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It's no secret that the right rug can completely refresh a room. From runners, doormats and smaller kitchen rugs to living room area rugs and extra-large bedroom rugs, there's a lot to consider when shopping for the perfect fit.
Size, material and style are objectively the most important factors. A rug that's too small can make your room appear disjointed and unbalanced, whereas a rug that's too large can overpower a space completely. The wrong material may not withstand stains from pets and children or the level of foot traffic it receives (hint: cotton is great for high-traffic areas). To help improve your shopping experience, we're sharing the best places to buy rugs online and in-person.
If you're on the hunt for a plush, bold, colorful, large, round or neutral-based area rug or runner, there are so many retailers (popular and undercover) that have affordable, long-lasting styles you'll love for your space (including machine-washable options). Our favorite retailers include Rugs USA, Revival Rugs and Rugs Direct, trendier spots like West Elm and Anthropologie, and major e-tailers like Amazon and Walmart.
Our top picks:
Keep in mind that before recommending these retailers, we considered the following: search-ability and how user-friendly the website is, value and affordability, the number of styles and sizes available for purchase, customer reviews and Good Housekeeping Institute testing, shipping and return policies, and whether the brand offers unique or exclusive styles.
So browse through this home editor-approved roundup to find the best rug retailers to shop, most of which feature budget-friendly designs. And if you're struggling with the design process, check out how to choose the perfect rug size.
The Home Depot
If you're redecorating, The Home Depot is a one-stop shop for pretty much everything home related — from construction materials to furniture and area rugs. The brand sells a wide variety of affordable styles from popular brands, including Artistic Weavers, nuLOOM, Latepis and Home Decorators Collection. Shop shag, Moroccan, cowhide, jute and braided rugs, to name only a few. You can also browse an impressive selection of outdoor rugs, including the Home Decorators Collection Samba Rug — which Good Housekeeping rated the best value outdoor rug.
Not only does Home Depot offer great prices (you can snag an 8x10 area rug for less than $150 or a runner for about $40), but the retailer delivers all rugs for free. Not to mention: There's a generous 90-day return policy and it's free to return online or in-store.
If you're the type of shopper who appreciates tons of fashionable options at great price points, Rugs USA should be at the top of your list. You can search for rugs by room, style, color and size, plus there's a number of outdoor picks. The retailer offers hundreds of area rugs in various styles: shag, farmhouse, bohemian, Moroccan and contemporary — to name a few. For households with dogs and children, go for a washable rug that's equally as stylish.
With 4' x 6' area rugs starting around $70 (before discounts), Rugs USA offers exceptional value. But, our favorite pro is probably the free two-day shipping. What's more, the site offers 30-day returns within the U.S., but keep in mind that you'll have to cover the return shipping costs.
Amazon has everything under the sun, including an array of affordable rugs from top-selling brands like nuLoom, Safavieh and Unique Loom. There's a huge selection of rug types, styles and prices to fit your needs — along with two-day shipping, so you can complete your room stat. Quickly find a favorite if you sort by size, shape, material (think chenille, cotton, jute, silk and wool), pattern or theme, care instructions or even by room (including living room, bedroom and home office).
Amazon also makes it easy to search by your favorite feature, so you can find a pick that's fade resistant, flame resistant, lightweight, non-slip, washable or waterproof. The best part? Most rugs ship for free within two days or less and can be easily returned for free (you don't even need to package it up). Since Amazon is not a dedicated rug retailer, inventory may change — so don't hesitate if you find a rug you love.
Rugs Direct makes it simple to shop based on color, size, theme or style, and it'll deliver your rug for free if your home is in the contiguous U.S. You'll find a selection of solid, geometric, abstract and Oriental-style area rugs from popular brands like Surya, Loloi and Jaipur Living.
With thousands of options and a 110% price-match guarantee, you're sure to find the perfect rug to pair with your home style. For an easier shopping experience, the site features a "Rug Finder" that offers a selection of rugs based on your room, lifestyle (such as whether or not you have pets and children), personal aesthetic and more. Plus, if you're still not ready to decide, you can purchase a rug sample to test how it complements your space.
54kibo sells a collection of modern African designer rugs — all of which are handmade by weavers in either Egypt or Nepal. The vibrant, boho-style designs are made from wool, cotton or bamboo silk, and are available in a number of sizes.
The brand ships every artistic rug for free and offers easy 30-day returns, but note that all rugs are handmade and may not ship immediately if the item is not in stock. Expect a shipment within 3 to 4 weeks — pretty fast, all things considered.
