Vintage rugs have surged in popularity recently, and they can be super pricey! The texture and character that these rugs have can be a game-changer when incorporated into the design of your home. This is especially true for newer homes! Vintage rugs can give any house a more lived-in and homey feel.
Just a heads up: there’s absolutely nothing wrong with purchasing a newer, manufactured rug! I just personally love the feel and history that something more vintage can add to a space.
I definitely want to distinguish between a “vintage” and “antique” rug before jumping into this post. A vintage rug is older but has been produced within the last 50 years or so. An antique rug MUST have a certificate proving its authenticity and will cost considerably more than something that is simply vintage. Both are great options, but I think it’s important to clarify the difference between the two!
Because they’re hard to find, there’s a lot of vintage rug boutique shops that will do the work for you. These shops take the time to find the best quality, and will even look for a specific color/look if you ask! It can be a little pricier, but completely worth it if you don’t have the time or energy to search on your own.
However, if you are willing to put in more time and effort, there are great places to source rugs at a much less expensive price. Some of my favorite vendors I have found on Etsy and eBay. They sell authentic vintage rugs directly from the source, and they have a TON of inventory.
On the plus side, you have a lot of options to choose from and you can get a great price on a rug! On the downside, you’ll have to spend quite a bit of time digging through their inventory (not every rug is a winner!) to find something that you love.
All in all, I think both vintage rug boutiques and my favorite online vendors are great options for people looking to source rugs. Don’t have a lot of time on your hands to search? Lean on the experts that have put in the time and effort to source quality rugs!
Here are a few of my favorite rug boutiques:
Have more time to search and want to save money? Be sure to check out my favorite online vendors: