition to your home decor.

This area rug features non-slip rubber backing allowing for maximum friction with the ground whilst ensuring safe stepping for you and your family.

The surface of the rug is also not only stain-resistant but also comes with practical low-pile, ideal for placing furniture on without leaving lasting impressions in the rug.

The lack of thickness in this area rug makes it slightly less comfortable than other rugs on this list however it does allow for more flexibility in where it can be placed.

The rug is made from high-quality nylon produced which is well suited to high traffic areas, like hallways and entryways.

The product can be spot cleaned and vacuumed fairly easily, however it is recommended that the product is not machine washed as it features a rubber backing.

Overall this is an excellent product on this list and is only slightly more expensive than the other Ottomanson product featured earlier.

Ottomanson is one of the most trusted brands in the rug market when it comes to quality and style and this product will make for a great addition to your home decor.

Pros

  • Non-slip rubber backing
  • Stain, fade and wear-resistant
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • Lack of thickness
10

Karastan Multi Panel Kirman Rug

The last product on this list is the Karastan Multi Panel Kirman Rug.

It is an extremely high-quality area rug featuring a traditional oriental design sure to impress any visitors.

The material is wool from New Zealand which has been handwoven in the United States, making for an elegant finish.

With over 90 years of experience handcrafting rugs, Karastan are experts at producing high-quality wool area rugs, and this item is no different.

The product is available in ten unique sizes tailored to suit a variety of home decor wishes you may have.

It is recommended to rotate this rug periodically and special care should be taken when vacuuming this area rug as the fringe areas can be caught up in the device.

This particular rug is only available in one design and it is recommended that a non-slip pad is purchased with this area rug to ensure the safety of all users.

Karastan area rugs are hand made with high-quality material and with that comes a price, this item is premium priced.

It is also important to note that this product features a 20-year limited manufacturing warranty defects warranty, along with a lifetime limited moth and insect resistance guarantee.

Deep pockets will be required to secure this item, but the quality will not disappoint.

Pros

  • Available in a range of sizes
  • Traditional oriental design
  • Hand-hooked weaved construction
  • Trustworthy manufacturer

Cons

  • Premium price
  • Only available in one color/design

Buyers Guide

Purpose

When selecting an area rug, one of the most important factors to consider is where you’re going to position it within your home.

Low pile area rugs are ideal for placing furniture on, while furniture isn’t great on high pile rugs as it sometimes leaves an impression on the pile material.

Although some area rugs com equipped with a rug pad, not all of them do. So rug pads are advised when purchasing an area rug. The cheap addition with help with the rug’s stability on its surfaces, preventing sliding.

Size Matters

Well, of course, it does, and area rugs come as no exception to that rule. Area rugs can be purchased in a diverse range of shapes and sizes.

Every inch matters, and area rugs come in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, so you have a great selection when choosing which fits your home decor.

A narrow area rug with just a low pile is advised for confined areas with a high amount of traffic, such as a corridor.

Whilst a larger area rug with a thicker pile may be advised to fill the floor of a living room and add real comfort to a home setting.

Materials

One of the main factors which contribute to the price of an area rug is the material, the most common materials used in area rugs are made up fo the following:
Cotton: The durability of cotton makes it a popular material used in area rugs. The material is also reasonably priced and a good option for many.

Wool: Great for longevity and easy to add color to wool is a standard option for many. Wool rugs are often stain, dust, and flame resistant, which make them a great choice.

Jute: A firm and more affordable option; however, caution must be applied when cleaning this material.

Hemp: Another durable choice, ideal for busier areas of the home. The material is ideal for homes with young children and pets.

Silk: At the higher end of the pricing spectrum, Silk is a luxurious material used in area rugs. However, it can be high maintenance as it tends to wear down relatively quickly. We recommend it is best to use in a low traffic area.

Other options: Other options include synthetic fiber materials. These consist of nylon, olefin, and polyester. They all provide excellent durability for a stricter budget.

Designs and Colors

Area rugs are renowned for their range of designs and colors. From traditional Moroccan oriental designs to a classic cream white rug.

When choosing which is best for you, you should consider a number of critical factors. Firstly you should consider your current home decor and think about what will best fit in.

Whilst traditional oriental designs look great, and some people may choose an area rug based on its practicality. Darker colors such as black and brown will be great for hiding accidental stains.
The pile of the rug is also available in a variety of designs. These consist of hand-tufted, hand-knotted, flat-woven, and handwoven pile.

Washing Guide

We’re all prone to mistakes, and if you find yourself spilling a coffee or your dog spilling something less drinkable, you will want to rectify this.

It is possible to wash most rugs. However, not all can be machine washed, and some have to be very carefully hand washed to preserve the delicate material.

We recommend checking the label on your rug to ensure you wash it correctly.

Recap

As you can see, after checking out our best area rugs, there is an array of choices out there.

The overcrowded market, as overwhelming as it is, makes it easy for you to find an area rug suited to you and compatible with your home decor style.

Out of the ten area rugs we explored, one shined the most, and that is the Safavieh Hudson Shag Collection Area Rug.

It has received an excellent response from the home decor industry, and we can see why.

Not only is it on the market at a reasonable price, but Safavieh has also been a trusted brand in home furnishings for over 100 years so that you will be investing in both expertise and quality.

There is a range of colors and sizes to choose from, with neutral colors to entertain a wide range of homes.

That said, all of the area rugs featured on our list are worthy investments and bring something unique to the table.

We hope our reviews and buyer’s guide have assisted during your search, and ultimately, have found your idea of the best area rug.

Thank you for reading and happy homemaking!

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