September is a transitional time of year... the kids are going back to school, the weather is getting cooler and the landscape is changing. Which means that it's a great opportunity to give your living room a refresh too. One of the best ways to do this is by adding texture - so take a cue from Scandinavian decor and add some beautiful layered texture to your space this fall.
The perfect decor accessory for design lovers, this DIY rug spells out "type" in the fanciest of ways!
This might be the most amazing DIY rug I've ever seen. Heck, it might be the most amazing rug period!
I love this DIY chevron rug for two reasons*: it combines the artistic and colorful effect of this gorgeous if not impractical rope rug with the ease and eco-friendliness of this recycled rag rug. It's the best of both worlds, people!
Carpet tiles have been around for a while now, but there's always been one limitation: they're square! If you love the idea of utilizing this flexible floor covering in your home but want a playful dot instead of the standard square, you're in luck. Check out how to make your own circular carpet tile rug below!
From 3D maze rugs to eco-friendly bathmats to room-sized chevron rugs, we've shared quite a few DIY flooring projects here on Curbly. But this rope and pompom rug definitely takes the cake when it comes to originality and, well, straight up pizazz!
I'm a lover of all things modern with an absolute (and nearly uncontrollable) weakness for textiles. So when I heard that April was modernism month here at Curbly, I knew a roundup of bold, drool-worthy rugs was certainly in order! Of course, it would be easy to show you eye popping designs that go to the tune of $3k and up, but where's the fun - or reality - in that? Instead, I'll show you 25 beautiful, budget-friendly rugs that'll look great in any modern, contemporary, or transitional space for less than $200! Ready? Let's go!
Perhaps in the whirlwind that is Spring Cleaning, you've encountered some towels that have seen better days. Before you throw them away, consider repurposing them as an eco-chic bath mat!
We had an authentic oriental rug in our front entry for years. I couldn't help but cringe every time guests walked in the front door with snowy or wet shoes. Exhausted from policing the foot traffic, I broke down and bought a neutral 8 x 10 patio rug from Lowes for the front hall. The best idea ever!! Now, it's time to take it up a notch.
My new best Twitter friend, Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff, writes her witty blog about everything I love. It's like I found my Canadian counterpart, only she has killer abs and a TV show. I chuckled aloud as I read her blog and then, being a big fan of an easy chair re-do, my jaw dropped. She's so much more clever than I am! My mom always said "the cream always rises", and sure enough, her chair re-do pops up on
We've all had this at one time or another with our handy, yet rubber backed area rugs. Besides adhering double sided carpet tape to the floor, there's a more design savvy solution. Chez Larsson has practical and easy remedies for so many household annoyances. She can fix anything.
The John Deere rug series, by Norwegian industrial design studio Permafrost explores the industrialization of farming in rural Scandanavia, where machinery has replaced more traditional forms of agriculture. They don't seem to be ACTUALLY affiliated with the John Deere tractor company, but rather interesting, nonetheless.
For other takes on crafting and design from a male perspective, check out the new site from Curbly - ManMadeDIY.com
I love the look of these pom pom rugs, but I wonder if they're cozy or just lumpy. (And I don't want to even think about what my cat would do to them.) If you think you'd like one, they're actually DIYable. The picture below is a project featured on Lion Brand. Here's a link to the pattern, but you have to be a member (or sign up) to see it.
Amazed Ltd. make some incredible rugs. Footsteps in sand, labyrinths and tire tracks are just some of their interesting concepts. Go to their website to see their entire collections.
If you live in a place that will have a surplus of snow within the next few months--like I do--you just might want to try this old time method of cleaning area rugs. Apparently, it works for wool, cotton and polyester rugs. Note: You'll want to use DRY snow for this procedure, not the soggy stuff.
- First, if you can, vacuum the front and back of your rug, or gently shake it out.
- Take your rug outside in a protected area and let it get...
The rugs in Monti Rugs’ Shaggy Eyeball Collection are made of 100% New Zealand wool that is hand spun around a black center ‘pupils’. And, just like real human eyeballs, it comes in a variety of colors. Forty, to be exact. They start at $450 for the 4' x 6' size.
The washing instructions on most rubber-backed area rugs read, "Machine Wash Warm. Do Not Tumble Dry," or something to that effect. I consider these directions suggestions, as I machine dry my rubber-backed area rugs within an inch of their lives. The effect? Holes in the rubber. And sometimes, if I’m really lucky, rubber confetti sifting to the floor as I take my toasty rug from the drier.
A few years ago, after growing...