If you’ve been wondering what would be the best way to brighten up your home and be creative at the same time, there’s no better option than putting your hands to work. DIY projects can be extremely fun and making a colourful rug as a piece of décor for one of your rooms is a great way to start. Rugs can serve as a play area, a reading nook, or just as a focal point in any room. Whether you want to redecorate your hall, living-room, bathroom or kitchen, any of these ideas we’ve gathered here could be inspiring and useful. Let’s check them out.
Faux Sheepskin Made in Various Shapes
Furry rugs are not just extremely comfortable, but look awesome, as well. They’re an interesting option for your kid’s room as you can pick different shapes you just need to cut out. Cloud-shaped rugs are among the most popular ones, followed by those shaped like a heart, circle or ellipse. Use your imagination and try to think of the shape you’d like to have. After drawing it at the back of the fur and cutting it out, apply Fray Check at the base of the fur all around the rug. At the end, allow it to dry by hanging it upside down.
Mix and Match
This is one of the best and most easily created rugs you can think of. You just need to collect a bunch of smaller carpet squares and stick them together to create one large rug. It looks fashionable and doesn’t take a lot of time. Go crazy and try mixing different patterns, colours and materials before sticking them together to see how they match with the rest of the room. Don’t forget to check the quality of your floors, too, before placing a new rug. Floors also add comfort and style to your home and need to look good, especially when a new rug steps in.
Creating a pom-pom rug can be a great family project. This type of rug is perfect for a kids’ play area. For this project, you’ll need a heap of pom-poms that you’ll attach to a piece of hessian and bind together. It’s a bit time consuming, but the result will be so magnificent that you’ll forget all the trouble.
Painting your own idea on a piece of basic rug is an excellent option for those of you who just can’t find the perfect pattern. You’ll need to pick a basic rug, make a stencil and then paint your own pattern using high-quality fabric paint. This kind of project is not only creative, but saves you a lot of time. If you’re not sure which shape and pattern to choose, you can always consult a stylist for a proper piece of advice.
Having too many rectangular or square shapes in the room can be pretty boring. Why not think of some other shape for your rug, like amoebic, spherical or elliptical, doodle it on the back side of a basic rug, and then carefully cut it out.
Shaggy DIY Rugs Are All the Fun
The texture of a retro shaggy rug is incredibly cozy and inviting that you just want to spend all they lying down on it and reading. Perhaps you didn’t think about it, but it’s also possible to make this type of a rug on your own. You can opt for one shade of colour and match it with the rest of the room’s decor, or you can go for more colorful strips of fabric and combine them the way you like. The point is to add each strip of fabric one by one until you create the size of a rug you find perfect.
Falling in love with a piece of décor you’ve created on your own is an incredible feeling. Apart from having an amazingly looking home, you’ll also have a great sense of achievement. Well done!
Author’s Bio: Lana Hawkins is an architecture student and the editor-in-chief on Smooth Decorator. She enjoys writing about interior decoration and landscaping. Lana is interested in sustainability and green building, and that’s where she gets most of her inspiration.