Hi everyone! I hope you’re enjoying a fun and relaxing weekend! I have been getting SO many requests for rugs lately and I’m hearing that there are almost too many rug options out there. Trust me, I get how time-consuming it it is to sift through through them all. I also get how frustrating it is to think you’ve found a rug that works, only to realize it doesn’t come in a larger size! My goal is always to make your lives easier when it comes to helping you decorative your homes so I’ve curated a huge collection of my favorite coastal rugs. I’ve also included some rug purchasing and sizing tips within this coastal rug guide that will help during your shopping process.
Be sure to Pin this guide to your Pinterest account or bookmark this page as it’s one that I’ll update each week as I come across new rugs!
Coastal Rug Guide Categories
To make your rug search go a little faster, I’ve categorized this coastal rug guide into seven main categories:
1. Top selling rugs amongst Casually Coastal readers and followers
2. Blue & White Rugs
3. Neutral Rugs
4. Oversized Rugs
5. Indoor/Outdoor Rugs
6. Washable Rugs
7. Rug Pads & Rug Grippers
I hope this coastal rug guide proves helpful to you now and in the months to come!
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Top Selling Rugs Among Casually Coastal Followers
Oversized Rugs (10’x14′ and Larger)
Per a request, I’ve add a section to this rug guide for machine washable rugs. Washable rugs are becoming more and more popular, but for whatever reason, many are made with a vintage style look. There isn’t a huge number that I consider to have a modern coastal look, but these ones here will definitely work in a coastal home! Keep in mind that washable rugs are very thin and are not going to be the most comfortable for kids to crawl or sit on. So be sure to pair these with a rug pad for a little more cushion if you’re using in a kid-friendly space!
Rug Pads & Rug Grippers
I always recommend rug pads or rug grippers to prevent a rug from sliding all over the place, which can be a safety hazard in some situations. In almost all cases, I prefer a full rug pad to protect my hardware floors, and to add some cushion underneath my feet. This can make even an inexpensive rug feel more luxe! It’s also especially important if you have kids that will be crawling or sitting on a rug (in their bedroom, playroom, living room, etc.). A rug pad will definitely make it more comfortable for them!
Also, if you’re still not finding the right rug for your space, try any one of the below retailers. These are most of my go-to sources for rugs, and you’ll find some across all different price points!
- T.J. Maxx – A GREAT spot to look for affordable rugs that are decent quality! I bought my office rug from T.J. Maxx this past winter and it has a Serena & Lily look but didn’t pay more than $150 for it! Any purchases over $89 ship free with code SHIP89!
- Marshalls – similar to T.J. Maxx, Marshalls gets great rugs in stock from time to time, and they are always affordable! Any purchases over $89 ship free with code SHIP89!
- Serena & Lily – definitely a splurge, but Serena & Lily makes the most beautiful statement rugs! I have two in my home and can certainly vouch for the quality of them!
- Wayfair – another great place to look for more affordable rugs, and Wayfair is constantly having sales on rugs. Another bonus is that all rugs over $35 ship for free!
- Amazon – Amazon also has great prices on rugs, and often see the same rugs on another sites for more money! If you’re a Prime member, you can take advantage of free shipping on most rugs!
- Annie Selke – they offer custom size rugs, which is a great thing to keep in mind if you’re having trouble finding a rug that fits your space and your furniture! Annie Selke undoubtedly has a huge variety of beautiful rugs!
- Pottery Barn – another great place to look for high-quality rugs. They can be pricey, but my dining room rug is from Pottery Barn. I purchased it at least 11 years ago and it still looks brand new!
- Rugs USA – I recommend looking here for more affordable rugs. They also have some great sales (sometimes up to 75% off!) which makes their rugs even more affordable! They also offer free shipping on all orders!
- Rugs.com – Yet another place to look for very affordable rugs. Like Rugs USA, they often have big sales. I also love that they offer free shipping AND free returns if you don’t end up loving the rug that you purchase!
- Ballard Designs – while Ballard’s style is a little more traditional, they do have some great woven rugs and anything that I’ve ever ordered from Ballard has been very good quality. They have been having 20% off sales quite a bit lately so waiting for a sale is a great idea!
