Crazy how one thing can instantly change the entire look of a space.
As you know, I’ve been working on a bit of a family room refresh and the biggest offender in this space was definitely our area rug. We held onto it for so long because a large area rug can be really expensive.
But I figured out an easy way to get an equally large (and way more fun) area rug in here on a budget.
So today it is out with the old, and in with the new. Let’s take a minute to remember the old rug.
Good-bye old brown-worn-out-stinky rug. You took it like a champ and held on to dog dander and milk spills like a champ. Kept my kids from hitting the hard floor more than once and for that I thank you.
Now, say hello to this beauty! (Or should I say, these beauties?)
When I saw this rug online I knew it was perfect and it set the stage for this family room refresh. The colors would fit into what I already had going on in the space, but add a ton of personality and a few more colors, which is exactly what this room needed.
I want this space to feel way more casual and fun.
The problem was that this room needs a pretty large area rug and it was difficult to find one that fit my space nicely and didn’t cost thousands of dollars.
So I did what any budget minded decorator would do and figured out how to get the look I wanted for less money!
Since you can find such good deals on smaller rugs online, I got three 5 x 8 rugs and joined them together to create one large area rug and because of the way the pattern goes, you can’t even tell unless you look really close.
Joining the area rugs together to make one large rug was so incredibly easy.
All you need is your rugs and single sided carpet tape.
Step 1: Lay your rugs out and make sure that the pattern lines up the way you want it to. Pull up the corners of each rug where there will be a seam and mark the same number on each of the rugs so that when you flip them over you will know which corners go together.
Step 2: Flip your rugs over and line them up according to the numbers you marked.
Place them as close together as possible making sure that the carpet part stays below the seam.
Step 3: Using single sided carpet tape, tape the seams together and press firmly.
You will want to make sure that you use single sided carpet tape because you only want the side that is joining the rugs to be sticky. It’s really easy to use, you just peel off the paper as you attach it to the seam.
Step 4: Flip your rug back over!
Now I have an area rug that is big enough for my family room! Rugs don’t even come in this size, so it is as close to custom as you can get without breaking the bank!
And the color and pattern it adds to this room is soooo good!
Ok. I just have a few more things to add to this room to finish the refresh! It will most likely have to wait until the very beginning of January though, cause Christmas is about to take over in here!
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