The best living room rugs: style your space with our top 5 gorgeous picks

See our pick of the best living room rugs. From natural materials and neutral colours to bold textures and bright designs, you are sure to find something to suit your style

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Lofa linen sofa over striped living room rug
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Living room rugs ideally need to fit seamlessly with the room's style, reduce any echo, and (for all you flat dwellers) stop the downstairs neighbours from despising you. Now that's a lot to ask from one accessory. Add to that, it has to be the right size for your living room and be easy to clean, and you've got a real hunt on your hands.  

Luckily, we've rounded up our favourite living room rugs that tick all those boxes – we hope you'll find one you love. Want more living room ideas? Check out our feature.

1. Oxon Hand-Tufted Tufted Beige Rug

A transitional style rug for livening up neutral shades

Best for: Neutral tones
Colour: Beige and cream
Size: 160cm x 230cm
Material: Wool mix
Reasons to buy
+ Range of sizes available + African influence in the design 
Reasons to avoid
- Would become lost in a heavily patterned room 

This rug is all about combining subtle design with suitable material. The quatrefoil motif of this rug will introduce transitional style patterning to your home. The block shapes and beige tones stop it from being too loud and a few reviewers have mentioned that they use it to lift neutrally decorated rooms. Cotton itself is highly durable, and combined with synthetic fibre, should provide you with a healthy lifespan. Its light colouring may not make it the best choice if it’s guaranteed to lie in the danger zone of spillages and potential staining substances.  

2. John Lewis Kabir Goby Rug

A rustic, traditional looking rug that brings classic style

Best for: Classic
Colour: Rustic red
Size: 235cm x 170cm
Material: Wool
Reasons to buy
+ Traditional rustic tone + Very durable 
Reasons to avoid
- May require a rug hold to prevent colour transfer 

This wool rug brings timeless style to the table. Its patterning and colour is classic and, matched with curtains or cushions, will lift a lounge and bring a level of vibrancy to the room. Made from 100 per cent wool, it’s very durable, and it will hold well as a hearth rug too, as the material is naturally flame resistant. If you have a household full of kids, the deep, rustic red will do a good job of hiding minor stains and wool itself is easy to clean. The only thing to note is John Lewis recommend a rug hold, as the colouring may transfer on to light flooring.

3. Zephyr Woven Raw Blue Rug

Bringing a pop of colour to clean, white interiors

Best for: White interiors
Colour: Beige, blue
Size: 160cm x 230cm
Material: Polypropylene
Reasons to buy
+ Adds a gentle touch of colour + Great for linear rooms 
Reasons to avoid
- May require a rug hold 

If you’re a fan of light interiors, this rug should fit the bill. Largely beige with flecks of interwoven blue, the colour this rug brings to the room is subtle. Blend with neutral or grey shaded decor and the room should feel harmonised. Made from polypropylene, it’s resistant to wear and tear and staining, and is tough and durable, which makes it a great choice for areas of high footfall. Reviewers seem to love the style of the rug but where it’s designed to sit flush against the floor, some recommend a rug hold and the corners may take a while to flatten down.  

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4. Grey Sheepskin Rug

This rug named Helgar is simple yet quite fabulous (and fluffy)

Best for: Creating warmth
Colour: grey, dusky pink, ivory, dark teal
Size: 600cm x 90cm
Material: 100% Sheepskin
Reasons to buy
+Spaces with simple interiors+Large size
Reasons to avoid
-May overwhelm some spaces

This 100 per cent natural sheepskin rug makes the perfect addition to all living room spaces where you're looking to up the level of cosiness. Say hello to Hygge with Helgar in your home. This natural pile rug will keep your toes more than comfortable all year round and with 4 unique colours available, whether you want to go all out with a statement piece or simply add a little luxe to a neutral paradise, you've found the rug that'll do just that.

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5. Jute Rug

A hand-woven, natural rug for boho-inspired spaces

Best for: Natural finish
Colour: Natural
Size: from 80cm x 150cm to 200cm x 290cm
Material: Jute
Reasons to buy
+Natural finish
Reasons to avoid
-Not the comfiest underfoot

Hand woven from natural fibre, this 100 per cent jute rug makes the perfect addition to a space with a boho or pared-back feel. Available in a variety of sizes ranging from 80cm x 150cm to 200cm x 290cm, you're guaranteed to find a piece that fits your space.

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Lucy Searle
Lucy Searle

Lucy is Editor-in-Chief of, having worked on numerous interiors and property titles. She was founding Editor of Channel 4’s 4Homes magazine, was Associate Editor at Ideal Home. She has also written for Huffington Post, AOL, UKTV, MSN, House Beautiful, Good Homes, and many women’s titles. Find her writing about everything from buying and selling property, self build, DIY, design and consumer issues to gardening.