I was vacuuming yesterday in my bedroom and was admiring the way the light hits the deep blues and indigos of our rug. It’s 12×18 and I paid only $250 for it!
I’ve found a ton of great rugs on eBay over the years. The funny thing is, you never really know what you’re going to get when you buy a rug online. Photos can be so deceiving! Some sellers are better than others about providing a lot of images that have been color corrected, but you will usually pay more for the rugs from those sellers.
My secret weapon for finding cheap rugs on eBay is this search: Antiques then Rugs then the size you are looking for, and then sorted by Lowest Price First. I pop on over to that search every few weeks, just to see what’s out there.
The best deals are usually from people that need to get rid of a rug and don’t really care about the process or really too much about the price.
Sometimes you’ll need to be a little… flexible when the rug arrives. We unrolled the blue bedroom rug after it was delivered and there were literally SHARDS OF GLASS everywhere! It was equal parts hilarious and terrifying. We gave it a really good vacuuming before sending it off to the rug cleaners (which I recommend whenever buying a vintage rug) and it’s all good now. I think I still came out on top. $250 for an enormous rug is a steal, broken glass or not! :)
Feel free to share any links to your eBay rug finds in the comments section. I’d love to see what you’ve snagged! Do you have any tips or horror stories to share? :) Spill it.