Is there really such a thing as romantic area rugs? While the idea might sound a little corny, hear us out: Valentine’s Day-inspired rugs are a love-ly addition to the home. Think less heart motifs, and more along the lines of rugs in bold red, hot pink, rosy pastels, and cozy textures. We’ll walk you through a few of our favorite ways to show some love at home—which happen to stay in season all year ’round.
Go Bold with Red Romantic Area Rugs
Roses are red, and these rugs are, too—but even better, these styles won’t wilt after a week in your home. And while red may be the color of Valentine’s Day, it’s also just a classic shade in home decor, and perfect for adding a bold yet traditional touch to any space (even kids’ rooms, as evidenced in the photo above!).
Our top picks: Marsha Washable Vintage Rug, Cotton Persian Rug, Fringed Medallion Rug in red, and Abstract Ornamental Fringe Rug in red.
Make a Statement with Hot Pink
Pink may be the color of hearts and flowers, but it also makes a great centerpiece shade in your design scheme. Try rolling out a hot pink romantic area rug to up the drama and fun. And if you’re worried about it reading too juvenile? Don’t be! With the right accents and furniture layout, hot pink rugs can feel downright sophisticated. Be sure to tie back the colors in your rug to pillows and other accents to make it feel cohesive and grown-up.
Our top picks: Rosy Floral Rug, Evanescent Enchantment Rug, Bohemian Diamond Trellis Shag Rug, and Coraline Leopard Printed Rug in pink.
Pick Pastel Pink Romantic Area Rugs
If you’re a fan of the softer side of things, then consider a light pastel pink rug as the foundation for your space. Whether in kids’ rooms or in more public spaces like the dining room and living room, a light pink rug is perfect for adding just a hint of color while still creating that neutral backdrop.
Our top picks: Shaggy Moroccan Lattice Fringe Rug in pink, Ivana Washable Soft Faux Rabbit Rug in blush, Ring Around the Rosette Rug in pink, Estella Floral Washable Rug.
Snuggle Up to Rugs with Tons of Texture
The movies may serve up a bearskin rug by the fireplace as the ultimate in romance, but we’re going to suggest this much subtler, chicer alternative: rugs with all manner of textures. These cozy styles—think faux cowhides, faux pelts, shag rugs, rugs with high-low piles—add a little romance and warmth without feeling too over the top for everyday living. Love!
Our top picks: Quarto Pelt Rug in natural, Waves Shag Rug, Zahara Faux Cowhide Washable Rug, and Moroccan Lattice Tassel Rug.