Crafters can do anything they set their mind to. So what’s stopping you from making your own rug? There’s a whole array of techniques that can be used, so you don’t necessarily need to be a knitter or crochet pro to get in on the action. Why not grab a loom and weave your own, make a rag rug from old pieces of fabric, or maybe even break boundaries and design one made completely from pompoms!
For me, a home without rugs is like a window without curtains, a garden without flowers and a bedroom without a bed. Rugs aren’t simply practical items that preserve wooden floors from high heels, or provide comfort on winter’s night. Rugs make a room. They join the different elements together, create a sophisticated ambience, change the acoustics and instantly inject designer flair. At Harlequin, rugs are seen as floor art and are just as important as wallpaper and fabrics in creating design statements and an on–trend scheme.
Claire Valis, Design Director, Harlequin Group
Who doesn't love pompoms?! This pastel DIY make has been created with just yarn, scissors and toilet roll. We can't get over how thrifty and easy it is, plus you can play around with the colours to match any room decor.
Remember friendship bracelets from your youth? Well, now you can use the techniques of the playground to create a stylish chevron rug for your home.
Mandalas are always in fashion, and here you can use t-shirt yarn to crochet a wonderful rug. The stitches involved include: slip stitch, double crochet, chain, increase, and a magic ring. The final result is so gorgeous, and we'd love to have them in every room!
Shaggy rugs have been a bedroom staple for years, thanks to how cosy they make your feet feel! If you're struggling to find the perfect one, why not make your own? It's a lot easier than you'd think.
With denim being Dulux's Colour of the Year 2017, we couldn't think of anything more on trend than an upcycled denim rug. Gather your family's old jeans and make your own version.
If you've got mountains of felt balls lying around just waiting for the perfect project, today is your lucky day. This wonderful rug is made by stringing them together on a fishing line. It takes a long time and looks pretty complicated, but the final result is splendid.
Hand-woven projects will always look incredible, especially as rugs! Made from rope and pompom trim, this quirky design will certainly create a real talking point when you have guests over.
Round-up all your fabric scraps for this crafty make. A rag rug is super-easy to make and you can use whichever fabrics take your fancy. You really are left to your own devices with this one.
Braids don't have to be solely in your hair, they look just as fantastic on the floor! Wrap together scraps of fabric to make a sturdy mat that is just as durable as the shop-bought kind.
Crochet a set
Why not make a matching rug and basket? Put your crochet skills to the test and create a chunky set to display in your living room. This project is ideal for beginners as they both use basic double and treble crochet stitches.
Oh so furry
There's something ever-so glamorous about a faux fur rug, but the hefty price tag can make owning one only a dream. It's a lot easier than you'd think to make your own, without forking out a ton of money.