PSA: Machine-Washable Area Rugs Are Becoming a Thing

Fact: Rugs are the dry-clean-only blouses of the home—gorgeous to look at, grueling to launder. Don't you wish you could toss the whole darn thing in the washing machine? Turns out you can.

In our never-ending decor sleuthing, we recently came across three different companies that are changing the game with chic and affordable toss-and-wash rugs...a godsend for moms with little ones or, you know, those with a propensity for spilling red wine.

Take a peek below at some of the best options on the market now—then join us in hoping that more brands follow suit.

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Lorena Canals

First launched as a nursery brand, this stylish line of smaller area rugs has since expanded into a portfolio of sophisticated adult-friendly options (sold at retailers from Nordstrom to Urban Outfitters). Think fluffy mock Moroccan Berbers, tasseled Mexican serape stripes and bold graphic prints.

Hook & Loom

This eco-friendly line of area rugs offers casual, timeless options in the softest handwoven cotton. And the coolest part? They’re made from 100 percent recovered-textile fibers. Our favorite styles include happy nautical stripes, subtle braided patterns and neutral flat-weave base rugs for layering.


The core tenets of this innovative rug brand are that “spills happen,” “kids will be kids” and “pets are messy.” And so it devised a two-part system (1 part rug pad, 1 part rug cover) to make life easier. The thin top layer (made of a shockingly attractive polyester) can be removed and thrown in the washer for easy cleanup. P.S. The style options are endless.