For a wide variety of rug styles at affordable price points, head to Overstock. The retailer carries popular brands including SAFAVIEH (luxury styles for less), Alexander Home and Artistic Weavers. Aside from thousands of area rugs, Overstock offers outdoor rugs, machine washable rugs, handmade rugs, stair treads, rug pads and more. To narrow down your search, sort by size, color or style (think bohemian, modern, vintage or shag) to find the perfect option for every room.
From shag to flat weaves, Overstock has a huge collection to explore — as well as sale rugs for those looking to save a few more bucks. While these styles aren't exclusive to Overstock (meaning you can shop these brands independently or through other retailers), the affordable prices, free shipping and easy returns make Overstock a worthy choice.
Browse timeless and versatile rug styles from Article to complete your modern, mid-century interior. There's chunky wool-blend rugs, geometric patterns inspired by Scandinavian design, hand-woven knit styles with tassels and natural cowhide rugs — a rug for every home aesthetic.
Considering most of its rugs are handmade, Article offers a competitive price range (about $600 for an 8x10). If you're not sure what style or size to choose, the brand also has free interior design services. The only downside? There isn't a massive inventory, especially when it comes to sizes (they sell mostly 8x10, 6x9 and runners).
If you're looking to spend way less, Walmart offers a surprisingly large selection of area rugs, outdoor rugs and runners. The site makes it easy to sort by style, whether your home design is modern, farmhouse, boho or vintage-inspired. Not only does its exclusive brand offer exceptional value (like this 5' x 7' Mainstay shag rug that costs less than $40), Walmart carries a number of top-selling rug brands like Loloi, Safavieh and Ruggable.
You can even search by trending styles, which include shag, wool, geometric and jute rugs. Our favorite part about shopping at Walmart? You can't beat the free shipping and free 90-day return policy — compared to most competitors, you'll have three times as long to decide if you love your purchase.
With a community of independent artists from around the world, Society6 sells colorful, eye-catching area rugs in a wide range of sizes. Browse everything from vibrant, geometric patterns to minimal, abstract prints to give your space a bold refresh.
The diverse-owned brands offer a wide array of unique rugs that you likely can't find elsewhere, like the Tiger Beach Rug, Mystic Eyes or Abstract Earth. If you're looking for a statement piece, Society6 is a great choice — but note, you won't find a large number of simple or neutral designs.
If you have kids, pets or the tendency to spill, then you'll love this: Ruggable's two-step rug system comes with an easy-to-clean rug pad and a washer-friendly rug cover. That means you don't have to toss your rug or pay for an expensive carpet cleaner to tackle inevitable spills, pet messes and built-up dirt. Our Good Housekeeping Institute experts took Ruggable rugs for a test run, and found the rugs did not shrink or show changes in appearance after multiple wash cycles.
If you're the type to refresh your space often, Ruggable makes it easy (and more affordable) to swap styles. Just change the top layer and keep your existing rug pad. Even more durable than its indoor rugs, Ruggable's outdoor picks can withstand the elements and are fade-resistant. The only downside? Our lab testers found that the Ruggable feels thinner than a traditional rug and the edges sometimes curled up after washing.
Enjoy free shipping on every order. Keep in mind you'll have to pay a $25 processing fee to make a return.
If you've shopped at Anthropologie, you're familiar with the retailer's beloved aesthetic — global-inspired pieces that feel like one of a kind. The rug selection includes everything from tufted floral designs to abstract prints, as well as simple stripes and neutral geometrics. You'll also find a collection of jute rugs in round, rectangular and unique shapes (like this Scalloped Jute Hartley Rug).
If you're looking for a statement piece, Anthropologie is a great place to shop as it offers bold designs not easily found at other retailers. Small accent rugs start around $48, but prices quickly rise for large area rugs (with most 8' x 10' rugs ranging between $598 and $998, and some costing hundreds more). If you clear a space for your new purchase, the team will unpack and assemble your rug upon delivery. Expect your rug to arrive within two to four weeks.
A passion for traveling and flea market shopping drive designer Annie Selke's brand, and her stylish rugs are proof. Whether you're hunting for a durable indoor-outdoor design or a lightweight option to instantly spruce up a room, her website offers hundreds of patterns, colors, sizes and styles. The majority have simple stripes and classic geometric patterns, but there's also a number of rugs with graphic, plaid and floral prints for those looking for a statement piece.
Whether you're in the market for a modern, coastal, bohemian or colorful pick, Annie Selke has you covered. Small 2' x 3' rugs start around $64, while larger 8' x 10' styles start around $898 — with prices going well over $1,500 (somewhat pricey compared to other retailers). While you'll enjoy free shipping on orders over $350, returns will be subject to a 15 percent restocking fee.
From shag area rugs and washable cotton rugs to indoor/outdoor floor mats, Nordstrom has a well-curated selection of designs that are equal parts sophisticated and elegant. Shop rugs of all sizes at various price points from big brands like UGG, Ralph Lauren and PARACHUTE, as well as rug makers like Couristan and Chilewich.
Although the collection is limited, Nordstorm offers different styles, colors and materials (including cotton, faux fur, synthetic and wool blend). While the retailer ship rugs free in the U.S. (even Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico), you can also buy online and pickup in store. Probably the biggest pro: Nordstrom offers free returns on all orders in store, by mail or curbside (which means you can drop off your items contactless).
A trusted retailer for modular couches, stylish bed frames and easy-to-assemble furniture, Burrow also offers a collection of low-maintenance area rugs and runners. Choose from stripe, geometric and modular prints that are designed to be easy to clean — perfect if you have pets or small children. Our favorite fact: No rug costs more than $900 and 3' x 5' start at $195 (not counting sale prices). What's more, the brand offers a number of rugs made from recycled materials.
If your space requires a unique shape or size, Burrow may not be the best fit for you as most area rugs are only available in one or two sizes and others are available in four (3' x 5', 5' x 8', 8' x 10' and runner). You should receive your rug within 10 business days, but note that you will be charged a return shipping fee equal of 10 percent or 20 percent if you don't have the original packaging.
SERENA & LILY
If you love nothing more than coastal-inspired interiors, Serena & Lily is for you. The retailer offers a wide range of styles, from jute designs to hand-knotted styles — although every pick has a similar coastal chic aesthetic. You can narrow your search by color (blue, gray, neutral and multicolor) or construction (outdoor, natural and jute, denim, wood and hand-knotted). There's also a number of rug pads, as well as rug swatches available for only $10.
Not sure where to start? Serena & Lily offers free design advice appointments, both in-person and online, with experts who will consider your space and steer you in the right direction. While you have to pay for shipping, the brand has a few different options: ground shipping, room of choice and white glove (best if you're shipping multiple items, since there's a $299 flat rate). In-stock rugs typically ship within one to three weeks, but note returns are subject to a restocking fee!
Rifle Paper Co.
Known for its charming designs and cheery aesthetic, Rifle Paper Co. offers an assortment of stationery, accessories and homeware — including a growing collection of rugs. Browse an extensive mix of vintage-inspired designs in warm tones, multicolored florals and lush landscapes. You can go for something neutral and timeless (like a jute rug or the Provence Therese Power-Loomed Rug), or consider one of its vibrant prints (like the Menagerie Les Fauves or Veranda Terracotta).
The retailer offers power-loomed polyester rugs at affordable price points, as well as artisan-crafted wool rugs and indoor/outdoor rugs. Printed rugs start around $70, with large 8'4" x 11'6" rugs costing around $720 — a low price compared to other picks. While prices vary from style to style, Rifle Paper Co. is an overall affordable pick. The only downside? You'll have to pay for shipping and contact the customer service team for returns.
Crate & Barrel
Set the foundation for any room with Crate & Barrel's array of contemporary rugs, including flat-weave styles, shag designs and globally-inspired creations (its products are produced in 42 countries around the world). Find the perfect rug sorting by type: area, kitchen and entryway, runner, indoor-outdoor, door mats, baby and kids, or material: wool, viscose, performance or jute and sisal.
If you're decorating a spacious room, Craft & Barrel overs a number of 10' x 14' and 12' x 15' rugs (larger sizes than a lot of competitors). Plus, you can browse its expert design tips on how to choose the right rug (hint: pick a design that allows for at least a foot of bare floor right around the perimeter of the room). What's more, the retailer offers collections featuring sustainable materials. Before you make a decision, check if your selection is ready to ship (you'll receive it within five business days) or will ship within six weeks.
Revival Rugs is run by a small team with offices in Istanbul, Casablanca, Mumbai and Oakland. You'll find vintage pieces alongside new collections designed by its artisan partners. The retailer offers everything from Moroccan and Turkish styles to durable jute rugs, washable designs and outdoor rugs.
If you're looking for a unique statement piece, keep an eye out for the "only one made" label that calls attention to their one-of-a-kind finds. The curated collection of vintage rugs — all between 30 and 100 years — have been professionally cleaned.
For those with unusual, small or large layouts, the rug brand also offers custom rugs — so you can order a rug specifically for your room. Not sure what size to order? Check out this size guide, which includes advice for different spaces: living room, dining room, bedroom, kitchen, hallway and office. You'll also enjoy free shipping on all orders. Just note there's a $20 restocking fee for returns (unless you're open to an exchange or store credit).
For area rugs, runners and doormats with a modern aesthetic, look no further than West Elm. The trendy site makes shopping for a durable rug fairly easy, as you can search by room, material, color and style. Whether your aesthetic is simple or bold, West Elm offers a large selection of styles: abstract, Moroccan-Inspired, Persian-style, solid, patterned and shag rugs. Sort for a rug by room, consult the "How to Choose the Best Rug" guide or schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with a design experts.
The retailer offers a variety of sizes, including extra large 10' x 14' styles as well as 8' and 10' round rugs. If you're still having a hard time finding a rug to fit your space, West Elm allows you to customize a rug (just note custom rugs aren't eligible for returns). Otherwise, you have 30 days to send back any returns but you'll need to cover the shipping cost.
If you're looking for area rugs, runners and machine-washable rugs at low prices, Boutique Rugs has thousands of styles to explore — a few being bohemian, contemporary, country and traditional. The retailer also offers unique shapes (like octagon, kidney and star) alongside pet-friendly and outdoor patio rugs. Boutique Rugs makes it easy to sort through bestsellers, which include vibrant prints, geometric designs and subdued patterns. A few of our favorites include the Fatih washable rug (pictured here), Gungahlin area rug and Parkerfield area rug.
What makes this retailer stand out most: free shipping and free returns on every order. You can expect to receive your rug within one to five business days, and you'll have 60 days to decide whether or not you like it. For a bit of inspiration, take a look at how popular influencers (like @ourfauxfarmhouse) use Boutique Rugs in their home.
Well-known for its wide range of furniture, home accessories and kitchen appliances, the Swedish-founded brand also offers a ton of budget-friendly rugs. Looking for a runner for less than $15 or an extra-large area rug for less than $400? Ikea has an affordable find to fit your space, whether you're searching for round, large, fluffy, bold or colorful rugs. In fact, this flat woven rug starts at $17.99 and a natural-tone 6'1" x 9'2" rug costs only $69.99 — prices that few competitors can beat.
The brand offers a collection of hand-knotted and handmade rugs that are crafted at weaving centers in India and Bangladesh (plus, the brand promotes good working conditions and fair wages). You can also find sheepskin, outdoor and kids' rugs.
If you're not satisfied with your purchase, you'll have an entire year to bring the rug back to an Ikea store or return it by mail. You will have to pay a small shipping fee (smaller area rugs cost as little as $10), or opt for in-store pickup instead.
Macy's is popular for its clothing, accessories and furniture, but you'll be surprised by its impressive rug selection. Shop popular rug brands like Safavieh, Surya, Oriental Weavers and KM Home (a modern home brand by interior designer Kriste Michelini). Browse braided, shag and washable designs, as well as a large collection of outdoor rugs and kids' rugs.
To help you make the right choice, the department store offers a virtual room designer, area rug buying guide and inspirational videos. Enjoy free shipping on your order (as long as you spend over $49 and live within the contiguous U.S.) and you'll have 90 days to return by mail or in store.
What we don't love: you may have to pay an oversize shipping fee on larger rugs. While Macy's offer a wide variety of patterns, shapes and sizes, not all picks are as trendy, modern or unique as retailers who offer exclusive collections.
It's all in the name: Rugs.com specializes in area rugs. There are flash deals on hundreds of rugs each day, so you can score a great price on a one-of-a-kind accent piece. Runners start around $15 (when on sale) and you can snag smaller area rugs or indoor-outdoor rugs for less than $50 — this 2' x 3' Lennon Rug is the perfect example.
The endless options can be overwhelming at first, but you browse by room, color, size or style, or opt for a visual search to see what instantly catches your eye. According to some reviewers, the affordable finds at Rugs.com have a "questionable quality" — meaning they may not last for years in your home. But if you're looking for a quick upgrade, or like swapping your style often, these cheap picks may be perfect for your space. Plus, if you're not happy with your purchase, the retailer offers free and easy returns (on top of free shipping).
Known for hard-to-beat-prices, Wayfair has an extensive selection of geometric, floral and classic rugs. The online retailer stays up-to-date with decor trends, so you can find Insta-worthy styles at a fraction of the price of other speciality retailers. Sort by style, shape or color to find the right fit for your room — or explore a collection of one-of-a-kind rugs. You'll find a ton of quality runners and area rugs that cost less than $175 — from flat-weave and braided to hooked and shag designs.
If you're new to rug shopping, Wayfair also offers helpful guides: How to Choose the Right Rug Sizes, Types of Rugs and How to Care for Your Washable Rugs. Once you've settled on a favorite, Wayfair will ship your rug for free (so long as you spent as least $35). Just note that the cost of shipping a return will subtract from your refund.
While Wayfair's large selection makes it likely you'll find the perfect fit for your space, you can also check out Joss & Main which is in the same brand family and offers similar styles at comparable prices.
Urban Outfitters is more than a funky fashion brand, its homeware line includes trendy furniture, decorative pieces and an impressive collection of rugs. The retailer does not shy away from creativity — find a monstera leaf rug, checkerboard woven shag and other designs that perfectly embody Urban Outfitters' artsy aesthetic. Printed flat-weave rugs tend to be the most affordable options on the site, but it offers a wide variety of tufted and shag styles if you're looking for something more plush.
While you may get lucky shopping some rugs in store, you're better off searching online. If you're interested in a specific dimension, we suggest sorting by size as a lot of prints are only available in one size. Orders over $75 ship free, but oversize items may be subject to additional fees (so keep your eye out as you shop).
Invest in one of Pottery Barn's timeless styles, ranging from hallway runners and bath mats to massive floor coverings. The brick-and-mortar retailer is known for its simple, modern aesthetic and its rug collection doesn't disappoint. There are beautiful designs including neutral textures, Persian-style, vintage-inspired, solid and hand-knotted, alongside a collection of indoor-outdoor and custom rugs.
While Pottery Barn rugs can get pricey, they provide a lot of quality if you're looking to invest in one that lasts. Plus, you can get a rug sample for $25 so you can feel confident you're making the right choice. The brand also offers free design services to improve your shopping experience. You should receive your rug within five business days, but note that larger rugs require you to pay for white-glove service.
Head to World Market to get culturally-inspired decor without the expensive international shipping fees. The chain is known for its colorful, bohemian and handmade patterns, and its rug collection is just that. You'll find Persian and Moroccan-inspired designs, as well as tufted wool rugs from India and a faux sheepskin rug that captures the silky feel of New Zealand sheep's wool.
Don't miss their washable rugs and indoor-outdoor styles. Plus, you can browse their bestsellers (like this natural basket weave jute area rug) if you want a highly-rated rug. You're welcome to shop in store to avoid the shipping charges (which increase for larger area rugs), or order online and opt for in-store pick-up.
Lulu and Georgia
Along with tried-and-true styles, Lulu and Georgia features cutting-edge designs like machine-woven medallions and jute sunbursts. No matter which style you choose, all of their rugs instantly elevate any room with top-notch quality, bright colors and eye-catching textures. You'll also find a number of vintage and designer rug options, if you're looking for your home's newest heirloom.
Search for your interior's new addition by browsing different designs, trends, features, materials and construction. For even more inspiration, the brand also collaborates with well-known designers, like Jake Arnold and Beth Diana Smith, who share their curated "designer picks."
Scroll abstract, Moroccan, Persian and traditional styles — and be prepared to pay a tad more, but know you'll be enjoying designer-approved and exclusive designs. Shipping time varies from style to style, so pay attention and keep in mind that some larger rugs may be subject to freight fees.
If you're looking for a unique design and custom size, we've found a retailer for you: Rug Artisan. You can start with a pattern, choose your perfect size, color and scale — or you can design something completely on your own (with the help of a designer if you choose). The brand has developed an online rug finder tool that makes it easier to bring your vision to life. When you're finished, your future heirloom will arrive in four to six weeks — longer than most in-stock rugs on this list, but fast for something completely custom.
From florals and landscape to monochrome and striped designs, every rug is handmade to order by artisans in Nepal. Because every order is custom, you won't be able to return your rug.
Why trust Good Housekeeping?
As Good Housekeeping's associate lifestyle editor, Alyssa Gautieri covers all things home and interior design. Prior to joining GH in 2022, she worked for various home publications including ELLE Decor, Chairish, BobVila.com, Unique Homes Magazine, in addition to brands like BrylaneHome and VIGO Industries. She covers homeware brands on a daily basis and it's constantly hunting for fresh, unique and highly-rated products.
Monique Valeris has served as Good Housekeeping's senior home editor since 2020; she writes and edits content about everything from interior design trends and home tours to home decor recommendations (check out her monthly digital column, "What's in My Cart," which highlights her favorite home products). She come across tons of home products in her day-to-day work (both good and bad), and it's her job to find the very best ones on the market.
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