Let's say you're renting an apartment with the run-of-the-mill carpeting and you want wood floors really, really badly. Well here's one chic solution from French textile designer Arzu Firuz: laser-cut vinyl rug in a faux woodgrain that's actually realistic looking! (Well. Realistic enough with beautifully intricate designs cut through...)
These rugs not only look great (and come in different shades of wood from birch to deep walnut) and are quirky with their beautiful borders, but they're extremely durable and easy to clean thanks to the vinyl.
You can get these online at Vivre.com.