Where to Find Good Deals on Rugs

Rugs have been on my mind as of late. Our hardwood floor installer made sure he told us lots of times that getting rugs for our new wood floors should be high on our priority list. He was a big advocate for using them to protect our new floors against water spills and other wood damage inducers.

He was right, there are great practical reasons for having rugs in your home. I am right, when I say there are a lot of great impractical reasons to get rugs too!;-) In design rugs have the power to add texture, a pop of color, soften, make a room cohesive, or make a statement.

Sasha Lanka via Houzz

 

 

For all rugs can do you would think getting them would be high on everyone’s priority list, however, one of the biggest downfalls of rugs that I have run into is that they can cost a pretty penny (Or more like 1,000+ pretty pennies).

Over the past few years as I’ve searched high and low for stylish rugs on a budget I have come across a few ways to get the look for less.  Predictably I usually turn to my Pottery Barn or Ballard Designs catalogs for inspiration and then look elsewhere for less expensive copycats.

 

Here are some examples of some copycats I’ve found:

Ballard Designs Merletto Rug- $600 (5.5×7.5)

Merletto Rug

Overstock’s Version- Nourison Vista Ikat Ivory 5×7- $42.79

Nourison Vista Ikat Ivory Rug

 Pottery Barn Henley Rug- On Sale for $411 plus $25 Surcharge (8×10)

Overstock ‘s Version- On Sale $148.74 (8×10)

nuLOOM Outdoor / Indoor Rug (5'3 x 7'9)

Ballard Designs Saybrook Indoor/Outdoor Rug-$ 319 (8×11)

Saybrook Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Overstock ‘s Version- $151.29 (8×11)

Poolside Beige/ Dark Beige Indoor Outdoor Rug (8' x 11'2)

Ballard Designs Blair Hand Tufted Rug–  $999 (8.9 x 12)

Blair Hand Tufted Rug

Rugs USA Version– On Sale for $333.30 (9 x 12.5)

Pottery Barn’s Shelby Rug- $524+ $25 surcharge (8×10)

Rugs USA’s Version- Homespun Blue – $198.60 (6×9)

Pottery Barn Malika Persian-Style Rug– On Sale $721.00+surcharge

Rugs USA’s Version- Radiante Slate Rug – On Sale $326.80 (8.5×11.5)

Overstock.com and Rugs USA are excellent sources of stylish, well priced rugs.

Overstock.com has been my most consistent source of inexpensive, attractive rugs. Whenever I go to their site to look for rugs I can usually find a great selection.

A couple of years ago I purchased my dining room rug there for $144.  A great deal considering it is a large 8×11 rug.

Engineered Hardwood in Dining Room

I also bought this brown houndstooth indoor/outdoor rug there for $34.  It has held up well in the great outdoors.
exterior house tour

The other financial benefit over some of the other stores is that Overstock.com’s shipping is free.  And you can return it for free as well.

I once bought a rug there that I didn’t end up needing so I called them and they sent a return label to my email that I printed out and put on the rug’s original package (keep your rug packaging until your sure you are going to keep the rug) and then took the rug to the UPS store.  That was it!

Rugs USA also has a great selection, however, their deals aren’t always that good.  Their great deals only seem to happen around Holidays.

For example this week they have had a 70% off plus free shipping sale because of Labor Day.  But don’t worry if you miss this sale because come Halloween or Thanksgiving I wouldn’t be surprised if there is another 70% off sale!

Lastly, I want to mention that Ballard Design’s Indoor/Outdoor rugs can sometimes can be inexpensive.  Our entry way rug is from Ballards and I got it on sale/clearance for only $29 plus shipping!  It has held up really well considering the abuse it’s endured.

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Since we now have new floors and a new runner going down the stairs (I can’t wait to show you!) I am thinking about buying a new entry way rug.  I’m thinking something with a little more color.

Perhaps Ballard’s Tortola Indoor/Outdoor Rug (in Blue) for $50.

Tortola Indoor/Outdoor Rug

OR maybe Overstock’s Safavieh Indoor/ Outdoor Moroccan Courtyard for $35.

Safavieh Indoor/ Outdoor Moroccan Courtyard Brown/ Aqua Rug (2'7 x 5')

 

What has your experience been with any of the above mentioned companies?  Where else have you found good deals on rugs?  I love hearing from you! 🙂

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  1. Great sources! My mom has used Overstock and she was really happy with her rug. I’ve heard great things about Rugs USA too. As for me, I don’t have a single rug in my home right now (I know, yikes!) We’re still trying to buy furniture after moving in. Definitely keeping this post in mind though for when we’re ready for that step. 🙂

  2. Awesome job!! Ironically the rug that you show from Ballards – “Blair Hand Tufted”, I was going back and forth on this rug, couldn’t justify the price along with the crazy shipping price! So this morning I “googled” he name of the rug and came to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  3. Great tips! I am attempting to decorate our new home so your Design 101 posts are very much appreciated! Any tips for choosing rug colors, patterns, textures, etc.? Thank you!

    • Hi, Julie, congrats on the new house! Decorating a new house can be both fun and overwhelming. I’m so happy you are finding the Design 101 posts helpful! Rugs can play a huge part in establishing the mood of a room. I would start with deciding what mood you want for the room. Fun, cheerful, sophisticated,cozy, modern, calming, etc.? Bright bold colors will lend their way to a more cheerful and energetic room. Neutrals and lees intense colors are more calming. Busier patterns with more contrast also make for an energetic vibe, geometric shapes more modern, floral and scrolly more tradional. I’m a bit of a sucker for striped or lattice patterned rugs. Next week I’m hoping to reveal my friends laundry room we’ve been working on. It would be a good example of how a rug influenced the rest of the room design and maybe I will have to do a Design 101 on how to choose “the perfect” rug in the future.:-)