Anyone who has gone rug shopping will agree: Quality rugs can be expensive.
An authentic rug for sale that lasts a lifetime can cost more than your car. Many of those retailers are simply re-sellers.
They buy rugs at wholesale prices, mark them up, and sell them for a large profit. And they can do this because almost everyone else is doing the same thing.
At RugKnots, we hand-knot our rugs and set them at wholesale prices. Then we sell them directly to customers and interior designers.
We skip the middleman to avoid the markup while keeping our oriental rugs 100% authentic with guaranteed quality.
(We also donate a portion of the profits to build schools in Pakistan.)
If you have any questions about these rugs, don’t hesitate to contact us.
This article features 10 of our most popular cheap rugs being sold at wholesale prices, and it also features 5 quality, inexpensive rugs from other retailers that won’t break the bank.
Modern Ziegler Rug
This rug is hand-knotted and made out of 100% natural wool, and it’s made with 81 knots per square inch. The primary color is brown with white detailing to accentuate it. This color and style pairs great with more uni-color furniture.
A re-seller would price this rug between $4,000-$6,000. You can buy it directly from RugKnots for less than $2,000.
Being about 7 feet by 10 feet in size, I suggest placing this rug in a living room, bedroom, or any room with ample space. On the living room floor, try placing it under the coffee table with your furniture around the perimeter. In the bedroom, place it perpendicular to your bed with part of the rug sticking out of the front.
Runner Rugs are some of my favorites. They allow you to take a bland hallway and spice it up a few levels. Or you can use it to add flavor to an entryway or any space that can fit a rug of this size and dimension.
The colors of this particular runner give it a bold character. The dark black contrasts against the light tan to pull your eyes towards it.
It’s a tasteful look for a hallway, but you can also make an excellent first impression by placing this rug in your entryway.
At less than $700, this is one of the cheapest rugs to spruce up certain parts of the home or office.
This rug’s design is far from minimal, however. Detailed blossoming patterns, whimsical swirls, and the traditional Peshawar Ziegler motifs cater to those who fancy intricate handiwork.
Short fringe accents each vertical end, as well.
Cheap Modern Rugs
It can be tough to find cheap rugs that don’t sacrifice quality and style. Especially in a world where many manufacturers are constantly trying to undercut each other’s prices (which means lower quality and durability).
Modern rugs like these can go great in certain rooms and with different types of furniture. They come in a variety of designs and colors, so I can’t make any direct suggestions. But you can’t go wrong with a modern rug in almost any room.
Wool & Silk Rug
This rug is part of our Wool Area Rugs collection, another popular rug size, and dimension. Wool and silk are two of the most highly sought after materials for quality hand-knotted rugs.
This elegant rug is filled with classic oriental design patterns, making it fantastic for a formal dining room or against a light-tiled floor. The blue also allows it to stand out amongst most furniture.
This wool and silk rug’s motifs resemble flowers, pomegranates, vines, husks, and more, and it is framed by an intricate five-tiered border.
Check out this rug for a striking design that begs to get noticed by your guests.
It showcases a traditional floral design that often characterizes the popular Ziegler rug style, and the soft beige and cream colors attract the eye to its center.
The red border is touched with gold and sage for added contrast, with detailed Persian and oriental motifs that accentuate its hand-made authenticity.
Place this rug under an entryway table, a standalone chair, or in any empty space that could use livening up. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to large rugs, round rugs can give you the same effect for half the price (or less).
Cheap Moroccan Rugs
This rug is hand-loomed in 100% wool. Moroccan rugs typically feature large geometric patterns that are multiplied across the piece, as you can see in the image above.
You will also find many lighter browns, blues, and greens in this style, which go well with darker furniture and surroundings. And Moroccan rugs tend to be thinner than their counterparts. This means less material, which leads to lower prices.
Custom Area Rugs
Do you know what kind of rug would go great in your space, but are you struggling to actually find one that’s ready-made?
You’re not alone. That’s why custom-made rugs are so popular among homeowners and interior designers alike.
These rugs can be hand-made in any size, pattern, or style, and they will be tailored to your individual needs and vision. They offer buyers the freedom to be creative and make sure they’re getting exactly what they want out of their purchase.
For a real-life example, check out this case study from Martha Gibbons about how she ordered and received the perfect rug in just 10 weeks. (Most rug purchases take 3-5 months of research or more.)
