9 checkered rugs to up your style strategy in

Checkmate! Checkered rugs for the win

A selection of checkered rugs from online retailers
(Image credit: Future)

Fun fact: there's a romantic reason why I'm so into checkered rugs. Way before I delved into the world of interiors, I was a race marshall. Yup — oil slick-stained overalls, Eau de gasoline you name it. It's also where I met my fiancé and we're now racing to the aisle this spring.

While I wasn't looking as hot as Megan Fox popping the car hood in Transformers, I was the "it" girl waving that black-and-white check flag. And thirteen years later, I'm still seeing this pattern pop up in homeware and fashion.

Though I cannot promise you a happily ever after, you will love these checkered rugs. I've handpicked multicolored finds, and more neutral picks — there are even TikTok-approved area rugs and entryway floor mats that make a true style statement.

Pitstop into how to choose a rug guide if you're stuck in the slow lane on deciding which area mat is right for you.

A modern boho living room with peach-colored decor and pink checkered rug

A modern boho living room with peach-colored decor and a pink checkered rug from Liopatra's store on Etsy.

(Image credit: Liopatra / Etsy)
Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former 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 and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.