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Does your living room need a design intervention? If your space is starting to look like well, everyone else’s, with a quatrefoil rug in a bold hue, it may be time for an update. Whether you’re looking for something woven and neutral or plush and geometric, we’ve got you (and your floors) covered.
1. Magical Thinking printed boucherouite rug from Urban Outfitters, $225
Urban Outfitters is a great resource for affordable, bohemian style rugs. This Moroccan boucherouite-inspired rug is very on-trend, and the neutral colors allow it to blend seamlessly into a wide range of interior styles.
2. Indoor + outdoor rug in red from The Land of Nod, $399
Just because you make your own dentist appointments and pay your own phone bill, doesn’t mean you’re too old to shop at children’s furniture stores. The Land of Nod specializes in colorful rugs in bold patterns, such as this indoor/outdoor plus design. It’s available in red or navy and is made of 100% polyester, which means it’s super easy to clean.
3. Jute border rug from Serena & Lily, $695
If you’re looking for an area rug that doesn’t compete with or distract from the rest of the room, jute is an eco-friendly alternative that will stand up to wear and tear. This otherwise simplistic rug shows a bit of flair with a metallic silver border and hand-tied fringe.
4. Lappljung ruta from IKEA, $149
Southwestern style rugs are all the rage this fall. Get the look for less at IKEA, with this black and white flat weave. Plus, if the trend goes the way of the quatrefoil by spring, you’ll be glad you didn’t splurge.
5. Yellow stepped chevron Kilim from Jonathan Adler, $699
6. Recycled denim and leather rug from Bouclair, $399
Recycling never looked so good! This area rug from Bouclair is woven from denim and leather (perhaps leftover from the fashions of the early 2000s). Soft blue, white and black tones give it a coastal vibe that’s laid-back and carefree.
7. Neon Diamond wool rug from West Elm, $149
This rug somehow manages to be neutral, neon and geometric all at once. Woven by Indian artisans, it features repurposed ribbons of colorful fabric in a diamond pattern. It’s made of 93 percent wool and 7 percent polyester and is Fair Trade certified.
8. Safavieh flatweave ikat stripe area rug from Target, $224
A neutral living room doesn’t have to be boring, and this flatweave proves it. The frayed grey and white striped pattern lends it a bit of character. If muted colors aren’t your thing, the rug also comes in purple, teal and orange.