Want to add instant personality to your home?
Do what the designers do, add vintage rugs.
Here are some tips on how to incorporate vintage (and antique) rugs into your modern home:
Mix and Match: Mix vintage rugs with modern furniture to create a unique and eclectic look. A vintage rug adds texture and depth to a modern space.
Layering: Layer antique rugs over a larger, neutral rug to create depth and interest. This gives a cozy and inviting feel to your space. This also is perfect if you've fallen in love with a rug that is just a little too small.
Palette: Consider the colors and tones of your room when choosing a vintage rug and look for a rug that includes and complements the palette. Or.... build a room around a rug you love.
Placement: Place antique rugs in high traffic areas, such as entryways or living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, bedside, where they can be appreciated and enjoyed. They have been around for 30-100+ years, they were made for this.
Size Matters: Yeah it does. When choosing a vintage rug, consider the size of the room. A rug that is too large will make a small room feel cramped, while a small rug in a large room may get lost. We aim for a 12-24" clearance on walls for an area rug and for a small area like a powder room or hallway, 3-8".
Contrast: Use a vintage rug with bold colors or patterns to create contrast against a modern, minimalist space. This will create a striking and unique look. Or not, maybe you're going for a tonal look.
Balance: When incorporating antique rugs into your modern home, remember balance. A vintage rug can be the focal point of a room, but it doesn't have to be. Keep color palette in mind to not go too crazy.
By mixing and matching styles and following these tips you can create a unique and inviting space that reflects you. And if you need help, reach out to us to help you choose one or a few special rugs!