Forget paying hundreds of dollars for an area rug. Buy a cheap plain one and decorate it yourself. All you need is a foam roller, acrylic paint, and your chosen stencil (all found at Hobby Lobby). Can't wait to try this.
This lady tells you how to redo furniture WITHOUT sanding or anything! And she swears by benjamin moore ironclad latex low lustre metal and wood enamel. Also she uses cheap foam rollers from walmart and cheap foam brushes from hobby lobby. First, Cut in the trim and angles with the foam brush then roll on the paint with the roller.
I love this idea! It's made out of 2 x 4s. Not only is it way more affordable than buying but it can be sized to fit your space. I saw something similar in the Pottery Barn catalogue for thousands of dollars.