Sunday, June 23, 2013

Use a carpet remnant as area rug

A few years ago, my family and I purchased carpeting for two bedrooms, after the installation, there were two pieces of carpeting that were left over and they were cut in a 5x 7 size and the other in a 3 x 9 size. At the time I thought to myself I will use these pieces in the back room since the color did not coordinate well with the living room.
When I decided to paint the living room a medium blue color and installed laminate wood flooring, the room lacked a punch of color and texture. I did not have money to purchase a rug so I had the 5 x 7 remnant piece in the backroom which I had cleaned and placed underneath the glass coffee table in the living room.  I used a carpet remnant as an area rug.

It worked out great, the brown color of the carpet remnant   looked nice with the blue walls and white slip covered furniture.
To add some color or print design to the carpet remnant, use a stencil and some fabric paint.  Once the design is stenciled make sure carpet is dry before placing on floor. Wait about a week for the carpet to dry. Some paints take longer to completely dry depending on the amount of paint used and the humid climate.

  If there is no money to purchase a rug or any other new accessory, look around your home. Items that have been  stored in a closet or garage that hasn't been used in years, could work with updated décor.  Sometimes items are forgotten when placed in storage in the home, repurpose these items to enhance home décor or provide a storage solution for living room.


If the main living area has too many furniture pieces reuse the extra item in a different room.  By changing up some furniture pieces into different areas of the home; a new look is created without spending any money.