I’ve been in the market for a good area rug for years. In fact, I’ve never owned one. I’ve always been lucky with good-enough wood flooring to sit with my indecision—and without a living room rug. The trouble is: area rugs are
expensive. It’s a massive commitment, taking up 9 by 12 feet in a room and costing thousands of dollars. If you’re looking to spend under $1k on an area rug, but would still like one fairly well made and neutral in tone, here is our list of favorites.
Above: The Stoense Low Pile Rug in Medium Grey, size 6’7″ x 9’10” is only $149 at IKEA. Stoense Low Pile Rug Above: The Alder Rug from Room & Board comes in four neutral colors from light to dark; $999 for the largest area rug size. Above: From Schoolhouse, the Ribbed Wool Rug in ivory is a hearty, textured rug made from 100-percent wool; $999 for the 9′ x 12′ size. Above: Currently on sale, the ABC Carpet & Home Contemporary Wool Rug is $1,000 (normally $1,600) for the 9′ x 12′ size. Above: The Blake Handwoven Jute Rug is woven with two tones of natural jute; $899 for the area rug (9′ x 12′ size) at CB2. Above: The IKEA Morum Flatweave Rug comes in only up to a size 6’7″ x 9’10” for $99. IKEA offers additional colors in the Morum style as well. Above: Crate & Barrel’s Sisal Grey Rug (it also comes in four other neutral colors) is $599. Above: Ferm Living’s Shade Loop Rug is a tufted beige wool rug for €609 at Ferm Living. Above: The HAY Raw Rug is smaller than most area rugs (its largest size is 7′ x 10′) and comes in five colors. Here, the Dark Grey Rug is $795 at HAY. Above: The Nantucket Rug in Nickel (shown) or Blue, is a simple striped flatweave rug made of wool and nylon; $798 for the 9′ x 12′ size at Serena & Lily. Above: The IKEA Tyvelse Rug Low Pile Rug in 6’7″ x 9’10” is $179. It’s also available in blue and black at IKEA. Above: West Elm’s Tweed Flatweave Dhurrie Rug comes in Iron (shown) and Dark Horseradish (a beige-camel color) for $699.
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