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5 Reasons To Love Indoor-Outdoor Rugs

When it comes to decor pieces that do it all, we like to think of indoor-outdoor rugs as a triple threat. Why? They’re affordable, stylish, and wondrously durable. They’re made to survive the elements outdoors, making them equally durable for the indoors. And they come in a wide array of colorful styles, so they can really ground the look in a room.

If you’re still not convinced, here are five reasons for why we love indoor-outdoor rugs that might just inspire you to consider one for your home!

indoor-outdoor rugs1. They’re Easy To Clean

Probably the best part about indoor-outdoor rugs is that they’re low-maintenance when it comes to cleaning. Red wine spill? No problem. Spaghetti sauce accident? Just wipe it right off with some soap and a damp cloth.

To give your indoor-outdoor rug a more thorough clean, simply take it outside and hose it down with some mild soap and scrub it out with a brush. Most are made of synthetic fibers, so it’s virtually impossible to ruin the rug with too much washing or scrubbing.

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indoor-outdoor rugs2. They’re Affordable

We all know rugs designed to last can be pretty expensive. Indoor-outdoor rugs, on the contrary, happen to have a much wider range of affordable options. And it’s usually based on the size of the rug rather than the weave or design.

Plus, they often look just as great as indoor rugs, except you’re guaranteed a piece that’s made to last.

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indoor-outdoor rugs3. They’re Durable

Speaking of lasting design, it goes without saying that indoor-outdoor rugs are totally awesome because of how strong they are. Not only can they handle the occasional spill (see point number 1), they can also stand up to crazy foot traffic in the busiest areas of the home, like the entry or the family room.

Our favorite ways to use them? Lay down one or two indoor-outdoor runners in your kitchen, hallway, or bathroom—just make sure you keep them in place with rug pads!

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indoor-outdoor rugs4. They’re Great for Kids and Pets

Another place where indoor-outdoor rugs can make a huge difference is in a playroom or kids room. Pick an option that’s soft enough for children to crawl around, stomp, and spread out.

Plus they’re safeguarded against juice spills and food crumbs. If you have pets in the home, those paws and claws won’t be a problem with one of these rugs.

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indoor-outdoor rugs5. They Come in Lots of Styles

It’s often surprising to see all the different stylish options for indoor-outdoor rugs on the market. There are endless options for you to choose from! Whether it’s a colorful, fun traditional pattern, a super neutral, minimal design, or a bold geometric graphic piece, you’re bound to find one that suits your taste.

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Designers’ Picks – Our 5 Favorite Rugs Under $500

cheap rugsRugs are one of the most important elements in designing a room – they tie the space together, help reduce noise, and keep your feet cozy! But – spoiler alter – rugs can also be one of the most expensive items in your room (sometimes even more than a sofa).

And if you’ve ever googled “cheap rugs” you know how frustrating it is to find what seems like a great deal only to discover it’s 2 by 3 feet large! A $100 for a doormat? No thanks.

So what’s a style-savvy, price-conscious person to do? Luckily, we’re familiar with this conundrum and have a few tricks (or rugs) up our sleeves to help. We polled our Modsy Designers on their favorite cheap rugs under $500 and styled the most popular picks in our rug studio.

Need help designing your space but don’t want to waste money on pieces that don’t look good? Start a Modsy 3D design project and see how amazing your room could look before you purchase a single thing.

Keep scrolling to see our five favorite rugs under $500 and shop your favorites in our rug studio! (Not sure how much you should spend on a rug? These 4 questions can help.)

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The Vintage Medallion Rug, $332

This classical rug from NuLoom features a traditional medallion pattern in a subtle shade of blue. The perfect statement piece, the larger 8×10 size will look great but won’t break the bank – yay for cheap rugs!

Made of polypropylene, our designers’ recommend this rug for low-traffic rooms, like a bedroom or formal living room. While it is stain resistant, these fibers absorb oil like crazy (polypropylene is actually used to help clean oil spills!) so it’s not a great choice for your dining room or any place prone to frequent spills!

And while it features a classic pattern, this rug actually works well in a myriad of styles! From mid-century modern to bohemian, don’t be afraid to try it in your space no matter what your style!

