My design & decorating philosophy is simple. Spend money on a few good things and combine them with basics. But you have to know when and where to spend the money. In most cases (not all) you should never buy cheap quality rugs. They wear terribly and show stains. Here's why vintage rugs are a good buy.
They Retain Value
Pink & Blue Vintage Persian Rug, SOLD (via Chairish)
I prefer traditional Persian handmade wool rugs because they are much thicker and luxurious than the popular kilim rug style (although kilims are still a great buy!). They stay in place and feel really good on your toes. You can pay a few hundred dollars up to thousands but you'll always be able to resell it at same or near value you paid for it.
They Age Well
Unusual Persian Rug, 1940's, currently in use in my living room
A rug that is hand-knotted and made from natural materials like wool or combined with silk will wear much better than a manmade material like polypropylene. In fact, many of these rugs are indestructible and can handle stains and heavy wear.
A few strategically placed high quality items upgrade the overall look and feel of your space. Historically, rugs represent wealth and prestige while also giving a one-of-a-kind bespoke feel to your home.
All of my rugs are sold on my Chairsh shop. Currently all rugs shown here are sold but check often for new items added.