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    The Super-Affordable And Stylish Rug That Changed My Home Decor Game

    I found my gem of a rug for under $50, and it ties my entire living room together.

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    Last year, I moved into my first apartment with my S.O. We showed up to our new home with a dresser, a mattress, my trusty Keurig from college...and that's about it. At the time, we were so excited to decorate ~together~ because we hardly had much of anything, and we were starting from scratch. So fun! Right? LOL, no. Just *try* to go to Ikea with your partner and make it out alive, I dare you! We couldn't agree on a bed spread, much less a rug. Our inevitable disagreements on pretty much everything led me to a deep internet hunt in hopes of finding an affordable rug we both liked. Welp, all the rugs we were into were, of course, out of our price range, while the ones we could afford were...just meh. It turns out rug shopping is exhausting.

    In a twist of fate, the design gods parted the clouds and led me straight to this vintage-y, medallion-inspired rug on Amazon:

    At first I was sort of surprised that out of all the places on World Wide Web, Amazon would be where I'd find the perfect rug. But fate is fate, and I am happy I ended up with this unique rug. I'm really into this distressed, vintage look, and I actually loved this one so much, I got another similar one from Amazon (more on that to come).

    It comes in multiple sizes and colors (I got the 5' x 8' for $47.62), and has held up incredibly well over the past year.

    I put mine in the living room — aka a high-traffic area — and it's still in great shape. No fraying, fading, or shedding, even after countless spills and vacuum sessions.

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    (Yes, I am watching Parks and Rec.)

    Plus, it just looks nice. It instantly cozied up my space and tied the room together, as a good rug does, and I didn't have to pay a fortune for it.

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    Again: only $47 for a 5' x 8' rug! I might just buy it in another color and swap it out for different seasons, because why the heck not?!

    Since roaming every corner of the internet in search of an affordable quality rug, I've actually found a fair share of them. Here are some favorites similar to my own rug:

    Oh, and I FakeSpot-checked all of these rugs to ensure that the reviews were legit.

    1. This purty traditional rug with soft pops of color: / RB /

    Promising review: "Could not be happier with the rug, especially for the price point. It was delivered early, rolled and not folded. We purchased here because pricing was quite a bit cheaper than the same exact options on other sites. The density of this rug is perfect and with the felt rug pad is even better. Colors are spot-on in the pictures — the ivory matches our couch perfectly with just the right amount of gray, light blue, marigold yellow, and navy." —RB

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (2' x 3'). Available in 15 sizes and four colors.

    2. This silver and ivory vintage design that has enough detailing to add some flair to any room: / Kayla Suazo

    I actually have this one in my bedroom (pictured above) and love it! I got the 6' x 9' size, and it fits well under my queen-sized bed. As for durability, I've had it for almost a year and it's held up well, withstanding spills, cleanings, and vacuuming.

    Get it from Amazon for $120.02 (available in 6' x 9').

    3. This beautiful, super-colorful rug for anyone who could use a little more color in their life: / Lee S /

    Promising review: "I love this rug! The size is perfect, colors are beautiful, and everyone has been wowed by it! Great quality, great price. 10/10 would buy again!" —Cherie Hall

    This rug is made by the same brand (UniqueLoom) as the one in my living room. Just based off the rug I received and the customer picture on the right, the colors should be close to what's shown in the product photos.

    Get it from Amazon for $39+ (2' x 3') . Available in six sizes and two colors.

    4. This bohemian one with a fun geometrical print that makes a subtle statement: / awesome /

    Promising review: "I debated for days on what color to get in this rug. I finally decided on the gray because it just matched our current pieces better. I just got the rug down and I am surprised it is not as thin as I was expecting, and it is very soft. It's the perfect size and the design is definitely there but not too bold. I love it so much. If you are unsure, don't be. This rug is great and totally worth the price." —awesome

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (2'6" x 4'). Available in 28 sizes and six colors.

    5. This distressed blue and cream rug that's the perfect amount of bold: / Aida J Parra /

    Promising review: "I love it — the colors are just beautiful, much better than expected! It looks amazing in my bedroom. I could not be happier!!" —Aida J Parra

    Get it from Amazon for $36.79+ (3' x 5'). Available in nine sizes.

    May this help you in all of your rug endeavors.


    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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