Accent Runner Rug DIY


I finally got around to doing something with my clearanced Nate Berkus accent rugs. This isn’t exactly new or revolutionary, but I love the look and just had to share it! I love that we have hardwood floors in our house. But I prefer to walk on carpet. So in order to keep the two, I use a lot of area rugs. I adore the look of layered and accent rugs and I think they fit right into the bohemian vibe I’ve been striving for.

DIY Accent Runner Rug by For My Love Of

How To Do This: Find inexpensive wool or woven rugs. You can normally find 4×6 or smaller for $5 or less a piece. Grab as many as you need to cover/accentuate your desired area. Using embroidery thread and an embroidery needle, stitch the pieces together. I say go between 3/4-1 inch into each piece and keep your stitches CLOSE. The closer, the better.

The stitching can be easy to conceal on rugs like mine since it’s black thread on black wool.

use mebroidery thread and close stitches to join the two rugs

I’ve placed mine in front of my “no named” vintage credenza.

DIY accent rug from 2 smaller arrow wool rugs

A collected living room beginning

warm orange undertones with blue walls

The floor pouf is from the Callie Zoey Etsy shop, hanging lamp shade is my Mid Century Inspired DIY lamp shade, bar cart is a #craigslistscore, gold leaf clock is DIY, and pink ukulele was found on eBay.

Do you like? Is this something you’ve tried and/or will try?

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  1. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
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  2. What a brilliant idea, Corinna!! Never would have thought to just sew two together like that. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

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