The 8 Best Vintage-Style Rugs to Bring a Classic, Old-World Feel to Every Part of Your Home

These antique-inspired pieces have all the bells and whistles of today's floor coverings—and one is even washable.

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Are you hoping to add some antique style to your home? Thankfully, you won't have to revamp every part of your interior's décor to achieve this look. In fact, simply adding a vintage-inspired rug can get the job done. "Selecting a rug that has a lived-in or vintage feel adds character," Raymond Jimenez, the founder and creative director of RAYMOND NICOLAS, says. "I personally like when vintage-style rugs are placed in ultra-modern homes because they make the space more casual and palatable." Ultimately, there are so many advantages to choosing an antique-style rug. For starters, you can achieve the authentic touch you'd gain from a true vintage carpet, without worrying about the upkeep required for an older piece. Another plus? Antique rugs often cost thousands of dollars, while modern replicas can be found even on the tightest of budgets.

While you're on the hunt for one of your own vintage-inspired pieces, Tanya Hembree, the owner and principal designer of Onyx + Alabaster, says to keep your eyes open for two key design elements: large patterns and faded colors. From there, you can select your preferred style to dress up everything from your entryway to the heart of your living room.

Ahead, find several of our favorite vintage-style rugs to shop on the market now.

Shop Our Favorite Vintage-Style Rugs on the Market:

Jimi Indoor/Outdoor Oriental Rug

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This rug can be used inside or outside your home, adding plenty of color along the way. Since it has so much color, notes Jimenez, you'll need to choose its placement wisely; the statement piece can quickly overwhelm the rest of the space. "I would stick to neutral accents or the deep reds, oranges, and blues found in the rug," he says of styling this vintage-inspired floor covering. "I would also love to see this rug hung up on a wall and displayed like a piece of art—it would make it extra special."

Jonathan Y Moroccan Geometric Indoor Area Rug

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"There's something beautiful and juxtapositional about adding modern to vintage—it's something we often do in design," Hembree says. This Moroccan-, geometric-style rug blends both of these elements seamlessly. It's also a synthetic non-shedding and stain-resistant piece, which means it is perfect for the high-traffic areas of your home.

West Elm Distressed "Nadine" Rug

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Hembree notes that area rugs, such as this iteration from West Elm, should anchor the room. "Choose the largest option you can to encompass all of your furniture, making sure that each piece is sitting on or is at least touching the rug," she adds.

Martha Stewart by Safaveih Sayda Vintage Rug

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"This rug is a good option for people with a more traditional style," says Jimenez, noting that the symmetrical pattern can help ground a room. "I would suggest placing this rug on medium to dark floors to make it really pop. On a light floor, the gray tone will get lost and feel washed out."

Pottery Barn "Julianne" Hand Tufted Rug

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This rug was hand-tufted with viscose, cotton, wool, and polyester and then printed with a pattern for an antique look. Before you purchase this piece, however, Hembree notes to "make sure that the rug pulls in a color you're already utilizing via your wall paint or accent chair or pillow," which means you'll need to have some pink or gray in your space first.

RugsUSA Blue Crystal Abstract Vintage Area Rug

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Abstract art isn't limited to your walls. This carpet provides stunning appeal to your spaces, thanks to its slightly worn appearance. "By adding that layer of 'lived-in' style, a modern home has a softer feel that isn't so clean and new," Jimenez says. "Building off of this juxtaposition makes it feel curated, rather than perfect."

Ruggable "Leila" Creme Vintage Rug

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Fill your home with Old-World charm by laying down this washable rug, inspired by the English countryside. It's a traditional pick with muted tones and pairs well with other statement pieces in your space.

French Connection "Logan" Colorwashed Kilim Accent Rug

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The lavender-and-blue hues are the highlight of this runner, which works well in transitional spaces (think hallways). "It also has a hand-sewn aesthetic, which adds to the character," Jimenez says. "I am a big fan of runner rugs for either a nice corridor or long kitchens."

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