March 26, 2024

How Antique Rugs Dominate Luxury Interior Design in 2024

Although the word “trend” is inherently ever-changing, we see promising, here-to-stay luxury interior design styles developing in 2024. This year, we can expect the core of interior design to take a dramatic turn toward mindful sustainability, inspirational color, statement pieces, and an old/new contrast that sparks curiosity. Within these design trends, homeowners are redefining what it means to achieve a sophisticated space through authentic and mindful pieces like stunning antique area rugs.

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Sophistication from the Ground Up: How Antique Rugs Dominate Luxury Interior Design in 2024

Sustainability Starts at Home

Sustainable, eco-conscious, green, and ethicalare buzzwords we’ve heard countless times in all aspects of life. But what does it mean to be truly mindful of our impact on the planet when sourcing home decor? When furnishing your home with an antique area rug, looking for a piece that can add value to your home’s overall aesthetic while decreasing post-consumer guilt is important. Consider choosing a century-old rug such as our Vintage Tabriz 10030986, made of wool, a renewable and natural material.

A Second Chance

As our definition of sustainability evolves, homeowners want to reuse and reduce to make eco-conscious decor decisions that don’t harm our planet’s natural resources.When sourcing a new rug for your home, consider the item's lifecycle, including its past, present, and future. Secondhand pieces like responsibly sourced area rugs can effortlessly add individualism and character to your home while decreasing your carbon footprint.

The Finest Fibers

Acquiring antique rugs is the perfect way to bring natural and sustainable materials like wool, jute,and hemp into your home. In contrast to vintage rugs, many modern rugs are mass-produced using artificial dyes, synthetic fibers, and unethical labor. By mindfully sourcing a well-crafted area rug meant to last hundreds of years,you’re supporting a worthwhile cause one stunning piece at a time.

Seeds for Tomorrow

Whether you have one or you’ve always wanted one, a family heirloom is an indisputable treasure that can be cherished for lifetimes. An antique rug is the perfect way to pass down a family relic that can be kept for many generations. One of the most environmentally friendly things we can do while furnishing our homes is to select home decor that won’t end up in a landfill next year.

Making a Statement

An antique rug statement piece is the perfect way to add a touch of depth and curiosity to your luxury home design. As you welcome guests, friends, and family, you’ll have the opportunity to speak on the rich history and unique qualities of such an admired and intentional piece. A unique statement rug allows one to find common ground with fellow global travelers with sophisticated tastes. A beautiful, one-of-a-kind area rug such as our handmade wool Vintage Tabriz 10030986 from Turkey can spark curiosity and set the tone of the room thanks to its cultural significance that speaks volumes.

Bold and Brilliant Character

Choosing decor pieces with robust colors and patterns is one of the most significant ways to add character to any space.Bold decor elements like Persian rugs and Turkish Kilims have held their place in the world of luxury interior design for thousands of years thanks to their ability to make any room feel comfortable and elegant. Add a touch of vibrance to your living space with our handmade Vintage Malayer Persian Rug 10021498,featuring a rich red, orange, and blue color palette.


The beauty of an artisanal, handmade rug designed with a soft and subtle palette and patterns is that it is a unique piece you will not find anywhere else. The rarity of an antique rug that has been well groomed and aged with even wear and older repair emphasizes the desire and value of such an exclusive item. When you source an authentic Persian rug or Turkish Kilim, no one else in your neighborhood or even your city will have an exact copy.


A proven way to make a home feel more comfortable is to incorporate inviting colors and textures into the interior design. In 2024, we are shifting from cold and sterile palettes to warm and cozy accents that easily make a space more lived in. When paired with soothing decor choices like subtle lighting, soft textiles, and personal touches, an antique rug can make a space feel luxurious and comforting at the same time.


A great way to achieve a luxury home this year and beyond is to source unique items like antique rugs that help you express yourself as an individual. Choosing your own vintage rug from an admired culture can help you feel connected to the piece. As you care for it over the years, it becomes something to cherish and keep in pristine condition.

Best of Both Worlds

The contrast of mixing old and new home decor has a special place in the world of luxury interior design. When paired with modern technology and minimalist furnishings, a stunning Persian rug or Turkish Kilim creates a sense of juxtaposition within a sophisticated space. Achieve a sense of old-world charm and contemporary flair with ease by combining our distressed, handmade Vintage Mahal 10030100 with the following design techniques:

  • Soft Lighting: Lighting plays a crucial role in the overall tone and style of a room. A vintage statement piece can be effortlessly complimented by soft ambient lighting.
  • Modern Artwork: Dive deep into the cultural complexity of your home’s decor with artwork from a modern-day artist to compliment your antique, old-world rug.
  • Neutral Accents: Pairing a neutral color palette with a bold area rug can add subtle definition and complexity to a luxury home aesthetic, taking it to new levels.

Timeless Elegance for the 2024 Home

The beauty of antique rugs can be summed up into a simple phrase, “timeless elegance that’s here to stay.” A one-of-a-kind antique rug can provide a life-enhancing experience for all space users. Not only can you achieve a sophisticated home design, but you can also have peace of mind knowing that the decor you choose is sustainable and positively affects cultures worldwide.

Bring new life and old charm into your home with a beyond-ordinary antique rug crafted with care and lovingly preserved for generations. Each piece tells a story, weaving together history and artistry from centuries past. At Lawrence of La Brea, we take pride in our ability to source authentic antique rugs from various exquisite countries. Contact us or browse our online collection to order a masterpiece of your own.

David Nourafshan

Passionate reader | People person | The one behind Lawrence of La Brea
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