How to Find the Perfect Vintage Rug

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I’ve been working really hard to get everything all finished up over at Common Room Studio – I can’t wait to share the full reveal with you soon! Vintage rugs are one of my favorite ways to add color and texture to a room, and I always planned to bring a bunch of them into the studio. Of course, I went straight to eBay to find the perfect vintage Persian lilihan rug. So today I thought I’d share my tips for how to find the perfect vintage rug so you can bring your own gorgeous rug into your space!

How to Find the Perfect Vintage Rug from eBay

You guys, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I adore this rug. It has hot pink details (!!!), and the intricate pattern isn’t too busy and will only grow more beautiful with age. If you aren’t familiar with the Persian lilihan rug style, it’s 100% wool and is seriously the perfect low pile, but still soft underfoot, accent rug. I’m completely obsessed with this 1930s beauty, and everyone who visits the studio falls in love with it. I can guarantee there will be many more Persian lilihan rugs in my future!

How to Find the Perfect Vintage Rug from eBay

How to Find the Perfect Vintage Rug from eBay

If you’re looking for a gorgeous accent rug, you’re bound to find the perfect fit on eBay. There are approximately 1.1 billion listings on eBay at any given time, which means plenty of gorgeous rugs to go around. Vintage rug sizes are often quite different from our standard modern sizes, but you can usually find everything from small-ish accent rugs to long runners to larger rugs that would look amazing in a bedroom or living room. Just look at this 16 foot stunner!

How to Find the Perfect Vintage Rug from eBay

This little plant-filled corner of the studio makes me so happy! Many rugs can be purchased instantly with the “Buy it Now” feature – so you don’t even have to worry about getting into a bidding war! I have absolutely no patience once I’ve found my perfect rug, so I absolutely love the no hassle instant purchasing option and super fast shipping. I’m currently loving this navy and red 15 foot runner, this gorgeous 3×5 accent rug, and this unique rug with teal blue and peach accents. I may just have to scoop that last rug up for the studio!

How to Find the Perfect Vintage Rug from eBay

When searching for vintage rugs, I like to look for unexpected details like non-traditional color palettes (hello hot pink!), unique patterns, or even visible wear on the rug like worn spots and fading. Each of these little elements will help a vintage rug work in a modern home, along with helping add interest and character to a room. There are new vintage rugs added to eBay every day, so start shopping now to find the perfect rug for your space!

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