We live in a world of easily accessible knockoffs: for every authentic Eames chair, chances are you can find hundreds of cheap plastic counterparts. And while I'm never opposed to saving, some things are definitely worth investing in, both for the look and quality that you're guaranteed. Kilim rugs are the perfect example of this.
Turkish in origin, the flat-weaving technique behind these rugs produces crisp lines and bold patterns. From long runners and area rugs to colorful tapestries, it's a warm look that's customizable for most spaces.
There's something special about getting a vintage rug, specifically; you're being passed down a piece of history, as well as a way to preserve and celebrate this ancient practice. And even if you're not the most historically-minded, you can't deny that vintage pieces have charm and a look uniquely their own.
So now that you're (hopefully) convinced, let's look at some standout rugs from the Apartment Therapy Marketplace! They're offered in a range of prices to suit every budget, and no two pieces are alike. Because while trends come and go, high-quality style is forever.
This is an awesome introduction into the world of kilim rugs, even more so because it ships! The crisp lines and bold colors mean it'll definitely demand attention in your home, but the smaller size (about 4x3 feet) is perfect for even the tiniest apartments. It's hard to start the day on a bad note when you've got that much of a visual punch under your toes.
Really looking to make an impact? This natural-wool kilim draws you in with an almost hypnotic geometric pattern. At 6 feet in length, you'll want to make sure that the rest of your room is more muted to support this bold design; kind of like placing your favorite artwork underfoot. Time to wake up your decor!
And lastly, we have the head honcho of area rugs: this beautiful vintage kilim with a diamond-weave pattern. It clearly acts as an anchor to bring an entire room together, and it's easy to envision happy gatherings with it at the center of your living room. Plus, since it ships from Chicago, how could you say no?
Your dream rug is out there, I swear. Be sure to check out the rest of the vintage kilim rugs on Apartment Therapy Marketplace to find your perfect match!