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If you love going all out for Christmas, one thing you can’t forget is a Christmas rug. Not only will it help tie the entire look of your room together, it’s a festive way to add something cozy underneath your feet. Christmas rugs also serve a practical purpose, as they can help protect your floors from all of the traffic that comes with the holidays and family and friends visiting.
Whether you want something square or round, thick or thin, there are plenty of options for Christmas rugs. There are also a number of patterns ranging from snowmen to Santa Claus, so whatever your Christmas decor style, it’s easy to find a rug that will fit right in.
Below is our breakdown of the best Christmas rugs, listed in no particular order.
1. Collections Etc. Holiday Holly Floor Runner
If you plan on having a lot of guests over this Christmas, a floor runner Christmas rug is ideal. Not only does it fit perfectly in an entryway or front hallway, it welcomes guests and family members right away with a little Christmas cheer. This holiday holly floor runner has a green trim with a white middle that features holly plants and red ribbon. The rug is 18 inches wide and 60 inches long, and it has nonskid backing so it’s great for a snowy entryway. You could also place this rug in a kitchen or along side a table, as it’s on the thin side and works great for passageways.
Price: $12.99 (13 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Collections Etc. Holiday Holly Floor Runner here.
2. InterestPrint Snowman Christmas Area Rug
This Christmas area rug is perfect for those who love to decorate with snowmen and wintery blues and whites. The background of the rug is a slate blue, and is has a mixture of white pine trees, snowmen, and the words “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year” printed all over the rug. The material is really soft, as it’s 20% plush, 70% sponge and 10% non-woven fabric. It’s also stain resistant and vacuums well, so it’s easy to clean and holds up well to lots of foot traffic. There are also three sizes to choose from (5’3″ by 4″, 7′ by 5′, and 10′ by 3’3″) so the rug will fit well with almost any furniture arrangement.
Price: $45.99 and up, depending on size
Buy the InterestPrint Snowman Christmas Area Rug here.
3. Indoor Christmas Tree Area Rug
This Christmas rug is a little more subtle in design, as it has a wood background with Christmas tree firs and lights surrounding the outside of the rug. Because the middle of the rug is more open, it’s perfect for underneath a coffee table as you won’t be covering very much of the design. The material of the rug is really soft and almost feels like fleece, but it won’t absorb water so it’s still easy to keep clean. The rug is also pretty lightweight, so it’s easy to roll or fold up and store until it’s Christmas time again. Available in five different sizes, it’s no problem finding a rug that will fit perfectly with your space, and you could even order a few for throughout your home to create a cohesive look.
Price: $39.99 and up, depending on size
Buy the Indoor Christmas Tree Area Rug here.
4. Mybecca Santa Claus Christmas Rug
This Christmas area rug is very traditional looking, as it has darker Christmas colors and has a large Santa Claus in the middle. Made with polypropylene, the rug is soft but also durable, making it easy to vacuum and spot clean. It’s 3’4″ wide and 4’6″ long, so it’s a nice for a larger entryway and really makes a statement for guests as they enter your home. The size of the rug would also work for a small, but open, living room or basement space. If you don’t love the Santa Claus print, there is also a Santa Claus riding his sleigh, as well as a nutcracker print available (both can be found at the same link below).
Buy the Mybecca Santa Claus Christmas Rug here.
5. CafePress Buffalo Plaid Area Rug
Red and black buffalo plaid is all the rage this winter, especially when it comes to decorating for Christmas. Add the buffalo plaid look to your flooring with this decorative area rug. The throw-style rug is five feet wide and seven inches long, so it will cover a decent sized space in your living area. Made with 100% heavy woven polyester fabric, the rug has hemmed edges that lay well so you won’t have to worry about tripping over it all the time. The rug doesn’t have anti-slip backing, so you may want to add a non-slip rug pad to ensure it stays in place, especially if you’re placing the rug on a hard surface. Pair the rug with a buffalo plaid blanket to continue the look on your couch or chair.
Buy the CafePress Buffalo Plaid Area Rug here.
6. Safavieh Chelsea Collection Round Area Rug
This round area rug will match with virtually any Christmas decor. Multi-colored, the Christmas rug features different squares that each have one Christmas picture in the center, such as a present, Christmas tree, bell, etc. So no matter what your Christmas style, this rug will tie-in. The rug is made with 100% premium virgin wool and it is hand-hooked, so it’s really durable and can be used for many Christmases to come. The round rug is 5’6″ in diameter, but there are also a variety of rectangular sizes available.
Price: $124.34 (5 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Safavieh Chelsea Collection Round Area Rug here.
7. Alaza Merry Christmas Tree Area Rug
It doesn’t get more Christmas than this rug, as it has a red background, a big Christmas tree in the middle, and “Merry Christmas!” written in the top right corner. The rug is thin but really soft, as it has a soft sponge layer in the middle that’s comfortable to sit and stand on. There are two sizes available (5’3″ by 4′ and 7′ by 5′), so you can choose which size will work best with your couch and chair set-up. Because the rug has such a prominent Christmas design, this rug would work best in an area that doesn’t have a coffee table or something covering the rug…that way you can really show it off.
Buy the Alaza Merry Christmas Tree Area Rug here.
8. Collections Etc. Gingerbread Kitchen Runner Rug
If baking gingerbread cookies is one of your Christmas traditions, this Christmas rug is the perfect addition to your kitchen. A runner style rug at 60 inches by 18 inches, it’s perfect running alongside a counter or long island. The rug says “Bless this Kitchen” in the middle, and has gingerbread cookies and baking items around the outside of the rug. The Christmas rug also has a non-slip backing, which is definitely a must-have when in a kitchen. This rug would also make a fun gift for someone who loves gingerbread, and you could even pair it with a gingerbread cookie cutter.
Buy the Collections Etc. Gingerbread Kitchen Runner Rug here.
9. Ottomanson Red Shag Area Rug
If you already have a lot of Christmas decor going on and need something to add some balance to the room, this red shag area rug will help tie things together. With a jute back and high pile, the rug is really well constructed and can be used for many Christmas seasons to come. The red is a nice bright red that goes right along with Christmas, and it’s super soft to sit on (perfect for opening presents). There are four sizes to choose from, so it’s easy to make it fit with your existing furniture arrangement.
Price: $39.96 and up, depending on size
Buy the Ottomanson Red Shag Area Rug here.
10. Collections Etc. Poinsettia Burlap Floor Runner
This burlap floor runner is perfect for a home that has a little bit of rustic flair. The burlap material helps tie in the farmhouse vibe, and the pretty poinsettia pattern and red trim add the perfect Christmas touches. The Christmas floor runner is the ideal size for an entryway, and it would also work in a kitchen or hallway. The rug also has skid-resistant backing, so you can be sure it won’t slip around every time you step on it. Plus, this rug is less than $15, so it’s a great way to incorporate Christmas decor into your home without spending too much.