West Elm Rugs Make for the Perfect Finishing Touch, and Our Style Editor Has Picked the Best of the Best

West Elm rugs are beyond covetable — trendy designs, fair prices, and a designer-like quality? Sign us up! Style Editor Brigid Kennedy details her faves and more below.

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What do I love about West Elm rugs? Well, that depends — how much time do you have? If you're in a pinch, I could rave about the perfectly varied but never overwhelming selection (you know how sometimes too many options is the exact opposite of what you need?) for a few minutes at max, but if you've got the time, I've got the details. And it might take a bit to get through them all (in a good way).

But better yet, why don't I just show you? Now that you've taken a look at my West Elm editor's choice you'll perfectly poised to receive this next collection of greatest hits, one I pulled together this afternoon after a few hours perusing the brand's website. It's all about rugs, the best of which pull together a room or a vignette in seconds and the worst of which can at least catch your spills.

'Rugs are a great opportunity to add color, pattern, and texture to a space so decide which of these elements you'd like to achieve for your space when searching for the right rug,' says Katie Siegel, lead designer at Rumor Designs. 'Consider the location of the rug and the amount of traffic it will endure. I'd suggest [...] a more durable rug in a high-traffic space like the living room, but maybe something soft and luxurious in the bedroom.'

Ultimately, selecting the perfect rug is no laughing matter — but it's about to get much easier. Let's shop!

Best Patterned West Elm Rugs

Best Solid West Elm Rugs

Best Round West Elm Rugs

Best West Elm Runners

Looking for more West Elm? Try my edits of the best West Elm outdoor furniture, coffee tables, and accent chairs — you're bound to find something you like!

What should I look for when buying a rug?

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As with any purchase, there are a few things you'll want to think about before taking the expensive plunge into the rug buying world. 'First I would think about the desired material of the rug,' Katie tells me. '[T}raditionally we see rugs composed of natural materials like wools and silks, but oftentimes families with children or households with dogs consider synthetic materials for a more durable rug (and a less expensive option, too).'

That said, 'flatweaves or indoor/outdoor durable rugs do not have the same soft to the touch feel that traditionally made rugs do, so that is something to consider.'

Style Editor

Brigid Kennedy is a Style Editor at Livingetc.com, where she is responsible for obsessively combing the internet for the best and most stylish deals on home decor and more. She was previously a story editor at TheWeek.com, where she covered both U.S. politics and culture. She describes her design style as colorful and clean, and in her free time enjoys reading, watching movies, and curating impossibly niche playlists on Spotify. She lives in New York.