Small-space living doesn’t have to mean less comfort or less style. Adding an area rug underfoot is one of the easiest and most affordable home decor hacks for compact living spaces — area rugs add comfort while also changing up the look of a room with new colour and texture. If you’re looking for an area rug for a small apartment, but you’re also on a budget, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 small and affordable area rugs — all currently priced at under $100.
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A shaggy rug with soft curves
Plush, soft and versatile, this shaggy area rug is shaped with curved edges to add visual appeal to small spaces. And, at under $50, it’s an affordable way to upgrade your apartment’s living room or add softness to hard floors in your bedroom area.
Terrug Fluffy Area Rug, 2.6’ x 5.3’ in Camel, Amazon, $30.
A soothing neutral-tone rug
Sick of stepping off your bed and onto a cold floor in the morning? This rectangle-shaped rug is perfect for tucking alongside your bed. Designed in neutral hues, the rug features an abstract pattern for a pop of fun that works with any home decor colour palette.
VEJSTRUP Rug, 2′ 7″x 4′ 11″, IKEA, $30.
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A washable pastel rug
Want to add a pop of pattern to a high-traffic area in your home? This petite rug packs a lot of style into a small size via a pretty floral motif. Even better? The rug cover can be popped in the washing machine for a super-simple clean.
Camellia Jade Rug, 2’ x 3’, Ruggable, $138.
A long magenta rug
Want a rug to fit a long but slim space (think: narrow hallways)? This runner enlivens your space and delivers a pop of magenta (which just happens to be the colour of the year for 2023).
JV Home Distressed Pink Runner Rug, 2′ 7″ x 9′, Amazon, $75.
A fluffy faux-fur rug
If softness is your goal, then this may be your pick: this ultra-soft and fluffy faux-sheepskin rug brings a plush feel and warmth to your space.
Ecarpet Faux Sheepskin Ivory Rectangle Rug, 2′ x 3′, Indigo, $50.
A compact bath mat
Your bathroom floors deserve some love, too, but tiny bathrooms can make it hard to find the right bath mat. Enter: this crochet-insert, tassel-trimmed mat in a space-saving half-circle shape.
Crochet Sun Bath Mat, Urban Outfitters, $39.
A waterproof vinyl rug
Of course, a fluffy rug isn’t your only option. This vinyl rug helps protect your floor and adds a touch of eclectic design to your space — all while staying super easy to clean (just wipe with a damp cloth and a bit of mild soap).
Grey Azulejos Vinyl Rug, 39″ x 59″, Simons, $110.
A soft, round rug
In some rooms, a round rug is the best fit for your space — and this fluffy, shaggy rug brings lots of pattern to a small living area.
nuLOOM Vasiliki Shag Area Rug, 4′ Round, Amazon, $82.
A pretty, painterly rug
Free-spirited and full of colour, this watercolour-inspired chenille rug is soft and compact. It makes a stylish addition to an otherwise-neutral living room.
Lucina Watercolor Printed Chenille Rug, 2’ x 3’, Urban Outfitters, $39.
A cheerful yellow rug
Want to bring some sunshine to your apartment — even on cloudy days? This durable, stain-resistant rug is the ideal size for smaller spaces, and its bright hue makes a colourful statement.
LANGSTED Rug in Yellow, 4′ 4″ x 6′ 5″, IKEA, $99.
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