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Your guide to antique rugs from expert dealer Mehdi Sharafi

An antique or vintage rug can be a big investment (although you may be surprised to learn that they can be more cost effective than opting for a new model!) and many lack confidence to care for such a statement piece. Mehdi unpacked some valuable advice around what to look for when buying a vintage rug and how to care for it.

Colour you happy: feast your senses on these colourful Kilim rugs and learn how to use one in your home!

Kilims are often a bit less expensive than other plushy antique rugs with lots of pile. As a flat woven carpet, they come with the advantage of being very tough and hardwearing… perfect for homes with lots of humans and pets trampling around! Although, kilims certainly play second fiddle to none when it comes to exuberance of colours and pattern. Available in every hue of the rainbow, from garnet red to blush pink and mint green, it’s hard not to feel bewitched by these beautiful creations.

Top tips: finding the perfect vintage rug for your home

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The right rug will elevate the room and tie all the pieces together in a unified look while opening up the space to fun and comfort. To help you make an educated choice, we broke down the process into small, easy-to-grasp actions that will safely guide you from complete overwhelmment to great satisfaction.

Here are our top five tips for choosing the perfect rug for your space!