If you're looking for a small accent rug, it's not too difficult to find a budget-friendly, stylish option. But when it comes to large area rugs, it gets trickier. I have a friend who's been on the hunt for an affordable rug for his living room, and he's realizing it's not an easy task.
You can always try your luck at discount stores like Home Goods, go on a treasure hunt at vintage stores and flea markets, or scope out department store sales. To help you out, I've rounded up some of my favorite five-by-eight (or similar) floor coverings that are $250 or less, from seagrass to tufted, ethnic to modern. Some, like this Jungle Carving Rug ($250, originally $500) from Anthropologie, are deeply discounted — so grab 'em while you can!