7 Stylish Rugs That Are Perfect for Small Spaces

updated Jun 16, 2021
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Nothing brings a small space together like the perfect rug. But with so many styles and sizes to choose from, where do you begin? Don’t panic — we’ve got plenty of inspiration for you in our Small/Cool Experience, Apartment Therapy’s shoppable online home design showcase full of decorating tips and tricks from some of your favorite designers, including Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk and Ayesha Curry of Sweet July. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces, including a vibrant geometric print that makes a stylish statement, a neutral rug that blends in with just about any decor, and a classic jute that can be used for layering. Check them out and be sure to visit the entire Small/Cool Experience for more.

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Ballard Designs

If you love jute rugs but want something more outside the box, try the Jesse Printed Jute Rug, which was featured in the Moody Musings room curated by Jaclyn Journey and Amanda Jacobs. A cheerful mix of rich color and natural texture, the patterned jute has a warm floral pattern that would make a beautiful addition to a home office, dining space, or living area.

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Revival Rugs

This 100 percent natural jute rug from Revival Rugs can serve as the perfect layering piece for any space. In Noz Nozawa's Classic Redux room, the designer added a bold red vintage rug on top.

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Boutique Rugs
was $822.00

This vibrant geometric rug is both eye-catching and playful. The monochromatic pink palette pulls together all the warm tones in the New Kitsch room designed by Michelle Famy, and it'll do the same in your space.

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The Biophilic Beauty room featured another natural pick we couldn't take our eyes off of: The River Rug from Armadillo. Crafted from durable jute, its refined warmth can uplift any corner of the home, including the bathroom, hallway, living room, or even in front of the kitchen sink.

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Annie Selke

Designer Adnan Anwar found a cozy treasure for the Comfort Is King room with the Niels Ivory Woven Rug from Annie Selke. Woven from a super-soft blend of wool and viscose, this rug's nubby texture looks and feels great underfoot.

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Boutique Rugs
was $559.00

Estelle Bailey-Babenzien's Biophilic Beauty room is all about giving a nod to living things and using materials, colors, and patterns found in nature. The handwoven jute Herndon Area Rug is soft to the touch, stands up to wear and tear, and is perfect for high-traffic areas.

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Boutique Rugs
was $1999.00

A focal point of Liz Kamarul's Bringing the Indoors Out room, the wool-jute-blend Oriskany Area Rug can be used on a patio space or in a living area. Its natural fibers and cross-hatched style add a playful pattern to an otherwise simple textured piece.