For some people, the appeal of rugs is their ability to divide up and frame rooms. But whether you're in it for the logistics or the mere aesthetics, adding a rug to your home is a great way to incorporate color, vibrance, and texture into your home from literally the ground up. And with a little bit of out-of-the-box thinking, not only can you create your own totally unique rugs for your home, but you can even use rugs to create other decor staples that are sure to spice up your space.
If settling on a rug for your foyer has you struggling to choose between colors, prints, and patterns, create your own one-of-a-kind, eclectic runner that's made by patching together different small floor mat pieces.
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Even though you have to be careful while working with the raffia to prevent it from breaking or fraying, this little throw rug, accented with stitched-on leaf designs, instantly freshens up any room (and makes it feel like you're on vacation all the time).
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There's no reason that you need to limit your denim to jackets and jeans. Go beyond your closet and splash a little bit of denim around the house with the help of a DIY fringe rug that you can easily make with strips of worn out jeans that you're ready to recycle.
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Artwork on the walls is nice, but can be a bit predictable. Go for something totally fresh by creating your own artful canvas rug. With the help of some super simple patterns and "stencils" – think things like leaves from your backyard and tape – you'll be creating a masterpiece for your floor in no time.
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Trying to figure out how to maneuver your rug around potted plants, lamps, and other furniture in a tight space? Don't be afraid to literally cut corners. The trick will solve your spacial dilemma, and give your rug a completely unconvential and stylish look.
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Upholstery webbing is usually more of a behind-the-scenes textile, working beneath under fabrics to keep things like furniture springs in place. But weaving the material into a simple over-and-under design, upholstery webbing can be instantly transformed into a colorful, durable mat or rug for your entryway.
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In any other instance, getting paint on your favorite rug may not be the best of scenarios. In this case, though, paint brushed on in sharp gemoetric shapes makes for a welcome addition to a plain rug, giving it a bit of edge – and a lot of color.
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When it comes to giving boring rugs an easy upgrade, dip-dying makes for the perfect way to upgrade. The technique creates an ombre effect, and you can create it with any color you choose to achieve the right vibe for your space.
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A DIY braided rope doormat is the perfect way to add some polish to your front porch, and to get the rug accent effect outside your home in addition to indoors.
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This easy, handwoved striped runner makes use of small, matching area rugs, which are attached to one another to create a single piece that can make more of a statement in your home. There is, after all, power in numbers.
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In addition to attaching small throw rugs to one another to give them an upgrade, you can also take them off the floor altogether and use them to jazz up other pieces of furniture around the house, including throw pillows. In this case, plain pillows get a nautical spin with the help of striped rugs in different shades of blue and taupe.