A room without a rug is like an outfit without shoes. It’s a great start, but, um...something’s missing.
Unfortunately, covering your home in rugs can be a little bit pricey. It seems counter-intuitive that the decoration that you walk on should be one of the spendiest ones in the space. But it is—and that means that sometimes, you have to get creative to stay stylish.
In the spirit of style, creativity, and having everything you want and then some, here are the twelve best DIY rug projects out there. From a faux flokati to a festive floor cloth, these crafty floor coverings will spice up any space.
1. Black and white rag rug
This rug is made from inexpensive fabric remnants sewn together with one easy, continuous seam. Best of all, it can be customized to your style by picking fabrics in a palette you love.
2. Mandala no-sew floorcloth
This durable floorcloth is easier than it looks. All you need is a tablecloth you love and a couple of items from the hardware store, and you’ve got high style for little effort.
3. Floral jute mat
This rope mat looks like one you’d find in stores for haute hippies, but it’s ridiculously easy to make. For a bold twist, use brightly colored nylon rope instead of natural fibers.
4. Geometric printed rugs
These geometric printed rugs can be customized with any shape, pattern, or color—and they’re so easy, you could make them with kids.
5. Braided t-shirt rug
What do you do with those stained, worn-out t-shirts? Don’t toss them—instead, make a pretty rag rug in colors that inspire.
6. Faux flokati
Dare we say…flauxkati? This DIY faux fur rug will bring a touch of texture and warmth to your space. Don’t fear the pale color—this rug is machine-washable.
7. Gold faux zebra rug
Gold. Faux. Zebra. I mean, what else do we really need to say? Style this painted rug by itself for a modern urban look, or layer it over another rug for designer boho style.
8. Painted kilim
This super-easy DIY turns a ubiquitous IKEA rug into a rich, gorgeous kilim. All you need is some painter’s tape and a desire to have the best-looking place ever.
9. Aztec floorcloth
This floorcloth looks complicated, but it’s super-easy to make. A coat of clear sealer means it can be swept and even mopped, making it the perfect bright accent for a kitchen or mudroom.
10. Moroccan painted rug
This easy DIY transforms a drab cream rug into an accent piece that makes the room. Try it in complementary colors that suit your room.
11. Tribal floorcloth
This no-sew, paint-free floorcloth is as easy as a trip to the fabric store, and adds instant texture to your interior.
12. Faux tile floorcloth
Stuck with a generic hall or entryway that’s bringing down your style? This easy, temporary fix gives your floor the texture of tile, without the commitment.
Top Image Credit: Nellie Bellie
Do these DIY rugs inspire you to step up your floor style? Which one’s your fave?