In a previous blog, we dove into all aspects that make up Traditional design style. From design motifs to color palettes and more, there are many aspects of Traditional design that have made the style timeless over centuries. Because of its timeless nature, many traditional rugs are often used to complement and elevate vintage and vintage-inspired decor.
Traditional rug style also shares many similarities with Persian rug style. Elements like repeating geometric patterns, floral motifs, and soft color palettes are seen across both design styles. Traditional and Persian also share a common goal: to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere in your home.
So, whether you’re looking for the best Traditional rugs, best Persian rugs, or a blend of both, here are our favorite vintage-inspired rugs to complement your vintage decor:
Amara — Light Blue/Ivory
One of the most iconic design motifs often found in traditional design style is the medallion emblem. In the Amara washable area rug, this vintage-inspired design motif is the focal point of the rug design itself, giving it an elevated and timeless look. Striking the perfect blend of traditional rug design and vintage rug texturing, the Amara will look great in any room with vintage-inspired decor pieces like gold antique frames (the gold color of the frame will help to highlight the gold tones in the vintage rug). Made with our classic machine washable rug structure and spillproof rug technology, the Amara traditional rug in light blue/ivory will instantly add a classic touch of color to your space!
Why our customers love it: “I’m pleasantly surprised with the rug so far. It pops beautifully on my dark floors, and was very easy to lay out. I have two large dogs and I was impressed how the mat stayed out during their zoomies without the stick pads down yet. The threading survived the zoomies - can’t wait to see how it holds up in the wash.” — Natalia L.
Olivia — Ivory/Neutral
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Nothing screams “traditional design style” more than a neutral rug with elegant floral designs, and the Olivia washable area rug checks all the boxes. This vintage rug design brings a traditional sense of warmth into a space with delicate floral designs and warm, yet subtle, accent colors. The most neutral color palette of this traditional rug means it will blend seamlessly with any of your current decor and furniture while the taupe accents add warmth and a mild pop of color to the rug style. We recommend pairing this machine washable rug with antique wooden furniture to create a cozy, warm, welcoming space!
Why our customers love it: “I've never been more impressed by a rug, the colors running through are the perfect neutral! Lots of creams, grey, and taupe that brings out all of the texture in our living room! Not to mention the rug pad is so easy to put together and provides a soft cushion on your feet!” — Brittany
Tabriz — Sea Blue/Ivory
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If you’re looking for a washable area rug that stays true to traditional Persian rug design, the Tabriz Persian rug is the perfect option. With a hand drawn tree of life design, this vintage rug boasts a beautiful illustration while still remaining delicate and minimalistic. When paired with the muted blue color palette, floral accents, and vintage-inspired details around the outer edge, this machine washable rug will bring a timeless elegance to your home. Perfect for rooms that want to hone a calming, tranquil atmosphere, the Tabrize spillproof rug subtly elevates the room’s decor without becoming too bold of a statement piece!
Why our customers love it: “I asked a designer for help and they recommended this design first. It is perfect. The color is beautiful and the design is subtle. It is a muted blue which goes well with my floor. I highly recommend Tumble rugs and their design service.” — Emily P.
Hali — Indigo/Bronze
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Some rug styles have the power to transport your space to a land far away, and the Hali Persian rug is one of them. This particular rug was inspired by the design styles of Turkish kilim rugs and blends the vintage Persian look with our modern machine washable rug structure and spillproof rug technology. The rug design itself is perfectly symmetrical with many repeating geometric patterns, perfectly embracing the classic design style of many Persian rugs. When paired with the deep indigo color palette, this washable area rug will quickly become an eye-catching statement piece in your home. Place it in a room with neutral decor to let it be the star of the show, or add bronze accents to complement the bronze detailing in the rug. Either way, we know you’ll love the Hali Persian rug!
Why our customers love it: “The colors are deep and sophisticated. Soft rug and the pad is the perfect cushion for our sitting area. Looks great with a leather couch and dark wood floors.” — Ashley J.
Hayden — Ivory/Slate
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Often seen in antique decor and art is a plethora of floral design motifs. With the Hayden traditional rug, we aimed to embrace this design style by making the floral designs the focal point of the rug design itself. Elegant small florals detail the border of this washable rug while a variation of floral-inspired designs makes up the centerpiece. The combination of these design motifs, paired with the neutral rug color palette and beautiful blush pink and pastel green accent colors, creates a one-of-a-kind vintage rug that will looke great in any room of your home!
Why our customers love it: “I had been on the fence for a long time about washable rugs. This has me converted! I bought this Light colored rug in a runner size with twin toddlers and two big dogs. I love it! Moved it from the laundry room to the floyer/ living room because it has such good grip even in high traffic area. We have had zero issues with corners; which is a huge relief. It took a long time to even look dirty. And wow it came so clean! We definitely are hard on things in our house and this has held up beautifully. Will definitely purchase again!” — Kimberly E.