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Small Living Room Ideas: Who Says Rugs Are Just for Floors!

I have a tiny living room (10 ft x 7.5 ft) but it does have one big blank wall that was screaming for something to jazz it up. Being a renter, I wanted to do something quick and easy to remove later, and ideally something that I could take with me when I move. Who would have thought that the solution would present itself in the form of a rug! Watch my living room transformation here.
That's right, that's a rug on my wall! I fell in love with the colors and the texture and immediately knew it would be perfect for my living room. The rug is from Crate and Barrel, called "TOCHI".
I made a frame to fit the size of the rug (4' x 6') with inexpensive 1"x2" furring strips ($1 for 8 ft). There's a few tricks and tips to build this on my blog.
I painted the furring strips the same color of the wall to make them blend in and then used upholstery nails, every 2 1/2" inches, to secure the rug to the panel.
I used 3M command picture-hanging strips to secure the panel to the wall to prevent it from falling over (the legs handle the weight of the panel) and that's it!
I love that I didn't have to make any holes in the wall and that I can always reuse the rug later in another space. You can watch the entire process of how I decorated my living room in this video.

To see more: http://www.engineeryourspace.com/who-says-rugs-are-just-for-floors-how-to-add-color-to-a-large-wall-without-paint/#.Vxu0vJMrKV4

  • Bron
    Bron Australia
    on Apr 23, 2016

    Thank you for sharing. I also live in a rental and can't have holes in the walls. I use a lot of 3 M strips but can only put up lightweight items. I never thought of the idea of hanging things on a frame with legs to take the weight. Great idea :)

  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    on Apr 24, 2016

    Your room is lovely!

  • VISI
    VISI Spain
    on Apr 24, 2016

    Gran idea¡¡

  • Spencer189
    Spencer189 Warren, NJ
    on Apr 24, 2016

    What a genius idea!! I have 2 special hand-made quilts from a grandma, & I'm going to use this idea for them! TY!!!

  • Jacalyn
    Jacalyn Clearwater, FL
    on Apr 24, 2016

    Great idea, and the rug looks lovely on the wall.

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