Goodbye underwhelming rectangular area rugs, hello showstopping funky art pieces for our floors. Social media is currently abuzz with one-of-a-kind DIY shags in the shape of cartoon characters,
mossy forest grounds, album CDs, and more designs we never knew looked so good beneath our feet. But, of course, instead of whipping out a loom and making one for ourselves, we curated a list of bold and beautiful rugs we can easily snag online.
While decor dresses up a home and furniture anchors it, a statement rug brings it all together — yes, even if it’s a five-foot-long lazy cat or a cow print blob. Ahead, take a look at our choice collection of artsy carpets that will steal the spotlight in your space.
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Maison Duex Eyes Rug
It doesn’t get much funkier than a pair of plush peepers to sink your feet into.
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Maison Deux Maison Deux Eyes Rug, $, available at The Tot
Etsy Exclusive Beni Ourain Rug
This stunning Beni-style shag is artfully crafted from 100% Moroccan atlas wool.
Beniourainlovers Exclusive Beni Ourain Large Moroccan Shag Rug, $, available at Etsy
Urban Outfitters Tufted Mushroom Bath Mat
Funghi are, by nature, funky — so, we can definitely get down with this groovy tufted floor topper.
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Urban Outfitters Mushroom Tufted Bath Mat, $, available at Urban Outfitters
Cold Picnic Crocodile Flat-Weave Rug
Cold Picnic has been crafting funky rugs before funky rugs were a thing. Aside from the brand’s signature abstract-blob designs awash in vibrant pastel hues, you can also find a selection of whimsical animal prints — like this here snappy croc. Each of the premium rugs, although pricey, is crafted from 100% wool yarn in either hand-tufted or flat weave.
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Cold Picnic Crocodile, $, available at Cold Picnic
Etsy Cow Print Rug
Whether you like the classic cow print or a jazzy colorful twist, this rug is a statement piece all the way. Each piece is also handmade to order.
twotwentytwohome Cow Print Rug, $, available at Etsy
AllModern Davey Abstract Tufted Wool Rug
We unearthed this abstract masterpiece for under-100 buckeroos — cart it up before the rest of the rug-obsessed internet sniffs it out!
Davey Davey Abstract Handmade Tufted Wool Ivory/Light Pink Area Rug, $, available at AllModern
Ugly Rugly Juicy Fruit Utility Rug
Thanks to a hot tip from one funky-rug-proficient reader in the comment section below, our attention was drawn to this on-the-nose crafter of seriously weird-in-a-wonderful-way shags. This utility style is hand-sewn in NYC from 100% poly rope that’s resistant to everything from UV-rays to rot and mildew.
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Ugly Rugly Utility Rug – Juicy Fruit, $, available at Ugly Rugly
Etsy Lazy Cat Abstract Rug
A friendlier take on the animal-hide rug. Not only is this cheery feline an absolute conversation starter but she’s also odorless, non-toxic, waterproof, slip-resistant, and heatproof.
CeeMeeRugDesign Designer｜Lazy Dogs&Cats Abstract Rug, Wall Rug, Kids Ru, $, available at Etsy
Momeni Lil Mo Hipster Rug
This rotund rug had us at “Lil Mo Hipster”.
Momeni Lil Mo Hipster Funky Rug, $, available at Kohl’s
Urban Outfitters Tiger Bath Mat
Bath mats make for fantastic funky rugs; they often come in much more offbeat shapes with machine-washable fabrics that stand the test of feet and time.
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Urban Outfitters Tiger Bath Mat, $, available at Urban Outffiters
Doing Goods Large Pink Leopard Rug
If you’re only here for real rugs, then consider this pink big cat in the non-bath-mat form of 100% hand-tufted wool.
Doing Goods Pinky Leopard Rug – Large, $, available at Amara
Isabelle & Max Colleton Abstract Shag Area Rug
This shag-style beauty is will turn your dull room into a dreamland.
Isabelle & Max™ Colleton Abstract Shag Blue/White Area Rug, $, available at Wayfair
The Wavy Rug Brite Hand Tufted Carpet
Why yes, this rug does cost an eyewatering $1,800 — but it is mesmerizing and we felt compelled to share. Revel in its funky rainbow beauty with us.
The Wavy Rug Wavy Rug Brite Hand Tufted Carpet, $, available at 1st Dibs
nuLOOM Handmade Kids Stripes Area Rug
Lookee here, we found the budget-friendly version! It may be marketed for kids…But, hey, they have more fun anyway.
nuLOOM Handmade Kids Stripes Area Rug, $, available at Overstock
Revival Arejas Moroccan Rug
If you love a classic rectangular shape but want a tad more adventure, check out Revival Rugs’ collection of bright handwoven pieces.
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Revival Rugs Arejas Moroccan Rug, $, available at Revival Rugs
Etsy Doodle Rug
Each one of Rugrads’ rugs is one-of-a-kind, literally. At the moment this Etsy shop has five different hand-tufted doodle rugs up for grabs. Think fast.
rugrads Doodle Rug, $, available at Etsy
Amazon Hand-Woven Tufted Rug
If you dig deep enough you’ll find a treasure trove of expensive-looking artsy rugs on Amazon. This bright rug is great for decoration but will also protect your floor with its durable cotton fabric.
LIVEBOX Hand Woven Tufted Tassel Throw Rug, $, available at Amazon
Nico & Yeye Hand-Hooked Wool Area Rug
A delightful daisy fastened out of hand-hooked wool.
Nico and Yeye Hand Hooked Wool White/Yellow Area Rug, $, available at Wayfair
Mackenzie-Childs Courtly Check Bath Rug
Another bath-mat showstopper that we wouldn’t mind showing off everywhere from our kitchens to our entryways.
MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Bath Rug, $, available at MacKenzie-Childs
1909 Checkered Black & White Area Rug Carpet
Again, if you’re not into the whole bath-math-as-a-rug thing, we found you a real-deal alternative: this checkered statement style that’s substantial enough to cover any 5-by-7-foot space.
Persian Area Rugs Checkered Black & White 5 x 7 Area Rug Carpet, $, available at Amazon
Etsy Moss Rug
Moss and forest floor rugs are coveted items even outside of the ecology community. This Etsy shop offers different variations of earthy rugs from lakes to forests to tundras.
TwopinsStore Tundra/Forest/Mosses Rug, $, available at Etsy
Harriet Bee Claro Geometric Hand-Tufted Wool Area Rug
If you are among the pastel-obsessed this spring season, then you may want to consider this here floor topper drenched in softly-hued squares. “Heavy-duty rug. Even more beautiful in person than in the pictures,” one funky-rug-loving reviewer coos.
Harriet Bee Claro Geometric Hand-Tufted Wool Area Rug, 4’x6′, $, available at Wayfair
Tufted Jardin Rug
A pretty and decorative wool rug like this one is only suitable for low-traffic areas, but no one will want to step on its vibrant petals anyway.
Anthropologie Tufted Jardin Rug, $, available at Anthropologie
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