From a design standpoint, an area rug is crucial. It is the foundation in which you can base your entire furniture plan around, and more often than not, it is the most influential design element for establishing the color scheme and feeling of your space.
To help make this crucial design decision a bit easier (especially on your wallet), we rounded up several of our favorite rugs under $500, ranked by size. Being intentional with the size of the rug, as well as its color and pattern is key. So without further ado, here are our go-to rugs to ground a room and set the tone for a feel-good space.