Get the look of vintage rugs on a budget! I’ve rounded up 26 rugs that add casual, cool interest to any room.
It’s no design secret that swapping out the rug in a room has the power to transform an entire space. A bold patterned rug or a neutral, washed rug can inject fun + whimsy or casual + cool, respectively. Our preference leans towards the latter, and throughout our home, we have a combination of true vintage rugs (scored after hours, days, weeks, even months of scouring secondhand sites), as well as faux vintage. I’ve talked All About Rugs on the blog over the last decade, and I’ve rounded up some of our guides below:
Rugs, Rugs, Rugs
pros and cons of each rug material | how to choose a rug pad | what to look for when buying vintage | using outdoor rugs inside
Today, I’m rounding up the faux vintage rugs that caught my eye! While I actually enjoy doing a deep dive on Etsy, Facebook Marketplace and Ebay for a great vintage rug, I also know it requires time, patience and a larger budget. That said, vintage replicas are readily available (more than ever!), and have come a long way in looks, style and durability.
Whether you’re buying the real deal or a replica, I recommend always using a rug pad. These rug pads are our go-to! A quality rug pad will not only protect your floors and prevent rug slippage, but they’ll extend the life of your rug while providing cushion.
26 Faux Vintage Area Rugs
Now, on to the rugs! I couldn’t resist including our snug rug (#12 – it’s SO SOFT), #19 is in our dining room, and #10 is machine washable! Many of these rugs are well under $400 for an 8′ x 10′, and with the proper care (see: rug pads, above!) they’ll last for years to come while playing the supporting role in your home.
1. blythe hand-knotted | 2. jewel washable | 3. cassian Oriental | 4. mikka jute | 5. distressed diamond | 6. geo cream | 7. knolls ivory | 8. buena park
9. westlake | 10. farmhouse | 11. carmela | 12. antique sky | 13. terrain | 14. layla | 15. celestin | 16. wynter | 17. anice
18. raul | 19. lagoon/brick | 20. rosette | 21. skyline | 22. amelie | 23. exton | 24. raumont | 25. loren | 26. elliott
Pin me! Here’s one pinnable image with all the rugs in one place.
We have #3 as a runner in the kitchen, and it looks so good with our deep navy cabinets. While these rugs are thin (like you said, rug pad!), I think they work especially well in kitchens and dining rooms – a place where I would never, ever put a tradition loop rug. Kudos for the availability of affordable and timeless rugs!
I bet that’s SO pretty!
Where is the sofa in the lead photo from?
It’s the Charly sofa from Interior Define! For future reference, links to almost every item in our home can be found on the Shop Our House page on the blog.