20 Budget-Friendly Rugs Perfect for Your Dorm Room

Dorm living may be temporary, but that doesn’t mean it can't be beautiful. Instantly transform college living quarters into your home away from home with one of these stylish, cozy and inexpensive dorm room rugs.

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August 17, 2020

Style Underfoot

The easiest way to make a dorm room feel more like home? Ground your space with a soft, stylish area or accent rug you love. From there, you can build a dreamy dorm room look that inspires and relaxes you. In this cozy corner, styled by the experts at Dormify, a pink shag accent rug pops against a larger white shag area rug for a double dose of chic, comfy style.

Trendy Tassels

Piled high with texture and infused with southwestern charm, this seriously soft, pink rug is a statement-maker. Pair with neutral or white furniture and bedding to allow this piece to really shine.

Buy It: Walmart, $45.98 (Originally $54.99)

Bargain Beauty

Just less than $60, this 5-by-7-foot medallion area rug allows you to dial up the sophistication without emptying your wallet. It's also available in seven different colors to suit your unique style.

BUY IT: Amazon, $58.00

Mandala Floral

Ground yourself and your space with this serene, circular Mandala-style rag rug that doubles as a meditation mat.

BUY IT: $39.99

Positively Pretty

Pretty and plush, this positively stylish shag rug features a simple cross pattern and soft, subtle hues that blend seamlessly with any modern, bohemian dorm room design.

BUY IT: Wayfair, 73.99

Crazy for Color

Looking to infuse your dorm room with bold, saturated hues and playful patterns? This multi-colored, Peshawar-inspired rug is just the ticket. But don't stop there — pull color inspiration from the rug to coordinate your bedding and other decor.

Buy It: Wayfair, $48.99 (Originally $160)

Shaggy Chic

Cozy up cold floors with a simple yet elegant shag rug. The calming gray hue paired with a textured shag is the perfect complement to almost any decor style. No roommate squabbles here!

BUY IT: Amazon, $31.99 (Originally $35.99)

Green With Envy

Add much-needed character and warmth to your floors with an affordable, vintage-style rug. Available in 18 different colors, this rug is durable enough to handle high-traffic areas while maintaining its vintage charm.

BUY IT: Amazon, $41.49 (Originally $147)

Tasteful Trellis

This stylish area rug features a popular Moroccan-inspired trellis pattern infused with a touch of playful color for a fresh, fun vibe.

BUY IT: Walmart.com, $52.79

Easy Breezy

Accentuate your laid-back, boho style with a low-profile, dusty purple cotton rug. Not only is this inexpensive rug easy to clean, but its lightweight construction makes move-in day a breeze.

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $39

Be the Tiger King

W.W.J.E.D.: What would Joe Exotic do? He would start by buying this conversation-starting bathmat to make his dorm room feel just like the jungle. Note: No animals were harmed in the making of this rug.

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $49.00

Worn and Wonderful

If you have thousands of dollars to spend on an heirloom rug, great! But for the rest of us, this printed dupe with a distressed, vintage aesthetic is the closest we'll get. Luckily, it's just as stunning as the real thing.

BUY IT: Overstock, $82.99

Geometric Gem

Channel all the classy, minimalist vibes you can muster with this muted gray rug featuring a delicate geometric pattern. Not only is this rug super stylish, but it's also resistant to water, mold, mildew and stains and doesn’t shed. Win, win, win!

BUY IT: Amazon, $47.77 (Originally $199)

The Very Best Bathmat

A good bathmat is hard to find, but this gorgeous kilim rug from Urban Outfitters might just check all the boxes. Fluffy, stylish and affordable, this apricot-hued bathmat is actually the length of a bath. No cold toes here!

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $49.00

Color in the Round

You can't paint your walls, but you can add a splash of vibrant color to the floor. This round rug packs a punch with saturated hues and an intricate pattern that's just the right amount of busy.

BUY IT: $84.99

Printed Persian Perfection

Give your dorm room a serious dose of sophistication with this printed Persian-style beauty. It looks just like an authentic vintage rug because it's printed using real, one-of-a-kind Persian patterns. The biggest difference? The 99% lower price.

BUY IT: Amazon, $45.49 (Originally $96.25)

Rainbow Reflection

Love the rainbow look but don't want to overwhelm your space with too much color? Put this fringe-trimmed rug from Urban Outfitters in your cart. Cream-colored double rainbows are carved out in a raised shag pattern for a look that's equal parts cozy and trendy.

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $69

Eclectic Underfoot

Boho meets modern in this textured woven rug that features a slightly raised geometric pattern and fun, fringed trim along the edges.

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $99

Diamonds Are Forever

At first glance, this diamond-patterned rug seems to be a solid color. But when you look closely, you will see the beautiful detail of black-and-white diamonds woven from recycled cotton. Best of all, this rug is machine washable, meaning it's up for just about anything.

BUY IT: Amazon, $36.99

Faux Sheepskin

A cozy classic, this surprisingly affordable sheepskin-inspired accent rug can be used to warm up floors or to drape over a desk chair for a chic splash of Hygge style.

BUY IT: Walmart.com, $24.51

Modern Mae

In love with all things modern? Then this Mae Patchwork rug from Urban Outfitters might just be for you. Its artistic, colorful pattern provides a vibrant jumping-off point for streamlined, minimalistic furniture.

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $89

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