24 Best Machine-Washable Rugs Under $500
Machine-washable, on-trend and less than $500, these area rugs and runners are basically magic carpets.
If you're shopping for a dorm room or a home with pets or kids, a spot-clean-only rug just won’t cut it. You need something that can go in the wash after mud-covered feet or paws walk all over it and come out looking like nothing ever happened. Enter machine-washable rugs. Yes, really — there are rugs out there that you can just stuff into the washer like towels. This used to be a small niche in the rug world, but it’s come a long way, and these days you can find area rugs that are just as stylish as they are functional.
And not all machine-washable rugs have a low pile, so if you prefer plush rugs with more cushion, there are low-maintenance options for those, too. The eco-focused, washable rug company Ruggable has released lines of shag rugs and plush rugs like this Polar White Plush Rug. Made with the softest material, this white furry rug features a classic, easy-to-style color, with long, velvety fibers that feel cozy and warm. Machine-washable and stain-resistant, it holds up to spills and foot traffic.
If you’re in the market for a new area rug, it might be time to try machine-washable rugs. We’ve hand-picked our favorite rugs in popular trends, from boho to neutral styles from brands like Ruggable and Lorena Canals. Take a peek at these gorgeous designs and shop our top picks below.
Vintage-Inspired Washable Rugs
Everyone wants an antique rug, but have you actually looked up prices for a certified 8-by-10 antique rug? You could buy a car for the same cost, or maybe even two! And then, on top of the sticker price, you have to have it insured and professionally cleaned. Basically, it turns your living room into a museum. But there is a way to get a similar bohemian look for a lot less — Ruggable has an entire line of Persian-style area rugs that you don't have to baby at all. Just wad 'em up and toss in the wash.
Neutral Washable Rugs
Neutral rugs don't have to be boring! You can still have tons of texture and pattern play with a neutral area rug. With rugs, the higher the pile typically means the less likely it is to be machine-washable. But if you want that super plush look, try a low-pile rug with tufting.
Southwestern-Inspired Washable Rugs
If you love Southwestern style, say hello to this stunning, colorful area rug. It looks cute styled in this dining room, but can’t you just imagine it in a living room with cognac leather seating and a kiva fireplace? Simply swoon-worthy.
Floral Washable Rugs
If you’re obsessed with tropical style and have lost count of how many plants you have, this Lorena Canals rug is the perfect rug for you. And, if you accidentally spill some potting soil, just toss this beauty in the washing machine. Palm leaves aside, florals are popping up everywhere in design right now. It's a great way to add bold personality to a room if you're not ready to commit to floral wallpaper.
Retro Washable Rugs
Funky '70s decor is trending big time — especially rainbow arches, terrazzo and abstract flowers. If you're not ready to embrace orange glassware or mushroom lamps, start with a rug.
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