Dining Rug DIY Inspiration and Tutorials

As promised, I'm back today to share my ideas and a couple of tutorials that are fueling my creative, diy juices for a rug for our dining area. Yesterday, I shared the four rugs below. Although, I've considered taking the plunge for one, I don't want to invest in a rug that won't fit well into a space once we purchase a house.  To me, a rug is a big commitment and investment.

Rug Collage

I love mixing old and new in my decorating and all of these rugs lend themselves well to that. 

Let's start about by talking about the colorful rug. The only colorful one I chose. Ha! Can you tell I like neutrals much?

Rug source: Ikea

Rug source: Ikea

I love this rug because of the color it would add to our space, and I also love the texture of the design. I think it would create a lot of visual interest without being too busy. This rug is from one of my favorite places on earth, also known as, IKEA

To recreate this look for less, I'm considering sewing several smaller rugs together to create a larger area rug. NellieBellie blog has a great tutorial on how to do this. I'm considering using these smaller rugs from (yup you guessed it) IKEA, which are $6.99 a piece, but I'm going to look around some some more. NellieBellie found her rugs for a $1.99 and ended up with a $20 area rug when all was said and done. Ah-mazing! (click here for the link to her tutorial)

Rug source: IKEA

Rug source: IKEA

And than, we have all my black and white rugs. I love them! 

Rug sources: Rugs USA, IKEA, West Elm

Rug sources: Rugs USA, IKEA, West Elm

I love these rugs because of the black and white and the contrast they would add to the space. I also love their versatility. They'll go with so much. I'm considering using this plain area rug from Ikea as my base unless I can find a cheaper option somewhere else. I'm still shopping around. 

Rug source: IKEA

Rug source: IKEA

Homemade by Carmona has a tutorial on her blog of these rugs that she painted below. If I don't end up doing this for under the dining table, you can bet your boots, I'll be doing this somewhere else in the apartment. I love how hers turned out, and they're getting me really excited to attempt this diy!

Image via: Homemade by Carmona

I'll admit, that a diy rug wasn't exactly thrilling my soul, but after seeing hers, I realize how pretty they can actually be! What do you think? I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments below!