Rugs are a type of decorative furniture introduced in Happy Home Designer. Whereas flooring decorates the entire floor of a room, rugs cover only a smaller portion of ground and sit above flooring. Other types of furniture may be placed on top of rugs, but rugs cannot overlap one another. Several rugs featured in the games were previously a permanent part of the design used for certain flooring.
In New Horizons rugs use the icon that was used for flooring in previous games. Unlike in Happy Home Designer, rugs can only be placed in the player's house and cannot be placed outside. In New Horizons, most rugs can only be obtained by buying them from Saharah, although some are available via DIY or the Nook Stop. When Saharah visits the island, she will sell a small, medium, and large rug for 1,000, 1,500, and 2,000 Bells respectively.