Dorm rooms are famous for being incredibly tiny (and still somehow housing more than one person?!), so trying to decorate and add personality can be a challenge. Adding a rug makes a HUGE difference—it's an opportunity to add color, texture, and warmth without taking up additional space. Not to mention, if you don't have a rug in your dorm room, you're dooming yourself to walking around on cold tile floors for the entire semester, and that definitely won't help you feel at home.
The good news is, there are plenty of stylish, affordable rugs out there that will fit perfectly in your dorm room (just look for rugs that are around 4'x6' or 5'x7'—like the ones featured here—to be sure!). Whether you're into fringe or sheepskin—or bold, interesting colors or neutrals—there's a little something for everyone with the twenty-one best dorm rugs below.
Bright pops of color on an otherwise all-white background (plus an interesting, imperfect diamond pattern) give this shag rug a fun twist.
For something that feels a little luxurious, a faux-sheepskin rug like this pink one can add texture and warmth to your dorm room.
Go stark and geometric with this black and white, hand-tufted area rug. And it's washable! Bonus points.
The sheepskin trend is here to stay, so you can keep this versatile classic long after graduation (or at least through the end of the semester if no one spills on it).
Soft pastel colors and a big, bold geometric design make this rug totally special.
Is it just me, or does this blue and tan rug feel reminiscent of a perfect beach day?
Punch up the personality and add a little glamor to your dorm with this contemporary cheetah rug.
Your dorm room will look extra cozy with a distressed, fringed rug in soft colors.
Opt for a round shape to switch things up but keep it neutral and casual with braided jute.
If neutrals are more in your wheelhouse, stick with a simple off-white rug with gray details, like this one.
Pastel pink, yellow, and blue, all glow in this ultra-detailed, vintage-inspired rug.
Bold and neutral don't always have to be two separate things, as proven by this medallion print rug.
If abstract prints and soft color tones are more your style, this rug is a great choice.
For something a little more simple — but still not lacking in fun — try this tan rug with multi-color pom pom.
Go dark, dramatic, and super cozy with a black-and-white fringed rug.
This rug is one way to add some plants to your space without having to worry about watering them!
This groovy Hawkins New York rug is channeling the '70s with a contemporary twist.
This moody, deep blue-and-white fringed rug will work with so many color palettes.
Florals don't have to be small and dainty — a big and bold print will really make your dorm room feel lively and fun.
If you love the casual look of jute rugs but want something with a little more oopmh, try this one—the dusty rose and inky black abstract shapes add just the right amount of personality.
Say goodnight with this sweet little rug at the end of your dorm room bed for sweeter dreams.
This cheerful orange rug is just peachy keen, don't you think? It adds a pop of color in a classic style—the best of both worlds.