Small rugs have a length less than 5 feet. Small rugs may get lost in the design of a large room. They're great in breakfast nooks, small dining areas, small sitting areas, or under a coffee table. Using a small rug to accentuate a similarly shaped coffee table can be a great way of making simple furniture stand out.
Since they don't take up much floor space, small pieces can be outside the box - bolder colors, more intricate patterns, and even photorealistic designs are popular in this category. If you're considering a small rug, you could splurge a little on the materials and design and still fall within your budget.