The 12 best navy blue rugs - chosen for how they create a sophisticated mood

The 12 best navy blue rugs help to make light homes seem more smart and dark spaces more alluring - a mix of the best designs and styles

Kathy Kuo Home, Pottery Barn, Wayfair & Urban Outfitters navy blue rugs
(Image credit: Kathy Kuo Home, Pottery Barn, Wayfair & Urban Outfitters)

A sophisticated and smart hue, navy blue got its name from the deep blue shade that was worn by the British Royal Navy and many other naval forces around the world. Indigo dye was the ground for this sapphire-like hue. Modern-day navy makes for a solid foundation for your room, creating a rug that presents itself as a solid hue or confidently present pattern. 

From indoor patterned options to durable outdoor ones, we’ve searched high and low for the best rugs, sifting through the best home décor stores so you don't have to. 

Best Round Navy Blue Rugs

Best Solid Navy Blue Rugs

Best Patterned Navy Blue Rugs

Best Outdoor Navy Blue Rugs

How long does a cheap rug last?

Cheap doesn’t always mean bad quality, this is an important distinction to make when choosing your rug. When buying your rug, always remember to take a closer look at the construction method, material composition, backing and care instructions of your rug. Whilst hand-knotted and flatweave rugs are more long-lasting, hand-tufted rugs will shed more over time and tend to be less long-lasting. Wool and polyester are both washable so there are more likely to stand the test of time than more delicate fabrics like silk and cotton. 

The location of your rug is another factor to consider, high-traffic areas will naturally wear down a rug faster than more private areas in the home.  “Depending upon how often you vacuum, the foot traffic in your home, and the material itself, some inexpensive rugs can last up to 5 years or beyond,” says Elisabeth Lyons Becker, Design Director at MDI Interior Design.

Writer and design expert Faaizah Shah is the founder of The Interiors Consultancy. She has worked with designers such as Staffan Tollgard and design houses such as Sanderson to help them understand and communicate their narratives. She is known for crafting engaging stories and imaginative content, and understanding great decor from her years alongside some of the best creatives in the industry. She is also a contributor to Livingetc.