The perfect neutral rug can help finish off a room and add much needed texture and warmth! I’m sharing the best neutral rug picks along with my favorite affordable sources.
A few months back, I did my last reader survey and asked what type of products you were on the hunt for. By far the number one request was to find neutral area rugs followed by tips for buying rugs online.
Although this isn’t the case for many people, I am simply not willing to spend a lot of money on a rug. There is absolutely something to be said about high quality rugs, however, with our relaxed lifestyle (and four cats) it makes no sense to spend a lot of money. I never want anything in our home to be too precious for others (or ourselves) to worry about ruining expensive items. I feel like there are so many great rugs out there that are reasonably priced, and I know for our lifestyle, it makes much more sense to not have to commit to a rug for years to come.
The Best Neutral Rugs
Today, I’m sharing a few dozen of my favorite neutral rug finds from all over the internet. I’m also sharing some of my favorite retailers for finding reasonably priced rugs that also come with good reviews.
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Neutral Rug Picks
In an effort to keep neutral rugs from being boring, I either look for one with lots of tactile texture or ones with a subtle, but interesting, pattern. I used to have this rug in our coastal dining room. It is very soft for a jute (because of the chenille blend) and is a really beautiful option! It’s neutral but the exquisite pattern and texture mix made it interesting. Fortunately, it was super easy to clean in a dining room (and the cats love to try and unravel the jute).
For durability, I always love the Dash & Albert line of rugs. Their patterns are timeless classic and their rugs tend to be very durable (especially the indoor/outdoor options). Most of their area rugs are more of a mat style, but work great with a rug pad underneath. We also have this rug in our kitchen now (in the runner size) and it’s the softest indoor/outdoor rug I’ve ever found! I love that we can hose it off, yet it looks like a high-quality indoor rug!
We have this neutral striped rug in our guest bedroom. The pattern is a bit more bold than the other options, but it still acts as a neutral because of the tone-on-tone coloring. It’s a great option if you’re wanting something a bit more graphic.
Following are even more of my favorite neutral rug picks! Simply click on any of the images below to learn more about each of the rugs shown. On mobile you can use your finger to scroll through the options!
My Favorite Sources for Affordable Rugs
Following are some of my favorite sources for finding quality, affordable rugs including neutral areas rugs. This list goes beyond just neutral rugs options, and are stores I search every time I’m on the hunt for a new rug. Each of the store names below are clickable and you’ll be directed right to their rugs:
- Amazon – I always price check Amazon against other retailers, as occasionally they’ll have a better price or offer free shipping.
- Joss & Main – owned by Wayfair so I tend to check both sites if I find a rug I like to see who has the best price at the time.
- Nordstrom – I believe they have the best selection of Dash & Albert rugs (and one of the few places you’ll ever see them on sale).
- Pottery Barn – they always have a great selection, but I’ll only buy their rugs when I can get them on sale since they tend to do this frequently.
- RugsUSA – really great sales with great sorting features to find what you’re looking for.
- Serena & Lily – tends to be a little more expensive than other options, but I always love the timeless look and excellent quality of their rugs.
- West Elm – their rugs lean a little more modern but they also have some great natural fiber options.
- Wayfair – they have arguably the largest selection (which can be overwhelming) but I also find their reviews to be the most helpful! They also have a huge selection of Dash & Albert rugs.
Reviews online are usually very telling, so when searching for a rug online, take the time to read the reviews! Some sites even allow buyers to upload photos of the rugs in their space, which can also prove to be fairly helpful. I typically look for rug pads at HomeGoods. They usually have a fairly wide selection and their prices can’t be beat!
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