The 15 Best Places to Shop for Affordable Rugs
Few items have the power to completely transform a room like a good rug. Unfortunately, shopping for them can be a bit of a headache, especially considering there are so many retailers out there selling (quite frankly) really awful designs. Whether you’re on the hunt for a new floor covering now or know that one day you will be, bookmark this post to reference our top 15 totally fabulous online sources for rugs. Be sure to also check out our Complete Guide to How to Buy a Rug for everything you need to know about making this important purchase. And if you’re looking for the perfect rug for your little one, we also rounded up the best places to shop for kids’ rugs. Ready to shop? Check out our favorite stylish sources below now!
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Note: Prices listed are for size 5’x8′ or similar.
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West Elm knows what they’re doing in the style department, especially with their rugs. You’ll find a variety of contemporary, on-trend rugs, plus more traditional, vintage-inspired options that come in a range of colors and patterns. While they tend to fall on the pricier side, their offerings are high quality and usually made of natural materials — plus they have an entire section devoted to Fair Trade-certified rugs. And of course, West Elm’s frequent sales that’ll bring those prices down.
The first rug I ever bought for my first-ever grown-up apartment came from Rugs USA, and since then I’ve purchased three more. With fast shipping and great prices (they perpetually have a 70 percent off coupon code, though for certain holidays I’ve seen the deals go as high as 80 percent), it’s usually my first stop when I’m looking for something stylish and affordable.
I’ve purchased many furnishings and decor items (including my bedroom rug) from Joss & Main. The flash-sale site leans trendier than its sister site Wayfair, and you’ll likely find many of the same offerings as you would on Wayfair or Overstock — but it’s always good to compare prices and inventory. And of course, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something good on sale.
Did you know we have our own marketplace for selling and buying designer vintage home goods? It’s called Bazaar, and there are currently hundreds of authentic rugs for sale from a variety of different sellers. Most of the inventory is comprised of handmade wool rugs in traditional Persian and Turkish styles — although there are plenty of finds from your favorite modern retailers as well.
If boho (and budget-friendly) is what you seek, UO is always the go-to. Printed flatweave rugs will likely be the most inexpensive rugs you’ll find on the site, but they also have some nice shag and tufted varieties. If vintage is your style, you might be surprised to find out that Urban also has a constantly changing section for one-of-a-kind vintage rugs, too.
Another member of the Wayfair family, AllModern’s offerings are, well, more modern than what you’ll find at its parent company. The rug selection is especially good, with plenty of finds for every style and taste (including a good range of one-of-a-kind rugs). With sales running all the time, this is a site you definitely shouldn’t skip during your rug hunt.
Etsy is a gold mine when it comes to sourcing rugs from all over the world. I’ve purchased a number of authentic vintage pieces that have shipped to the States in just days and make a major statement in my apartment. Don’t let the thought of hefty international shipping fees scare you — many sellers will mail your order free of charge, and they frequently run sales, too!
Ruggable stands out from the pack for one simple reason: All of their rugs are machine washable. The key is the two-part construction: a rug pad and a rug cover. The pad keeps it from sliding, while the cover is made from lightweight, low-pile material that can be thrown into the washer. Once you have a Ruggable pad, you can buy any cover you want — and the company sells a ton, ranging across pretty much every style.
Another great budget site, Rugs.com has a ton of options to browse and pretty much always has a deal running. Shop by size, color, and room, or go straight to one of the style sections (Persian & Oriental, Modern, Outdoor, and Natural) if you know what you’re looking for. There’s a cool visual search tool that helps you find rugs of similar colors and styles to one you’ve already found.
Everything at Lulu and Georgia just feels… happy. The retailer takes traditional and Persian-style rugs that are more serious and spins them into something light and modern. The offerings here tend to be more expensive, but the quality and variety are worth it. (Don’t forget to keep an eye out for sales!) If color and vibrant patterns are what you’re looking for, this should be your first stop.
A huge selection, frequent sales, and free shipping — what’s not to love? Overstock isn’t just for finding discount furniture, as proven by their rug offerings, which range from modern to vintage and everything in between. It’s also a good place to browse for options that aren’t as popular, like kitchen rugs, stair treads, and outdoor rugs. There’s even a section for kid- and tween-friendly rugs if that’s what you’re looking for.
Similar to Rugs USA, Boutique Rugs offers a huge assortment of rugs in every style at accessible prices. You can filter by size, color, material, style, and price, which is necessary when there’s so much great inventory to sift through. Plus, you can pretty much always find good deals, and shipping is always free.
You can shop eCarpetGallery two ways: via their e-commerce brand site, or (my favorite option) on eBay. The site’s mission is to deliver luxury rugs at much lower prices, and you’ll find a wide selection of authentic Persian and vintage rugs. If you’re on the hunt for traditional wool and berber vintage rugs with a global feel, don’t miss this seller.
Target (unsurprisingly) has a ton of on-trend and inexpensive options, ranging from area rugs and runners to washable and outdoor rugs. You can normally find a good range in the stores, but for larger sizes (like 8′ x 10′ and up) and more variety, we recommend you hunt online. There’s a lot to sift through, so try going by brand: Project 62 is full of contemporary offerings, while Threshold should be your first stop for traditional and outdoor styles.
Our top source for vintage rugs, Revival is a direct-to-consumer company on a mission to make sourcing vintage rugs as easy and inexpensive as possible. Picks on the site are typically one of a kind, and therefore the inventory is always changing. No matter what, you’re always guaranteed to find something unique and gorgeous.
Sarah M. Vazquez, Nicole Lund, Jaclyn Turner, and Sarah Lyon also contributed to reporting.