When we moved into our loft we quickly came to the realization that we had a great deal of bare floors. And although that's not really a bad thing, floor coverings were quickly needed to help tie our spaces together and make things feel coherent. Not quite ready to chose rugs or carpeting colors, we turned to a more temporary solution that we have kinda fallen in love with. Click through the jump to hear what this "rug" is (if you can't already guess!)
Our rug is made of simple wool carpet pad. We purchased it from a carpet remnant store and it was half the regular cost. This piece that sits in front of our art gallery (which is still in progress) near our entryway cost us all of $8 and is roughly 5'x3'.
It's a great tip for those who are looking for something inexpensive and aren't quite ready to lay down the cash that sometimes rugs can require. It's soft on the feet and easy on the eyes and worked out quite well on our grey floors!