If your room has a limited color palette and few textures, a patterned rug is an easy way to add some visual interest to your space. Sarah M. Dorsey Designs used a plywood stencil to paint royal blue medallions on a plain white rug. The result is simple but chic.
This rug featured by Scandinavian Deko is ideal for playrooms or nurseries where little hands and feet slide across hard floors. Channel your knitting skills (or those of a crafty friend) to weave up this plush heather gray rug. Be sure to attach carpet grippers to ensure there are no accidents.
Even the most hesitant crafters among us could tackle this black and white striped rug by A Beautiful Mess. Broadcloth, a cotton sheet, and some nails are the things you’ll need to hand weave this fun project. Another idea: make a smaller set for your bathroom. The woven texture is perfect for wet feet and will dry quickly.
Angela of Twelve Oaks Manor needed a low-maintenance, durable rug for her porch. After giving up the hunt for an inexpensive piece, she opted to create one herself. A simple hand-painted motif featuring a bee and laurel leaf on a bamboo rug led to a simple outdoor solution that will last a long time.