Guest Picks: 20 Affordable Area Rugs
Bring some interest to your floor with one of these budget-friendly patterned area rugs
Melanie Blodgett October 12, 2011
My husband and I just bought our first home. While we haven't moved in yet, my mind is spinning with how I'm going to furnish it (the manager at West Elm knows me by name) and decorating ideas. Luckily my day job is blogger (http://youaremyfave.com/blog/) so my projects can double as work.
My husband and I just bought our first home. While we haven't moved in yet, my mind... More
The floor in front of my couch is looking awfully bare. The requirements? A fun patterned rug that doesn't cost more than $1,000. — Melanie from You Are My Fave
I don't usually go for Southwest motifs, but I saw this rug in a bedroom that wasn't themed and the colors and patterned looked modern and fresh.
Classic stripes in three different colors with an accent trim? I'm sold.
A modern pop of pattern and color. It's on the small side but would make a great addition to a kitchen or laundry room.
A nice neutral rug with a subtle chevron pattern can be easily added to any room.
This contemporary abstract pattern will add color and interest to your floor. I like that the main color is a nice shade of gray instead of a white that dirties easier.
My husband is concerned with the coziness of the rug we choose. This will give him the softness he wants while not compromising on the pattern I want.
I like the safe color of this one. It wouldn't be hard to match and it sill carries interest.
Although florals are often seen as girly, the large-scale pattern and navy color of this rug make it a little more masculine. At least that's the argument I would give to my husband.
If Oprah recommends it then it must be good. I love the deep teal one.
This droplet reminds me of the classic stem pattern from Orla Kiely. That's a win in my book.
Houndstooth is one of those classic patterns that I don't think I'll ever tire of. If you stare at it for too long it might cause a headache though.
I usually don't go for red, but combine it with a nice gray and it looks sharp enough to blanket the floor.
Dash and Albert have stripes down. I love how brightly colored this rug is, as well as the affordable price.
This ikat pattern looks way more lush and expensive than it really is. It almost looks like something from the pages of a magazine.
How long has the damask pattern been around? Long enough to know that it's always going to be a classic.
Amy Butler knows how to work a pattern, and this floral rug is no exception. It's a great price for the designer look.
I feel like this one would fit in well at a cabin. It kind of screams "mountain man."
I haven't really considered lavender, but I'm thinking it could definitely work paired with navy and gray.
Another ikat pattern that looks luxe in more manly colors.
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