Guest Picks: New Rugs

Rugs are like pieces of artwork and well made coats: pricey and full of impact. Thus, a rug must be chosen sensibly and thoughtfully. But oh my, fantastic rugs can be so hard to find! I hope I’ve saved you hours of legwork by collecting the best rugs online for modern, fresh spaces. Your hardwood floors will thank you. — Stephanie from Stephmodo


Surya Frontier Rug – $63

I think this rug is the perfect shade of red because it is not quite red. The subtle coral undertones really warm it up, make it easier on the eyes and also make it a versatile accessory. Rich, vibrant, compact color like this does not come about every day — surely not in a rug. It is definitely a favorite.


Martha Stewart Rugs, MSR3612C Silver – $462

When I thought Martha’s lineup at Macy’s could not get any better, this patchwork of feathers, which is unlike anything I’ve seen before, came out. It’s the epitome of sophistication and exudes calmness and tranquility. Interestingly , the other rugs in the group aren’t particularly notable, but this one is very unique in my book.

Home Decorators Collection

Taza Area Rug – $149

This is a fantastic yellow-hued rug. Goodness, this one is stunning!


Draper Stripe Rug, Persimmon/Cream – $450

Designing a bedroom for a tween boy has become the toughest job for any designer, mom, creative, artist, etc.. I can’t help but feel this rug would be perfect on numerous levels. It is a real keeper and amazingly well priced for a designer rug.

Home Decorators Collection

Martha Stewart Living Fretwork Area Rug – $99

I adore the way Martha took a conventional pattern and altered it to be new and modern — well done! This is a beautiful piece for a home with pretty antique white furniture. Insert some wainscoting, a bronze chandelier and a couple of large windows, and you have what many would call the perfect room.

Urban Outfitters

Zigzag Rug – $44

Imagine a room with white walls, warm woods and this gentle gray rug. Add in a couple of mid-century modern bits, and you have yourself a new look for just pennies. The purchase price tag is ridiculous — in a great way.


Vintage Wool Border Rug – $129

Sometimes you simply need a classic border rug, such as this one, provided in a slew of colors.

Domestic Modern

Tibetan Rug with Circles – $497

If you really feel like spending a little money and see that a real”bit” — the sort you can pass down to your children — then you might choose to provide this brightly colored rug a look-see. It is handwoven luxurious from Tibet at its finest.

Design Public

Citrine + Cream Rug – $250

If this ideabook needed a top three segment, I’d put this rug at number two. It is just that fantastic in every way. Plus, who would tire of a shade known as”citrine”?

West Elm

Iznik Dhurrie – $49

This warm, tilework pattern rug will immediately upgrade all your IKEA furniture in a moment’s notice; it is that eye-catching. I’ve never seen a rug in such a pretty, tangerine-orange color — a real one-of-a-kind piece!

Rugs Direct

Gray and Ivory Striped Rug – $78.75

Forget the Winnie the Pooh theme for your infant’s nursery and add this sophisticated rug instead. Then, when your baby is old, you are able to change out the furniture and bedding and also continue to enjoy this versatile, timeless classic for many years to come.

Rug Studio

Flatweave Dhurrie Flock Rug – $489

When olive green were an appropriate color in a living area, this rug are the one thing you’d want to own. It is a delightful color to pair with teak mid-century pieces in addition to dark chocolate-brown woods.

Dash & Albert Rug Company

Hooked Plain Tin Slate Wool Micro Contemporary Rug – $60

If you enjoy complicated and subtle neutrals, meet your match! This stunning rug is the ideal transitional piece if you really feel like your design is partially traditional and partially modern. I would also like to add the blue is the loveliest, most calming shade of blue I’ve seen in a rug.

Chevron Vibe Rug – $159.99

I love the brown version of the popular motif and, very frankly, prefer the almost-chevron to the authentic chevron. This is a wonderful modern rug which will immediately bring style to a very simple space needing a little sterile. Allowed you’ll tire of it after a couple of years, but for under $200 it won’t be the end of the world.

Contemporary Rugs

This rug has a modern play on the classic checkerboard pattern with a fantastic vibe.

Hand-hooked Alexa Mod Trellis Rug (5′ x 8′) – $172.99

With an easy-on-the-wallet price label and always positive reviews, it is hard not to give this leading bit some atttention. It is a busy pattern, yes, but it would be perfect in a more compact area.


Soho Turquoise / Yellow Contemporary Rug – $190.79

The soft neutrals within this rug could add just the right amount of calming color to an area that’s both modern and traditional at the same time.


Surya Jill Rosenwald Fallon Yellow Rectangle Area Rug – $94

If you reside in a spot that’s overcast, this can be a delightful, cheery rug you’ll be delighted to find daily. Speaking from personal experience, I will guarantee you won’t tire of the beautiful layout.

Slate Gray Moroccan Rug – $371.99

This one is maybe the best price from the ideabook: a beautiful, gentle, hand-tufted rug for under $400. Whether on your living room or a bedroom, it is a picture neutral which can add visual interest to an otherwise bland space.

Home Decorators Collection

Espana Area Rug, Orange – $39

This is just another fabulous, citrus-inspired tilework rug — who understood that after much research one could find so many lovelies? This one packs a lot of punch!

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