21 Colorful DIY Rugs for Every Room in Your Home
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21 Colorful DIY Rugs for Every Room in Your Home

Pick a room, any room that you’ve been itching to zhush up. You name it, we’ve got a DIY rug for it. Whether it’s your patio, entryway, study, living room, dining room, breakfast nook, playroombedroom or closet, you’ll be floored by all the options. And the best part about ’em? They’re so easy, you’ll be able to tackle one (or two or three) of these DIYs this weekend!

1. Aztec Dropcloth Rug: The intricate detail of this stunning painted dropcloth rug will knock the socks off of anyone who sets foot in your home. (via Nellie Bellie)

2. Pom Pom 3-in-one: We can’t wait to sink our toes (and fingers) into the delicious texture of these yarn pom poms. You’ll want to set aside the entire weekend for this one, but you’ll get a rug, wall hanging and coffee table runner when you’re done. (via Brit + Co)

3. On the Plus Side: We’re getting positive vibes just looking at this crocheted masterpiece. If you’re a whiz with a crochet hook, this project is your jam. Work on it solo or recruit friends and family to help patch up this popping carpet. (via Re Rag Rug)

4. Wooden Floor Mat: This porch-perfect doormat greets guests with a welcoming rainbow of colors and is bright enough to shake away any rainy day blues. We think this would make a perfect place to leave our Wellies. (via Lowe’s)

5. Warm Welcome: We’ve got projects to make our walls and pillows talk, and we can’t wait to bring a welcome mat to life. This project is easy on the eyes and your wallet. Grab a $2 rug, spray paint, adhesive letters, masking tape and a ruler to keep everything in line and personalize with a pattern and message that will make your guests feel right at home. (via Sincerely, Kinsey)

6. Mosaic Tile Doormat: Isn’t this tile number just smashing? Release some stress by breaking a few ceramic tiles (or dinner plates) to piece together a quirky welcome mat. (via Something Annie Made)

7. Watermelon Welcome: This summer, we were erb-sessed with wearing and decorating with fruit print, and we’re excited to spill the juicy details on how simple this doormat is to make. Start by cutting up a sponge in a wedge shape, then stamp to your heart’s content to deck out a basic straw mat. You could also make a lemon and lime version using the same pattern. (via Dream Green DIY)

8. Shocking Statement: This neon doormat pays a compliment that’s cheeky enough to make your neighbor or mailman blush. ;) (Do you dare?) (via Hey Wanderer)

9. Zelda Welcome Mat: Guests will have to sword their way through your shrubbery to arrive at the golden sight of the Triforce. This super-force magical golden triangle pattern is an easy way to level-up your typical doormat. (via Our Nerd Home)

10. Twisted Rope Rug: C’mon, baby. Let’s cut a rug and twist and shout! Coils of straw rope wrapped together with neon ribbon would be a perfect addition to a foyer or entryway. (via Brit + Co)

11. Latch Hook Rug: This plush, fall-festive rug will probably take a couple of weekends to complete, but if you start now you can have one ready by Halloween! We’re thinking Netflix + cozy fire will be the perfect setting to make this rug. (via A Beautiful Mess)

12. DIY Beni Ouarain Moroccan Rug: Can you believe that this designer DIY is a three step Sharpie hack? (We were delightfully surprised, too!) Take a basic Adum IKEA rug ($99), tape down a simple pattern with masking tape, trace with a felt tip marker and save those Benjamins for another splurge. (via 29 Rue House)

13. Painted Chevron Rug: Amp up a plain woven rug with painter’s tape and a can of paint. This sharp chevron elevates a basic stripe in this coastal chic room. (via Cape 27)

14. West Elm Knockoff: For $100, you can achieve the handcrafted look of this sisal rug hack with a little paint and elbow grease at an eighth of its retail cost. Yes, please! (via Vintage Revivals)

15. Woven Finger Hula Hoop Rug: You’ll want to get your little rug rats to help you with this DIY. Grab a hula hoop (or two) and an old t-shirt to create spokes as the base for this rug. With a ball of finger-kitting, loop around each spoke to create a radial pattern. We think it’d be a perfect touch to your kid’s bedroom or playroom. (via Flax and Twine)

16. Chindi-licous Rug: When faced with the design challenge of finding a rug that would complement her 3D tumbling wall (but can we pause to admire its amazingness for a second?), Mandi was left with no choice but to stitch together six World Market rugs ($20), hamburger style for one giant area rug. And we are LOVING the end result. (via Vintage Revivals)

17. Distressed Stamp Rug: Use an iron plant stand dipped in paint and stamp your way to a chic, distressed Moroccan-style rug. This transformation only costs $15! (via My Hands Made It)

18. Dip-dyed Rug: Inspired by a trip to Morocco, Erica of P.S. I Made This wanted to recreate the colorful, ornate rugs that she didn’t have enough space for in her luggage. Take your space to a whole new world by using jewel-toned dye on a beige persian rug. (via Domaine Home)

19. Polka Dot Rug: When we spotted this closet, we knew we had to add this project to our to-DIY list! Use a dinner plate as a template for your dots and spray paint to fill them in. Or use red, blue, yellow and green paint to make a perma-Twister area rug for game night! (via A Beautiful Mess)

20. Paperclip Rug: What’s more genius than using office supplies to spruce up your workspace? (No shame in admitting you’ve stapled a loose pant hem to make it through the day.) Use a paperclip to weave two smaller rugs together for double the impact. (via Vintage Revivals)

21. Anthro-Inspired Stitch Rug: Before you drop megabucks on that bathmat you’ve been coveting, take a plain rug and stitch your own desert-inspired design to add some Southwestern flair to your bathroom. (via Sincerely, Kinsey)

Which one of these rugs are you going to make this weekend? Show off your work with a shoefie and tag us at @britandco on Instagram + Twitter!