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Antique and vintage rugs aren't just dusty throw away items you don’t need or want to use. When used the right way, they completely transform how a room looks: adding sophistication and depth into a home.
It’s hard to go wrong with antique and vintage rugs because they never go out of style! With thousands of colour, fabric, scale, and style options, there’s an Oriental rug out there for every space. They match almost every design scheme and pair effortlessly with different home accessories.
It's time to shift attention to antique and vintage rugs in present-day living spaces. And if you have no idea how to incorporate it in your home, just know that you have a true treasure in your hands. Authentic Oriental rugs are heirloom pieces that you would want to keep with the family forever.
With some research and reading, you can learn how to give your home a stylish new decoration with antique or vintage rugs. We have written a guide with tried-and-true tips to follow for choosing the size and placement of your rug.
Below we’re offering tips that will help you create a chic and cosy getaway where you can read, entertain guests, or just relax after a long day.
VINTAGE RUGS CAN LAST FOREVER
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Using antique and vintage pieces is guaranteed to add that one-of-a-kind sparkle to a room. These rugs only get better with time, they may fade slightly with use, but this creates the most beautiful patina.
A rug is one of those pieces that is definitely elevated by a vintage tag. Basically, getting older and timeworn makes a rug more unique, so you don’t have to worry about putting one in a high-traffic area like the living room.
Designers and decor enthusiasts who use a throwback piece know that it has the power to create an impressive backdrop for the rest of a room. Having one-of-a-kind details in your home adds a sense of achievement to your decoration.
THEY’RE SUPER VERSATILE
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A beautifully crafted antique or vintage Oriental rug is surprisingly versatile in all kinds of homes. They can effortlessly brighten a room, anchor furniture, and hide pesky imperfections you'd prefer not to share with visitors.
They are perfect if you love changing your decor frequently, allowing you to mix it up with the seasons. You can move them around the room, to different areas and even take them with you when you move! Additionally, they provide practical benefits, like warmth and reducing noise by muffling echos.
LOW MAINTENANCE IS THEIR MIDDLE NAME
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Antique and vintage rugs are very forgiving. They hide dirt and wear very well! If you’re prone to accidents, go for a rug in rich browns, mossy greens, and rusty tones. Spotting stains on these colours is a real challenge.
Many antique and vintage rugs are made of wool, which makes them soft and durable. This renewable resource is considered low maintenance because it’s resistant to stains, super easy to clean - just steer clear of chemical cleaners.
Because wool is a natural fibre, it doesn’t release any harmful gasses into the environment. It’s also non-allergenic, naturally deters bacteria and dust mites, and would be ideal in any home.
VINTAGE PATTERNS FEEL FRESH
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When it comes to rugs, antique and vintage certainly don’t have to mean dull or dated. So many antique and vintage rugs work well with today’s modern decor and furniture silhouettes.
Not everyone is enthusiastic about patterns, but if your furniture and walls are all solid colours, a patterned rug can really bring your room to life. There are plenty of styles with patterns and colourations that feel totally current.
Need a little rug shopping inspiration? These rugs caught our eye and just might work in your home, too.
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