The BEST Vintage Inspired Rugs on a Budget - Pretty Real

The BEST Vintage Inspired Rugs on a Budget

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Raise your hand if you scroll Instagram drooling over all the home design eye candy? Also, raise your hand if you've noticed that 97% of them have amazing vintage rugs that either A) cost a fortune or B) the lucky owner scoured eBay or Etsy for hours and at just the right time snagged one for an insane price? Unfortunately, many of us don't have the time or the budget for scenario A or B. But clearly we have the great taste exhibited in both scenarios and can't buy the rug that comes with a 6 piece living room set from Bob's Discount Furniture (by the way, don't ever buy those). We could just grab a great non-vintage rug but those can also cost a fortune. So what's a stylish homeowner to do?! Well, look no further because here I am with a FUN roundup of affordable vintage-inspired rugs.

First up, my favorite. I snagged this one for about $200! I still can't believe it. Don't be fooled by the stock photo. The colors are great in real life. I am obsessed with it. It goes out of stock often and when it does, takes a month or so to come back in so if you like it, grab it! The first photo is from Little Green Notebook. Below you can see it in my living room.
ovid orange rug
Ovid Orange Area Rug | $239.99 or $115.99 depending on size

chesterfield sofa. Inexpensive vintage rug. mid-century modern living room.
Sofa  |  Coffee Table (similar- this one or this one)  |  Rug  |  Arm Chair

Next is this Simon Studio Rug by Mohawk Home. While it's a bit plush to be considered vintage-inspired, its pattern and colors remind me of one.
Simon Studio Rug by Mohawk Home
Simon Studio Rug | $177.56 or $266.59 depending on size

Here it is in our loft. While I didn't end up keeping it here (it was a bit more 'beige' than I was looking for) I seriously considered rebuying it for the living room and it might end up in the girls' room one day. It's amazingly plush and I love the subtle blues and pinks in it. You can see even more photos of it here.

simon studio rug by mohawk home

Next is a personal favorite. Below is this vintage inspired rug in Ro Birkey's gorgeous home.
Love this living room and bold rug.

safavieh corinth vintage inspired rug
Safavieh Corinth Rug | $210.99 (the 9x12 is about the same price as the 8x10 which is amazing!).

I'm not bold enough for a red rug but after staring at it in Ro's home for so long...I'm tempted to pair it with my white walls and dark gray sectional in the loft. I love it soooo much!

This vintage inspired rug reminds me of the prior one but maybe a little more subtle. I LOVE the fringe detail.

kowloon red area vintage inspired rug
Kowloon Red Area Rug  |  $92.99 (!!!)

I found this vintage inspired rug via Jenny Komenda. You can see it in her "Gentry Project" on Instagram:
nuloom fancy medallion rug in rust

nuloom fancy medallion rug in rust

This is another I wanted for the living room but didn't love the tones with my gray sofa. I think the best price is on overstock but it goes in and out of stock here. Here's that page if you want to watch for it.

Here is another vintage inspired rug from Little Green Notebook. I promise I had it saved before I knew it was in her space. ha! Here it is in her kids' playroom:
irvington pink vintage inspired rug

Those are just a few of the beautiful affordable vintage-inspired rugs I've spotted during my quest for one! Here they are in a shoppable image plus a few others I love. Enjoy and happy rug hunting!

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