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Stunning Area Rugs for $167 or Less!

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Inexpensive area rugs are not always an easy find. If you want to furnish your space with a decent rug, you’re looking at hefty price tags (hundreds-thousands) when you walk into a home decor retailer. Besides protecting your flooring, area rugs can set the tone for a room (ex: busy and energizing vs. muted and mellow), create visual zones, and are simply works of art whether displayed on the ground or hung on a wall. These factors are important to consider when looking for a mat that suits your style, and you’ll have a much less difficult time finding “the one” online because of all the filter tools that narrow down the options. Take a look at the high-quality, affordable rugs below and note that prices shown are reflective of standard 5 x 7 rectangles.

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Boho Persian Tassel Orange Area Rug

If your space could use a dose of vibrancy, this loud bohemian carpet will do the trick. The intricate florals and tassel trim makes for a unique and handsome rug that looks much more expensive than it actually is.

About $132; Overstock


Rachel Blue Abstract Area Rug

Lay down a blanket of calming blues with this watercolor-looking rug. The abstract piece fits nicely with both casual and high-end furnishings and promotes a laid-back but sophisticated environment.

About $82; Overstock


Nacoda Shaggy Moroccan Lattice Fringe

Fringey diamonds add texture to this delicate pastel rug. If pretty in pink isn’t your thing, there are four other colors to choose from.

$167; RugsUSA


Stockholm Rug

Got a case of the blues? It doesn’t have to be a bad thing! Roll out this navy blue Turkish rug that feels inspired by the Mediterranean Sea.

$129; eSaleRugs


Tufted Pom Rug

Break up a static space with this fun pom pom rug. The muted color options balance out the quirky design, resulting in a versatile and far-from-boring piece.

$129; Urban Outfitters


Andromeda Rug

Another Turkish gem, this technicolor mat will fulfill your iridescent dreams.



Ari Block Printed Rug

Add dimension to your space with this patterned rug, finished with a knotted tassel trim. This neutral piece could complement any corner of the home and would be great for overlapping with a mix of earth-tone mats.

$99; Urban Outfitters


Elson Power Loomed Area Rug

Bring in a layer of personality to the room with these attention-grabbing threads. “Its synthetic materials increase its durability and longevity while its natural materials add to its underfoot comfort and stylish appeal”.

About $126; Wayfair


Clayton Faux Cowhide Area Rug

This faux cowhide will add character to your place as soon as you lay it down. Its shimmering gold specs modernize this traditionally rustic accessory.

About $151; Overstock


Spacedye Design Woven Area Rug

Protect your floors from wear and tear with these monochromatic threads. This handmade woven rug is Goodweave certified, which supports artisans in the industry.

About $110; Target


Premium Greek Flokati

Nothing glams up a space like a luxurious, furry rug. If you’ve been in search of an affordable option, look no further. Too good to be true? Just read the reviews.

$161; RugsUSA


Loloi Nyla Collection NY-25

This Egyptian-made rug will enhance your interior, complementing an array of aesthetics from bohemian to something more elegant.

About $130; TJ Maxx


nuLOOM Geometric Charlotte Diamond Check Tassel Area Rug

Diamond check, geometric lines, and tassel borders: all things on the trend radar. Covet this area rug that’ll be sure to make a stylish statement.

About $147; Overstock


Maui Chunky Loop
A natural fiber rug such as this jute mat brings an earthy and chic vibe indoors. This eco-friendly, organic accessory can be styled in the dining room, an entryway hall, or even on a front porch.
Dani Caruso
Dani Caruso By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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