If it is not antique, it is, what they call, retro. If it is not retro, it could even be Edwardian, as in a challenging era set between two world wars, predominantly on the British Isles. Today, this late into the 21st century, antiques remain in vogue. It is considered outré, or rather, quite prestigious to acquire antique works of furniture and décor but the approach taken towards such acquisitions remains tentative at best. This is reasonably understandable. The perception remains that, for most, it is just too expensive a purchase to make.
Especially when you consider that budgets remain challenged to serve more immediate and prioritized commitments. Indeed, to have and to hold an antique will be a luxury. But if you take a systematic approach towards your acquisitions, you could, over time, build a decent but not overpowering collection. The old saying still applies in any case. Less, is in actual fact, more. Go visit the antique rugs atlanta market one weekend and see how easy it is to make a first purchase. You do not need to break the bank on your first acquisition.
You need go no further than just a small, well-brushed antique rug, no bigger than your doormat. You place it in a prominent place within your living room but be mindful of placing it in an area where there is likely to be a high volume of foot traffic. Yes, admittedly, the mat is not there for the actual walking over and the wiping of mucky feet. It is there for show. That is the essence of antiques in general. One way of ensuring that the rug is never touched is to treat it as a wall piece. You could even encase it in glass.