10 Gorgeous Area Rugs You Won't Believe Are DIY

Hands down one of my favorite ways to dress up a space is with a gorgeous rug. There’s something about that punch of color and pattern that really pulls a room together. The downside? Rugs are expensive! Heck, sometimes they can be really, really expensive. Always the lady on the hunt for a good DIY solution, I’m obsessed with the flurry of DIY rugs I’m seeing these days. From simple paint jobs to more custom woven creations, there’s no shortage of ways to add that burst of style to your home without breaking the break. Ready for an upgrade underfoot? Click through for 10 awesome DIY rugs!

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    Click through for 10 hip, fashionable and cool DIY rugs!

  • DIY Polka Dot Rug 2 of 11
    DIY Polka Dot Rug

    A simple low-pile carpet in a neutral color gets a fun and fashionable update with the addition of big bold polka dots! Get the look with a freezer paper stencil and spray paint.
    Get the how-to at A Beautiful Mess

  • DIY Friendship Woven Rug 3 of 11
    DIY Friendship Woven Rug

    I'm crazy about this little chunky chevron area rug, made from long strips of fabric and a basic braiding technique borrowed from old school friendship bracelets.
    Get the how-to at The House That Lars Built

  • DIY Geometric Rug 4 of 11
    DIY Geometric Rug

    Made with an inexpensive rug from IKEA, some watermelon paint and tape, this bold geometric rug looks amazing in a dining room and would be as equally at home in a living room or even a bedroom!
    Get the how-to at Adventures of An Almost 40 Year Old Intern

  • DIY Painted Moroccan Rug 5 of 11
    DIY Painted Moroccan Rug

    Moroccan influenced patterns are among my favorite so I'm a huge fan of this vibrant look. This one is as easy as fabric spray paint, a plywood stencil and another inexpensive IKEA rug.
    Get the how-to at Sarah M. Demsey Designs 

  • DIY Oversized Shag Rug 6 of 11
    DIY Oversized Shag Rug

    This rug is actually a bit more of a cheat than a DIY, but it's all the same to me! Here the look of a much more expensive oversized shag rug is achieved by simply placing two smaller rugs side by side.
    Get the how-to at Dream Green DIY

  • DIY Tablecloth Turned Rug 7 of 11
    Turn a Tablecloth Into a Rug

    This idea is genius! Using a cool patterned tablecloth, make a rug with the help of a pair of scissors and basic supplies like fabric glue.
    Get the how-to at Dream Book Design

  • DIY Painted Dropcloth Rug 8 of 11
    DIY Painted Dropcloth Rug

    Can you even believe this masterpiece of a rug started life as a painter's dropcloth? Stencils, a whole lot paint and some patience later and you can create any design you like!
    Get the how-to at Nellie Bellie

  • DIY Woven Rug 9 of 11
    DIY Woven Rug

    This rug combines a cozy feel and a cool graphic look that I just love. Using a loom of sorts made from lumber and nails, this woven rug is a brilliant work of art that while time-consuming is easy in technique!
    Get the how-to at A Beautiful Mess

  • DIY Herringbone Rug 10 of 11
    DIY Herringbone Rug

    I actually really love a great natural fiber rug like jute or sisal, but sometimes they can get a bit blah. Not anymore! This runner got a makeover with paint and tape and now it packs a whole bunch of style.
    Get the how-to at Sarah M. Dorsey Deisgns

  • DIY Braided Rug 11 of 11
    DIY Braided Rug

    Reminiscent of cottage style, in the best possible way, this braided rug is pretty awesome. It's made by cutting fabric into strips and braiding long lengths that are then attached to a canvas base.
    Get the how-to at A Beautiful Mess

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