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26 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Rugs

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We’ve previously hunted out cheap but expensive-looking accents for your bedroom, your kitchen, the nursery, and more. Now it’s time to drill into the specifics and focus on cheap but expensive-looking rugs. Whether you’re zhushing up your living room or want something more durable for indoor/outdoor use, you’re in luck. While most of these rugs are available on Amazon, we’ve found some options elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around. Below, we’ve found everything from a classic Persian-style rug to a modern circular jute option. To make price comparison easy, we’ve listed the prices of each rug in a small-to-medium size, but many of the styles are available in a variety of shapes and sizes (including round rugs and lengthy runners.)

A hardy indoor/outdoor rug with a pleasing contrast panel.

The contrast of weaves on this La Redoute-ish rug make it look far more expensive than it is.

We like this jolly runner, and it’s another good playroom option.

We suggest using this by your bedside so you can squish your toes into the fluff as you rise in the morning.

This fluffy rug is a steal (and dark enough to hide any coffee stains).

A circular (Fair Trade) jute rug, which would suit a smaller living room.

For those who want a dash of colour that won’t overwhelm.

This neat geometric rug is available in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

From £27

Cheap and cheerful.

This rug looks like it’s from Anthropologie, but it’s a mere £35.

This speckled ochre-and-charcoal number looks rather durable.

This geometric rug is grown-up (but not boring).

A rug we can picture in the dining room, and in Donna’s villa in Mamma Mia.

A patterned rug for people who don’t like patterns.

And a slightly more vibrant version.

We like the contrast of green and grey tones.

We think this rug is reminiscent of a starry night.

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26 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Rugs