Guest Picks: Top 20 Flat-Weave Rugs

27 Sep

Guest Picks: Top 20 Flat-Weave Rugs

Flat-weave rugs might not be the softest underfoot, but these thin, durable, low-maintenance rugs are the best answer for some spaces. You can find flat-weave rugs at a dizzying variety of colours (saturated or muted) and patterns (classic or contemporary). Flat-weave rugs often one of the most economical options in floor coverings, even better. Did I mention they’re often reversible?

For allergy-prone people, flat-weave rugs are a good option because dust and dander will not get embedded in thick piles, such as other carpets. However they nevertheless visually specify a seating group or space and add texture to a room — something you’ll lack if you leave your floors threadbare. I have always been a huge fan of flat-weave rugs; here are 20 options that I am crushing on. — Jen from The Haystack Needle


Aymara Rug – $698

This is the carpet which I would love to add to my bedroom when I had the money in my wallet. I am enjoying the color combo of pink and yellow, and the carpet has a bohemian spirit that’s really flirty and fun.


Handwoven Rustic Rug – $999

It’s easy to see why stripes are still all the rage in home and fashion. There’s something really classic and contemporary about contrasting stripes. The pattern is worn by this carpet .


Gingham Rug – $148

How can you not be happy once you walk into a room and see yellow gingham? This carpet matches my urge to add a much more Scandinavian-chic design to my home.

ABC Carpet

Rio Collection – $299

Rugs from ABC Carpet are far more of an investment for your home. However, what you get is a wonder such as this 100-percent recycled silk flat-weave carpeting. This burst of green from their Rio Collection is inspired by the lively party of color you see throughout Carnival in Brazil.

West Elm

Washed Hexagonal Tile Printed Dhurrie – $29

Occasionally I want to go bold and bright with a rug choice, but often a lovely muted rug is where I wind up. That way it’s easy to add pops of color in smaller ways (such as cushions) which is easily changed out.

Dash & Albert Rug Company

Quartz Stripe Woven Cotton Rug – $30

I have always been a fan of purple. This durable cotton rug by Dash & Albert provides a winning mix of purples, pink and orange.

Cost Plus World Market

Ombre Stripe Kilim Wool Rug, Khaki – $634.99

I am hoping that the ombre trend never goes off. But when it does, this carpet comes in a neutral color that feels timeless.

domestic construction

Sandsweeper Floor Mat – $98

I am so impressed with this design store that produces digitally-dyed rugs using a hand-cut paper design. The outcome is a group of contemporary, whimsical, colorful flat-weave mats. This pattern is my favorite; it reminds me of friendship bracelets from camp with their interwoven threads.

Shades of Light

Reclaimed Vintage Patchwork Over-Dyed Rug – $1,799

Hello, pink. You look amazing. This pretty-in-pink carpet is just 1 color option from the assortment of over-dyed Turkish rugs. Over-dyed rugs are such a favorite look now.

Madeline Weinrib

Navy Buche

This carpet is on the pricier side of flat-weave rugs. But it is a classic pattern from the wonderful assortment of Madeline Weinrib. This navy-and-white attractiveness will never go out of fashion.

Lulu Indoor / Outdoor Rugs – $195

Maine designer Angela Adams catches the soul of her natural setting in the patterns she produces. This is one of my favourite patterns, and you can find the look at a more affordable cost compared to her tufted wool rugs.

Sundance Catalog

Zanzibar Ticking Stripe Cotton Mat, Large – $365

You will find a lot of unique colors in this striped flat-weave carpet, but all of them work together as a pastel color palette. This cotton rug will tie directly to a room with a more casual, country style.


Chandra Area Rugs, Arsana 9003 – $178.75

From a distance, this pattern and color combo might not look like much. But up close, I am digging the rich, rusty earth tones and the simple pattern.

Serena & Lily

Navy/Cobalt Feather Rug – $395

There’s something bold and manly about this carpet. Yet the tone-on-tone blue keeps the herringbone design appearing smoother and thicker. I wager that this carpet will hide dirt well also.


Hand Woven Rag Rug, Dark Blue, Light Blue Zigzag by Gunas Palete – EUR 35

This little flat-weave throw carpet will be ideal in an entryway. I had been surprised to find that this stylish carpet as a handmade bit on Etsy!

Indian Dhurries

Zig Zag

This pink chevron carpet is complicated enough to get a living room, but lively enough to work in a girl’s playroom too. There’s a great selection of ready-to-ship Indian dhurrie rugs from this web shop.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart Astronomy Hydra Rug – $143

This Martha Stewart Collection carpet is called Astronomy and comes with a tonal green sunburst design. The design is really motivated by a mid-20th century theme which was popular in textiles.

Pottery Barn

Talia Stripe Dhurrie Rug – $159

You can not get much more traditional than a white and red striped flat-weave rug. This carpet could function in many places, from a casual dining room to a sunroom.

Urban Outfitters

Floral Fiesta Rug – $39

Leave it to Urban Outfitters to look a flat-weave rug which provides an enjoyable, eye-catching pattern at a great cost. I’ll admit that I still store at Urban Outfitters, even though it had been my go-to shop when I was a teenager! The brand is still a great resource for cheap decor, like rugs that capture current trends.

Scandinavian Design Center

Uman Rug – $187.65

This striped Scandinavian carpet is just plain handsome. The thin colorful stripes will pop up at a more modern-style space.

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