Stylish & Affordable Statement Rugs With Bohemian Flair

Elizabeth Buxton

Rug shopping is one of those decidedly adult tasks that we simultaneously dread and take pride in. Rugs can range from wildly expensive to suspiciously cheap, and the array of patterns, textures, and sizes can feel dizzying — but the potential to find the perfect thing to pull together our spaces is an irresistible decor siren song. And so, our rug shopping sagas continue.

Maybe your first big rug purchase was that quintessential, under-$100 chevron meant for sprucing up your college dorm room. Or perhaps it was the subtler and more "sophisticated" flat-woven rug from Ikea (seriously, how the hell was that thing under $60?!). While there's certainly no shame in these respective carpet histories, we've rounded up 14 options ahead that will make those synthetic postgrad shags look... well, downright shaggy.

Accenting your apartment with a unique, bohemian-looking find doesn't have to set your budget back or even take up too much of your time. The eclectic array of rugs ahead — from hand-woven cottons with Persian patterns to naturally-dyed and dipped wools in a multitude of hues — prove it.

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<p>Don't underestimate the decor power of a statement doormat.</p><br><br><strong>Cost Plus World Market</strong> Yellow & Blue Evil Eye Coir Doormat, $16.98, available at <a href="https://www.worldmarket.com/product/yellow-and-blue-evil-eye-coir-doormat.do" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cost Plus World Market" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Cost Plus World Market</a>

Don't underestimate the decor power of a statement doormat.



Cost Plus World Market Yellow & Blue Evil Eye Coir Doormat, $16.98, available at Cost Plus World Market
<p>This colorful rug is making our affordable Persian apartment dreams come true.</p><br><br><strong>Mercury Row</strong> Dorset Oriental Fuchsia Area Rug, $153.99, available at <a href="https://www.wayfair.com/rugs/pdp/mercury-row-dorset-oriental-fuchsia-area-rug-mcrw6631.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wayfair</a>

This colorful rug is making our affordable Persian apartment dreams come true.



Mercury Row Dorset Oriental Fuchsia Area Rug, $153.99, available at Wayfair
<p>Make any area of your apartment pop with the vibrant honey hues of this cotton-chenille weave.</p><br><br><strong>Urban Outfitters</strong> Sabira Printed Chenille Rug (5X7), $189, available at <a href="https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/sabira-printed-chenille-rug" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>

Make any area of your apartment pop with the vibrant honey hues of this cotton-chenille weave.



Urban Outfitters Sabira Printed Chenille Rug (5X7), $189, available at Urban Outfitters
<p>Be bold and vibrant with this multifaceted rug.</p><br><br><strong>nuLOOM </strong> Hand-Braided Cotton Square Rug (6'), $109.99, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/nuLOOM-Braided-Bohemian-Colorful-Cotton/dp/B079RKK3LT" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Be bold and vibrant with this multifaceted rug.



nuLOOM Hand-Braided Cotton Square Rug (6'), $109.99, available at Amazon
<p>Accent your space with a touch of warm, faux-fur glamour.</p><br><br><strong>Erin Gates by Momeni</strong> Cheetah Faux Hide Area Rug, $199, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Erin-Gates-Collection-Cheetah-Multicolor/dp/B07B3Q8XF6/ref=sr_1_1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Accent your space with a touch of warm, faux-fur glamour.



Erin Gates by Momeni Cheetah Faux Hide Area Rug, $199, available at Amazon
<p>Effortlessly pull the room together with a rug that looks like a killer flea market find.</p><br><br><strong>Joss & Main</strong> Lonerock European Orange/Pink Area Rug, $158.99, available at <a href="https://www.jossandmain.com/rugs/pdp/lonerock-european-orangepink-area-rug-bgrs2208.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Joss & Main" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Joss & Main</a>

Effortlessly pull the room together with a rug that looks like a killer flea market find.



