Today you can purchase a remnant piece of rug from your local retailer and they can “custom bind” the rug into the exact size area rug you are looking for. You can choose from a huge selection of colors and patterns. You will be surprised at how affordable this can be and also how it can change the look of your room.
Here’s an easy idea. Say you have wall to wall carpet in your living room and wish to continue the color flow to a family area. Using a large piece of that carpet cut and bound into a large rug as your palette, transition to a more informal room by taking advantage of the carpet-turned-rug as a palette. Add your favorite rugs. Because rugs are the most instant of makeovers, you can change out the look of a room quickly and different rugs – even change them for the season or bring out your favorites for a special event.