Shopping for a rug in stores can be underwhelming, and, frankly, a crapshoot. With such a bulky item, most stores won't have much of a selection, and it's not as easy to browse through rugs as it is to browse through a rack of clothes. Buying rugs online isn't that much better either. Unless you find the right website to shop for rugs, that is. Some websites are dedicated to just rugs, and there are some sites you'd be surprised have a decent selection of rugs. Add in bonuses like free shipping and returns, and buying a rug has never been easier. If you've been looking to buy a new rug for your home, these are 10 of the best websites to shop for rugs in 2021.
Amazon's unwieldy selection of rugs is a bit of an eyesore to go through, but if you use the e-tailer's super-specific filters, you can find something you'll like. You're not going to find anything you'll want to pass down for generations, but if you just need something cheap to cover your hardwood floor, this is the place to shop — and Prime two-day shipping doesn't hurt.
Editor's Pick: Unique Loom Trellis Frieze Collection ($95)
If you've seen an eye-catching rug on Instagram recently, there's a big chance that it's from Cold Picnic. The Brooklyn-based design studio is known for its bold rugs, quilts and bath mats, adorned with fun prints. Artisans in India make all of Cold Picnic's rugs by hand from 1oo percent Tex wool sourced from New Zealand. The wool is long and fine, which helps them shed less, as well as make colors more vibrant.
Editor's Pick: Crocodile ($230)
Revival Rug is a direct-to-consumer rug company — that has since delved into furniture — specializing in one-of-a-kind handmade rugs from around the world. The brand's co-founders created Revival with the idea of selling rugs at approachable price points, so when you're shopping the website, you can feel secure knowing you aren't getting ripped off. It even has its own in-house designed rugs that'll make you wish you had more floor space so you could buy them all.
Editor's Pick: Rojda ($389)
If you're prone to making messes (or you live with messy people or pets), a machine-washable rug sounds like a dream. Luckily, Ruggable only sells washable rugs, and they're as convenient as they are attractive. The brand employs a two-piece rug system, consisting of a lightweight, machine-washable rug cover and a non-slip, easy-to-clean rug pad. That means you can clean your rugs more efficiently on your own without having to employ a pricey rug-cleaning service.
Editor's Pick: Kamran Cayenne Red Rug ($229)
We're not sure how Rugs.com managed to score its domain name, but its wide array of rugs definitely lives up to the name. Easily shop by size, color and style to find the rug you're looking for, and things get even better with Rugs.com's daily flash deals, which can see huge markdowns on some of the nicest rugs.
Editor's Pick: Moroccan Runner Rug ($1,099)
Rugs USA is like a powerhouse in the rug market. Besides an excellent selection of options, you get free two-day shipping (you have competition, Amazon) and 30 days to make a return because shopping for rugs online can be tricky and you never know what you'll actually receive. xIt even has a robust sale section filled with marked-down goodies.
Editor's Pick: Off White Jute Braided Saturn Border Area Rug ($63+)
Target has been killing it with its in-house brands of home decor, like Opalhouse, Project 62 and Threshold. Each has its own design aaesthetic from modern to farmhouse chic, which makes it easier to narrow down your rug search to the specific style you're seeking out.
Editor's Pick: Hearth & Hand Textured Border Stripe Area Rug ($70)
We rave about Urban Outfitters' underrated home goods section all the time, so it only makes sense that we include them as a great place to buy rugs. While UO has some traditional-style options, the brand also carries a lot of printed options, of if you're looking for something with a bit more personality, start here.
Editor's Pick: Roland Printed Rag Rug ($149)
Wayfair's selection of rugs is overwhelming, but you'll definitely find some buried treasure. The retailer has all kinds of styles, sizes and shapes available, plus, it's all extremely affordable. Catch one of Wayfair's many sales to get some rugs for a steal.
Editor's Pick: Andover Mills Leona Oriental Runner ($59)
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