ONE of the easiest ways to update your home is to use a rug, whether it’s colorful, textured, or heavy patterned.
But if you find the prices a bit steep, take a look at our selection of inexpensive rugs.
We have a range of designs, from geometric to shiny, from oriental to simple to look at, but before you buy there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, decide if you want your rug to cover a large area or have space around it.
It is worth noting the size on your floor first to verify that you are happy with the measurements – there is nothing worse than buying a rug only to find out that it is too small.
If it’s for a high traffic area, like a hallway or landing, or under a dining table where food might fall, go for a low pile design to make it easier to clean.
You might also want to invest in carpet clips, to keep it from settling or slipping if it needs to be stepped on.
A big trend we saw last year is in outdoor rugs and many of them can be used both indoors and outdoors, so check before you buy if you think you might want to use it outdoors.
With all of that in mind, it’s time to crack.
We’ve started you off with six of the best designs on the market – there’s something for everyone, whatever your taste or budget.
1. Natural selection
With bohemian interiors being such a big trend, it’s no surprise that natural materials are on the rise, including, of course, jute.
This braided design is handcrafted and the circular shape helps add interest to an angular space.
Measuring 120 cm in diameter, it will bring a bohemian touch to your interior.
- Aftas round jute rug, £ 60, La Redoute – Buy here
2. Feel blue
It’s not easy to find a great rug for under £ 100 these days, but Wayfair still kills it in terms of price.
This design is ideal if you are looking for an oriental style rug, and the dark blue colourway is quite trendy.
Pair it with copper accessories and a plush velvet sofa for an upscale look.
- Well Woven Amba Blue Area rug, £ 72.99 for 160 x 220 cm design, Wayfair – buy here
3. All weather
Are you looking for a truly versatile design? Then this rug is for you, with a bold palette and print.
Crafted from wool, it’s great for busy families and the geometric design adds a modern touch.
- Geometric Toki Wool Rug, £ 299 from Made – buy here
4. Think pink
Hard floors can be, well, hard, so if you want to step on something soft and comfortable then we suggest this plush design from Matalan.
Some will love the glittery polyester yarn running through it, giving it a little shimmer.
And it’s available in small, medium, or large, to fit any size room.
- Colorado rugs, from £ 20 for a small design, Matalan – Buy here
5. Dreamy green
Bring the outdoors with veg into your living room or dining room.
This dense, chunky pile rug comes in a lovely soft shade of sage, which would work well with a neutral interior, cool white, or other blush greens and pinks.
- Stenlille rug, £ 60 for a 170 x 240 cm design, Ikea – Buy here
If you want to improve the style of your home, look no further than this beautiful room.
It’s hand tufted and made with New Zealand wool, we think this one is a winner.
- Holden Hand Tufted Wool Geometric Rug, £ 299 at Made.com – buy here
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