It can be formidable to find stylish rugs to introduce into your home that don’t blow the budget. So many of us put off buying rugs because they can eat up a large chunk of your savings for a room makeover - this is why we wanted to set a lower price point for the rugs in this post.
Although, if you’re looking for a handmade rug up to 200cm x 300cm in size, it’s pretty hard to find one for under £500: Elaborate patterned designs, soft wool piles and shaggy Moroccan rugs can all easily be upwards of £500, if not more.
Yet rugs are so important to finishing your home, especially if you have wooden floors like most of us do. I’m guilty of not yet buying a one; the choice can be overwhelming, but I can see my home desperately crying out in need.
For me, rugs help create a foundation in a room from which you can build up your colour scheme. They ground a space and make it feel cosy and inviting. Choosing a rug is all about texture – yes, there’s cosy wool designs and lighter cotton ones, but there is also some more unique styles to consider.
Today we have carefully selected ten beautiful Persian and Oriental rugs that pair perfectly with a variety of different style homes. We have everything from minimal, neutral toned rugs to intricate patterns with bold, striking colours.
A rug ties various pieces of furniture together, and helps focus the eye on one spot in the room, so the space feels designed with thought and intention. Of course, each room is individual, but it’s usually best to get a slightly larger rug than you think you need; a smaller one will look lost in the middle of the room.
If it’s not in a hallway or in a kitchen, I like to place rugs under the furniture - so it feels like an integral part of the space and layout. I recently shared a post on rug placement for your living areas, giving you the best tips on how to get the right rug for your space.
If you're on the hunt for the perfect rug - but working with a tighter budget, don't fret! Here at Lilla, we’ve rounded up the best rugs you'll want to show off. They are all under £500, and most come in different sizes with different price points. Go forth without spending a fortune, no matter what your style is!