Area rugs have a reputation of being expensive, and I get it. But I’m a firm believer that every room needs a rug and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here’s a list of the best places to buy affordable area rugs.
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I want to start by addressing a few questions that I get regarding rugs.
Q: “Wait, but I have carpet. I don’t need a rug, right?”
A: While I understand that it makes sense that this would be the case… I am a firm believer that every space needs a rug. Since there might already be carpet, it isn’t as much for comfort as much as it is for visuals in a space.
For example, putting a large area rug under your master bed, it’s going to immediately take the space to the next level. The bed will look grounded, the space will be better defined, causing the space to look more put together and more luxurious/magazine-like.
Q: Can I get by with a 5×7?
A: Usually no. I know that’s not what you wanted to hear… but it’s the truth. I’ve most definitely fallen into this trap before and bought a rug that was too small. I eventually just bought a bigger one and spent more money.
Now with that said, if you have a room/area that’s pretty small, it might be big enough. You just want to make sure your rug is proportionate to the room and the area it will be used in.
With that said…
Buying a rug doesn’t have to cost an “arm and a leg”. I promise! Depending on your budget, you might have to save for a little bit. However, I won’t buy a rug unless I can get it around $150 (7×9, 8×10 or bigger). It can be done!
Patience is sometimes the key, which isn’t my strength necessarily 😉 But anyway, working on it.
Where to Buy Rugs
I love RugsUSA and I’ll tell you why below!
Living Room Rug
This rug was a STEAL. It’s 9×12 I want to say… It covers almost our entire living room and it was $180? Definitely more than I normally spend on something like this, but sooo worth it. You can find it here.
RugsUSA almost always has 50-60% off sales, so don’t buy it unless you see one!
This nursery rug is either a 5×7 or 6×9… I honestly can’t remember for anything. But our nursery is pretty tiny, so it fills it really well. I also just adds so much “cute” to the space. Especially when the carpet isn’t nice and new (or if it’s a dark color). Adding a rug just brightens everything up. You can find this striped rug here.
This rug is older, so I can’t find an exact link. However, I found a few that are similar color schemes and styles. They’re also rugs that I’d love to have in my bedroom with everything I have going on in here. Rug 1 is a little pricier, Rug 2 is much more affordable.
To Sum it Up…
RugsUSA is my go-to for sure. The sales are unbeatable.
If you are wanting rugs for each room of your house, start with one room and work from there. Also, don’t be afraid to check thrift stores or FB Marketplace. I found our exact bedroom rug at Goodwill one time. It’s BIG too.