Floor Refresh: 20 DIY Pattern Tutorials to Update a Rug

Floor Refresh: 20 DIY Pattern Tutorials to Update a Rug

Adrienne Breaux
Oct 18, 2014
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Looking for pattern ideas to update a rug in your home for the upcoming holiday/hosting season (or just because)? Then you'll appreciate this collection of 20 rug DIYing tutorials from around the web that feature an array of awesome patterns you could replicate somewhere in your home. But don't get too focused on rugs — you could use one of these patterns for painting on just about anything in your home, so get brainstorming!

Pictured above: Bright, bold and colorful! This pattern is energetic and would perk up any room of your home, no matter where you applied it. Seen on A Beautiful Mess.

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This trendy pattern was drawn with pencils and filled in with permanent markers —easy for anyone to try! Spotted on Poppytalk.

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Channel a Moroccan feel with this pattern, seen on the 36th Avenue. And pay attention to the method they applied this pattern — might be worth a try!

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Our Nerd Home has a great sci-fi TV show themed rug pattern! The Doctor is in.

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This copycat of a popular store's design is a lot more affordable than buying and you can customize in any color your home needs. Seen on Upcycled Treasures.

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Another energetic, geometric pattern to use to bring some excitement into your life. Seen on pretty nice.

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Two cute, one-color, repetitive patterns to borrow from Homemade by Carmona.

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Or how about a bright, neon, sharp geometric pattern? From petit elefant.

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This painstakingly applied pattern is delicate and ingeniously updated an old, seen-better-days rug. Could it help one of yours? Spotted on A Nest for All Seasons.

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Zig zags are a bold, simple and lovely choice, spotted on Cape Twenty Seven.

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How about a pattern that's got a bit of a retro, mid-century look? Check out this pattern we spotted on Classically Modern Nest.

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A lovely pattern found on Diddle Dumpling.

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And a slightly larger scale version of the same look! Seen on Pudel Design.

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A delicate and complicated pattern stamped with a surprising object spotted on Sawdust and Embryos.

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An update to just plain stripes, this simple pattern would work in plenty of spaces. Seen on Little Black Door.

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This pattern is sort of an update on the popular herringbone pattern. Spotted on Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.

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This rug sports an athletic-inspired theme, a fun pattern for outdoors or in! Seen on Rain on a Tin Roof.

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Another bold, repeating pattern, this one working with simple straight lines and circles to create a cool look. Spotted on tatertots & jello.

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This rug is almost like an art piece for your floor, with one bold pattern made by unique shapes. Get inspiration from Whimsey Box Blog.

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And let's not leave out simple stripes, which when combined with a contrasting color palette and a large scale, can look every bit as amazing as a more complex pattern. This rug seen on Unusually Lovely.

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