9 Uniquely Shaped Rugs That Will Instantly Make Your Space More Interesting

updated Feb 5, 2024
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Switching out your area rug is one of the simplest and most effective ways to add personality to your living room or practically any space in your home. Square and rectangular rugs tend to get most of the decor attention when it comes to floor coverings, but did you know there are a host of rugs in abstract shapes and designs?

From tufted wool pieces in structural geometric shapes to oblong area rugs with groovy patterns, oddly shaped rugs are in and we’re undeniably obsessed with them. Check out nine fun and uniquely shaped rugs that will take your decor redo to the next level.

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was $358.00

Though this Wayfair wool rug is handmade, the price is still wallet-friendly. The wavy design of the green rug is perfect for a modern space and the pink outline adds a nice bit of color without being too overwhelming.

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Urban Outfitters

Think a neutral rug has to be boring? Well, this Urban Outfitters tufted rug is here to prove you wrong. Though the off-white color makes it an easy fit with any existing decor, the curved design and stripes are just the right amount of texture to add dimension to a space.

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Jungalow is no stranger to eye-catching home items and this Optimism Fiesta rug certainly fits that pattern. The 100 percent wool rug has curved edges, but it's also the interior pattern that's a winner. The cream background highlights a range of colorful flowers and wildlife like monkeys and tigers.

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was $520.00

The style of this "melting" rug from Etsy is a combo of classic with a funky twist, making it a great focal point for any living room or bedroom. One side of the rug is the usual rectangular shape, but the design and edges weave into a unique melting design, hence the name.

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was $63.27

A series of overlapping circles creates this Artistic Weavers rug that comes in teal, sage, or khaki. The color-blocking can feel a bit trendy, but a neutral like khaki or sage adds more of a timeless feel for someone who wants to add new life to their space.

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Urban Outfitters

For a truly tropical vibe, this monstera leaf rug is an immediate add to cart. It features that classic leaf shape and vibrant green color that would look great in any entryway or even an office nook. Also, the rug is completely machine washable.

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was $398.00

There are few places where this Etsy rug wouldn't look great, but it would especially be a welcome addition to an entrance or an office space. It's not just the varying stripes and geometric pattern that make this stand out, but the slight variations in height of the pile also adds texture.

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was $89.00

This braided rug truly shows there's a style for everyone. It's available in a range of colors as well as shapes. You could choose a classic rectangular shape, but a circle or oval design is a fun twist. The oval would especially look great in longer spaces.

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There's something so cozy and even chic about a faux sheepskin rug. Between the curved edges and the super soft material, you're sure to feel like you're walking on a fluffy cloud. Add one of these to the side of your bed or even in front of your couch so your feet always have a soft place to land.

A version of this story was first published on May 4, 2021 by Jasmine Grant.