Stumped on Where to Buy Affordable Vintage Rugs? I jumped on the vintage rug buying train years and years ago. Today, you are in luck because I’m sharing my tips on used rugs.
I *may* have a rug buying problem. I’ll admit it. Although I’m not buying rugs for spaces that we don’t need them for, I still may have a problem. I get a ton of enjoyment out of looking at vintage Persian rugs online. Just give me all the old vintage rugs. =) Someone suggested that I should start a business on sourcing and selling used area rugs… that would be the dream, right?!
Anyways, after so many comments about where I got this rug or that one; I’m here today to spill the beans. Most of these rugs are vintage, which means that you probably aren’t going to find one that’s the exact same. But, I’m sharing my sources for good rugs on eBay, Etsy and more.
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First off, let me say that there are tons of amazing, well-curated stores that sell vintage rugs. Lots and lots of terrific small shops have an amazingly well-curated selection. Major props to them for that. Here’s the deal. It takes a lot of time and effort to source amazing used rugs. Sometimes though, I can’t afford rugs (which are already expensive) that are marked-up because of the curation and time to have them cleaned, etc. With a bit of digging yourself (and cleaning yourself), you can find find vintage rugs for a great price. If you don’t have the time to do your own digging though, there are a BUNCH of small shops on Instagram that will do it for you.
Ok, let’s get to my list of…
Where to Buy Affordable Vintage Rugs
My first source is an eBay rug seller and it’s rugemporium240 on eBay. This store starts almost all of their listings at .99. The selection is amazing and depending on what size/color, you can walk away with an amazing rug for super cheap! I’ve bought a few different rugs from this eBay seller and have been pleased.
**Edited 01/13/2021 to add: a few commenters are have said that they have had major problems with this seller. Check the blog comments below before buying.
Another eBay rug seller that I like is qualityforless$$2004. I’ve purchased two rugs from that shop and have liked both of them. I will say that this store curates used rugs that are brighter or more saturated. Not a negative at all, but just something to think about as you are searching for the perfect vintage Persian rug for yourself. One thing about this store is that almost all of the rugs ship for free and they have a return policy of 30 days (you pay shipping back to them).
While searching for the dining room rug, I came across rug source (another eBay store). This store isn’t as affordable as the first two, BUT you can find good deals. They have a large collection of used rugs – both runners and used area rugs – which is nice.
My next source is actually a brick and mortar shop, Homestead Seattle. I got to visit them a few years ago after a long time following them online and making a few purchases. It’s a tad higher than the previous three but I’d still say it’s a great source for where you can buy affordable vintage rugs. They also have other amazing vintage pieces as well. I bought the runner that you see right above from them and seriously love it.
If you have more money than time, then here are a few more used rug shops that you should check out.
I love to browse the collections of the four above, but just realize that you are paying someone to curate that selection for you. I wouldn’t classify those as affordable vintage rugs, but they have a really great selection of rugs.
I couldn’t help myself from rounding up my favorite vintage rugs that I’ve found recently.
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Lastly, if you find an amazing source – please share it! And, if you buy one that you love, tag #currenthomeview on Instagram so that I can see it and possibly share it with my readers!
p.s. I’ve gotten so many questions about where to find vintage rugs, that I just wrote another blog post on exactly how I search for them. Check out Cheap Vintage Rugs for more information! There’s a step-by-step guide for searching eBay and Etsy! Plus, hear more details on rug buying and sizing on my newest episode of the Your Home Story podcast!