We’re all for the addition of an area rug for a splash of colour or texture, added comfort underfoot, or to demarcate living zones within an open plan space.
They take a beating though. If you’re looking for an easy care rug that can stand up to the traffic, and be thrown into the washing machine or hosed down to bring it back to looking like new again, we’ve rounded up 5 of the best on the market that tick all the boxes.
1. Galleria cotton runner rug in Purple/Ivory, $22.95, Temple & Webster
2. Marina Sea Green & White rug, $69.90 (120.170cm), Fab Habitat
*Washable, just shake or hose off for easy cleaning
3. Lappljung flatwoven rug in Black, $29.99, Ikea
4. Boho Tassels rug, $105, Trouva.com
5. Labyrinth round bath mat, $44, Pillow Talk
*think outside the square using this pretty bath mat as a rug - it's 90cm in diameter