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Best Amazon rugs: 7 top buys to update any room cheaply

Yes Amazon rugs are really beautiful and yes they are really affordable – here are our top picks

Amazon rugs
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When you think of rugs you don't always think of Amazon. However, Amazon rugs feature highly in our homes. You see, Amazon isn't just for bulk buying cleaning products and to stock up on cookery books, in fact  Amazon is home to many stylish and quality homeware buys, at amazing prices, of course. 

We were having a trawl through (all in the name of research) and we were so happily shocked by how many types of rug there are to choose from, all at very affordable pieces also, and many of which we have actually spotted elsewhere, just for double the price...

Obviously, we couldn't keep this secret to ourselves, so being the kind souls we are we have rounded up our favourite Amazon rugs below...

For more gorgeous rug options head over to our round up of the best living room rugs

Amazon rugs

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1. Cotton Woven Tassel Rug

A slightly Scandi, slightly boho rug that would be a super affordable update for any room

Specifications
Size: From 2ft x 3ft
Material: Polyester
Reasons to buy
+Really affordable+Plenty of sizes to choose from +Simple design to suit all styles
Reasons to avoid
-You'll need to add an anti slip mat to go underneath

If you are after a rug that's going to add some subtle pattern and interest to any room but not totally overwhelm the space, this is our top pick. It's neutral so is going to work with any colour scheme you already have going on but the Aztec pattern is enough to add just a touch of style. There are loads of sizes to choose from the and they are super cheap too so a really affordable way to update your room. 

Amazon rugs in a Persian style

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2. Unique Loom Sofia Traditional Area Rug

A stylish Persian rug that will suit all tastes

Specifications
Size: From 4ft x 6ft
Materal: Polypropylene
Reasons to buy
+On trend design for a great price+The worn look means it won't show scuffs and marks +Plenty of sizes and colours to choose from 
Reasons to avoid
-Reviewers mention that the edges start to curl after a while so buy carpet tape too

Everyone loves a Persian rug, they are just a classic that suits so many styles and isn't going to date any time soon. Not so long ago to get a worn Persian rug, you'd probably have to trawl the souks or pay out a lot for the real thing, but now we are seeing loads of Persian-style rugs that come pre-distressed (ie the print makes it look worn). Amazon have loads of really affordable options but we love this neutral design – despite the lighter colour, it would still be perfect for high-traffic area because it already looks like its been walked over for years.  

Amazon rugs

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3. Andecor Soft Fluffy Rug

Simple, chic and the perfect home update for the cooler months

Specifications
Size: From 4ft x 6ft
Materal: Microfiber
Reasons to buy
+Great price+Anti-slip underside +Perfect as bedroom carpet to add instant comfort and warmth 
Reasons to avoid
-Won't suit high-traffic areas

A big fluffy rug is a super easy autumn update, throw this one down in your bedroom and living room and you have an instantly warmer and more cosy room. This area rug comes in loads of colours, but obviously we couldn't resist grey – a practical and stylish choice for a rug. 

This is quite a long pile rug which is great for comfort but less so for high traffic areas so many keep this to bedrooms and living rooms. It has an anti-slip underside so won't be sliding around if you have hard floors and can be washed by hand. 

Amazon rugs

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4. Kasa Jute Braided Rug

Bang on trend and super affordable this round natural Amazon rug is the best you can buy

Specifications
Size: 90cm/120cm
Materal: Jute
Reasons to buy
+Stylish design at an affordable price+Made from sustainable materials +Two sizes available 
Reasons to avoid
-The colour slightly varies for each rug so just bear that in mind

We have been seeing this kind of intricate rattan woven rug all over Instagram in the last few months, and we are not lying when we say some of the options we were looking at were in the hundreds. Amazon is selling this gorgeous jute rug for just £39.90, and that's for the larger size (120cm) if you are after something smaller, you can pick up the 90cm version for just £29.90.

This would be perfect for adding a rustic touch to your living room, or layered with other rugs in a bedroom. In fact, the sturdy jute material that doesn't show marks would also make it an ideal rug for a hallway or a kitchen.  

Amazon rugs

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5. Paco Home Shaggy Rug

If you're after a classic Berber style rug at a great price, look no further...

Specifications
Size: 120cm x 170cm
Material : Polyester/cotton
Reasons to buy
+Plenty of sizes to choose from+Really soft under foot 
Reasons to avoid
-Long pile means it isn't ideal for high traffic areas

If it's a Berber style rug you're after but haven't found anything that suits your budget, Amazon has loads of options. Our favourite is the Paco Home shaggy Berber rug. Rather than being the traditional monochrome you usually see, this Amazon rug is actually a softer blue and cream, perfect if you like a more subtle style but still want to add a slight boho vibe to your space. 

It's a high pile rug, so it is really soft and fluffy underfoot, perfect for a bedroom but we will say, as with all long pile rugs, this wouldn't be suitable for areas of high traffic as it would wear quickly.  

Amazon rugs

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6. Movian Matevir rectangular area rug

Add a splash of colour to your home with this stunning geometric rug

Specifications
Size: 292.1cm x 200.7cm
Material : Polypropylene/Polyester
Reasons to buy
+Stain and fade resistant+Plenty of size options 
Reasons to avoid
-Most expensive of our picks 

Rugs are perfect for adding a splash of colour to your room, even for those afraid of colour, because they are temporary. You can whack down a rainbow rug, live with it for a while, get used to it, and if the technicoloured life still isn't for you, no harm done, rug comes up (so much easier than painting over a florescent orange wall). 

If you are looking to add a bit more colour to your home, this Movian Matevir Rectangular area rug would be perfect. It's got a cream base, nothing too crazy and all the colours are all quite muted. The pattern is tribal inspired, always a big trend for the summer, so this could be the perfect seasonal update. 

Amazon rugs

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5. Hequn Faux Fur Rug

A great cheap option to add texture and style to your home

Specifications
Size : 60cm x 90cm
Material: Polyester
Reasons to buy
+Non slip and easy to clean +Made from soft, high quality faux fur+Hypoallergenic 
Reasons to avoid
-Not very thick -Not suitable for high traffic areas

Of course we had to pick out a faux fur rug, they are just so versatile  – you can pop them over the back of a sofa or at the end of the bed, as well as obviously on the floor. We couldn't resist this Hequn faux fur pink rug, the colour is stunning! 

Despite the cheap price, it's made from quality faux fur that tufts nicely and doesn't feel at all synthetic under foot. Again we wouldn't recommend for high traffic areas, but if you are desperate to have it in your hallway, just order a rug brush (yes that's a thing) along with it. 

Amazon rugs

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7. Nuloom Vintage Persian Area Rug

Distressed rugs are bang on trend and Amazon has some lovely affordable options

Specifications
Size: 122cm x 183cm
Material : Polypropylene
Reasons to buy
+Perfect for high traffic areas+Plenty of size options+Doesn't shed and easy to clean 
Reasons to avoid
-Note the colours are darker in reality than in the Amazon pictures 

Our love for distressed Persian style rugs is still going strong; if it doesn't look like it's been walked over for a hundred years at least, we want nothing to do with it. What's great about them too, is because they already look nicely worn they are perfect for high-traffic areas or if you have pets or kids for that matter. They are easy to keep clean and suit all styles.

We love the colours in this Nuloom Persian rug , the blue adds just enough punch to get noticed, but it's not so busy that it risks taking over the whole room. Just note that the colours are slightly darker than pictured here, the white is creamier and the blue is deeper. 

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