Place for inexpensive rugs: I found this Afghan Shivran kilim at the ecarpetgallery ebay store. They actually have a web site, but the ebay store has better deals. I have bought several rugs from them, and they have been great to work with--even with returns. Far Above Rubies: A new kilim rug for the kitchen and sources
You can DIY this inexpensive rug in a few simple steps. 1. Trim rug mat and fabric to be the same size. 2. Fold over to create a 1-inch seam. Cut the corners on a diagonal to create a perfect fit. 3. Sew around the perimeter of the rug and style it in your home.
Good old Martha taught us that rather than buying those ridiculously expensive anti-slip mats for a rug, just turn it over and run a few lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Let dry and flip over and your rug wont be going anywhere
Renters seek the balance between wanting a nice place to live, but not spending too much on a temporary home or making major permanent alterations on a space that’s not theirs. But by zeroing in on a few simple and inexpensive — yet impactful — projects, you can really refresh a space without busting your budget or making huge, irreparable changes. All it takes is a few ideas and one weekend.