12 of the best Amazon rugs — highly rated and designer picks from $12.99

I've shortlisted a selection of the best Amazon rugs including faux fur, runner, and monochrome picks

One of the best Amazon rugs; An Aztec-inspired mat from Ruggable in neutrally-decorated kitchen-diner with potted houseplant in foreground
(Image credit: Ruggable)

Coveting the best Amazon rugs? Whether you want to cover ugly carpet in your rental, add some cushion to your hard floors, soundproof, or insulate your space — Amazon is a failsafe go-to. You might have assumed that rugs from the e-retailer wouldn't be any good, but trust us — its selection is seriously impressive.

Rugs are one of the most affordable ways to instantly inject your personal style into the space. Boho babe? Just add jute. Quiet luxury lover? Opt for neutral shades in plush textures. No matter what your aesthetic is — Amazon has plenty of options.

To save you from having to scroll through page after page to find the best rug for you, I've done all the hard work, and hand-picked our favorite styles that shoppers love. The best rugs on Amazon come with with good reviews, and I've looked at the specifications like materials and size to find the basket-worthy buys.

The best Amazon rugs money can buy

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Amazon can be a really handy place to shop for a new rug. It has a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors available. Plus, you can find some pretty reasonable price points with quick shipping times. If you have Amazon Prime, you may qualify for next-day delivery too.

The e-retail giant carries some of our favorite Amazon furniture brands (including Safavieh, nuLOOM, and Unique Loom), which we've featured in this guide. But if the dozen we've picked out below doesn't float your boat, do peruse Amazon's best sellers list to view the most popular products, based on sales.

Patterned Amazon rugs

Colorful Amazon rugs

Soft Amazon area rugs

Neutral Amazon rugs

How to choose a new rug

Considering choosing a new rug yourself? Here are a few things we thought about when selecting products in this guide.

Price: Even if you're paying a decent price, make sure that you're paying for quality. You want a rug to last you more than a few months, so ensure it's durable and made from premium materials. 

Style: We may have mentioned the vast array of rug styles out there. Think Persian, jute, rattan, abstract, checkered... the list could go on. Therefore, we'd suggest first thinking about color and what other design elements you have in your house. Pairing it with the color scheme or trend you have going will work to unify the space.

Material type: Authentic or faux fur? Leather or polyurethane? The real deal might be seen as a symbol of wealth, but today's alternatives look just as good. Nowadays, it's not just vegans who opt for the cruelty-free option, and well-made synthetic alternatives last just as long as animal-derived area rugs.
Size: Make sure your rug is big enough for the floor you're looking to cover. Are you needing to zone an area? Perhaps you want to place one at the end of the bed, under your dining table, or in the center of your living space? There are circular, rectangular, and runner variations to measure.

Weave type: Has your Amazon rug been handweaved or made by a machine? While the latter might be cheaper and less artisan, machine-loomed rugs are generally more durable and cope well in high-traffic areas.

Maintenance: Whether it's cookie crumbs or an accidental coffee spill — rugs can get gross and start to smell if they are not looked after. In most cases, you should be able to use your vacuum cleaner to pick up debris, but it's worth checking the care instructions before you chuck it in your washer. If the rug has an intricate design, dyed in a particular way, or made from an organic material, you might need to wash it at a lower temperature or spot-clean it using a gentle upholstery cleaner. Generally speaking, low-pile rugs are easier to care for.

Special features: It's worth checking if your rug has a non-slip backing before you add it to your basket. This will keep the carpet gripped to the floor and will stop it (and you from sliding) — especially if you have hardwood laminate or tiled flooring. And, if you have an outdoor space, investing in an indoor/outdoor area rug that has a weatherproof finish means you will get double the use out of it. 


Is now a good time to buy one of the best Amazon rugs?

Yes — it's one of the best times. At the time of checking, we've spotted up to 82% off highly-rated products. To ensure you are getting a good deal, we check pricing statistics using camelcamelcamel.com, an Amazon price tracker.

Adding a rug will make just about any space look more complete and cohesive. While you're upgrading your bedroom or living room, think about adding a small entryway rug to make sure your home makes a great first impression.

Christina Chrysostomou
Acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket. I'm the in-house appliances expert and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.