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We all know that a chic area rug can make or break your space, adding instant color, texture and coziness. But not only that, the best area rugs make interiors feel warmer, homier and more personal — they may even encourage your kids to hop on the floor and play a game, or double as a comfortable bed for the family pet. There’s a lot to consider when shopping for an area rug, like size, material, style and quality. Luckily, we did the research for you. We’ve compiled top-rated and best-selling area rugs from some of the best places to buy rugs online, including Wayfair, Amazon, Rugs USA and Ruggable.
No matter your home aesthetic or budget, you’re sure to find a great pick for the bedroom, living room, dining room or even an outdoor rug for the patio or deck. And if you’ve got pets, we’ve included a ton of options that are easy to clean — including machine washable rugs. Most of these rugs are available in various sizes, shapes and colors, so you can find the exact fit for your room.
But before settling on a favorite, make sure the design is available in the right rug size and consider the material and rug pile. While high-pile rugs (think faux fur or shag) feel great on bare feet in the bedroom or baby nursery, low-pile rugs (think wool or polyester) are best for high traffic areas, like entryways, kitchens or playrooms.
Alyssa Gautieri (she/her) is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design. Prior to joining GH in 2022, she wrote for publications including ELLE Decor, Chairish, BobVila.com, Unique Homes Magazine and LODGING Magazine, in addition to crafting product copy for home brands like BrylaneHome and VIGO Industries.