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One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is “where did you get that rug?!” and the answer is always – it’s a vintage Turkish rug, one-of-a-kind… but I have rounded up the best places to buy affordable vintage Turkish runners and rugs below!
A couple things to know about buying Turkish (aka Persian) rugs online…
- you may see some GORGEOUS accounts on Instagram with beautifully curated selections – and their prices reflect that. a WAY cheaper option is to shop direct. and by direct, I mean that every single Turkish rug I owned has shipped straight from Turkey <– this is way less complicated than it sounds, keep reading 😉
- Measure – convert – and measure again. Many of the vintage rugs you’ll see for sale aren’t standard rug sizes. And many are also measured in centimeters versus inches – so measure your space to find the max dimensions you could use and then make sure you’ve converted properly. I use this online converter.
- Ask for a discount! I’ve found that tons of shops will offer you a discount if you ask – the worst they can say is no.
- Make sure you REALLY
closelylook at the photos of the rug to spot any imperfections. I *unfortunately* overlooked a kind of major imperfection on my new rug for my closet and I don’t think it’s worth sending back, but it was 100% my fault that I missed it in the pics.
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Where to Buy Affordable Vintage Turkish Runners & Rugs
1 Vintage Kilim // 2 Vintage Rugs AU // 3 Turquality Rugs // 4 Vintage Area Rugs // 5 Anatolian Rug Center // 6 Turkish Rug House // 7 Turkish Rug Star // 8 Quality for Less // 9 The Oushakshop – we have a rug from here and love! // 10 Old Carpet Shop // 11 Katrekilim // 12 Hands on Hips – we also have a great rug from this shop // 13 DecolifeTurkishRug // 14 Bohemian Area Rugs // 15 Angora Carpet
One other thing to note is that if you find one you LOVE, it won’t be waiting for you long. So order if it’s in budget and right for your house!
What Is A Turkish vs Oushak Rug?
If you’re wondering what is a Turkish rug vs a Persian rug vs an Oushak rug… I’ve got you! Basically…
Oushak is a region of Turkey and designs from here generally feature center medallions with smaller geometric designs. As far as Turkish rugs vs Persian rugs, the knotting style is different. #themoreyouknow.