- Target – always a place I start when I’m looking for a really budget-friendly rug, including outdoor rugs.
- Joss & Main – if you’re not familiar with this retailer, it’s a sister company of Wayfair’s. I find Wayfair’s site to be overwhelming sometimes and I find Joss & Main to be slightly higher end, with fewer options to have to weed through.
- Cailini Coastal – they have a beautiful collection of hand-curated rugs, although prices are typically on the higher side.
Rug Purchasing & Sizing Tips
- I get quite a few questions about what kinds of rugs are most durable, if they are soft, whether they will shed, etc. So definitely think about the unique needs of the room that you are purchasing a rug for, as all rugs are not created equal and have pros and cons!
- Wool rugs are known to shed, so if that will drive you crazy, I would avoid wool rugs. Typically the level of shedding slows down after a few months. I personally can overlook a bit of shedding and extra vacuuming for the softness and more luxe feeling of a wool rug. They are a bit more cushiony, and during our cold New England winters they look and feel a little cozier. You can also look for rugs that have a blend of materials. I have a wool/jute rug from Pottery Barn that sheds much less than a rug that’s 100% wool but it still has all the benefits that wool offers.
- Cotton rugs are lightweight, low maintenance and great for casual spaces. They do not shed and are typically a bit more budget-friendly but are typically thinner. However, a thick rug pad can add some nice cushion to them!
- If you have pets, or are looking for a rug for a high-traffic space (including a stair runner), you may want to consider a rug made of polypropylene, or an indoor-outdoor rug. Indoor/outdoor rugs have come a long way in recent years, and so many look like regular indoor rugs now!
- Jute rugs are also extremely popular in coastal homes. They are extremely durable, add great texture and warmth to a space and are easy to clean. The couple of drawbacks are that jute is a natural fiber so it does leave natural fibers behind on your floor, typically only noticeable when you pick the rug up. It’s also highly absorbent so this type of rug not recommended for humid or damp spaces as it can mold. Jute is extremely strong and they will last for years though, even in well-used spaces!
- If you’re not sure of the exact size rug to purchase, think about your furniture placement. In a living room, at a minimum, you want the front half of your sofa and any accent chairs to be on the rug. This helps to define the space, and makes the room feel more balanced. In very large, open living rooms, some prefer that all furniture pieces fit completely on the rug, with a border around the outside.
- In a dining room, if you have ample room, choose a rug that’s large enough so that all four legs of each dining chair are well within the perimeter of the rug – and sit comfortably on the rug even when pulled out. Typically you want aa minimum of 8″ from the table to the edge of the rug on all sides.
- In a bedroom, the rug should be proportionate to the size of the bed – otherwise the room will feel off-balance. If the space allows for it, a 9’x12′ rug is the ideal size for a bedroom with a king bed and a 12’x15′ rug is ideal for a room with a California king bed. An 8’x10′ rug pairs best with a queen bed. For a full size bed, I recommend a 6’x9′ rug if the space allows, and for a twin bed a 5’x7′ is ideal. I like rugs in a bedroom to be placed under the front 2/3 of the bed, with the nightstand on the bare floor. You ideally want one foot from the end of the bed to the edge of the rug.
- In an entryway, you want about 2 feet of space between the edge of the rug and the wall. Typical rug sizes for an entryway include 3’x5′, 5’x7′ or 6’x9′. A round rug is also a nice option in an entryway!
Need Additional Coastal Decor or Furniture?
If you’re needing additional coastal home décor or furniture for the space you’re refreshing, I recommend checking out the following sources where I’ve curated all of my favorites, including furniture, rugs, lighting, accessories and more:
- The Casually Coastal Amazon Storefront includes a huge variety of hand-curated coastal finds from across Amazon, including a sprinkling of fashion! Don’t forget to follow my storefront once you’re there!
- My Coastal Furniture, Rug and Lighting Shopping Guide contains everything from coffee tables, stools, dining room tables and chairs to rugs, lighting, beds and more!
- If you’re looking for affordable coastal home finds, make sure to check out my Target Coastal Decor Shopping Guide! You’ll find everything from home accessories, furniture, rugs and lighting to bathroom decor, kitchen finds and more