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Rugs are one of the most essential elements in any room, but they’re often among the last pieces you actually buy. I waited a full year after living in my current apartment to finally get an area rug for my living room, and it now looks more put together and cozier than ever. Plus, it keeps my chilly feet protected from the cold floor.
However, a good rug can be expensive. You want something that is both cohesive and will stand up to some foot traffic for years to come—which is probably why I waited so long before purchasing mine. Even if you see the rug in person, you can’t perfectly picture how it will look in your space, meaning the buying process can be even more daunting online.
Thankfully, there are several retailers that make purchasing a rug online easy, with expert reviews that can attest to the quality and amazing return policies in case you need to exchange. Even better, you don’t have to figure out how you’re going to fit a rug in your car—just how you’re going to get it up the stairs. Here are the 10 best places to buy rugs online.
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Our favorite piece right now: Linear Aztec Black Rug—$149
We’re obsessed with Ruggable here at Reviewed. Several of my coworkers have purchased from this site and love how stylish the selection is and that they take care of a common rug struggle: how to wash them. All of Ruggable’s rugs are machine washable, which is ideal for anyone with younger kids or pets. Additionally, each rug comes with a base known as the “pad” that is basically a giant sheet of velcro for a non-slip surface. They sell rugs in a variety of sizes, including runners and outdoor rugs, and if you don’t love your purchase, you can always return it within 30 days—though you’ll have to foot the shipping costs.
2. Home Depot
Our favorite piece right now: nuLOOM Natura Chunky Loop Jute Off-White Area Rug—$180.63
Aside from the tools you need for your DIY project, Home Depot also sells rugs that can provide a finishing touch to your space. While you won’t find a ton of rugs in stores, the selection is huge online. You’ll find rugs of all different sizes as well as rugs broken down by type (indoor, outdoor, runners) and by style (jute, shag, modern), making it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. You can also purchase rug pads here, and you can return rugs within 180 days of purchase to your local store or online, with a complimentary shipping label or scheduled pickup.
3. Rugs USA
Our favorite piece right now: Bosphorus Blue Distressed Persian Area Rug—$175
One of the major benefits of Rugs USA is that it always seems to be running a sale, meaning you can get a new rug for less. The brand has pretty much every kind of rug available, but you can easily sort by price, size, style material, weave, or brand, which makes shopping less overwhelming. Rugs USA offers free shipping, and if you don’t like your choice, you have 30 days to return it.
Our favorite piece right now: Mistana Hillsby Orange/Navy Area Rug—$138.99
The monster online furniture retailer Wayfair naturally sells a huge selection of popular rugs, with many on the affordable side. The site features pretty much every kind of rug you can imagine, and if you need help sifting through the options, you can even shop by room. What really sets Wayfair apart from some of these other sites is the vast number of reviews you’ll find on its products, which makes it easy to vet the true color, comfort, and durability before you buy. Plus, many shoppers post photos, so you can see what it might look like in your own home.
5. World Market
Our favorite piece right now: Gold Printed Faux Cowhide Area Rug—$149.99
World Market offers a vast selection of rugs with an international flair. While you can buy some rugs in stores, you’ll find most of its offerings online. The retailer offers a variety of rugs, from classic jute or shag rugs to vintage-looking rugs and even some trendier options like a faux cowhide or lambskin rug. You can make returns within 120 days, with the option to return directly at a store or online.
Our favorite piece right now: Unique Loom Area Rug—$117.30
Like pretty much everything else, you can order rugs on Amazon—and fast thanks to Prime shipping. Aside from its two exclusive furniture lines—the farmhouse-inspired Stone & Beam and the more modern Rivet—there are a variety of other brands to shop from. As always you should read through reviews if possible, especially when buying from a third-party seller, to ensure you’re getting a quality product.
7. Urban Outfitters
Our favorite piece right now: Tessa Hilo Tufted Rug—$149
The popular alternative clothing store also has a selection of bohemian and trendy rugs that are great for college dorms and small apartments. Most of Urban Outfitters’ rugs are relatively inexpensive, which is great for anyone trying to upgrade their space on a budget. While the offerings may be fewer here compared to some of the other sites on this list, it does have some unique pieces you won’t find anywhere else.
Our favorite piece right now: Threshold Vintage Distressed Rug—$199.99
Target makes it easy to narrow down rugs by style thanks to their four major brands: the classic Threshold, the bohemian Opalhouse, the modern Project62, and the farmhouse-style Hearth & Hand with Magnolia. You can also shop by rooms, color, and type of rug. While you can shop for rugs in physical Targets, it’s easier to shop for them online as they’re fully unfurled and you don’t need to drag them into your car.
Our favorite piece right now: Gray Outdoor Modern Rug—$149
Naturally, Rugs.com specializes exclusively in rugs. There are a ton of options featured on the site, which can be a bit overwhelming at first, but you can easily shop by room, color, size, style, or by collection. Looking for a cheap rug? Rugs.com has daily flash deals, featuring discounts on different rugs each day. It can be hit or miss, but you could score a great price on a look you love by checking it consistently. If you don’t love your pick, you can always return it with free shipping within 30 days.
Our favorite piece right now: Safavieh Amsterdam Bridget Modern Moroccan Boho Rug—$127.49
For low prices on rugs, check out Overstock, which is basically the online version of Home Goods. The selection is always changing based on inventory, so if you see something you like, you need to jump on it or it might be gone forever. You can narrow your search down by size, color, and style, and Overstock also carries popular rug brands like Safavieh and nuLOOM that you can browse through as well.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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