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12 Rooms with Killer Vintage Rugs

Here’s a little round-up of beautiful spaces that use vintage rugs to do what vintage rugs do best: lend design foundation, boost color and texture, and bring soulfulness and a sense of tradition into our sterile, over-manufactured modern world.

There are some commonalities among these interiors, but not as many as you might think. Vintage rugs are versatile – they have a way of working within many aesthetics that can be credited to their timelessness. Take a peek:

barbro_nilsson

A bold, eclectic space with a beautiful area rug by beloved Swedish modernist Barbro Nilsson.

Moroccan

Moroccan rugs always offer up textured delight, this space is no exception.

judith_johansson

A living room in warm neutrals and a rug by another Swedish master, Judith Johansson.

flat_weave

Here’s a living room that exemplifies how a gorgeous vintage rug and just a couple funky decorative notes (suitcase coffee table, anyone?) can really make a space pop.

Persian

We love seeing a glorious vintage Persian rug in a baby’s room, this one really allows the rug to take center stage.

art_deco

This Art Deco carpet is all kinds of funk. Perfect for someone digging that Mad Men life.

kitchen_rug

Some of us spend a lot of time in our kitchens, so why not decorate it appropriately?

fade

Huge kudos to the designer of this space for coordinating pieces and creating a color palette that’s stunning, elegant, and soothing all at once. The faded patina of the rug is such a wonderful contrast to ultra-modern elements.

layered

The only thing this room is missing is an acoustic guitar and maybe a drum circle. We love the layered look, especially if you have a collection of smaller vintage pieces – such a sweet bohemian presentation.

oversize

Another great space that keeps it simple to highlight the textile.

fringe

Many of us in New York are short on space, but even a smaller piece like this one lends movement and vitality.

khotan

A vintage Khotan rug that balances well in this minimal-modern interior.

For more inspiration, see our vintage rug gallery.  We have pieces by Judith Johansson, Moroccans, vintage Samarkand and Khotan rugs, and of course Art Deco.

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