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 […]
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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RareRug LSD Smile
These psychedelic rugs can bring a bit of far-out flair into any living space.
RareRug LSD Smile, $, available at Etsy
AllModern Shag Area Rug
Unique does not always mean bright and wild — this rectangle shag is eye-catching, tasteful, and funky in its own simple way.
Lorena Canals Shag Area Rug, $, available at AllModern
Society6 Funky Herbs: Matisse Edition Rug
Society6 is a treasure trove for independent art and designs printed on almost any home good you can think of. Check out this Mati red rug, or flip through thousands of other bold art pieces on the retailer’s site.
Society6 Funky Herbs: Matisse Edition Rug, $, available at Society6
nuLOOM Boho Multi Soft and Plush Wonderland Shag Rug
Bright, big, and fuzzy — this Boho plush rug was made to make a statement and bring your space to life.
nuLOOM Boho Multi Soft and Plush Wonderland Shag Rug, $, available at Overstock
Well Woven Pablo Abstract Rug
Surprisingly, Wayfair has a vast collection of abstract, artsy rugs that give high-end carpets a major run for their money.
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Well Woven Pablo Abstract Rug, $, available at Wayfair
Syhonic Handmade Sunflower Rug Mat
Small and sweet floral rugs are a great pop of color for bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and small spaces in need of some pizzazz.
Syhonic Handmade Sunflower Rug Mat, $, available at Amazon
There’s unique, then there’s “Sorry, it’s a one-of-a-kind” unique. For the former, shop Revival Rug’s selection of bright, handwoven pieces. Pictured is my very own Revival Rug — and favorite part of my apartment.
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Revival Rare Rugs, $, available at Revival
Lorena Canals Puffy Dream Washable Rug
Lorena Canals’ rugs were made to be played on. This fluffy mat comes with a (non-removable) mini cloud pillow for children to rest their heads on after a long day of fun.
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Lorena Canals Puffy Dream Washable Rug, $, available at The Tot
MiqnaStudio Fluffy Flower Rug
A rug that screams “flower power” is definitely a rug worth buying.
MiqnaStudio FLUFFY FLOWER 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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