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Our Fave Rugs Under $1,000 for Every Room and Style

Design: theSkimm | Photos: Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters
November 1, 2022

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A really good rug can immediately pull any room together, not to mention up its cozy factor. But it often feels like you have to pay an arm and a leg to find even a decent one. That’s where we come in to help. We’ve rounded up the most affordable, high-quality options — from more traditional Oriental rugs to thicker shag and wool styles — that you can live on without treating it like a priceless artifact. Let’s roll.


A washable, rustic-looking rug that comes in many color schemes…

If you haven’t heard of Ruggable, prepare to be impressed. (Promise. We’ve tested ’em.) Their machine-washable rugs are stain resistant, and they cling to a nonslip rug pad so there’s no readjusting necessary. This one is Persian-inspired and just gorgeous, coming in both deep and light hues and various sizes. These rugs are particularly great for for those with pets or kids, since you can clean them so easily. ($89+, Ruggable)

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A thick shag rug with a lattice print…

Perfect for making your first steps out of bed comfy ones or your kid’s playroom floor a soft place to play, this rug features a plush, high-pile shag. The pattern adds dimension to any room without being too loud, and it comes in four colors and multiple sizes. Just gently fluff it the first time you unroll it. Softer days ahead. ($33.90+, Rugs USA)

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An abstract rug for high-traffic areas…

If you want durability, look no further. This one is stain resistant, easy to clean, and thanks to the extremely low pile, won’t shed at all. The pattern is already distressed, so it won’t show wear and tear as easily as others. It comes in three different colors and several sizes. ($31.99+, Wayfair)

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A light and airy tufted rug…

We’d be remiss if we didn’t include at least one Anthropologie masterpiece on this list. This one is #designgoals, with its pretty tufted pattern that will brighten up any room. We suggest placing this rug in a hallway or under a coffee table. A rug pad is recommended to prevent slipping, and it comes in five sizes to suit your space. ($78+, Anthropologie)

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A modern rug that fits into any design style…

Never sleep on the home section at Urban Outfitters. This one has a checkered pattern with a literal twist and will spice up even the most contemporary of rooms. The hand-tufted wool is still soft and cozy, so it’s suitable for a bedroom as well. It comes in black and light blue. ($59+, Urban Outfitters)

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A one-of-a-kind handmade rug…

Look to this Etsy shop for rugs handmade by women in Morocco. Each one is unique and features bright colors and traditional patterns. We adore the bright pinks and reds of this wool one, plus the delicate fringed edge is a fun touch. Customers say the shipping was quick and easy. ($319.72, MoroccanLooms via Etsy)

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A Moroccan-inspired shag rug…

This one is a high-pile shag but shouldn’t shed like others do. It’s also stain resistant and, thanks to the combination of acrylic, cotton, and wool fibers, is durable enough for high-traffic areas. A living room rug if we’ve ever seen one, it comes in five colors. Customers rave about how soft it is. Sign us up. ($118.40, Amazon)

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A pyramid-patterned rug that can also be used outdoors…

This one is designed to resist water, so it’s just as at home inside your house as it is on a deck or patio. The black and ivory pyramid pattern is surprisingly neutral and won’t show wear, no matter how much you walk all over it. Customers love that the pile is so short, it’s even easy to sweep off. ($44+, AllModern)

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A classic Oriental rug that’ll brighten up a room…

If you’re looking for a standout, this affordable option is more vibrant than most, and will give your room the punch of color it needs. It comes in several shapes and sizes, is made of a synthetic blend that’s durable, and customers say it’s easy to vacuum. Okay, serve. ($26.58+, Walmart)

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A wool rug that looks like the sky…

We can’t get over the soft ombré of this one. The soft blue looks like a hazy dusk sky, but it also comes in variations that look like a sunset and the sky at dawn. It’s made with 100% wool but is still incredibly soft, and the medium pile feels good to walk on without being too thick. ($299+, Revival)

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A neutral rug ideal for homes with pets…

If you’re looking for something that adds a touch of design without being too loud, this pattern easily blends into any room. The micro chevron comes off as almost solid, and comes in either dark or light gray. It will hold up for years, and is even designed to be immune to tiny pet claws scratching or picking the weave. Stress less. ($195+, Burrow)

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A jute rug for a coastal look…

It’s made with sustainable, natural fibers that add a breezy feel to any room, but it’s durable and won’t accumulate dirt and debris like piled rugs. To clean, just shake it outside, no vacuuming required. It comes in white and navy trim, and customers say it even works on a patio. ($58.93+, Amazon)

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A hand-knotted rug from India…

The ivory and charcoal diamond pattern is an interesting neutral that’s eye-catching without overpowering the room. It's been handmade with 100% wool that’s sturdy but soft. Each one is unique, and it comes in five sizes. Psst…they also make one of our fave leather jackets that won’t break the bank. *Adds to cart* ($209.90+, Quince)

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