Now that November has hit everyone wants to know if they can use a vintage rug in an entranceway. Will it hold up to snow/slush/rain/dirt? I’m in Ontario and we get alll the weather, and most of my clients do as well. So let’s talk about it.
The majority of the rugs I sell are vintage Turkish rugs, and I lean towards lighter faded colours. So the reality is they will show dirt faster than something more saturated and perhaps with a higher pile, like maybe a Persian. Now that doesn’t mean they aren’t sturdy, durable, and relatively easy to clean - because they are (more on that in a future post). But they will show dirt a bit faster. If you live in a warmer climate and don’t deal with snow or rain - congratulations you can put your rugs just about anywhere. In face my friend in Cali even keeps a Persian rug outside her front entrance. (my head kind of exploded when she told me that)
This doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate a rug (or rugs) into your entrance ways, you definitely can, I just don’t recommend them being right up by the door where you have no choice but to step on it immediately coming in the door. There’s a few ways to make them happen and warm up your entryway for the messier weather months.
Go Jute. I love a sisal/jute rug for durability and also layer ability. You can go big with a jute and layer on a vintage rug - of any size really - away from the immediate entranceway. Give space for getting in the door, drying off shoes/boots before starting your vintage rug if that’s the way you go. Here’s some inspo photos from Pinterest for jute options in your entrance;