Area Rugs That Double as Statement Pieces

Area rugs can really tie a room together, thanks in part to their space defining qualities and plush textures. From bold colors to intricate patterns, these eye-catching rugs will update your interior in the most dramatic of ways.

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February 28, 2018
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1. Moroccan Inspired Shag

Moroccan-inspired finds are guaranteed to boost your style — without breaking the bank. With their shaggy make and haphazard pattern placement, these designs are impossible to overlook. Yes, there are multiple colors present, but not in an overwhelming way. This balance between understated and vibrant makes it an ideal choice for a home looking to dip its toes into bold design choices. BUY IT: NuLoom, $109

2. Moody Florals

Whether your interior is already filled with statement pieces or you prefer a more neutral palette, choosing a rug with a scene-stealing print adds instant aesthetic appeal. While standard florals have their appeal, this moody modern approach is the perfect fresh take on a classic. With its dark navy palette and oversized abstract flowers, this dramatic textile will be a pleasing update in any room of the house. BUY IT: Target, $80

3. Contrasting Colors

If you’re not ready to fully commit to a colorful update, but are toying around with the idea of introducing some unexpected shades, this beginner-friendly option is for you. The majority of the rug is gray, making the small pops of color the perfect amount for anyone feeling hesitant about bringing vibrant hues into their home. With the eye-catching contrast, variety of patterns, and extra fringe at the borders, this goes far beyond something to toss on the floor and forget. BUY IT: World Market, $150

4. Statement Shapes

While there are endless options when it comes to colors, patterns and materials when it comes to rugs, one thing we don’t often see explored is unique concepts of shape. Sure, there are different sizes and varieties of both rectangular and round options, but rarely do we see an abstract take. If you want to achieve the complex layered look without actually, well, layering — this is one rug to consider. Thanks to the simple jute and the minimalist stripes at play, the overlapping appearance truly takes center stage. BUY IT: IKEA, $169

5. Understated Colors

If vibrant hues aren’t for you, there are easy ways to create a setup that's as stylish as it is understated. Skip the over-the-top finds and opt for something that stands out because of its thoughtful details instead. Less is often more, after all. With the muted rosy hue, Southwest-inspired pattern and delicate fringe, this area rug will add just the right touch of boho style for a laid-back, yet stylish statement. BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $119

6. Patterned Jute

Jute rugs are great choices for a variety of reasons. Beyond their often budget-friendly price points and easily cleanable surfaces, they’re also the perfect way to add a stylish update without compromising your overall aesthetic. While a plain option will introduce the ideal amount of textured contrast to your floors, you can take it one step further by picking up a printed version, like this stunner. Because of its natural color palette, any type of furniture and decor will complement it perfectly. BUY IT: T.J.Maxx, $100-$180

7. Round Alternatives

While rectangular options may be the norm when it comes to rugs, alternative shapes shouldn’t be ignored. Despite its traditional Persian style, this patterned rug feels fresh and more contemporary because of its round shape. Whether this is tucked away in a nook to create a cozy corner, or positioned front and center in a bedroom, this design-forward addition will become a standout — and rightfully so. BUY IT: Target, $97

8. On-Trend Additions

Popular styles may come and go, but that doesn’t change the fact that sometimes we just want to showcase them in our own homes. One way to bring trendy styles home? Choose an edgy rug. This ombre addition will feel current and modern without detracting from your current setup. And while this turquoise choice is on the brighter side, you can pull off this look with more neutral or muted shades, too. BUY IT: Joss and Main, $179

9. Faux Fur Focal Point

An easy way to turn any floor into a statement is by choosing an area rug that is strong on texture. While certain options may be appealing for their understated qualities, opting for a plush addition will instantly revamp any room. Achieve a glam look in one simple step by bringing in some faux fur. It doesn’t matter what color you happen to choose, these fluffy features will turn any spot of the home into an opulent oasis. BUY IT: Safavieh, $400

10. Colorful Accent

Bright coats of paint and bold wallpaper are one way to bring in color, but if you’re searching for a new way to create a focal point, it’s time to look to the floors. If you can't settle on one statement shade, this multicolored find will definitely pique your interest. Although bright pink is at the forefront, there are still a variety of different palettes included in this show-stopping accent. BUY IT: Rugs USA, $39-$989

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