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15 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Rugs (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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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. We’ve scoured Amazon to find the best cheap (but expensive-looking) accents. Below, everything from a classic Persian-style rug to a modern circular jute option.

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

An area rug that has impact but won’t overwhelm the room.

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

Faux-Fur Cow-Print Rug

Yeehaw for the home.

Or leopard-print, if you’d prefer.


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

A slightly cheaper pink variant.

A little more expensive than others on this list, but a good price for a hand-tufted rug.

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.

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15 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Rugs