8 Stylish Ways to Make a Vintage Rug Work in Your Modern Space
We've been seeing traditional and vintage rugs everywhere from plant-filled boho living rooms to minimalist MCM-inspired bedrooms. Sometimes they're layered with a natural rug, or they just appear solo. And while once thought to be limiting in style, these one-of-a-kind beauties (and their rich colors) can completely transform any room if decorated accordingly. Click through for tips on how to make these amazingly versatile pieces work in your modern space.
Tie the texture together. A strong pillow game is completely elevated with the right rug. Go with one that includes a ton of different colors and you have a versatile piece that matches anything and everything. (via Paper & Stitch)
Reinvent the runner. These long rectangular rugs aren't just for hallways. Anchor and accentuate a specific area of the room with a rich pattern and bold hue. (via Yellow Brick Home)
Make a kitchen statement. Neutral cabinetry and metallic hardware are basically begging for a colorful floor addition. If you've been a bit iffy about a bright rug in the living room or bedroom, showcase a statement (like the Lana rug) in the kitchen instead. (via Lulu & Georgia)
Marry different decor styles. Traditional and vintage rugs aren't just for the relaxed boho look. This minimalist bedroom showcases those mid-century modern vibes while the rug pulls all of the warm tones together. (via Paper & Stitch)
Take it outside. Vintage rugs tend to be way more durable than the mass- produced pieces on the market. Check the fiber contents of the rug and try it out on a narrower patio for a stylish outdoor update. (via Paper & Stitch)
Color play it up in the hallway. Here's a budget-friendly (and gorgeous!) design solution for a long hallway. And don't worry about mixing up warm and cool palettes. Instead, pick an accent hue that's in one of the rugs and match it with another. (via A Beautiful Mess)
Add texture to the bedroom. Don't want to splurge on a patterned area rug for the bedroom? Layer them by taking a smaller vintage rug and anchoring it at the foot of the bed. (via Anita Yokota)
Pair with patterned floors. Skip the fluffy bathroom rug option and opt for a muted antique rug. Something with a hue that matches the wall paint in a simple pattern won't overwhelm a busy floor. (via A Beautiful Mess)
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