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When it comes to investing in an area rug, the last thing you want is a trend that quickly dates your space. We’ve collected 15 versatile rugs with enduring styles.

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an easy makeover

When it comes to investing in an area rug, the last thing you want is a trend that quickly dates your space. We've collected 15 versatile rugs with enduring styles.

Give your interior design a fresh boost with an area rug. To get the most value out of your investment, choose a versatile rug that ages well regardless of changes in color and style trends. These 15 area rugs will keep your space looking stylish for years to come.

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Muted
chevron

Wild about chevron but unsure about the staying power of this hot trend? Try a chevron rug in a muted, mismatched tone (Target, $108).

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Brushstrokes

Abstract, modern art transcends seasonal styles. Invest in a work of art with a swoosh rug that resembles paint smeared across a black canvas (CB2, $399).

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Traditional florals

If your style leans toward traditional, stick to a floral that stands the test of time. Muted tones in this beige floral rug let the rest of your decor do the heavy lifting (Wal-Mart, $79).
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Solid
shag

Retro cool and easy on the feet, shag carpet remains an enduring trend. Choose a bold color that sets the tone for your entire room. Pair white accessories with a bold red shag rug (Target, $60).

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Zigzag
blue

Love the look of sketched, indie art? Try a design that's busy without being fussy. Thin blue stripes on a classic solid color pair perfectly on this wool seismic rug (CB2, $299).

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Accent
squares

Made for decor rather than function, a small square rug can give any room a splash of color and style. Try a modern geometric design that pairs a bright color with a neutral color (Home Depot, $112).
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Surprising
colors

When you're decorating with bold colors like pink and orange, less is more if you want that style to last from season to season. Try a neutral rug that makes minimal use of the bright colors you love (Ikea, $199).

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Classic
stripes

Stripes never go out of style. Give them a contemporary twist by choosing a big, bold color. To keep this gold striped rug on trend, pair it with muted accents and let it act as a centerpiece (Crate & Barrel, $299).

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Watercolor shades

Colors and designs that call to mind soothing watercolor paintings give your room zen charm without overpowering the rest of your style. Try a soft beige rug with gentle turquoise accents (Ikea, $80).

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Daring
white

With life's little spills in mind, white can be the most daring color choice of all. This stark white rug gives any room instant, modern elegance (Z Gallerie, $300).

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Simple
circles

Circles give a rug a sweet print without going overboard with designs. Skip overly flashy circles and try a muted circle pattern (Rugs USA, $385).

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Natural inspiration

Get inspired by nature without looking old fashioned with a rug inspired by the shapes of leaves. This modern leaf rug has bold colors that aren't too bright or saturated (AllModern, $876).

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Romantic damask

If you love prints, try damask in soft tones. This damask rug's gray on ivory gives you the opportunity to switch up the accent colors in the rest of the room (Overstock, $425).

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Exotic
patterns

Patterns like trellis and tile are popular right now. Create a lasting look with a classic shade like terra-cotta on a Moroccan pattern rug that won't go out of style (Pottery Barn, $599).
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Neutral
jute

Textured, neutral jute gives rooms a rustic look and pairs well with a variety of decorative styles. Try a jute braided fringe rug (Target, $150).

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