The best modern entryway rugs & accent rugs on a budget in every color in 2’x3′ & 3’x5, plus how to choose the right one.
How to Choose An Entryway Rug
Finding that just-right entryway rug is no easy task… so I’m here to answer your questions and help you find one that’s both functional and pretty. And did I mention inexpensive?
Yep that’s right. Because I don’t want to drop a bundle on a rug that I know will get dingy over time, no matter how clean I try to keep it. And I’m guessing you don’t either?
I’ll refer to them as “entryway rugs” in this article, but the same criteria apply to rugs for mudrooms, back doors, and any other high-traffic areas where people enter the house from outside.
Entryway Rug Sizes
Here’s my standard rug size guide to help you choose the right size and shaped rug for any space in your home. The most common entryway rug sizes are 2’x3′ and 3’x5′ rectangles, and those are the sizes I’ll focus on in this article. But most of these rugs are available in multiple sizes and shapes.
I think it goes without saying that a small entry way gets a small rug, while a grand foyer will require one or more larger rugs.
Pile height refers to the thickness of the rug, which is generally determined by the length of the strands of yarn or fibers.
Any time a rug is going to go in an important walkway through the home, it needs to have a low pile so it won’t be a tripping hazard.
This is especially important in an entry way, since people will often enter the house carrying large things. The rug’s pile will also need to be low enough that it doesn’t interfere with the front door opening and closing.
Trust me, having a door mat that rumples up every time someone opens the door is a serious pain! So save your cute flokati and shag rugs for the bathroom or bedroom where they aren’t as likely to become a problem.
How to Keep An Entryway Rug in Place
A friend recently introduced me to these inexpensive non-slip rug grippers. They stick to the corners of the rug and the floor, but they’re still repositionable and won’t leave behind any sticky residue.
I was a little skeptical at first because my roommates and I had a rug tape disaster back in college that almost resulted in us not getting our deposit back! It took hours and hours to clean that stuff off the floor.
But now that I’ve tested them myself I’m a believer. They even passed the Fozzy test, without slipping around or bunching up!
What About Non-Slip Rug Pads?
I like to use rug pads under larger area rugs (think living rooms & bedrooms), because they will generally have large pieces of furniture holding them in place. But most rug pads don’t work well under smaller accent rugs and runners.
Even though they claim to be “non-slip,” rug pads tend to scoot around on the floor, and it’s really difficult to keep them in place. A rug pad will also raise the rug and contribute to the problems we discussed above.
Inexpensive Entryway Rugs In Every Color
Now for the rugs themselves. I’ve scoured the web for good deals on stylish accent rugs in both 2’x3′ and 3’x5′ sizes, and organized them by color for your convenience. I’ve included every major color group except white/cream. Do yourself a favor and don’t get put a white rug in your entryway
Most of these rugs will come in other shapes and sizes as well, and sometimes they’re available in different colors. Happy Shopping!
Beige Entryway Rugs
A. Safaveih Bohemian Braided Area Rugs in Beige, from Walmart
B. Erika Wave Tufted Accent Rug, from Target
C. Beige Tribal Medallion Rug with Tassels, from Walmart
D. Moroccan Low-Pile Rug in Beige, from Walmart
E. Safavieh Heritage Oriental Entryway Rug, from Amazon
F. Safavieh Juliette Beige Rug, from Target
G. Indian Wells Tufted 2’x3′ Rug, from Target
H. Bohemian Hand-Loomed Entryway Rug in Natural, from Target
Grey Entryway Rugs
A. Sabael Loomed Rug in Grey, from Target
B. Dover Oriental Accent Rug, from Amazon
C. Project 62 Geo Grey Accent Rug, from Target
D. Olivia Charcoal Rug, from Walmart
E. Ann Medallion Tufted Entryway Rug in Grey, from Target
F. Charcoal Geometric 2’x3′ Accent Rug, from Walmart
G. Bohemian Braided Striped Rug in Grey, from Walmart
H. Limoges Bohemian 2’x3′ Entryway Rug, from Walmart
I. Arundell Boho Medallion Rug in Grey, from Overstock
Black & White Entryway Rugs
A. Seavish Cotton Kilim Accent Rug in Black & White, from Amazon
B. Martines Southwest Entryway Rug in Black & Grey, from Wayfair
C. Momeni Indoor/Outdoor Geometric Rug, from Walmart
D. Orwell Striped Flatweave Cotton Accent Rug, from Wayfair
E. 3×5 Washable Area Rug in Black & White, from Amazon
