Rainbow Rug

Thinking of introducing a splash of color in your room? How about… all the colors?! A rainbow rug is a fantastic choice to make your living room or another area in your house look brighter and lively.

Rainbow Rug

Mind you: a rainbow design doesn't necessarily refer to a rug that includes seven saturated stripes ranging from red to violet (although you can certainly find some of those, too).

It simply means that its pattern combines several hues, and there are lots of different ways to achieve this effect.

Luckily, this allows you to introduce a rainbow-style rug in several types of décors, from the most contemporary rooms to more sophisticated French country and even retro settings.

How do you decorate with a colorful rainbow rug?

To decorate with a colorful rainbow rug you must first consider the rest of your furniture, room's palette, and décor style:

  • the brightest and most saturated rainbow rugs work better in contemporary or bohemian settings with bolder accent colors and neutral or monochrome furniture
  • if your couch or other pieces of furniture are already full of eye-catching textures, it'd be safer to opt for a rainbow rug in a more subtle design, whether that's a faded look or a palette with fewer hues
  • the latter can also be a smoother choice in traditional rooms and more delicate interiors

What shape rainbow rug should I get?

The right rainbow rug shape for you depends on your room and existing furniture:

  • rectangular rugs are the most traditional option, especially in larger or longer settings such as a corridor, your kitchen, or a wide seating area
  • round rugs can make smaller settings seem bigger; they also work best in round rooms and can create a more whimsical feel
  • square rugs are a safer choice in square rooms or seating areas, particularly when paired up with square tables

Are rainbow rugs machine washable?

Not all rainbow rugs are machine washable, but you can easily keep them clean by hoovering them just like you would with your floor. 

However, if you definitely want a machine washable rug, we've included a few Ruggable models, which are all designed to be chucked in your machine for deeper and easier cleaning.

Abstract Rug

With its harmonious lines and design, this rainbow rug creates a dynamic sense of motion that, combined with its mixture of cold and warm tones, will immediately capture the attention of anyone who walks into that room. Made of polypropylene, it's also easy to take care of and stain-resistant (great news if you have unpredictable kids in the house).

Abstract Rug

Rainbow Area Rug

If you're after the brightest rainbow rug, look no further. Satisfyingly symmetrical just like a designer's collection of sample swatches, this colorful model will allow you to add an artistic touch to your room, and especially to bohemian or contemporary settings.

Rainbow Area Rug

Southwestern Rainbow Area Rug

This is a more subtle take on the rainbow rug theme: thanks to its faded effect, it can work more easily in French country, shabby chic, or even industrial rooms. Combining tribal patterns and a pleasant alternation of warm and cold hues, it'll make a memorable statement without looking out of place with the rest of your décor.

Southwestern Rainbow Area Rug

Power Loom Rainbow Rug

Inspired by the bustling city of Barcelona, this colorful rainbow rug will delight you and your guests with the most harmonious change from one hue to the next. Rather than strong lines or patterns, it relies on color alone to transition from red all the way to purple: truly whimsical!

Power Loom Rainbow Rug

Shag Rainbow Area Rug

This sturdy and stain-resistant rainbow rug can work in any room, but, given its reliable properties and colors, we mainly recommend it in a nursery or kids' room. As well as being incredibly soft, it stands out thanks to its unique take on the rainbow design, including hues that aren't traditionally depicted in it.

Shag Rainbow Area Rug

Striped Multicolor Rug

Rainbow rug or impressionistic painting? With thin lines that progressively mutate into different tones of various colors, this rug is undeniably beautiful and, thanks to its gray undertones, more subtle: it could work with décors to which you normally wouldn't associate a rainbow design, such as an industrial-inspired room.

Striped Multicolor Rug

Contemporary Multicolor Rug

If you like the look of the previous rug but were hoping for a more recognizable pattern, say no more. This model adds a sophisticated trellis design to the same style rug: a bolder choice if you were planning on placing it next to some fairly neutral pieces of furniture.

Contemporary Multicolor Rug

Watercolor Rainbow Rug

A rainbow rug isn't automatically synonymous with saturated colors. If you prefer pastel tones, this model has you covered. While it's a delightful choice for kids' rooms and nurseries, its combination of colors is so versatile that you can easily place it in more traditional areas, too.

Watercolor Rainbow Rug

Retro Rainbow Rug

We dare you to find a more 'rainbowy' rug than this one! Including two actual rainbow shapes contrasting against a neutral background, its design showcases lines and colors that immediately scream 'retro'. This makes this rainbow rug a must in modern or vintage settings!

Retro Rainbow Rug

Outdoor Multicolor Rug

Bright colors? Check. Intriguing patterns? Check. A global-inspired feel? Check, check, check! Basically, this rainbow rug is the definition of bohemian décor. While it wouldn't look out of place in your living room or bedroom, the fact that it's weather-resistant makes it a superb choice for your patio or outdoor seating area.

Outdoor Multicolor Rug

Polychrome Rug

If happiness were a rainbow rug, we're pretty sure that it'd look exactly like this one. Bright and full of different patterns, its bold design is a homage to the body art of mehndi. This rug also showcases impressive attention to detail, and it's the perfect statement for your vibrant home.

Polychrome Rug

Jessica started out as an interior photographer, but her love of pretty settings took her to the field of interior design, where she can combine two of her greatest passions, creating and then capturing the beauty of homes.