Friday, September 26, 2014

THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX: HOW TO USE A RUG AS WALL DECOR

I'm loving all of the graphic and tribal print accents available on the home decor market lately. Recently, on one of my many trips to HomeGoods, I stumbled across this tribal print rug and fell in love with it.  Although I didn't have a room at home that needed floor covering, I did have a small project I'd been working on that still needed some artwork. I couldn't help but think "how cool would this print be as wall art?!"  


Rugs can offer more than just function. They can also add  lots of style.  At $14.99, this rug was definitely less expensive than any artwork I would find and with it's stunning black and white graphic pattern it would certainly make a great statement piece for the bare wall I was working on.  So without hesitation, I bought it. 

 Here's a peek at the wall after I hung the rug and added a few decorative accents.

The once bare mustard colored wall was the perfect backdrop for the black and white pattern.  I also added a few black and white accents to compliment the rug.  

Using the rug as a decorative wall hanging was a quick and inexpensive way to create interest on an otherwise ho-hum wall.  I decided to forgo framing the rug, allowing its natural beauty and texture to be seen and providing instant design gratification!
 
 One last shot.

Would you try this in your own home? Here are some of my favorite examples of rugs used as wall art/decor.

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Talk about creative! This rug was framed and centered behind the sofa truly making it a piece of  "art."

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With a little creativity and ingenuity, you can turn a rug into a statement piece too. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out!

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