Area rugs: where other than Ikea

Looking for nice area rug for our teen. Where can find small rugs in person other than Ikea and West Elm?  Or an online suggestion? Thanks! 

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I have had great luck finding wonderful rugs on Etsy. Good luck!

I've found some good rugs at the Serena and Lily outlet in West Berkeley.

I have found nice affordable rugs at Home Goods in Moraga. There is also World Market but they tend to have more of a bohemian style. 

Hi! The Pottery Barn outlet in Alameda has great area rugs!

Go check out the Pottery Barn/West Elm/Williams Sonoma outlet in alameda. They have some beautiful rugs, for a fraction of the typical cost. 

To see rugs in person there's Rejuvenation on 4th St. for more sophisticated styles. Anthropologie in Walnut Creek on their top floor for more whimsical.  The Pottery barn outlet in Alameda has a selection as well. I've never been but there's that huge rug store in Emeryville across from Target.  Prices at all of these places range widely - area rugs can be expensive. 

Online there's Lulu and Georgia for stylish options and Etsy for beautiful handmade Moroccon rugs. or boutique

I have found awesome woolen rugs at Home Goods (there's one over the tunnel) and Tuesday Morning (which has gone bankrupt, but maybe a few open branches still have some?)

I've ordered several area rugs from and I've had good luck. They have an enormous number of rugs from cheap to expensive in every style imaginable and some you never imagined.  Their interface is pretty good and lets you sort by size, colors, material, etc.  Your teen could browse their website to get an idea of what they have.

I’ve had good luck with World Market for both a rug for a nursery and one under the dining table. I also have a larger area rug that has held up well from wayfair, but there’s way more inventory to sort through. 

Try an auction house, like Clars. In my experience, they have lots of traditional rugs and a few contemporary things. To avoid toxic glues, make sure you find a rug with the pattern visible on the reverse. 

We found a nice one for our daughter on!

Home Goods (Pinole), Marshall's (El Cerrito), Wayfair (online).

I can't recommend Loloi with Amber Lewis rugs enough. We have 3 in our house. They're relatively inexpensive and very good quality.

We got a number of rugs for our house from Target - there's a better selection online than in the store. A teen might also appreciate the Urban Outfitters' offerings.

The Rug Depot Outlet in Emeryville, just off of 40th across from the East Bay Bridge shopping center, has a good selection of rugs in lots of different styles, modern designs as well as traditional.  It is nice to be able to see and feel them in person!  And when my kid and I were shopping for a dorm room rug last summer, I found their prices to be very competitive with online sources.

We've gotten a few of rugs from they are reasonably priced with a good selection and have held up well in high-play/traffic, spill-heavy areas like bedrooms and playrooms. 

Wirecutter has a long article on rugs, area rugs, etc with advice, tests, and recommendations.