We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Whether pining for the bespoke quality of a hand-knotted wool rug or layering extra comfort with a plush high-pile shag, wool rugs help you elevate a space with a strong, natural fiber foundation. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully-curated collection has vintage and modern wool rugs perfect for your home, beautifully blending form and function.
Wool has been a timeless favorite for rugmakers around the world for ages. The unique properties of this natural fiber make it an ideal material in the construction of accent and area rugs as it is durable and resilient yet can yield a rug that is soft and supple underfoot. Wool rugs also help protect your floors as the lanolin coating offers water resistance while the porous fibers can absorb excess moisture. This absorption means that wool rugs hold dye well, offering brilliant, long-lasting color. Of course, coveted quality comes with a higher price point—so it's worth planning ahead as you invest in one of these heirloom pieces.
Not sure what style or design best fits your space when shopping for wool rugs? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out the tips below for ideas and inspiration as you choose the best rug to buy for your space.
Discover Heirloom Quality With a Hand-Knotted Wool Rug
For a top-quality bespoke piece, it is hard to beat the timeless appeal of a hand-knotted wool rug. These artisanal masterpieces are made by skilled weavers and can take months to complete. This time-intensive process involves tying each knot by hand, resulting in an incredibly durable piece with lasting appeal.
When we picture hand-knotted rugs, we often think of Persian rugs or other traditional styles. These classic pieces are like functional artwork for your home, filling the space with a rich, vintage character—from one-of-a-kind antiques to modern masterworks made using traditional techniques. But if you’re looking for something more modern, you can find hand-knotted designs to suit every style. At Lulu and Georgia, we have everything from striking geometric designs like the Taza Rug to soft tonal foundations that will ground your space with natural fiber appeal.
Layer in Luxury With a Shag Wool Rug
For hand-knotted quality with an even softer touch, the deep, plush pile of a shag wool rug can offer a luxurious feel underfoot. From the signature appeal of a modern wool rug design like our exclusive Irregular Grid Rug by Sarah Sherman Samuel to the chic appeal of a traditional Moroccan rug, these pieces bring showstopping style with a casual air. If you're curating a formal lounge or extra cozy family room, high-pile wool area rugs can offer a statement feature to the space. If you're shopping for an elevated accent for a bedroom or home office, a shag throw rug may be the perfect touch of refinement your room needs.
Wool rugs tend to have a breaking-in period where they may shed or have a distinctive odor, which can be especially true of shag rugs or high-pile designs. Don't let this discourage you from opting for a rug you'll love for years to come—the smell should dissipate, and shedding should stop within months. With proper care, a wool rug is made to be a forever favorite. We recommend vacuuming regularly with the beater bar off to avoid catching any snags. Check out more tips from everyday care to sizing by room in our rug guide.
Set a Timeless Foundation With a Flatweave Wool Rug
A woven wool rug is perhaps the most versatile option for styling throughout your home. Handwoven rugs are reversible and easier to clean. Pairing a resilient material with a low pile design, flatweave wool rugs are an excellent choice for high-traffic areas or underneath larger furniture like a sofa as they stand up well to compression. Low-pile handwoven rugs are also the way to go if you want to style a wool rug in your dining room or kitchen. Of course, the same absorbent quality that makes rugs hold color can also make them prone to stains from dark liquids like coffee or wine. Blot any spills with a damp cloth immediately.
Some designs like this Helene Rug can be purchased as an area rug, round rug, or accent rug, letting you fit the style to your space. A round wool rug is a great way to bring a unique feature and natural fiber texture into your dinette or a grand entryway.
However you style it, a wool rug allows you the flexibility to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. From the soft yet durable quality of a woven wool rug to the rich coloring and plush appeal of a wool throw rug, this endlessly versatile natural fiber brings lasting style with a practical touch. Loved ones and visitors can immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have utilized this foundational layer of decor to build on your home's look.
When you shop rugs online at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that will complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. You can choose from our wide selection to find the perfect purchase, no matter what you're looking for. Check our inspiration page for more ideas on creating stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less