Rugs! They really tie the room together. These floor-toppers seem to be having a moment, and indeed, you may notice a proliferation of rugs in every shape, size, and color gracing your feed these days. There's no doubt people's interest in rugs have increased, and if hashtags are any indication of a trend’s growing popularity, #rugtiktok has brought in over 936 million views on Tik Tok as of today, helped in part, by creators delving into the world of custom hand tufted rugs during the 2020 pandemic.
But enough facts, if you're here, you're most likely a rug connoisseur yourself, and need no explanation of their merits. And custom hand-woven rugs are cool and all, but when it comes to outfitting a modern or rustic cabin, most home decor not only needs to be stylish, but durable and easy to clean.
The rugs below are the perfect choices for a log cabin, woodland tiny home, yurt, or any indoor/outdoor space. Most of the selections feature a flatweave or low-pile textile, meaning a low fuzz-factor. These low pile heights are ideal in most cabins, as they're budget-friendly, hold up over time in a high-traffic area, and their compact materials make them easier to spot clean and vacuum. Some are even machine-washable.
A non-slip rug-pad is highly suggested to pair with low-pile rugs, as it provides a bit of cushion underfoot and will keep you, guests, and your kiddo from flying. Another suggestion—check out local antique shops or rug-shops in your neighborhood. If a rug has made it to a second-hand shop, it's most-likely survived years of use and will thrive in its second-life in a cabin. Plus you'll get to feel and test it in-person and you'll avoid the notoriously long supply chain delays plaguing the homeware industry.
But, if you just can't stomach the idea of a second-hand rug (no judgment), or simply want a brand new one for your space, the below round-up is a great resource to start your hunt. From classic braided rugs, to a Jute runner rug, to bold accent rugs, these beauties are sure to bring some personality into your space, add some cozy factor, and protect those floors.
The 9 Best Rugs for Your Cabin and Outdoor Lifestyle
It doesn't get much better than the Classic Braided Rug from L.L. Bean. The first design to come to mind when curating this list, these long lasting, soil-resistant, and reversible rugs are made in the US of 100% wool fibers. Plus, with a wide selection of sizes, shapes, and multicolor threads, this rustic area rug will brighten up any space.
Price: $69 - $1499 SHOP NOW
Newly-launched Nordic Knots is on a mission to bring Scandinavian design sensibility and durability to the US rug market at an affordable price. There are plenty of bold or neutral options to choose from, but their Jute rug collection stands out for its elegant simplicity and would pair well with additional rustic decor.
Price: $275 SHOP NOW
The Stockholm might be an unusual choice as a mountain lodge area rug, but this best-selling product is a fortified classic in the design world. Made of 100% wool, the soil-resistant material should be blotted quickly to avoid any permanent markings, but the whole thing is reversible in case you're too late.
Price: $399 SHOP NOW
Home Depot is not the most ideal source, given some donation choices, but when in a pinch and under a tight budget, there's a vast array of rug options. The Rag Rug is particularly versatile and affordable given its size, so it makes for a great cabin area rug in a living room or dining room.
Price: $131 SHOP NOW
Crafted in New England, this braided rug is great for an entryway, mudroom, or kitchen. Made of polypropylene yarns, the stain-resistant textile won't fade or mold in an indoor/outdoor passageway and should hold up well over time. To clean, all you need to do is hose it down and let it dry.
Price: $85 SHOP NOW
For unconventional spaces, or cabin renovations, these modular carpet tiles are just the ticket. Each individual tile measures 19.7" x 19.7", and cuts can be added to create your desired rug size. Made of nylon, PET, and nylon blends, they're completely washable too.
Price: $29/tile SHOP NOW
Unique by being machine washable, Ruggable rugs come in wide range of sizes and designs. Their popular Chinelle style rug is somewhere between a flatweave and low-pile, and comes in classic, cabin-friendly patterns like Buffalo Plaid Tartan. For our pick, we're drawn to the clever artwork of Jonathan Adler's Venom Rug, which could work well in a variety of home, cabin, and apartment environments. Though some online reviews suggest Ruggable rugs aren't the most long-lasting, for their price and washability, they're still a reliable choice.
Price: $269 SHOP NOW
If you're going for the quintessential rustic cabin rug, there's no better place to turn than online retailer Cabin Place, home of rustic cabin decor. Classic cabin lodge outdoor motifs like bears, antlers, canoes, moose, fishermen, and more grace these wildlife rugs, and most are fade, soil, and stain resistant. While there's a variety to choose from, the Wilderness Patchwork Area Rug covers all ground, and is sure to set the vibe off right.
Heymat puts a design-driven spin on the standard door mat, pairing high-performance, durable materials with custom patterns by notable designers. Though not technically a rug, these machine-made industrial mats are crafted from sustainable PET fibers, a textile made from recycled plastic water bottles, and are great for busy households, whether in the city or countryside.