How traditional rugs can work in a variety of decorating styles + top favorite Loloi rugs designed by Joanna Gaines, Amber Lewis, Chris Loves Julia, and Jean Stoffer.
I’m a firm believer that finding the perfect rug for a room is like finding the perfect pair of jeans. The best ones are super comfortable, low maintenance, and complement almost everything you style with it.
Finding a great one that is budget-friendly is an even bigger bonus.
That’s pretty much how we feel about Loloi rugs around here. (This isn’t some kind of ad. I just figured if you’ve never had one, it might help to share the good and bad about them.)
Over the years, we’ve used 8 different Loloi brand rugs including this seafoam blue/green rug from Jean Stoffer’s new rug collection that we just added in our primary bedroom. It’s so pretty (and definitely an upgrade from the old rug we had in here with lingering baby spit up still on it from our newborn days 😆).
So I thought I’d share my favorite traditional style Loloi rugs, dive into a few pros/cons, and show how to implement them in your home if choosing the right rug is challenging for you.
Loloi II Layla Traditional Olive/Charcoal – This is my favorite traditional rug out of all the ones Loloi has ever released! At around $118 for an 8×10 size (at the time of this post), it’s a total steal. The colors have a chameleon-like quality that work well in rooms with cool or warm tones. It is a printed flatweave, and the texture reminds me of the feel of denim.
How to Decorate With Traditional Rugs
Even if you don’t consider your decorating aesthetic traditional at all, a vintage style traditional rug blends beautifully into midcentury, boho, rustic, industrial, and contemporary spaces.
A rug can instantly add a layer of coziness to any room with texture and warmth to make a big statement, even if you place a rug over carpet (yes, you can absolutely do that).
Because this rug style is often so intricately patterned and inspired by centuries of rugs in design history, they’re incredibly versatile to complement a multitude of other patterns.
Best of all, you don’t have to worry about buying a traditional rug only for it to go out of style a few years later because they are always timeless.
Amber Lewis x Loloi Georgie Teal/Antique – I love this rug for its blending of blue and red tones! If you’re indecisive about your room’s color scheme, the beauty about this rug is it will work with a multitude of colors.
This printed flatweave has a denim-like texture. I do recommend a rug pad as it tends to slip on hardwood floors. The price is hard to beat at $117 for an 8×10 size (at the time of this post).
Traditional Style Rugs to Search For
If you want to find authentically vintage rugs for your home, here are some Persian, Turkish, and Oriental style design terms to search for in Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, eBay, or Etsy.
Authentic hand-knotted traditional rugs are usually made of cotton, wool, or silk and can last for more than 100 years.
But that high quality often comes with a high price tag of a thousand dollars or more for one area rug.
Chris Loves Julia x Loloi Jules Denim/Spice Rug – Another good rug for blending warm and cool tones with burgundy, navy, and beige. It’s designed to sustain heavy foot traffic with stain resistance making it perfect for entryways and homes with kids or pets.
What is the deal with Loloi rugs?
What I love most about Loloi is they’ve made the traditional look accessible with so many gorgeous ones priced in an affordable range. Their rug materials are very family-friendly that hide stains well and clean up easily.
They’ve launched so many beautiful designs in collaboration with popular designers like Joanna Gaines, Jean Stoffer, Amber Lewis, Chris Loves Julia, Rifle Paper Co, and Angela Rose to make their upscale aesthetics more accessible.
- Low maintenance
- Easy to clean
- Simple to vacuum
- Made of family-friendly materials
- Variety of designs
- Hides stains easily
- Quick shipping (usually)
We’ve owned a few of our Loloi printed powerloomed rugs for 3 years, and they NEVER show dirt. I only know they’re dirty when I can fill grittiness on top of the rugs to tell me they need vacuuming.
We haven’t experienced much if any color fading in that time frame either.
Related: 20 Best Machine Washable Rugs
Loloi II Teagan Oriental Sky/Natural – If you gravitate toward blue/green color schemes, this low-pile rug is beautiful! It has a slightly softer texture than the printed flatweaves above making it well-suited for bedrooms.
There are a few drawbacks though, so if you’ve never sprung for a Loloi rug yourself, I’ll dive into the cons.
- Needs a rug pad to add plushness
- Needs corner grippers to keep rugs from sliding on hard floors
- Less longevity compared to authentic hand-knotted rugs
- Not as eco-friendly as authentic hand-knotted rugs
Most of the more affordable Loloi rugs are a very thin flatweave or a low-pile. If you prefer a rug that’s more plush, add a rug pad underneath like this memory foam rug pad. They don’t feel nearly as great under foot as a wool rug, but they do the job.
They do tend to slip very easily on tile and hardwood floors, so a rug pad or these corner grippers can help hold them in place.
Truthfully, nothing beats the quality of wool hand-knotted rugs that can last over 100 years, so it’s not surprising that the less pricey Loloi rugs will only last about a decade before needing to be replaced.
They are considered “fast fashion” and not eco-friendly as they’re made of synthetic materials. However, authentic hand-knotted rugs are less likely to end up in landfills in a short time frame and are made of natural materials.
If eco-friendliness and the use of natural materials are most important to you, the affordable rug lines from Loloi probably aren’t the best option.
Chris Loves Julia x Loloi Jules Natural/Ocean Rug – The blush pink tones in this rug make it perfect for feminine spaces and girls’ bedrooms. The blue colors incorporated with the pinks would work well in a coastal style room as well.
All in all, I do like Loloi rugs. If you can afford the more expensive hand-knotted rugs, they are worth it in durability, longevity, and eco-friendliness.
But if your decorating budget is tight, Loloi rugs are absolutely the best option to add a lot of wow-factor to a room for a couple hundred dollars.
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Favorite Loloi Rugs
I rounded up a bunch of my favorite traditional Loloi rugs from all of their collections if you need help narrowing down an ultimate winner for your home. Just click any image in the gallery below to shop them.
Do you have a Loloi rug? Anything to add about your experience with them?
Their designs seem to be getting better and better with time.
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