Vintage rugs create a curated, global feel that adds a significant amount of intrigue to your overall home design. They can provide a focal point for a room and be a featured point or be integrated into your existing design scheme. Here are five unique ways to use vintage runners when styling your space.
— Furniture —
Upholstering furniture (and in particular ottomans and benches) is a wonderful and unique way to recycle a vintage rug. This option is great if you don’t have anywhere to put a rug but don’t want to sell or throw it away.
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— Bathroom —
If you do not have underfloor heating, tiles in bathrooms can be cold — especially in the winter — so rather than making use of a bath matt, you could source a vintage rug that speaks to you and add warmth both from the material but also through the use of colour.
— Kitchen —
Like bathrooms, kitchens can equally be fairly monochromatic and sterile in appearance. This isn’t a bad thing! But since we bathe, wash and cook in these spaces, it is fairly important that they do have a clean aesthetic. However, you can inject colour into your kitchen with a statement vintage rug and you can almost never go wrong with colour choice. If your kitchen is polychromatic already perhaps with the cabinet paint colour or even countertop material, then you may need to be a little more careful to ensure colours do not clash.
— Hallway —
Hallways make me so excited as I think there is so much potential with this empty space which most people associate as getting them from A to B. Why not curate your hallway in a manner that is not just functional but also aesthetically pleasing and stimulating? If you have a particular holiday or perhaps a fond memory, perhaps you could design a gallery wall and incorporate a vintage rug (or two!) that have colours within their patterns that complement your pictures or artworks. For example, holiday photos from your family trip to Morocco might work well with Rose Pink Boujaad Vintage Rug or alternatively, Blue & White Shyrdak Rug would look fantastic with a romantic beach holiday to the Caribbean.
— Staircase —
The ultimate focal point is to cover your staircase either completely in a vintage runner or partially depending on the width measurements. Your main staircase is what most people see when they enter your home and what better way to spruce up the steps with unique, colourful designs.
Tip! For angled staircases you may which to consult an expert since there isn’t one definitive way to measure and work around irregular shaped stairs.