Honestly, these blue rugs will work with any interior style

It'll go with what your landlord gave ya

A blue rug in @katelynsailor living room with blue wavy rug and coffee table
(Image credit: @katelynsailor)

If you're in a rental like me, you're most likely unable to paint the walls, get some funky furniture, or even hang stylish artwork to make the space feel like you. It's common for smaller homes to have plain white walls, bare floors, and basic AF furniture. Put a finger down if your apartment is looking pretty boring. 

Enter: an area rug. It can totally transform the space, defining how it looks and feels. But what to go for? There are seriously so many rug trends RN. I say opt for a blue rug — and the color experts would agree. From denim to duck egg, blue is a super versatile hue that works with maximalists, minimalists, and every other interior style in between. A blue rug will match whatever ~cool~ aesthetic you've got going on. 

I've checked out three different schemes including classic, calming, and bold, and found a few blue rug inspo pics from our fave interior IG girls, so you can grace your plain space with a stylish blue rug that'll work with what your landlord gave ya. 

1. Classic 

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If your design style is a bit of a hot mess, and you can't decide whether you fit into the vanilla girl aesthetic or are a bit more of a boho girl, not to worry. Keep it classic and don't waste your money. These simple blue designs won't go out of fashion. You really can't go wrong.

2. Dreamy 

Liking the Scandi chic look? Or maybe you're dreaming of living out the coastal grandmother life. Either way, these lighter blue colored rugs give the cool, calm, and collected energy you're after. Blue really doesn't have to be bold! 

3. Bold

If you want my advice: the bolder the better. Yes, I'm talking cobalt, royal, and bright blue, because why not? Blue is typically a relaxing color, but it can also be energizing. If you've got a bare space or want something to go with the rest of your blue home decor, then go bold.

Louise Oliphant
Ecommerce Editor

Louise is the Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, specialising in sleep content so you can wind-down well. With prior PR experience working for a luxury bedding brand, Louise knows the importance of getting a great night’s sleep. Joining the other side of the desk as a full-time journo, Louise brings her bedding expertise to writing sleep buying guides, reviews, and news for Real Homes. Aside from helping readers get essential shut eye, Louise also writes shopping content for homeware items that’ll add a decorative edge to your space. With an eye for design that won’t snooze on style, but a budget that won’t quite stretch, Louise loves nothing more than a modern designer dupe. From coloured glassware to contemporary storage, anything to upgrade the bare space of her rented East London flat.