We love doing custom rug orders because we love giving our customers exactly what they want.
Overdyed Ziegler Rugs
The overdyed Ziegler is a staple in the oriental rug world. Its beautiful design and dark, vibrant colors make it stand out in the crowd.
These large area rugs feature the same exquisite design as the modern and Peshawar Chobi Ziegler but are rejuvenated through the overdyeing process. The artisans have generations of craftsmanship under their belts, and they use only hand-knotted antique rugs washed by hand, exclusively with all-natural vegetable dye.
This makes sure your new piece is not only pleasing to the eye, but to the environment as well.
(All of our rugs are made with cruelty-free material.)
Kilim Dhurrie Rugs
Kilim Dhurrie (or flat weave) rugs are thinner than most other rug styles. They are light, flat, and rougher in texture.
Kilim rugs are produced across Central Asia and the Middle East, and they are typically made of wool. They feature bright colors, geometric shapes (as you can see above), and bold designs.
Their popularity stems from the number of places they are produced around the world and in the different subsets in which they are created (such as Turkish Kilims, Anatolian Kilims, Tribal Kilims, and Soumak Kilims).
Due to less material being used, they are also cheaper than many other styles of oriental rugs. This makes them the perfect option for new rug buyers or buyers on a budget.
Transitional Area Rugs
“Transitional,” in this sense, means the combination of two different styles (contemporary and traditional).
You can see the contemporary style of this rug in its sharp patterns, while it is also traditional in its arrangement and color.
This blend creates truly unique designs that you won’t find in many other styles. If you have a flair for uniqueness and modern antiquity, a transitional rug is worth a look.
Inspired Design Rugs
Inspired design rugs are some of the most unique around. Like transitional rugs, they feature a combination of contemporary and traditional designs.
However, there is a bit more freedom of expression in their designs, as you can see by the different colored floral patterns in the image above.
Inspired design rugs provide durability, fade resistance, and easy cleaning and care, so they offer practicality as well as impeccable design features.
Overdyed Antique Rugs
Antique rugs carry with them a piece of history. However, many can dramatically fade and lose their vibrancy over time.
That’s where overdyeing comes in. An overdyed antique rug maintains its vintage look and feel, but it is rejuvenated through the additional layers of the dye washed into it. Overdyeing is a truly beautiful process that extends a rug’s life.
This particular rug features a bold slate-blue wash with antique designs to accentuate it. Its modern color is complemented by a classic Peshawar design scheme with thick, multi-tiered borders.
Place this rug on the floor of your living room, hallway, guest room, or bedroom for a bold look and feel.
Pak Persian Rugs
Persian rugs are some of the most stylish available. These hand-knotted pieces of art give any room a bold, inviting look.
Intricate floral patterns have defined Pak Persian rugs throughout the centuries. They were used in royal palaces, grand places of worship, and in only the most affluent of homes. Now you can own them as well for a fraction of what they used to cost (relative to the times).
Pak Persian rugs go great under a grand dining table, in a formal sitting room, in a large hallway (as pictured above), or in your master suite.
An outdoor rug can immediately separate you amongst your peers (or your client’s peers).
Many people avoid outdoor rugs because they require additional cleaning and care. But if you place it in the right area, like on your porch underneath an overhang, you can minimize the amount of maintenance required.
(And be sure to bring your outdoor rug inside during harsh weather!)
If you can manage these simple tasks, you can have an amazing rug to liven up your backyard, front patio, or any empty space outside your home.
6x9 Multi-Colored Ikat Rug
Ikat patterns have been found in archaeological sites in Central Asia, Japan, South East Asia, Africa, and pre-Colombian South and Central America. The history behind this rug style is breathtaking, much like its design.
(However, historians, anthropologists, and archaeologists alike cannot agree where the design originated. Talk about controversy!)
With intricate columns of design and various shades of blue and brown, this rug naturally pulls the eye closed for inspection. In between each column are faded designs in distinctive dark colors. This balances the overall design and makes it pleasing to look at.
The washing process gives it a rustic feel that goes well in certain home environments, like naturally lit guest rooms or your dining room.Over to You
By checking out this list of rugs, hopefully, you now see that there are many affordable options out there.
And if you know where to look, you don’t have to sacrifice quality.
If you’re still struggling to find a rug, don’t hesitate to contact us and one of our representatives will help you out