When most people think about vintage rugs, they tend to focus on the richness of tradition and history that these products evoke, as well as their nostalgic connection to bygone times and popular culture from long ago. However, these vintage rugs go above and beyond what many people realize. These rugs set a new precedent for interior design and introduce a fresh, contemporary twist on an old favorite.
Vintage rugs use bold, unique geometric motifs and shapes to combine with the rich history and architecture of their vintage counterparts to produce modern designs which offer a strong tactile experience and are able to quickly alter the look and texture of even one’s favorite interior design. Some of the geometric motifs and designs which you will find in vintage rugs come in a variety of shapes and forms, each with their own distinctive appearance and characteristic style. With such diversity in style and form, the vintage carpet is able to quickly capture the attention and imagination of its audience, who gets a strong sense of history and intrigue when viewing it. In addition, the unique cuts and shapes of vintage rugs allow them to be more visually appealing than the traditional, square shaped antique rugs. Since vintage carpets are available in such a wide variety of sizes, they can easily be used as the basis for a large scale renovation or even the creation of new flooring in any room or space.
In terms of color, vintage rugs can range from basic, solid colors to a rich, exotic pallet of colors, ranging from mauve, to chocolate, to burgundy. The size of the rug can also vary significantly, ranging from extremely large pieces, up to the size of a regulation sized rug. The material used in vintage rugs is also quite varied. While carpets were once made primarily out of wool, in the mid 20th century they began to be made out of a variety of different types of fabric. Silk was the most commonly used fabric, but with the advancement of machine made carpet-making, nylon has increasingly become the material of choice. Still, wool continues to be the top option for the classic and antique home decor look.