10 Area Rugs Under $300 That Look Like They Cost Way More

We're here to prove that you can cover a lot of ground, with a lot of style, for just a little bit of money.

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August 09, 2018

Photo By: Argenis J. Cunha

Soft + Sophisticated Damask

Sink your toes into sophistication with this ultra-elegant handwoven rug! The soft ivory and gray hues play prettily to create a classic damask pattern that will instantly enhance any room in your home.

BUY IT: Birch Lane, $129+

Contemporary Kilim

Can you say, "versatile"? This contemporary kilim rug features a platinum gray and white diamond pattern that ups the cool factor in any space. Roll it out under a modern dining table, as seen here, or use it to highlight your prized velvet loveseat in the living room instead. With this price, you might as well just snag a set and do both!

BUY IT: west elm, $299+

Antiqued Ruby

If you’re renting and living with bland white walls, we bet you're in dire need a color-fix ASAP. Luckily, this ruby red rug is here to deliver. Delicious, apple-red meets orange, inky black and white to create a regal, antiqued rug that satisfies any and all of your color cravings.

BUY IT: Amazon, $167

Fashionable (Faux) Cowhide Rug

Yes, this rug makes a natural addition to Southwestern design — but you don’t have to be a cowgirl to appreciate the cool factor that cowhide rugs bring to the table. We’re smitten with the idea of using this faux hide in a transitional home office or tucked under the foot of a four-post bed in an eclectic design.

BUY IT: Birch Lane, $299 or Amazon, $230

Tufted + Textured

Understated is underrated, don’t you think? Add this cute, casual rug under your bed or in the kids’ room as a bright and easy pick-me-up. The neutral oatmeal hue is universal, while the tufted design packs texture and dimension.

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $39-$149

Blue on Blue

If you purchase one rug off this list, let it be this one. It’s SO good, friends. The design quality is remarkable, and the pretty pastel blue and navy are show-stopping in person. For this price? You. Can’t. Beat. It.

BUY IT: Joss & Main, $56-$458; BUY SIMILAR: Amazon, $28-$468

Nice + Natural

Let me paint this picture for you. You love a rug, but it turns out to be too small for your space. Classic. Tragic. Pro tip: Snag this lovely, natural loom area rug, and use it as a base to layer your prized petite rug on top. The results will have your next-door neighbor begging for you to share the name of your interior designer.

BUY IT: All Modern, $199-$1,412; BUY SIMILAR: Amazon, $36-$472

Vibrant Chenille

Turquoise, hot pink and chenille? No, we’re not dishing on the best spots for back-to-school shopping circa 2002. (To be fair, this is what Lisa Frank dreams are made of, right? We digress.) Shop this trendy, fringed turquoise number to glam-up a teen bedroom, brighten your home office, or to inject a daring dose of color in your den.

BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $39-$189

Updated Ivory + Gray

Classic cream and gray pair to create an updated geometric design suited for just about all design styles and any room in your house. At a reasonable price, too? Run, don’t walk.

BUY IT: Joss & Main, $24-$430; BUY SIMILAR: Amazon, $24.99-$179

Bohemian Dimension

Do us a quick favor, would ya? Run a quick search for "eye candy" because we’re pretty positive that this baby pops up at the top of the list. Gorgeous rust orange and faded teal intertwine to create this killer Aztec-meets-bohemian style rug. SWoooooon, guys! If you’re still not convinced, just head over to the link and peep the landslide of positive reviews.

BUY IT: All Modern, $138-$280; BUY SIMILAR: Amazon, $141-$357