Vintage Inspired Rugs: Timeless Beauty for Every Room

 

We are living in a vintage renaissance and we couldn't be happier. With the rebirth of wallpaper, mid-century modern decor, and velvet upholstery, we’re loving how this vintage influence is making its way into home styling. While we are suckers for a beautiful thrifted piece of furniture (hello anything cane), we know that some things, like fabric and textile items, are better off as new purchases. That’s why we love vintage style rugs.

Designer  Elizabeth Roberts  | Photographer  Dustin Aksland

Designer Elizabeth Roberts | Photographer Dustin Aksland

From deep blues blended seamlessly with ruby red to sleek neutrals featuring the perfect amount of fade in just the right places, we’ve curated our favorite designer inspirations just for you. Spanning traditional styles to spaces full of sophisticated eclecticism, peruse affordable, vintage inspired rugs so you can find the perfect one for your space, no matter which room you're looking to outfit.

These woven beauties come pre-worn and prepared to wow without any surprises (like those stray pet hairs that definitely don’t belong to your beloved fur-baby). Well, they’ll surprise you when you see just how amazing a vintage style rug can look in any room.

Scout & Nimble Design | Photography by  Alyssa Rosenheck

Scout & Nimble Design | Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck

FOR THE TRADITIONAL HOME

Traditional style rooms, with their classic features, warm, welcoming tones, and dramatic accessories are the perfect home for a vintage rug. This design style has, perhaps, the most history in its bones because it cannot be pinned to one time period.

Traditional spaces can be saturated with dark, heavy wood and rich fabrics like velvet or feature white trim and dreamy coastal decor. Make it cozier with a vintage style rug that compliments the existing color of the room.

Using a vintage-inspired rug in a traditional room can elevate the space from a beautiful traditional bedroom to a glamorous getaway where you’ll want to spend all your time. A rug with multiple colors woven into its pattern will feel right at home with the rich textures and hues of a traditional space. It will also tie together different parts of a room that might have competing colors scattered about.

BRING VINTAGE FLAIR INTO TRANSITIONAL DESIGN

While the traditional style has so much history sewn into its fibers, there is a more contemporary style that holds the best of traditional and modern decor in its heart. Yes, we are talking about transitional design. You’ll probably find an image of this design trend when you look up “versatile” in the dictionary.

Designer  Elizabeth Roberts  | Photographer  Dustin Aksland

Designer Elizabeth Roberts | Photographer Dustin Aksland

SAY HELLO TO OUR FAVORITE KITCHEN RUNNERS

Using a vintage style runner in a transitional kitchen is a must! The kitchen is where we do the most standing so why not soften the experience with a runner? Heavily saturated runners can add color to those pristine white kitchens while a more neutral runner will pair beautifully with colored cabinets and bold kitchen islands.

Designer  Jean Stoffer  | Photographer  Stoffer Photography

Designer Jean Stoffer | Photographer Stoffer Photography

Designer  Kate Lester  | Photographer  Lauren Pressey

Designer Kate Lester | Photographer Lauren Pressey

WE’RE ALL ABOUT SOPHISTICATED ECLECTICISM

One of the easiest places to incorporate a vintage style rug is into sophisticated, eclectic spaces that have a more curated, worldly personality. You’ll be in heaven when you see just how cozy a vintage style area rug can make these spaces feel!

Design  Katie Hodges  |Photographer  Amy Bartlam

Design Katie Hodges |Photographer Amy Bartlam

We are particularly enchanted by Jessica Helgerson’s use of a vintage rug in this beautiful bedroom. The rich red rug brings warmth and balance to this cool toned space. We love how the many hues of the rug compliments the rainbow of colors on the bookshelves. Design  Jessica Helgerson  | Photographer  Aaron Leitz

We are particularly enchanted by Jessica Helgerson’s use of a vintage rug in this beautiful bedroom. The rich red rug brings warmth and balance to this cool toned space. We love how the many hues of the rug compliments the rainbow of colors on the bookshelves. Design Jessica Helgerson | Photographer Aaron Leitz

CIELO RUG IN CORAL/MULTI  | Starting at $49

CIELO RUG IN CORAL/MULTI | Starting at $49

SKYE RUG IN GOLD/BLUSH  | Starting at $38

SKYE RUG IN GOLD/BLUSH | Starting at $38

Design  Jason Arnold  | Photographer  Alyssa Rosenheck

Design Jason Arnold | Photographer Alyssa Rosenheck

Design  Jessica Helgerson  | Photographer  Aaron Leitz

Design Jessica Helgerson | Photographer Aaron Leitz

LOREN RUG IN BLUE/BRICK  | Starting at $49

LOREN RUG IN BLUE/BRICK | Starting at $49

Honestly, we can’t think a single space that wouldn’t benefit from a vintage rug. Their versatility, beauty, and classic style brings charm and history to a room and can create a beautiful palette of colors for you to work with. The best thing about vintage style rugs? You can get the look without paying those vintage and antique prices 😉.

EXPLORE THE COLLECTIONS

The Skye Collection is timeless and classic with a beautiful, old-world design in a variety of color choices. Power-loomed in China of 100% polyester, these printed designs provide the textured effect of high-end rugs at an affordable price.

The Skye Collection is timeless and classic with a beautiful, old-world design in a variety of color choices. Power-loomed in China of 100% polyester, these printed designs provide the textured effect of high-end rugs at an affordable price.

Timeless and classic, the Loren Collection offers vintage hand-knotted looks at an affordable price. Created in Turkey, these printed designs provide a textured effect by portraying every single individual knot on a soft polyester base.

Timeless and classic, the Loren Collection offers vintage hand-knotted looks at an affordable price. Created in Turkey, these printed designs provide a textured effect by portraying every single individual knot on a soft polyester base.

Unroll your statement piece. Featuring time-honored motifs in a highly saturated color palette, the Cielo Collection is durable series that's printed in Turkey of 100% polyester. Designed by Justina Blakeney for Loloi.

Unroll your statement piece. Featuring time-honored motifs in a highly saturated color palette, the Cielo Collection is durable series that's printed in Turkey of 100% polyester. Designed by Justina Blakeney for Loloi.

Ornate patterns distressed and full of character are modernized by illuminating color-ways in the Anastasia collection. The intricate detail, luster of colors, and unbeatable price point establish the value of this outstanding collection.

Ornate patterns distressed and full of character are modernized by illuminating color-ways in the Anastasia collection. The intricate detail, luster of colors, and unbeatable price point establish the value of this outstanding collection.

The Layla Collection is traditional and timeless, with a beautiful lived-in design that captures the spirit of an old-world rug. This traditional power-loomed rug is crafted in China of 100% polyester with a classic and sophisticated color palette and subtle patina.

The Layla Collection is traditional and timeless, with a beautiful lived-in design that captures the spirit of an old-world rug. This traditional power-loomed rug is crafted in China of 100% polyester with a classic and sophisticated color palette and subtle patina.