Joss & Main Lonerock European Orange/Pink Area Rug, $158.99, available at Joss & Main
<p>This dhurrie-style rug is ready to add a splash of vintage, "had it forever," charm to your space.</p><br><br><strong>INDABA</strong> Montana Rug (4'x6'), $119.97, available at <a href="https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/2673768/indaba-montana-rug-4-x-6" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Nordstrom Rack" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Nordstrom Rack</a>

This dhurrie-style rug is ready to add a splash of vintage, "had it forever," charm to your space.



INDABA Montana Rug (4'x6'), $119.97, available at Nordstrom Rack
<p>Artful bathmats can transition outside of the shower space as stylish and affordable area rug stand-ins.</p><br><br><strong>Cold Picnic</strong> Torso Bathmat in Cream, $60, available at <a href="https://needsupply.com/torso-bathmat.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Need Supply Co" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Need Supply Co</a>

Artful bathmats can transition outside of the shower space as stylish and affordable area rug stand-ins.



Cold Picnic Torso Bathmat in Cream, $60, available at Need Supply Co
<p>An eclectic pattern and soft wool weave makes this eye-catching rug feel like a pricey investment purchase.</p><br><br><strong>Bungalow Rose</strong> Foti Hand-Tufted Pink/Beige Area Rug, $142.99, available at <a href="https://www.allmodern.com/rugs/pdp/bungalow-rose-foti-hand-tufted-pinkbeige-area-rug-bngl7314.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:AllModern" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">AllModern</a>

An eclectic pattern and soft wool weave makes this eye-catching rug feel like a pricey investment purchase.



Bungalow Rose Foti Hand-Tufted Pink/Beige Area Rug, $142.99, available at AllModern
<p>This soft low cotton weave mixed with a vibrant pattern makes for an elevated-yet-comfy statement piece.</p><br><br><strong>Urban Outfitters</strong> Assa Washable Tufted Rug (4X6), $269, available at <a href="https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/assa-washable-tufted-rug" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Urban Outfitters</a>

This soft low cotton weave mixed with a vibrant pattern makes for an elevated-yet-comfy statement piece.



Urban Outfitters Assa Washable Tufted Rug (4X6), $269, available at Urban Outfitters
<p>This handmade mat will look just peachy inside a small-space kitchen.</p><br><br><strong>Anthropologie</strong> Coral Diamond Doormat, $48, available at <a href="https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/coral-diamond-doormat" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropologie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Anthropologie</a>

This handmade mat will look just peachy inside a small-space kitchen.



Anthropologie Coral Diamond Doormat, $48, available at Anthropologie
<p>Woven from hand-tufted wool, this light-hued and geometric-patterned rug gives off vibes of understated bohemian elegance.</p><br><br><strong>Project 62</strong> Tufted Area Rug (5X7), $152.99, available at <a href="https://www.target.com/p/pink-cream-gray-tufted-area-rug-project-62-153/-/A-53405604" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>

Woven from hand-tufted wool, this light-hued and geometric-patterned rug gives off vibes of understated bohemian elegance.



Project 62 Tufted Area Rug (5X7), $152.99, available at Target
<p>Add an easy touch of whimsy to your hallway with this leopard-printed, cotton runner.</p><br><br><strong>H&M</strong> Cotton Rug with Printed Motif, $29.99, available at <a href="https://www2.hm.com/en_us/productpage.0591679004.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:H&M" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">H&M</a>

Add an easy touch of whimsy to your hallway with this leopard-printed, cotton runner.



H&M Cotton Rug with Printed Motif, $29.99, available at H&M
<p>This rug deftly melds vintage with modern — recycled cotton and linen materials handwoven into a fresh and abstract design.</p><br><br><strong>Cost Plus World Market</strong> Abstract Cotton Chindi Cordes Area Rug, $149.99, available at <a href="https://www.worldmarket.com/product/black-multicolor-abstract-cotton-chindi-cordes-area-rug.do" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cost Plus World Market" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Cost Plus World Market</a>

This rug deftly melds vintage with modern — recycled cotton and linen materials handwoven into a fresh and abstract design.



Cost Plus World Market Abstract Cotton Chindi Cordes Area Rug, $149.99, available at Cost Plus World Market

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