It's well known in the dГ©cor world: One of the quickest and easiest ways to transform a room is by adding a large area rug. You can make your floors even more dramatic simply by layering a colorful or textural rug on top. The right rug can hide ugly floors and make a space look cozier and more finished. But picking the best area rug for a living room is no easy task.
One of the mistakes people often make, especially in the living room, is choosing a rug that's too small for the space. Ideally, all the furniture should sit comfortably on the rug, but at the very least, the front legs of the sofas and chairs should sit on the rug. To make your hunt for the best area rug a little easier, we rounded up our favorite ones for all budgets from some of our go-to retailers.
The Best Area RugsSafavieh Adirondack Chevron Area Rug $409 $408Shop
A Safavieh rug is about affordable as it comes-but they're so stylish. We love this chevron-print rug if you're looking for something neutral that still makes a statement.
Handwoven from natural fibers, this rug has an organic feel and a subtle pattern that's not overpowering.Hella Jongerius Maharam Merger Rug $2195Shop
This Rothko-esqueВ living room rug byВ Dutch industrial designer Hella Jongerius will warm up any space with its rusty red tones.ВWest Elm Stitched Mix Sweater Rug $299 $209Shop
This West Elm Rug is made of aВ durable mix of wool and jute, making it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas or kid-and pet-friendly living rooms.IKEA Stockholm Rug $299Shop
One of our favorite IKEA rugs comes in a generous 8' x 12' size-ideal to make a bold statement in a large living room.
This silky smooth, hand-knottedВ fair trade rug is made of viscose and wool to give it a rich finish. It's a minimalist's ideal rug, with just enough texture to make it warm and interesting.Williams Sonoma Nadya Ikat Hand Knotted Rug $2295Shop
This Williams Sonoma hand knotted rugВ utilizes a classic ikat motif from Uzbekistan. The blue tones give it subtle depth.Serena & Lily Carmel Hand-Knotted Rug $1798Shop
The soft tone-on-tone patterns of this neutral Serena & Lily Persian knot rug make it a great base for a warm neutral living room.ВCost Plus World Market Indigo Blue Lattice Rustica Area Rug $300 $240Shop
Hardwearing and affordable, this jute rug is ideal for young families or people with pets. The dark color hides imperfections, while the jute is resistant to scuffs and scratches.Nani Marquina Watercolor Rug $2995 $1198Shop
This watercolor rug from Note Design Studio in Stockholm has a beautiful multifaceted texture that provides just enough visual interest without being overpowering.Jayson Home Vintage Oushak Rug $7495Shop
There is nothing like a washed-out vintage Oushak rugВ to give a room an understated luxe look. Though they are on the pricier side, they are long-lasting, and will stand the test of time.ВAnthropologie Genesis Rug $58 $248Shop
You can always count on Anthropologie for gorgeous area rugs. This one has an abstract pattern that creates visual interest, but the blue-gray hue feels calming.West Elm Lucent Rug $999 $699Shop
West Elm's Lucent rug collection has a silky smooth finish and a subtle shine that makes it look expensive and luxe without the price tag. It's available in a few different color options, so you can find something that suits your space.Serena & Lily Indio Dhurrie $498Shop
This Serena & Lily rug has the look and feel of a traditional dhurrie. It's just the right canvas for a relaxed room.