If you need accent pieces that can handle wear and tear but still deliver maximum design impact, these easy-to-clean rugs are for you.

By Emily Goldman
July 01, 2020
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Rugs are an undeniably cozy way to enhance any room in your house. Whether you choose a fluffy wall-to-wall shag or a vintage-looking patterned area rug, the right textile holds the power to elevate and define your space. While they're often a decorator's favorite accessory to turn up the style and tie together elements in a room, rugs are notoriously difficult to clean. That's why we're sharing some of our favorite washable rugs, which are perfect for high-traffic areas or spaces that tend to experience more than just a little wear and tear. Once your rug starts showing signs of use, you can throw it in the washing machine for an easy refresh—no trips to the dry cleaners or renting of professional steamers necessary.

Easy to clean components like a removable cover and cushioned rug pad make the above carpet ($81.99, wayfair.com) simple to wash. Place it in your living room or kitchen for an instant refresh and throw it in the washing machine to make it look good as new. Your kids, pets, and even glass of wine won't be able to leave a lasting mark. But if this patterned option doesn't fit with your home's interior design scheme, don't worry: Washable rugs and carpets come in a variety of makes, shapes, and patterns, which means there's really something for everyone in this category. From plush and patterned to simple and sophisticated, we're sharing some of the best washable rugs available right now.

These are some of the best washable rugs to add to your home:

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This bohemian-inspired rug is as easy to maintain as it is on the eyes. The fact that the tassels are machine washable might surprise you, but you can put this rug straight into your washer for easy cleanup at any point.

Shop Now: Kimode "Morroccan" Cotton Area Rug, 2' by 3', $25.99, amazon.com.

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Circular Shape

A circular rug looks elegant, and this one's neutral tone and intricate, muted, Persian-inspired design make it stunning. It also has a detachable rug cover that you can throw straight into the washing machine for cleaning.

Shop Now: Ruggable "Hendisi Heriz" Cream Rug, $329, ruggable.com.

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This washable rug features a beautiful Greek-inspired design in a bold blue-and-cream hue. It's the perfect addition to any room in your home and a guaranteed focal point.

Shop Now: Ruggable "Delphina Delft" Blue Rug, 8' by 10', $399, ruggable.com.

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For Your Child's Room

This washable rug features self-bound edges to prevent fraying. Its simple ombré striped design will look great in a little one's bedroom, but it's elevated enough to transition with them as they age.

Shop Now: Pottery Barn Teen "Jake" Washable Rug, 4' by 6', $129, pbteen.com.

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For the Bathroom

While rugs are most often found in living rooms and bedrooms, these aren't the only places for them. This hand-woven washable rug is compact, which makes it the perfect option for the bathroom. Place it by the sink to enjoy underfoot while you brush your teeth, or have it situated near the bathtub to step onto after a relaxing soak.

Shop Now: The Citizenry "Amina" Bath Rug in Stone Grey, $55, the-citizenry.com.

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For the Entryway

Not all carpets are squares or circles. This carpet's rectangular shape is ideal for an entryway. Meanwhile its rich, deep colors invite guests into a warm home.

Shop Now: Mylife Rugs Traditional Vintage Non-Slip Machine Washable Printed Rug in Blue-Hot Pink, 2'7'' by 7'7'', $59.95, amazon.com.

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Environmentally Conscious

Eco-friendly and easy to clean, this washable rug features a neutral, natural colorway. It's made from 100 percent recycled fiber, making it better for the environment.

Shop Now: Hook & Loom "Solid Natural Flat Weave" Eco-Cotton Rug, 5' by 8', $145, hookandloom.com.

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A surefire way to add intrigue to a room without using bright colors is with a multi-textured carpet. This one is simply gorgeous, washable, and handmade.

Shop Now: Lorena Canals "Air Natural XL" Washable Rug, 10' by 6'7'', $445, lorenacanals.com.

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Perfectly Worn

This fairy tale-inspired rug is reminiscent of Aladdin's favorite mode of transportation. It's equal parts modern and vintage thanks to its wash and geometric pattern.

Shop Now: Safavieh Collection Aladdin-Inspired Desert Rug, 5' by 7' Rug, $124.99, bedbathandbeyond.com.


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