We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. The timeless, tailored look of a geometric motif or the rich color and long pile of a vintage shag rug are elements that help elevate a space, making it personalized to you. Here at Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated line of vintage rugs is perfect for your home, beautifully blending form and function.
A vintage rug instantly transforms your space—adding warmth and rich color, all while feeling like a discovery from far-flung travels. Made entirely by hand, each is truly an investment for your home, a stunning one-of-a-kind centerpiece to build and layer your style onto. To help achieve your vision, we have designed and curated a selection that features multiple styles, sizes, and design options. The versatility of our vintage rug shop lets you decide between timeless and tailored visual appeal or a bolder, more dynamic look that instantly transforms your space.
Not sure what style fits your aesthetic and home best when searching for vintage rugs online? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below on inspiration when browsing, styling tips, and explore our well-curated line of designs.
Consider Your Space
Vintage rugs anchor your living, bedroom, or even dining spaces with a refined, traditional look. The versatility of our collection's designs and sizes allows you to utilize different styles all throughout your home, with each vintage carpet elevating the look of that room.
In a living room, your vintage modern rug serves to include a soft pile, traditional pattern, and warm color palette. Based on the size and style of your living space, you can choose to style your rug with a sofa or sectional, in front of a console table, or in the space between your dining and lounge areas in an open-concept room. Our bestselling Charleston Sectional Sofa is a perfect complement to your vintage style rug with its neutral ivory upholstery, rustic oak base, and numerous cushions.
In a dining room or eat-in kitchen, we think that the timeless appeal of an old rug complements and enhances the warm and rustic aesthetic of your space. Place a low-pile style underneath your wooden dining table. Or, because of the many unique rug sizes in our vintage rug shop, a runner rug would be ideal in a galley kitchen or to run along an island.
In a bedroom, a vintage shag rug makes the space feel elevated, intimate, and cozy. Try pairing it with soft, light linens, upholstered bed frames, and handmade accents or woven baskets. Wrapped in lustrous velvet in earth-toned buff color, the Solene Platform Bed creates a luxe and textural look when styled with vintage rugs. Given their construction, each is a one-of-a-kind discovery to build your room's aesthetic around.
When you decide to buy vintage rugs, consider the space, and get your dimensions right. In general, bigger is usually better when it comes to rug size. A large area rug for your living, dining room or home office acts as an anchor and makes a room feel cozy and conversational. If a rug is too small, a room can often feel bare and disconnected. So, make sure to confirm the dimensions of the room before you buy rugs online.
Know your space well. For instance, living room rugs should fit under all of the main pieces of furniture in a room, or at the very least under the front legs of your sofa or coffee table. Similarly in a dining room, make sure to select a vintage modern rug that is large enough to fit your dining table and all your chairs once they have been pulled out. For bedrooms, try an 8’x10’ or 9’x12’ sized vintage carpet to place under your bed, or place two smaller rugs on each side of the bed for a soft texture and visual interest. In a hallway or galley kitchen, a runner rug adds depth and movement to a space, keeping it from feeling too narrow or flat. Our curated and exclusive collection of vintage rugs feel like a discovery from far-flung travels and feature rare designs and luxurious weaves.
All of our vintage area rugs were crafted by skilled artisans, who tied each knot by hand. This labor-intensive process can take months and often years to complete, making each rug incredibly special and unique. Constructed from high-quality wool, each old rug is proof of its incredible long-lasting durability. Our vintage rugs are distinctly meant to be heirlooms and passed down from generation to generation, moving with you and your family.
Bring The Indoors, Out
Outdoor rugs are designed to be a bridge between your interior styling and your outdoor spaces. In an array of statement-making patterns, they allow you to redefine and extend your home to include outdoor areas to entertain, dine al fresco, and lounge all the while tying together your design aesthetic. To add the look of a vintage style rug to your outdoor dining and lounge spaces, explore and shop our curated line of outdoor rugs.
Whichever way you decide to style it, remember that your vintage rug tells a unique story, one filled with a rich culture and history. Well-crafted and authentically handmade, it instantly transforms a room, bringing warmth, vivid color palettes, and personality. Loved ones and visitors can then immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you utilize these vintage area rugs to build on your home's look.
When you shop for vintage rugs online at Lulu and Georgia, you’ll find pieces that will define and elevate the style of your space. Whether you are looking to find an intricately detailed pattern to make a statement, a burst of rich color, or the warmth of a shag, we have a selection curated by design style and scale of vintage rugs to choose from. Check out our Shop by Room page for more ideas on how to create stylish everyday spaces.Show Less