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10 Small and Affordable Rugs for Tiny Apartments — All Under $150

A person sitting on a brightly coloured rug

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 living room with a grey couch and a brown rug

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.

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a cozy bedroom with a neutral-patterned rug

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 floral-print rug in front of a door

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.


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A brightly patterned magenta area rug

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 plush white rug in front of a bookshelf

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.

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A purple crochet bath mat
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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 black-and-white vinyl rug

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.

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A round patterned rug

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.

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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 small living room with a yellow rug

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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