For years, I’ve shopped for rugs on Etsy and have found some of the most beautiful rugs at affordable prices. I love rugs made with natural fibers because they are more sustainable, easier to clean, and long lasting.
I think sometimes people are scared of buying a “used” rug, and I can totally understand the hesitation. But, I think it’s just proof that this rug will LAST—it’s already stood the test of time. Plus, they can be so beautiful.
In this guide, I’ve rounded up options for classic and trendy style rugs at a variety of price points.
Next time you are considering a synthetic rug, check out these options first. You can often find something of higher quality at the same price.
I focused this guide on rugs that are available in a variety of sizes. We will link the rug as well as the shop. Often, if you find a nice rug on Etsy, you will enjoy browsing the entire shop where it was found.
Etsy Moroccan Rugs
Moroccan rugs are often thick with a very heavy pile. They are made with wool, making them easy to spot clean and long lasting. Since they are so thick they make a great rug where a cozy feel is needed, under a bed or in a living space.
Grey and White Moroccan Rug / Colorful Moroccan Rug / Soft Ivory Moroccan Rug / Black and White Moroccan Rug / Beige and Cream Moroccan Rug / White Ivory Moroccan Rug / Ivory and Beige Moroccan Rug / Checkered Moroccan Rug
Etsy Wool Rugs
Wool rugs are naturally stain-resistant and easy to clean. They are environmentally friendly and long lasting. You may notice your wool rug shedding at first, but with use it, will shed less and less. I love wool rugs—they are made in a huge variety of styles.
Etsy Cowhide Rugs
Cowhide rugs are a great solution for small spaces and rooms where you already have a rectangle rug placed. They are easy to clean, durable, and long lasting.
Etsy Jute Rugs
Jute rugs are a sustainable and vegan choice. Jute rugs tend to be the most affordable option for natural fiber rugs. The downside of jute is that it is not easy to clean like wool, so avoid high traffic areas if you are concerned about that.
I have used many jute rugs in hallways, bedrooms, and even in my sunroom. They are an excellent option for finding a large rug on a smaller budget.
Etsy Vintage Rugs
Vintage rugs are a true passion of mine, and Etsy has endless options for incredible vintage rugs. My personal favorite search term for shopping is “Turkish rug.”
I also love searching “Swedish rugs” and “hooked rugs.” They last forever, look more beautiful as they age and come in beautiful colors and patterns. In this section, I will include authentic vintage rugs and newer options made in that style.
How do you clean vintage rugs?
Vintage rugs are surprisingly easy to clean—I use water (yes, plain water) and microfiber cloths.
For bigger messes, I use this spot remover.
I also wrote a more in-depth blog post about how I clean my vintage rugs and leather sofas.
What questions do you have about vintage rugs? Also, if you have bought a rug from Etsy I’d love to hear your experience! Please let us know in the comments. xo. Elsie