We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. From the lasting elegance of a vintage runner to the bold patterns of a flatweave kilim, vintage rugs set a timeless foundation to build your style on. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated collection has one-of-a-kind vintage runner rugs, area rugs, and mini rugs that will enrich your decor with lasting elegance.
Not sure what style or design best fits your space when shopping for vintage rugs? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best piece to buy for your space.
Stepping Into the World of Vintage Rugs
Vintage rugs are sourced from all over the world, and each type has its own character and motifs rooted in traditions passed down for generations. Whether it’s a sprawling vintage area rug or a mini vintage rug in front of the sink, we love these pieces for the quality of their construction as well as the depth they bring to a design—both with their rich patterns and colors and with the artisan story they tell. There are endless styles to choose from, so it’s helpful to start by looking at the hallmarks of some popular, broader categories you’ll come across.
Persian Vintage Rugs
Persian rugs are sourced from areas in and around modern-day Iran. Persian rugs are marked by their intricate designs with ornate scrolling and rounded motifs, as in the Vintage Persian Rug No. 4. Vintage Persian rugs are made with wool or silk. Typically, they will be hand-knotted—with single-loop knots, allowing for the ornate, curvilinear patterns—or made on a special loom as with flatweave kilims like the Vintage Kilim Rug No. 30.
Turkish Vintage Rugs
Turkish vintage rugs are made in regions throughout Turkey, and the specific styles are generally named for the region in which they are made. Turkish rugs are usually hand-knotted with wool—using a double-loop knot resulting in more geometric and angular motifs, as with the Vintage Turkish Runner Rug No. 111.
Moroccan Vintage Rugs
You may have noticed Moroccan-style rugs in more and more home edits—probably because their plush piles, (often) neutral colorways, and geometric motifs offer an artful touch that plays well with modern design. Vintage Moroccan rugs, with their thick wool pile and handmade construction, bring a timeless quality and authenticity to this on-trend look.
Styling a Vintage Rug in Your Home
All our vintage rugs onsite are one-of-a-kind finds—so choosing a fit for your style is truly a personalized experience. When shopping vintage, it can feel like a big decision—these pieces often become forever favorites or even heirlooms. But they are also meant to be part of a livable home design—folding into everyday spaces just like any flatweave or hand-knotted rug. As you shop, think about practical considerations—how the colors and pattern can bring the room together and how the dimensions of the rug will fit into the space.
Vintage area rugs let you anchor any living space with an established feel. Since they are one-of-a-kind, sizing a vintage area rug can take some extra consideration. If there is a piece you absolutely love but doesn’t quite fit the dimensions of your space, consider layering it on top of a neutral-tone or natural fiber rug. For more tips on sizing and placing rugs, check out our measurement guide.
A vintage runner rug or even a mini vintage rug can transform an entryway or hall into a standout design moment. They’re also a great way to bring a seasoned feel to a kitchen—whether with a vintage runner for a galley kitchen or a smaller mini rug in front of the sink. No matter the size or where it’s styled, we always recommend a rug pad underneath—not only to protect your floors but also to extend the life of the rug.
And remember, beauty is in the blend. We love a look that balances vintage touches with a modern edge. Mixing other elements like vintage pillows or artisan market finds with modern statement makers can create an artful curation that feels richly layered and unique.
Lulu and Georgia Vintage Rugs and Runners
However you style it, vintage rugs allow you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. They set off any edit with a truly one-of-a-kind touch rooted in artisan traditions. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have personalized your style with a timeless foundation.
When you shop rugs online at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. You can choose from our wide selection to find a unique purchase, no matter what you're looking for. Check our inspiration page for more ideas on creating stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less