Striped skirts and Liberty-print button-downs. Pink and orange. Chocolate and peanut butter. Some things just work together, and while we may not know the scientific reasons why, we sure aren’t complaining. Today we’re looking at one more pairing on our perfect-match list: vintage-style rugs in modern interior design.
What makes a vintage-look area rug such a natural pick for decorating in a modern room? For starters, retro rugs have a cool throw-back vibe that helps keep the space from looking too slick or cold. They also help warm up an often minimalist design by introducing textural richness in a one-piece, classically beautiful package. On the flip side, a modern room design is perfect for offsetting any old-fashioned or precious associations that a vintage-inspired rug might have, creating a harmonious balance between old and new, streamlined and detailed, hip and inviting.
Here’s a look at a few gorgeous vintage-style rugs giving a personality pick-me-up to some modern spaces.