F. Striped Metallic Woven Accent Rug, from Target
G. Southwestern Tribal Entryway Rug, from Walmart
H. Project 62 Southwest Plaid Accent Rug, from Target
I. Woven Diamond Indoor/Outdoor Accent Rug in Black, from Amazon
Navy Entryway Rugs
A. Arundell Bohemian Medallion Entryway Rug in Navy, from Overstock
B. Realife Machine Washable Printed Moroccan Rug, from Walmart
C. Threshold Journey Block Print Floral Rug, from Target
D. Washable Persian Entryway Rug in Navy, from Amazon
E. Hand Woven Diamond Navy Entryway Rug, from Amazon
F. Handmade Chunky Jute Navy Blue Rug, from Wayfair
G. Loise Boho Dark Blue Rug in Navy, from Walmart
H. Oliena Mid Century Tribal Accent Rug, from Walmart
I. Navy Blue Indoor/Outdoor Entryway Rug, from Wayfair
Blue Entryway Rugs
A. Momeni Medallion Traditional Door Mat in Blue, from Walmart
B. Variegated Stripe Woven Rug in Blue, from Amazon
C. Gelo Area Run in Demin, from Wayfair
D. Centura Entryway Rug in Blue, from Walmart
E. Shrader Oriental Indoor/Outdoor Rug in Blue, from Wayfair
F. Safavieh Boho Chic Accent Rug in Blue, from Amazon
G. Low Pile Boho Rug, from Walmart
H. Oriental Low Pile Entryway Rug, from Walmart
Teal Entryway Rugs
A. Teal Moroccan Indoor/Outdoor Rug, from Wayfair
B. Paragon Collection Blue Entryway Rug, from Amazon
C. Safavieh Sabrina Vintage Rug, from Target
D. Safavieh Damiena Entryway Rug, from Target
E. Moroccan Washable Area Rug in Teal, from Amazon
F. Safavieh Handmade Rag Rug, from Overstock
G. Handmade Contemporary Cotton Rug in Aqua, from Overstock
H. Traditional Cypress Teal Area Rug, from Walmart
I. Flatweave Performance Entryway Rug in Teal, from Wayfair
Green Entryway Rugs
A. Cape Cod Handwoven Entryway Rug in Green, from Target
B. Moroccan Tassel Shag Rug in Green & Ivory, from Target
C. Tribal Woven Indoor/Outdoor Rug in Green, from Wayfair
D. Green Handmade Flatweave Cotton Rug, from Wayfair
E. Darla Polka Dots Loomed Entryway Rug, from Target
F. Arlington Collection Medium-Pile Accent Rug, from Amazon
G. Dover Low-Pile Accent Rug, from Amazon
H. Green Oriental Entryway Rug, from Target
I. Mod Green Botanical Print Throw Rug, from Amazon
Yellow Entryway Rugs
A. Boho Tribal Rug in Yellow, from Home Depot
B. Dover Collection Yellow Low-Pile Rug, from Amazon
C. Eggen Floral Area Rug in Yellow & Indigo, from Wayfair
D. Hand Braided Denim & Jute Entryway Rug in Yellow, from Target
E. Modern Machine Washable Accent Rug in Yellow, from Walmart
F. Paxon Trellis Entryway Rug in Yellow, from Amazon
G. Paragon Accent Rug, from Amazon
H. Bohemian Textured Indoor Outdoor Rug in Gold, from Wayfair
I. Safavieh Hand Tufted Accent Rug in Yellow, from Target
Red, Orange & Rust Entryway Rugs
A. Tribal Power Loomed Entryway Rug in Red, from Target
B. Machine Washable Moroccan Diamond Rug, from Amazon
C. Orange Wide Stripe Cotton Chindi Rug, from World Market
D. Southwestern Tribal Wood Accent Rug, from Amazon
E. Washable Tribal Foyer Rug, from Amazon
F. Braided Striped Area Rug in Red, from Walmart
G. Hand Made Boho Wool Rug in Red, from Wayfair
H. Safavieh Hand-Tufted Rug, from Target
I. Machine-Washable Rust Rug, from Target
Pink Entryway Rugs
A. Traditional Accent Rug in Pink, from Amazon
B. Moroccan Pink Area Rug, from Home Depot
C. Medallion Tufted Accent Rug, from Target
D. Polyester Machine Made Entryway Rug in Red, from Walmart
E. Washable Welcome Mat in Pink, from Amazon
F. Pink Indoor/Outdoor Rug, from Wayfair
G. Handmade Moroccan Jute Entryway Rug in Pink, from Target
H. Fuscia Persian Accent Rug, from Walmart
I. Threshold Diamond Washable Accent Rug, from Target
Purple Entryway Rugs
A. 2’x3′ Performance Purple Rug, from Wayfair
B. Purple 3’x5′ Area Rug, from Home Depot
C. Tufted Handmade Rug in Purple, from Target
D. Indira Rug in Violet, from Wayfair
E. Solid Woven Rug with Tassels, from Target
F. Colorful Braided Purple Entryway Rug, from Home Depot
G. Handmade Wool Purple Rug, from Wayfair
H. Flatweave Indoor/Outdoor Rug in Plum, from Wayfair
Colorful Entryway Mats
A. nuLOOM Southwestern Boho Accent Rug, from Overstock
B. Multicolored Monaco Rug, from Walmart (I have this one in my entryway and love it!)
C. Doris Geometric Tufted Area Rug, from Target
D. Opalhouse Printed Accent Rug, from Target
E. Hafner Accent Rug in Red/Blue, from Wayfair
F. Art of Knot Indie Traditional Orange Entryway Rug, from Walmart
G. Olivia Traditional Accent Rug, from Walmart
H. Sonja Oriental Accent Rug, from Wayfair
I. Judner Moroccan Accent Rug, from Wayfair
Runner rugs are perfect for longer entryways or ones with connecting hallways. I’ve rounded up my favorite inexpensive modern Boho runner rugs for you in this post: