If you're looking for a great way to introduce interesting contrasts and visual patterns to a room, zebra prints can be the perfect choice. Although you'll find plenty of interesting zebra-print room accessories, a throw rug can really add a lot of fashion and style. Making your own faux zebra print rug can be an economical and fun way to add beauty to your home. Here are some fun ideas you can use to create your own fun and funky faux zebra rug.
Transform Carpet Remnants into Throw Rugs
If you have a few black and white carpet remnants, it's actually quite simple to turn them into a fantastic zebra-print throw rug. If you have some white and black carpet scraps left over from one of your own home decorating projects, this can be the perfect way to put them to good use. If you don't have any scraps available, check with your local carpet store. In most cases, you'll be able to find black and white carpet remnants available for a reasonable cost.Â
In order to make your own faux zebra print rug, you'll need white and black carpet scraps and some sturdy backing material. Burlap, denim or canvas would all be durable choices. You will need a good pair of sharp scissors, and some fabric glue or household adhesive. Use the scissors to cut an appropriately sized and shaped piece from the backing material. Cut a piece of scrap paper the same size as the finished rug. Then, sketch your zebra stripes on the paper. Cut white and black strips from your carpet remnants, using the sketch as your guide. Place the carpet backing on a protected surface. Attach the strips to your carpet backing material, using household adhesive. As you work, push the strips as close together as possible, so that you aren't able to see any of the backing material. Once the stripes are all attached, let the glue dry. When dry, fluff the black and white stripes together with your fingers, running the through the carpet pile. If desired, bind the rug edges to prevent fraying and add a black and white yarn fringe.
Painted Faux Zebra Print Throw Rug
If you want to add some design and color to a room, painting your own canvas rug can be the perfect solution. Although painted canvas rugs don't have soft pile, they can definitely add warmth and beauty to hard floors. If you want to make your own painted rug, start with some sturdy canvas cut to the correct size. Protect your work surface. Then paint the entire canvas with white fabric paint. If you are working with a piece of canvas that is already white, this step can be skipped. Cut a piece of scrap paper sized the same as your rug. Then, sketch the zebra stripes onto this paper. Trace the stripes onto the canvas after the paint is dry. Use black fabric paint and an artist's brush to apply the zebra stripes. Add a white and black cord or yarn fringe if desired. Then, place your new faux zebra print rug on your floor.