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There’s nothing quite like an heirloom rug to add instant old world charm to a room. A faded Oushak just makes a space feel extra collected, curated, and homey. Personally, I could spend hours scrolling through Etsy and perusing discount rug sites for the perfect faded pinkish-red beauty, even if it’s a bit of a pipe dream for me. Right now, I don’t have room for a statement-making vintage area rug, and even if I did, it would probably be out of my price range. Still, I wanted to add a bit of deep red, vintage texture to my space, so I turned to a mini version of the same look: a pillowcase made from the corner of a rug, which you can see below, and honestly, I wish I had done this sooner!

Vintage rug pillowcases come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and they won’t break the bank. By opting for a pillow as opposed to a rug, you can mix and match multiple shades and patterns; plus, you can easily rotate your cushion from room to room to switch things up down the line (much quicker than swapping out a carpet, in my opinion). Even better, most vintage rug pillows are made of carpet remnants, so there’s a sustainable aspect to buying them, too. Any one of these beauties will up the cozy factor in your space just in time for fall. Shop these 10 great finds — all under $50! — below.

Sarah Everett

Editorial Assistant

Sarah is Apartment Therapy’s editorial assistant. She recently completed her MA in journalism at the University of Missouri and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Belmont University. Past writing and editing stops include HGTV Magazine, Nashville Arts Magazine, and several outlets local to her hometown, Columbia, Missouri.