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A rug may sound like something our parents or even grandparents had in their home, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about adding this piece of decor into your own space.
Rugs are powerful in that they have the ability to instantly upgrade a room and make it feel fresh and new again. But unlike construction, carpeting or even a fresh coat of paint, no one has to be hired (which means paid) and no mess has to be made. You simply unroll the rug when on the floor you want it to be, and you’re done. It’s easier now more than ever to find some of the best places to buy rugs online as well. Gone are the days of being limited to rugs the size you need costing a fortune.
That said, there are of course a lot of beautiful rugs out there and a lot of not-so-beautiful rugs as well. And this is true at every price point, and every style or color option. The best rugs online come in both high quality and low quality, along with those that will be easy to care for, and those that are a nightmare.
How do we find the best place to buy a rug online? Quite simply, it involves knowing what you want, how to shop and how best to take advantage of that option once we are there. Lucky for us, there’s plenty of awesome places to shop for rugs online.
Amazon can always be counted on to have a bit of something for everyone, and rugs are no different. They have a wide array of price points, brands, materials and designs to choose from. They also have ratings and user reviews, which is really helpful when making final decisions. And if you are lucky enough to find something on Amazon Prime — it’s even free shipping (a rarity for rugs). You’ll find rugs for any personality, like this JONATHAN Y Contemporary POP Modern Abstract Vintage Cream and Pink rug, which combines tones of pink, fuchsia, coral, yellow, beige and gray.
This Swedish superstore offers tons of options, from colors and materials to patterns and designs and they are all value-priced. If you are looking for a rug for a child’s room or a dorm and want it to be inexpensive, easy to clean, and lightweight, IKEA is a fantastic option — and it also offers very modern styles and user ratings to help you make your decision. That IKEA is affordable doesn’t mean it is cheap stuff either. You’ll find quite a large range of options, including some pretty special pieces, like this fantastic vintage-style Oriental rug.
Ruggable may be your best option of all when shopping for rugs, because it has a lot of high-quality, washable options and everything you find is usually on sale. You’ll see easy-to-care-for rugs that are washing machine friendly, and there is certainly an option that checks all the boxes we tend to look for, from reasonable pricing to being suitable in both value and care for children and pets. Looking for lightweight rugs? Stain-resistant rugs? They are all here, and with the sort of stock available, sure to be found in the size, style, and color or pattern you are looking for, even if it’s bold and pretty out there. For example, check out this stunning collaboration between Ruggable and Jonathan Adler featuring two black and white serpents sprawled on an emerald green background.
This site is a good option as well for those on a budget (and who among us isn’t these days)? It better be, it’s literally called “rugs.com.” This site is especially easy to navigate, letting you sort by color, size, even the room you plan to put it in, and you can also sort from specific themes or styles, and can get pretty personal, like this gorgeous hand-knotted Moroccan rug. For example, if you really want a geometric style, or plush, or a Persian rug — you don’t get much easier than this.
5. Revival Rugs
There’s something extra inviting about a vintage rug. We can’t help but feel like these rugs tell a story and are a gift from another time. If you love vintage, Revival has some of the best options we could find. This site has a lot of unique and rare rugs, making sure you’ll find something there you couldn’t get anywhere else. This beautiful deep red Turkish piece is a one-of-a-kind vintage rug, hand-knotted in Anatolia, Turkey.
Yes, eBay! If you are looking for one-of-a-kind and vintage options, why not go to eBay, which is often a lot of people selling off their family heirlooms after grandma passes away? OK, that’s dark, but you’ll find a lot of stuff here that’s simply not in stores, and from all over the world. This midcentury Chinese purple and orange hand-knotted wool rug is a stunning piece and an investment that is sure to stay in the family for generations (as long as you treat it well, of course).
Frontage is a fantastic option for easy care family-friendly rugs, and they have a lot of outdoor rug options as well. This is a fun choice for a patio area that just needs a bit of sprucing up. This blue and light gray rug is easy to care for, comes in a variety of sizes and colors, and has a modern feel with a perfectly aged look — the best of both worlds.
8. Home Depot
This store may be known for their home repair items, but they really have a ton of rugs here as well, for both indoor and outdoor use. Expect a rug you find at Home Depot to be durable and easy to care for — it’s sort of its thing — and normally a good value as well. Speaking of great value, this StyleWell Valencia blue shag trellis area rug is an absolute steal and offers a contemporary design with a classic trellis pattern.
We can’t help it. We’re obsessed with Etsy. It’s one of the best stores for fun, often one-of-a-kind and sometimes handmade options of, well, everything. That everything even includes rugs, and you’ll undoubtedly find some incredible one-of-a-kind options here. As an online marketplace, there are all kinds of different styles and textures and the added bonus of knowing you are supporting independent and small businesses. Some are vintage, some are modern, and they come at a variety of price points, but it’s always a really fun browse and there’s constantly more inventory being added. We’re obsessed with this antique Persian rug.
We love Wayfair for so much of the home decor we buy, from lamps to storage ottomans. It’s not surprising it’s also a good place to find a wide array of rug styles and sizes at a range of prices. There’s even a one-of-a-kind section with vintage and handmade options, for when you need that new statement piece to be extra special. This Laura Ashley Halstead Oriental gray area rug is an incredible buy and comes in a timeless pattern. It’ll make any room feel more sophisticated.