These affordable pieces deserve a spot in your home — but not always on the floor.
A savvy stencil and latex paint takes this otherwise plain rug and gives it a sophisticated pattern. Suddenly the statement in this reading nook is much more interesting: A stylish floor instead of all-white furniture.
Get the tutorial at Pudel Design »
Who wants to walk down cold hard stairs first thing in the morning? No one, that's who. Here, a narrow Ikea rug covers the brutal surface and adds stylish stripes at the same time.
Get the tutorial at Hometalk »
A little rug made becomes a throw pillow with texture with this hacktastic DIY. And it's easy, too: Just fold the rug in half, stuff it, and hand-stitch it shut.
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Just because you already own a surface area rug, doesn't mean you can't add texture and style with another one on top. Here, the sheepskin rug softens up this bright design and creates a cozy spot for mom and dad to stand when caring for their baby.
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When faced with a giant blank space, you might think "gallery wall!" And then you might think again when you realize how much work (and money) hanging tons of frames will be. Enter this large, graphic rug which fills the space in minutes — for less than $100.
Get the tutorial at Makely Home »
Just because you wipe your shoes on it, doesn't mean the mat by your back door should be a total eyesore. A white and light blue painted chevron pattern brightens up a natural rug to fit in with this home's breezy decor style.
Get the tutorial at Beach House in the City »
The deep navy velvet couch and stylish wall art gives this room a luxe finish. In fact, it's so fancy that you probably would never guess the rug is from Ikea, which just proves that black and white never go out of style.
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These cream and red striped floor mats are made out of canvas, which is strong enough to sit on, but still soft to the touch. Use three rugs to make one super h seat. (Side note: we're totally loving the reading material!)
Get the tutorial at Retropolitan Hip »
Cut a hole in the center of a round, brown rug, add some paint "icing" and "sprinkles," and you've got yourself a chocolate donut. We'd keep this hacked rug in our breakfast nook or kid's playroom.
Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built »
This faux fur statement rug is a stylish layering option, but also offers a soft seat on otherwise hard chair seats. Here, it glams up a mid-century modern office area.
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A bold red rug is a cheerful welcome when you arrive home after trekking in the snow. But gold accents make it even more chipper.
Get the tutorial at Rain on a Tin Roof »