Rugs cover a lot of area, so they can definitely set the tone for the entire room. But oh my, they sure can be pricey! No matter how hard you look, it can be hard to find an affordable AND stylish rug that compliments your decor. We’ll let you in on a little secret… You can have the rug of your dreams by using stencils! Stencils make decorating cost-effective, creative, and customizable. Need to see to believe? Scroll down for 15 stenciled floor rug ideas that you will be floored by…
One Project Closer was determined to have a bright, bold, and creative space but stay within her budget. The solution? A stenciled black and white rug! With our All the Angles Moroccan Stencil and Pure White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan she set out to paint a pattern on a $20 floor rug that would ultimately give her office a modern and geometric look. She had an easy time stenciling her DIY rug with the help of our stencil instructions and easy-to-use Large 3” Stencil Brush. With such great products and resources, she was able to decorate this rug in an afternoon!
A painted floorcloth can be a wonderful way to transform a space by providing color and design elements that custom fit your decor. We share an extraordinary DIY tutorial showing you how to create your own stenciled floorcloth with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and our Florentine Damask Stencil, Eastern Lattice Stencil, and Classical Border Stencil. We’ve had this floorcloth for a couple years now and it’s held up great and we still get comments about how beautiful it is!
733blog’s seagrass rug was so easy to decorate with our Taj Tile Border Stencil. It only took 20 minutes to completely transform it into something stenciled and stylish! And because our stencils are reusable, she is already thinking about adding some more pattern here and there to fully coordinate the space.
Seems to be a theme going on here… East Coast Creative says it only took her 20 minutes to stencil her outdoor rug too!! She started out with a ho-hum rug that she bought for under $30. That’s when the real magic happened: She decorated it with our Chez Sheik Moroccan Stencil and POW! She now has a statement piece that looks beautiful with her outdoor furniture.
Nomadic Decorator loves décor that can tell a story, especially one that makes you feel like you’re in a foreign land. Learn how to turn an inexpensive IKEA rug into a regal oriental-inspired carpet with the Khanjali Ikat Stencil and colorful Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. Check out the full tutorial here: IKEA Rug Hack: Stenciling an Oriental Ikat Carpet.
When Nomadic Decorator saw a rug with a pattern similar to chicken tracks from a designer rug company, it reminded her of our Chicken Stitch Border Stencil, and inspiration struck. She decided to create her own DIY stenciled door mat on the cheap! The finished doormat adds a cute country farmhouse touch to the entryway, doesn’t it?
Look what we found in a recent issue of Do It Yourself magazine by Better Homes and Gardens! For this haute trend, they advise you incorporate denim décor with our Lace Doily Stencils and Pure White Chalk Paint®. This creative combo is easy to dress up or dress down. Like the saying goes, “Blue jeans never go out of style.” It’s also true for home décor!
This simple, elegant and budget-friendly creative stenciled linen project featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine will be a hit at any wedding or special occasion since you can alter the stencil pattern, fabric and colors easily to coordinate with the event's theme. Here, it’s shown with our Florence Tile Stencil in beautiful blues and white.
Infarrantly Creative is a decor dynamo and it's NO wonder that her outdoor living area now exudes stencil-rific style! She used the Hollywood Squares Stencil for her DIY project. She finished off the rug with fabric sealer to protect her stencil work from fading in the heat.
Finding an area rug that has the perfect colors and patterns for your room can be difficult. In this stenciled sisal rug tutorial, we show you how to use Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, Harlequin Wall Stencil, and Gota Embroidery Border Stencil to create a gorgeous, patterned rug that is completely customizable. We love how this rug blends geometric and floral patterns, however you can use whatever stencils appeal to you so that it matches your style!
Tres jolie! Pippi & Peanuts Eclectic Boutique stenciled this amazing rug with our Springtime in Paris Letter Stencil and French Linen and Old White Chalk Paint®. This stencil and paint pairing would be perfect for those with shabby chic and French-inspired décor!
The Hunted Interior says, “Thanks to Royal Design Studio’s registration marks built right into the stencil, lining up your next stencil is a dream. My rug is looking good right?” It’s looking more than good… it’s downright stunning! She painted this floor rug with our Moroccan Key Stencil in a gorgeous Calypso Blue color.
Twelve Oaks Manor needed a new rug but didn’t want to spend too much money. Her easy solution was to buy a simple $17 rug at Home Depot and beautify it with our Moorish Trellis Stencil. This DIY rug is exactly what her outdoor patio was missing. Now she’s inviting guests over for a summer cocktail all the time!
But what if you’re feeling extra creative and want to stencil DIRECTLY onto the floor? Caroline Lizarraga is a stenciling goddessand we just LOVE sharing this patterned beauty with you. She used our Chez Ali Moroccan Stencil along with hand painted details to create a realistic floor rug. Doesn’t it look real??
All Things Thrifty solved a wood floor design dilemma for herself by using stencils. She had longed for a patterned entry rug but either found them too expensive or not quite the right size. Our Contempo Trellis Wall Stencil pattern came to the rescue! She was able to map out exactly the area she wanted to create her stenciled rug on the wood floor AND easily incorporate the perfect colors, for her space too - and all within budget!
Feeling inspired to stencil your own DIY rug? Find your favorite stencil pattern and your favorite paint colors and you’re already steps away to a beautiful statement piece (for heck of a lot cheaper than the store-bought ones!). Then show off your stencil project! Email us at email@example.com, share them on our Facebook Page, or you can even Instagram your projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio.