6 Neutral Area Rugs That Are Affordable and Pretty!

To date, I’ve probably spent an entire Great British Baking Show season’s worth of time searching for rugs online. Thin rugs, thick rugs. Dark rugs, light rugs. Boho rugs, traditional rugs. What started out as a quick search for a few neutral area rugs for our new wood floors, turned into an unhealthy obsession to find just the right one. My head is spinning with all of the variables to consider. And I figure with all this rug information, I should share some of the contenders!

modern living room with area rug and boho details
Pete the cat enjoying our family room view
living room decor with a neutral area rug for a a modern boho farmhouse vibe

Our family room is the very first space that needed a rug. It’s where we get cozy, snuggle, enjoy your mountain views, sip coffee, chat, and hang out. And it’s the first room finished after the remodel (see the before photos here)

It needed something durable, interesting, and of course, neutral. After scouring several websites (and even popping into a few stores), I found this Moroccan style rug in gray and cream. I love the boho design and the soft touch. Plus, it has incredible reviews and was under $150 for the size I needed (6’7″ x9′) so I gave it a shot! I’m so glad I did.

It’s soft and pretty with an interesting, but not distracting design. With a thin pile, moving furniture around is a snap, and it’s got a backing so it doesn’t shift around. Also, did I mention it’s super easy to clean? How that is possible for a cream rug, I have no idea but it’s true! With two boys, a cat, and 3 acres of property, we need easy to clean. I’m already thinking of whether I need another one in a different area.

neutral area rugs at and affordable price


modern farmhouse living room

And I still love this ultra soft and plush geometric rug we brought over from our previous house. It has found a spot in our living room and helps define a somewhat awkward space. I’ve got these two main rooms covered, but I’m still on the search for a kitchen runner, backdoor accent rug, and an entryway mat. So the search continues!

Affordable & Neutral Area Rugs: