There are a number of reasons why your home might need an area rug. Maybe you have a floor that's always cold or maybe your room is feeling bland and you're looking for something to liven things up! Regardless of the situation it isn't always easy to find something cool that doesn't look cheap! Hopefully this list helps you on your search for the contemporary area rug!

1. Torres Wool Kilim from West Elm

This beautiful handcrafted rug is part of West Elm's program to support artisans around the world. The rug is structured and modern but space-dyed to allow for nuance in the coloring which means it can go with both the modern or rustic home. We can picture this rug working in an office with an industrial desk and Scandinavian accent chair.You can order this rug in a variety of sizes for $41-559 from West Elm.

2. Clark Two Tone Soft Jute Rug from Pottery Barn

Jute rope doesn't always make the most comfortable material for rug but Pottery Barn has managed to create a soft jute rug that has all the durable benefits of a jute rug without feeling like sand paper against your feet! This rug would fit nicely in a hacienda style beautiful home in Houston to make things feel a little more rustic! This modern and flexible option can be ordered from Pottery Barn for $196-713 depending on size.

3. Sanderson Rug from Crate and Barrel

Now you don't have to go quite as matchy-matchy with your space as they did in the picture above, but we love how the Sanderson Rug ties in that warm orange accent color. A Broad gradient of grey stripes can help visually lengthen your room and make a small apartment feel larger. You can pick this up for anywhere between $71-629 from Crate and Barrel.

4. Braided Octagon Wool Rug from Restoration Hardware

This rug is most suited to a bright and open room. It will make your home feel cozier and the space that's in a little more intimate. It is handwoven of 62% wool and 38% jute which means it's both soft and durable. Order it from Restoration Hardware for $390-2300 depending on size (there are 6 sizes).

5. Printed Overlay Rug from CB2

For the person who is trying to add a little color to their room this area rug works perfectly. None of the tones are jumping out and blinding anyone but are vibrant enough to make a space feel fun and inviting. The geometric mosaic makes it modern and would go well with an industrial chandelier. We could see this rug fitting in well in a bright and sunny luxury home in San Diego or it could be brightening up someone's beautiful home in Seattle on a dreary day. You can order it from CB2 for $224 on sale (normally $249).