The right rug can soften a room, define a conversation area, and improve acoustics by absorbing sound. But finding that perfect one can be tricky. It’s important to consider the colors in your space, what kind of style you like, and if you want a traditional or modern look. But once you’ve nailed down the details, it can be easy to find the right rug, especially with the help of online resources.

A great resource is Revival Rugs, which has a robust process for cleaning and restoring vintage rugs. The first step is shearing to even out the pile and help ‘distress’ the rug without damaging it, then they are washed and dried to remove stains and odors. They are then overdyed in a way that achieves the desired color without using chemicals. This technique allows the rug to be restored without compromising the integrity of the original materials or losing the richness of the colors.

In addition to cleaning and overdyeing, they also repair tears, holes, resize rugs, repair fringes, and more. They work to give the rug back its original form while ensuring that it is safe for people and pets and that it will last a lifetime. They have an extensive selection of rugs, with options ranging from modern to traditional, but you may recognize their neutral Beni Ourain and blush and blue vintage rugs from Brady’s Bedroom Makeover or Sara’s Living Room.

The site is user-friendly, and you can search for rugs by color, pattern, country of origin, price, and more. They offer free shipping and returns. They also have a blog that has some great tips for rug care, including how to store them.

When shopping for a vintage rug, it’s important to remember that they are one-of-a-kind. So while it’s tempting to buy the first one you see, be patient and keep searching. Also, always ask the seller if the rug has any damage or is missing any pieces. This can save you a lot of heartache and money in the long run.

Another great thing about vintage rugs is that they usually don’t require as much maintenance as mass-produced rugs, which can shed and stain easily. Vintage rugs have already been through the ringer and have that beautiful patina that adds character to any space. Plus, they can take more abuse than a dog and are less expensive than a new rug. So go ahead and treat yourself to a vintage rug! You won’t regret it. We may earn commission on purchases from links in this article. runner rugs