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The Paramount Rug, $238

Have a room in need of a design pick-me-up? This rug from our friends at Tanjore is sure to do the trick! The Southwestern-inspired pattern is ready to punch up any space, and the neutral hues make for easy pairing with most decor.

Try it with a leather sofa or layered over a jute rug to add texture to your space. The Paramount rug features a low pile making it easier to clean and helps it sit nicely under door ways. Also made of polypropylene, the Paramount is better suited for low traffic areas where you’ll get the most longevity out of it!

The Paramount measures in at 7’9″ x 11’2″, making it slightly longer and narrower than your standard rug. This is great if your space happens to be on the longer/narrower side, but might not be the best fit if you’re looking for a true 8′ x 10′ rug.

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The Herringbone Indigo Woven Cotten Rug, $438

This bestseller of a rug is not only a quality piece, but also one of our favorite cheap rugs! Made by our friends at Dash & Albert, the Herringbone Indigo rug is super durable making it a great fit for your high-traffic rooms.

If you’re looking to add a pop of style to your space, the herringbone pattern is a timeless choice that will look great for years to come. Don’t miss the fact that this rug is made form natural cotton and sports a flat-weave construction that’s easy to care for.

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The Leather Dressage Rug, $249

This handwoven rug from CB2 is truly a steal for the size and quality. If you’re looking for a piece that’s unique and interesting but not too much of a statement, the Leather Dressage rug is where it’s at.

Made from recycled leather, this rug is great a great way to add texture to your space and is another great choice for high-traffic rooms. Also suited for households with pets, the leather construction makes this rug extra durable!

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The Serapi Rug, $387

Another of our favorite cheap rugs from Tanjore, the Serapi features a traditional pattern rendered in eye-catching colors. The faded design give this rug a vintage feel (without the vintage price tag) that will add depth and character to your space.

The Serapi pairs beautifully with any interior, but we styled ours with a luxurious leather sofa for a traditional yet eclectic look.

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The Modsy Rug Shop – Our Designers Pick Their 5 Favorite Rugs

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‘Tis the season for hibernating! If you’re getting ready to hunker down and weather the weather, a ew cozy touches can go along way in readying your home for the season.

One of the best ways to instantly cozy-ify any room is with a rug. But with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult finding the perfect option for your space.

To help, we rounded up 5 of our Modsy Designers’ favorite rugs. Browse our Modsy Rug Shop to see the picks and log in and shop the Rug Studio to make them yours!

Modsy Rug ShopThe Vienna Rug

This Persian style rug is both timeless and beautiful, and is a perfect way to add a burst of elegance to any space.

Try it in your rustic, classic, or even traditional living room. It also works well in bedrooms, home offices, and even dining rooms!

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Modsy Rug ShopThe Kota Woven Rug

Featured in our Best Seller Design Studio as well as our Modsy x Chris Loves Julia collection, the Kota rug sports a trendy pattern that works in all kinds of rooms and design styles. A soft yet statement-making piece, the Kota offers a modern eclectic feel, with plush comfort for any room in the house.

Try it on in your living room, bedroom, hallway, or even playroom for an instant design pick-me-up!

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Modsy rug shopThe Seville Rug

One of our most-popular rugs, and the star of our homepage, this multi-colored beauty puts a unique twist on a traditional look. Try layering it over a natural fiber rug for some extra texture, or style it on its own.

Pair the Seville with eclectic or Mid-Century style interiors for a looks that’s sure to have all your friends asking where you got it.

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modsy rug shopThe Hampton Rug

What looks like a best-selling rug, but doesn’t dent your wallet like a best-selling rug? The Hampton! Featuring a timeless pattern and just enough texture, the Hampton makes itself right at home among all kinds of styles.

If your design style is rustic, classic, or even transitional, give the Hampton a go and watch your room tie itself together.

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The Nuuk Rug

Perfect for layering, especially for the fall and winter months, the Nuuk sheepskin rug comes in all shapes, sizes, and even a few colors.

This rug works with any style and in almost any space. Add it to your living room for extra cozy vibes! It’s also a great addition to nurseries, bedrooms and even home offices.

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