Blank floor space is not something that we often consider when decorating our homes, but unique and creative rugs can often transform a space. Creating your own rug to match your particular space is not only an activity that is quite easy to tailor to any level of difficulty, but can allow quite outstanding designs with little prior crafting knowledge. This is also a great activity to do with the family on a low budget. These 4 ideas are just the beginning of what you can do with a variety of materials and spaces, floor wise!
Pom Pom Rugs
Extremely simple but also quite time consuming; the Pom Pom rug is the perfect DIY project. There are multiple ways to make a pom pom, but few methods are more than 3 steps long, or take more than a couple minutes. Depending on how large you want your rug to be, you may need anywhere from 20 to 500 pom poms! When you’ve got as many as you need, it’s as easy a securing them to a non-skid rug mat with a bit of yarn and thread, and you’re finished! You can find low cost non-skid rugs online at MyDeal Australia. The effort really is in the extended time period it takes to make this rug, but it’s amazingly sumptuous and cosy when you’re done.
Sewing doesn’t always have to be a mastered skill to make an amazing floor creation. Using more substantial materials than fine threads or wool, such as rope or long knitted portions, allows you to create permanent patterns without the added support of stitching. This can be in a classic criss cross fashion, but stiffer materials allow you consider reef-knot style weaves, complex knots or even patterned weaves with a variety of colours. Looms can be of assistance in creating these pieces, but can also be just as easy to make freehand. Scrap materials can be put to great use when being woven, as you can use pieces of different sizes and shapes without compromising the look of the rug.
Unusual Material Rugs
Think outside the rug box when creating your own floor coverings. You’ve got the opportunity to make something unique and special! For a rug that doubles as a foot massager, pebbles are a great material. Pebble rugs require a little patience in finding the perfect components, but once you’ve got enough good looking stones, it’s as simple as gluing them to a non-skid rug mat. To get a little further out of the norm, Moss rugs make surprisingly hygienic bathroom mats! They thrive in warm, humid environments, which is why the bathroom is the perfect location. Using a foam base, moss gross relatively easily by itself when donor moss is mixed into a slurry with water and painted onto the foam surface. Keep it moist and warm, and you’ll have a self-sustaining plant rug in no time!
Painted Faux Rugs
If you live in an area that has relatively high temperatures all year round, plush flooring is only going to add to your problems with keeping cool. Or maybe you just don’t fancy yourself a sewer or a weaver, but can draw some wicked graphics (or an awesome straight line). Create a vision for your floor art, whether it be a tartan pattern or a huge image of a lion, and map it out on the floor surface. Then just grab some paints, and fill it in to your liking! One of the best parts about this option is that you’re not nearly as restricted by materials or space. A little paint can go a long way, and it doesn’t matter how far the piece extends – it can go under and around furniture and across multiple rooms.