There are so many reasons why we love rolling out vintage-style rugs. Their subtly distressed look adds tons of character. Their patterns, inspired by centuries-old traditional designs, bring in a beautiful sense of history and charm. And though they may feel more on the classic side of things, they can go in almost any type of space, adding texture to a boho-leaning room, or bringing contrast to a modern look. Ready to bring one into your space? Keep reading to learn how to decorate with vintage rugs and more about why we love them so much!
They complement any look.
Are you a boho kind of decorator? Do you consistently find yourself drawn to classic pieces and timeless designs? Are you all about subdued hues and clean lines? Or are you somewhere in between all of these? No matter the answer, a vintage rug could be an apt pick for your space, adding a dose of traditional appeal and historic charm.
Vintage rugs can work in any room.
You may be picturing a grand, oversize vintage rug gracing the floors of a dining room or large living room. And they certainly do look beautiful in those types of spaces! But in our view, these rugs are the perfect pick for pretty much any room in your home. We especially love them in areas like the bathroom and kitchen, where a vintage-inspired pattern will warm up and provide a pleasing contrast to modern, utilitarian fixtures.
They add sophistication to kids’ rooms.
And speaking of vintage rugs working in any room, that edict extends to kids’ rooms, too! Amongst toys and kid-sized furnishings, vintage rugs add a sense of sophistication, and can make your kids’ spaces feel more grown-up and in sync with the rest of your home. And because these styles tend to be more mature, you likely won’t need to swap in a new rug to suit your child’s more grown-up tastes as they grow!
Vintage rugs can be soft and subdued…
Another thing we love about vintage-inspired rugs? That they come in a rainbow’s worth of colors and hues! For a lighter take on the trend, we love a vintage rug in a washed gray or subtle ivory. With just the faintest hint of texture and pattern, these hues are a go-to in creating neutral spaces with layers and character.
… or boldly beautiful!
Let there be bright! As much as we love a subtle look, we love a bold, super-saturated one just as much. And vintage rugs come in every hue you and your room could wish for: striking fuchsia, fiery orange, emerald green, deep blue… and so much more!
Vintage rugs are always in style.
Because vintage rugs are based off of historic designs that are hundreds of years old (if not more!), they’re never going to feel trendy or “of the moment.” Roll out a vintage rug in your home, and have comfort in knowing it’ll be in style for as long as you have it!
They layer beautifully.
What’s better than a vintage rug on its own? A vintage rug paired with a second rug! The layered look is one of our favorites, and we love the idea of pairing a vintage rug with a neutral or jute style underneath. If you also love layers, check out our guide here—we go into full detail on how to nail the look!
Vintage rugs are a beautiful pair to hardwood floors.
Talk about a classic combo! Rugs add softness and warmth to hardwood floors—and protect them from getting scuffed up by foot traffic and furniture. And we love the way a beautiful vintage-inspired rug adds even more traditional charm to timeless wood floors. Need help picking out the right rug for your floor? We rounded up all our top tips here!
They come in washable options.
It’s true: Rugs USA has a huge collection of washable rugs in vintage patterns—which make perfect picks for homes with messy kids or pets. What does “washable” mean, exactly? It means that any time you spill or find dirt caked on your rug, you can simply roll up the one-piece design and throw it in the washer. Hang dry or put it in the dryer on a non-heat setting, roll it back out, and voilà—good as new!