Notebook

  • Trend Watch: Color!

    Since we opened Curio Rugs in 2020, we've barely been able to keep our neutral pieces in stock. Everyone has been loving the oatmeal and camel shad...
  • Our Favorite Rugs in Stock Right Now

    If you follow us on Instagram, you know we do weekly pre-sales and a lot of our rugs are sold before they even make it onto our website. That's not...
  • Moisture-Wicking and Stain Repellent: Why Natural Fibers are The Best For Rugs

    Natural fibers aren’t just better for the planet; they work in the incredible ways nature does, too. So when you purchase something made from natur...
  • Our 22 Favorite Rugs We Sold in 2022

    We spent 2022 selling rugs, helping designers find the perfect piece for their clients, and getting to know our growing roster of rug-loving custom...
  • What the Motifs on Your Favorite Vintage Rugs Mean

    One of our favorite things about sourcing vintage rugs is seeing new motifs woven into the designs. From ram horns to dragons, peonies to birds, ma...
  • Looking For the Perfect Vintage Rug On Pinterest? Here's What To Search For!

    We know it can be overwhelming searching for anything on Pinterest, and yet, as the go-to site for all things beautiful, many of us continue to use...
  • Trend Watch: Florals

    Florals are having a moment right now! We're seeing them all over the home, and we have a feeling this is only the beginning.

    You don't have to love florals -- or even colors! -- to hop on this design trend. And the best part about it? We've seen it before, meaning we'll see it again, so you can hang onto your floral pieces if you get bored with them, knowing they'll be back en vogue someday.

    From vintage rugs to linens, here are some of our favorite ways to play with florals in the home right now.

  • Six Vintage Rugs for Children’s Bedrooms

    You may think it sounds contradictory to put a handmade vintage rug in a children’s bedroom or playroom for fear that they’ll ruin it. But the oppo...
  • How to Clean A Vintage Rug

    A question we often hear from rug owners and those looking to purchase is how to properly clean a handmade vintage rug. The idea of the piece being old and crafted by hand makes it seem like it needs to be handled delicately. And while we agree that everyone should treat their rugs with the utmost care, we also know these beauties are durable and can withstand quite a lot of activity, including the inevitable spill.

    Handmade vintage rugs are constructed with natural materials that wick away liquid and dirt, so clean-up is easier than you might think!

  • Our Four Favorite Rugs We Sold This Fall

    We said goodbye to our fair share of beautiful rugs this fall! While we're sad to see them go, we're so happy they'll be put to good use in their n...
  • Handmade Versus Machine-Made Rugs

    Like all valuable art, a handmade rug is a one-of-a-kind statement piece that speaks to your style and can be passed down through the family for years to come. Each stitch in a handmade rug is done by the hand of a hard-working craftsperson whose story is woven into the piece itself. It’s a story and a statement. And, of course, it comes with a cost.

    It takes hundreds, sometimes thousands, of hours to create these masterpieces. On top of that, they require high-quality materials that will withstand the stitching process (and years and years of foot traffic). The cost of vintage handmade rugs – those made in Iran and Pakistan are the ones we gravitate to the most – are high because they are costly to make. But take it from us, the cost of a handmade rug will pay for itself over and over again in comparison to the much cheaper machine-made rugs that are designed to take on a vintage, handmade aesthetic.

  • Interior Design Inspo + Rug Matches

    To remain on top of vintage rug and interior design trends, we follow designers from all over the world, gathering inspiration from each of them for different reasons. We love how boldly designers will pair patterns, layer rugs, and use textures to create balance. Their creativity continuously inspires us.

    A nod to a few of our favorite designers, we dug up some images from their stunning projects and matched our vintage rugs to their hand-picked pieces.