Italian area rugs come in a wide variety of vintage, classical, modern, and contemporary styles. With stunning textiles and high-quality craftsmanship, Italian rugs will elevate your home's decor. Use them in any room, from the living room to the bedroom with everywhere in between. And you can pair them with a selection of our stunning throw pillows to complete the look.
Our range of beautiful Italian rugs includes a variety of colors and styles to fit anyone's tastes. If you're not finding what you're looking for, we suggest checking out our selection of traditional area rugs for thousands of additional choices.
How to Know Which Italian Area Rugs to Choose
Decorating with Italian area rugs is relatively simple if you match the rug to your existing color palette and style. For example, if your home is decorated in a contemporary or modern style, keep an eye out for Italian modern area rugs, and you're sure to find a good fit.
Pick colors that are already in your space or ones that go well with your existing colors. There are big differences between black, grey, white, tan, ivory, blue, green, red, and pink Italian area rugs. Neutrals like black, white, grey, ivory, and tan can go well with almost any color, so these are safe bets if you’re not sure.
Below we’ve highlighted tips to help you narrow down your choices based on what you want and need from your rug.
Material and Durability
Pick a material that’s durable enough for your space. For example, if you’re shopping for Italian bedroom area rugs to place in a low-traffic bedroom, you’re probably safe to go with wool or a more delicate fiber. But if you’re looking for Italian dining room area rugs, where messes are more common, you might want something more durable like cotton or synthetic fibers.
Research the cleaning requirements of different materials. This will help you decide what you can keep clean in your home with its moisture, soil, sunlight, and shoe traffic exposure.
Measure the room you’re decorating and subtract 4’ from both the width and length to find the maximum rug dimensions for the space. This method will keep 24” between the edges of the rug and the walls to prevent a cramped look. If the rug will go under a dining table, aim to keep at least 18” around all sides so that chairs can pull back without falling off the edge.
Once you pick dimensions that you think will fit, we recommend that you try our room visualizer tool, so you can see how much space your rug will take up.
Buy a Rug Pad
Rug pads add years to the life of your rug by preventing sliding damage caused by hard floors. This protects the pile and backing for years to come. We recommend adding a pad to match each of the Italian area rugs in your cart, so they’ll be protected from day one.
Ideas and Advice
Check out our latest how to's + design tips to find the perfect rug for your space.