An area rug serves as the foundation for a space, and if you want something that gives you a blank canvas to work off of a neutral rug’s your best bet—not too bright, not too patterned. Because let’s be honest, the options for a rug are endless. That’s not even taking into account the pressure to actually decorate a room beginning with the area rug, which means you really have to love it before hitting “add to cart” because the rest of your furnishings will depend on it.
With this common dilemma in mind, we tracked down 17 area rugs that will ground your furniture without competing with it while also adding warmth and texture to a room and your home decor. Most importantly, they won’t burn a hole through your wallet. We chose neutral rug options at a range of price points, but most are below $600. Though inexpensive, these timeless styles can easily follow you from home to home.
Prices reflect a 6×9 rug size whenever applicable, but most of these rugs have many different sizes to choose from.
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Judy Daugherty is a writer who has been writing for the Prairie Island News for over ten years. Her work focuses on politics, health, business, parenting, and finance. She also writes about her hobbies which include gardening, reading, and traveling.