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Where do you place a vintage rug?

Vintage rug designs are known for evoking the elegance of old times and yet transmit boldness with their vibrant color blends.

They are mostly used in high traffic areas at home such as living rooms, hallways, dining rooms, and they provide an elegance feeling in any space

What are vintage rugs?

We can classify vintage rugs into two groups, vintage-inspired rugs, and vintage rugs, the rug designs are pretty similar, but the weave makes all the difference.

Vintage rugs are hand-knotted with natural fibers like wool, this ensures each piece is unique and can last over decades preserving their shape and colors, this is also a reason why they are more expensive, but is definitely a good investment to add a great style to any space.

On the other hand, vintage-inspired rugs are mostly made with synthetic fibers, this means they have better prices and yet can add a sense of elegance to any room where you decide to use them.

Among vintage rugs, we can identify 4 classic styles

Moroccan rugs
Persian rugs
Traditional Indian rugs
Turkish Rugs

The colors are vibrant and over time, as they do begin to diminish, they can represent an amazing character in a cold and boring hallway or a stony room. Most designers use these rugs in the dining room and even the living room to give a luxurious feel and look. They can also enhance your bedroom beauty and make your space feel cozy, more comfortable, and deliver soft bedding when walking barefoot.

How to take care of your vintage wool rug?

The first piece of advice is to always use a rug pad, they are incredibly useful for offering cushion while keeping your rug securely in place on the floor, which is something we always recommend to our customers.

- Try to clean your rugs on a regular basis and gently; this is the safest way to keep your wool vintage carpet in good shape, and always remember to use a gentle vacuum setup.

- Using a rug beater is also a viable option; once a year, take your rug outside and beat the dust out of it; it will be beneficial to both your rug and yourself.

- We don't recommend using strong chemicals on your wool carpet because wool is a natural fiber. If you want to use something different from water the best would be to dilute a mild soap in a large volume of water, and always test any product you use on a small area of your rug first

How to take care of your vintage synthetic rug?

Synthetic fiber rugs made with materials like polypropylene and polyester are one of the most common materials for rugs in North America to recreate vintage rugs. These carpets are cheap, lightweight, ideal for high-traffic areas, super easy to clean and come in a wide range of design choices that can be used at home or in the workplace to add great style to the environment.

The synthetic fiber ensures your vintage rug will be more resistant to moisture and sunlight than natural fiber rugs, it is also a warranty that is super easy to clean, to do it regular vacuuming will be enough to clear the dirt and dust from your rug.

From time to time you need a full cleaning service, you can do it at home with a water hose and the soft soap of your preference or simply call your preferred rug cleaning service.

Best place online to buy vintage rugs

At Rugs Done Right we have the best vintage rug catalog, choose by color, design, shape, size, or material from hundreds of options. Reach out to our dedicated customer service with any question, and we will help you to consider all details, from finding a rug that adjusts to the space you have available, whether it is a room or hallway, your budget that will vary depending on the material and size of the rug or any other inquiries you may have.