Best Basics: 15 Must-Have Black-&-White Rugs Under $200

published Aug 23, 2016
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Black-and-white floors, whether kitchen linoleum or handmade bathroom tiles, are totally timeless, classic yet bold, and completely irresistible to me. But if you don’t have the time, money, or authority to redo all your floors, you can get the look with any one of these affordable and completely fantastic black-and-white rugs under $200.

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LAPPLJUNG RUTA, IKEA, 6’7″x9’10”, $99.99

I’ve seen this rug—or one of a similar pattern—in so many House Tours, and it always looks fabulous. It is allegedly great for dining rooms, because “the flat-woven surface makes it easy to pull out the chairs and vacuum.”

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Triangle Rag Rug, Urban Outfitters, 4’x6′, $99

Here’s a classic cotton rag rug perfect for these triangles-on-everything times. It is handwoven, low-profile, and had 4.5 stars from 23 reviews such as this one: “I have this rug for over two years now and I still love it.” So nice to hear it holds up well!

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Hilda Monica Rug, AllModern, 5’x7’6″, $194.99

The always-delightful Swiss cross makes an appearance on this hand-tufted 100% wool rug. It’s also available in black with white crosses, which is equally delightful—especially if you tend to spill.

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Marlton Textured Wool Rug, Target, 5’x8′, $115.49

Don’t quite have the budget to redo your floors in fabulous handmade tiles? This ornate rug—which gets 4.5 stars from 14 reviews—is an excellent placeholder whilst you save.

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Nourison Linear Rug, AllModern, 3’9″x5’9″, $156.71

Speaking of tiles! This graphic rug was hand-knotted in India of 100% wool and has 4.5 stars from 6 reviews such as: “[it] makes the whole space look incredibly sophisticated.”

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End Line Rug, CB2, 5’x8′, on sale for $116.00

Does this rug come in a shirt? I would totally wear that. It was handwoven in India out of 100% cotton.

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Plum & Bow Connected Stripe Rag Rug, Urban Outfitters, 4’x6′, $59

I love the summery Scandi quality of this version, but it’s also available in black with delicate white stripes.

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Patterned Rug, H&M, 4’7″x6’7″, $199.99

I’m seeing this sort of sketchy geometric pattern everywhere right now, but this is the only version at a nice low price point. It is a long-pile weave of cotton and wool, so it’s especially cozy for the colder months ahead.

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STOCKHOLM Rug, IKEA, 5’7″x7’10”, $199

This rug has reached icon status in the design world, probably because it is large, affordable, reversible, and was handwoven “in India in organized weaving centers with good working conditions and fair wages.”

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Ella Rug, Target, 4’x5’7″, $134.99

I love these faded sorts of rugs, and this black-and-white version will go with everything and give your home the slightly mysterious air of a long-abandoned manse.

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Dash & Albert Tattersall Rug, Wayfair, 4’x6′, $117

How did it never occur to me that black-and-white plaid would make the cutest rug ever? This one is handwoven in India of 100% cotton and is hand washable.

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Olin Striped Rug, Crate & Barrel, 5’x8′, $149

Classic. This one is also “hand-loomed by artisans skilled in flat-weave construction” in India out of 100% cotton and won’t go out of style anytime soon.

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<a href="" fit class_name: show_pin_button: show_image_credits:>Kalora Platinum Rug, Wayfair, 2’8″x4’11”, $78.99

This deliciously dramatic rug, the only non-patterned entry in this roundup, is also available in a 5’3″x7’7″ version for just over our $200 limit. It received 5 stars from 16 reviews, including this one: “Soft. looks amazing. Much better looking in person than in the photos.” And I think the photos already look fantastic!

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Spotted Door Mat, Spartan, $80

This one is obviously just a door mat, but it’s too cute not to include. It is handwoven of fique—”a strong durable fiber obtained from the leaves of a succulent tropical American plant of the genus,” according to Merriam-Webster—and is very absorbent.

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Car Track Cotton Rug, H&M, 3’x4’3″, $34.99

I wanted to include one kid’s rug, so here’s my whimsical pick. This machine washable rug is 100% cotton with a nonslip backing and will help teach your kids about urban planning and the importance of bike lanes.