8 Vintage-Style Rugs That Will Stand the Test of Time (and They’re on Sale!)

updated Jan 4, 2022
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You know those purchases you make for the first time as an adult and think, “Why on earth is this so expensive?” Rugs were definitely one of those purchases for me. When I moved earlier this year and started rug shopping for the first time, I was absolutely shocked and felt betrayed to learn that larger rugs could set me back hundreds of dollars — even at the typically wallet-friendly stores where I was shopping.

The colorful, vintage rug I coveted was nowhere near my price range, much to my disappointment — or so I thought. What I didn’t know about back then was the retailer Boutique Rugs, which, as it turns out, is a longtime AT favorite. They really know how to nail the vintage-inspired look I was going for, and they’re also far more affordable than many of the other online options I considered. Right now is a good time to invest, because they’re offering 65 percent off their vast selection during their New Year’s sale. We’ve rounded up some of our very favorite timeless textiles for you to peruse here that will give you the refresh you need, just in time for 2022. Make sure to use the promo code NY65 at checkout to garner your savings. Hopefully, my loss is your gain.

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was $329.00

Color is the name of the game with the Simsbury area rug, which combines bold hits of fuchsia, teal, purple, and orange in an eye-catching boho design. The medium pile of the rug (aka how cushy it is underfoot) would make it a comfy pick for a room where you tend to do a lot of R&R, like a family room. Bonus: As several reviewers mention, the busy pattern is very forgiving on stains.

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was $514.00

If you’re looking for a truly neutral rug that still has enough personality to stand on its own, the Paola area rug is your gal. It’s perfect for a living or dining room: It’s plush enough to sink your feet into, but not so plush that shedding becomes an issue. The oatmeal-on-gray adds texture to this transitional rug, and you’d be hard pressed to find its equal in quality at this price point.

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was $328.29

Made in Turkey, the Kenmare area rug is a dream: It looks vintage, but the price tag is totally affordable. The navy, teal, gray, and beige hues woven throughout this piece make it engaging to look at, but the color palette is muted enough not to steal the spotlight from your other furniture and decor.

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was $339.00

Splotches of distressed terracotta, charcoal, silver, and blue give the Balerno area rug a feel that is at once vintage and contemporary. The medium pile is perfect for living rooms and bedrooms.

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was $263.71

The Buckingham area rug reminds us that you don’t have to paint with all the colors of the wind to bring an element of vintage style into your home. Soft enough to sink your feet into, the grayscale pattern works well in the living or dining room. Run, don’t walk, because you can currently snag this refined beauty for as little as $30.

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was $215.00

There are still tons of sizes available of the Clatskanie area rug, which features a subdued boho design that’s worn in all the right ways. The navy pattern adds a pop of color that a neutral room might be lacking, but it also won’t hog all the attention and take away from statement pieces in a more colorful space. It’s still available in sizes ranging from two by three feet to nine by 12 and a half feet, and you’ll save more than $1000 (!!) if you go big and take it home.

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was $403.52

Feast your eyes on the jewel-toned glory of the Peninsula area rug. Don’t let the photos fool you: This jute rug is anything but muted, and features a traditional vintage pattern that will especially speak to the boldest among us. Since the fabric is coarse and the colors are so vibrant, try placing it in a high-traffic area where it can get the spotlight it deserves.

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was $514.00

What the Martinsville area rug lacks in color, it more than makes up for in detail. This Turkish-made, medium-pile rug is embellished with florals on a soft gray background. Reviewers noted its softness, and the fact that it can easily blend in with more traditional styles as well as contemporary design sensibilities.