12 dorm room rugs that are totally adorable

Deck out your double

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Let’s face it, a dorm isn't the easiest place to decorate. You’re working with a blah blank canvas, that just isn’t built for the aesthetic. But want to know a simple way to instantly make it look appealing? Throw down an area rug or two.

Rugs are such a great way to brighten up floors, as… well, you can literally cover them up with cuteness. If you’ve got a space that you’re not sure how to decorate, grabbing a rug and then building decor around its style is a great way to create a cohesive look. I also find that rugs really help make a place feel like home.

Quick Menu:
1. Runner rugs
2. Rectangle rugs
3. Circle rugs
4. Fun-shaped rugs

Whether you’re just moving into dorms or are currently living in one and want to shake things up, I’ve got you. I’ve rounded up a whole range of different rugs that will make your dorm room look fab.

Roll up, roll up — it's time to peep the most gorgeous dorm rugs…

These dorm room rugs are just the right size and oh-so stylish

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I’ve split these rugs out into different size categories, so you can pick whichever one fits your space best, or even mix and match with a few.

The prices below were correct at the time of publishing this article. 

Runner rugs for dorm rooms

Living with a roomie? A runner rug will fit just right in between the bed gap. 

Rectangle rugs for dorm rooms

Spread out in your new space with a rug that will fill the floor…

Circle rugs for dorm rooms

You know it, you love it. Say hello to the circle.

Fun-shaped rugs for dorm rooms

Want a rug that isn’t just a cookie-cutter shape or style? Look right here.


What size rug to get for a dorm room?

Smaller rugs are best for dorm rugs, as you won’t have a lot of space to play with. For circle rugs go for 4ft diameters, and for rectangle rugs go for no bigger than ones with lengths of 6ft. If you can, try and find out your dorm measurements before you move in, so you don’t have to guesstimate.

What kind of rug is best for a dorm rug?

The best rugs for dorm rooms are ones that will fit in the room and will last you beyond your stay in dorms, so you get value for money. Also, look out for rugs that are easy to clean, such as ones made from cotton and polyester.

Where to buy dorm rugs from

How we chose these dorm room rugs

I looked through a variety of different sites, hand-picking a range of dorm rugs in different sizes and styles. Not only this, but I made sure none of them had below four-star ratings. Shoppers have genuinely bought these and loved having them in their homes. Oh, and of course I made sure they were cute AF. 

Eve Smallman
Staff Writer

Hi there! I’m a staff writer at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses.