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West Elm’s assortment of home goods never ceases to amaze us — it’s why we always find ourselves endlessly scrolling through (and inevitably shopping!) new home essentials from the brand. From its cool kitchen finds to seriously stunning furniture, the retailer is always offering up something that has us obsessed. We recently got caught up shopping through West Elm’s rug selection — a.k.a. one of our favorite categories from the brand — and found so many good ones; it was hard to choose a favorite. We believe that area rugs can make or break a room, so our expert editors broke down exactly what to look for when buying one.
What to Look For When Buying a Rug
Shopping out the perfect rug for your home depends on a few things — like the size of your space and the design scheme or colorway you’re trying to match. In the same way that a muted living area can become more elevated by an asymmetrical rug or colorful area accent, a busier space might also benefit from the softening touch of a simple and understated rug. It’s also important to consider what materials will hold up best in your home. For example, an entryway or other area with high traffic will likely do better with a darker-colored rug that won’t show wear or dirt as easily. Alternatively, if your home is dominated by darker furniture pieces, a light-colored rug might be the perfect solution to giving your house a bit more contrast.
Regardless of what you’re in the market for, West Elm has no shortage of stylish area rugs designed to blend into any home space. So, with all of this in mind, we curated a list of the best West Elm rugs that’ll surely give you some inspiration for a mini makeover. From fluffy, minimal designs to colorful statement makers and more, you’re bound to find your perfect match ahead — and at a wide range of price points.
— Additional reporting by Krista Jones