The rugs that came with the house were also not our cup of tea. We rolled them up and put them in a corner, and then I began shopping around for rugs. But, it turns out that rugs are expensive – and particularly since we won’t be in this apartment forever, it didn’t make sense to invest in a nice rug that might not fit the next place we live. I scoured Homegoods, where there were some decent options, but none that I loved.
Then, I came across this tutorial and realized that I could make my own rug! I found a great indoor/outdoor fabric with a pattern and color I loved that was 50% off at the local fabric store. Here are the results: