Rug Ideas for Our Dining Area

I love rugs. Like, reeeeeally love them. To me, a great rug is like a piece of art for your floor. They define and separate spaces and add warmth, texture, and color. But, they are so dang expensive!

I really want a rung to put under our dining room table to help separate it from the living room space, but I'm not wanting to spend a lot of money for one since we're in an apartment and plan to move towards a house in the next couple of years. I don't mind investing in something nice for the apartment if I know it's something I can carry over with me when we move, but since I don't know what kind of dining area we'll have when we move or how much light the space will get, which determines the size and shade of rug I would get, I want to keep costs down. 

I will probably be going the diy route unless I find a really amazing deal, but I'm excited to see what I can come up with. Below are some of the rugs I'm looking at for inspiration.

I love the black and white of these rugs and think they would create some nice contrast in the space. I also like the geometric patterns. I think the geometric would be easy to do on a diy level with some tape and paint.

Rug Source:   Ikea

Rug Source: Ikea

Rug Source:   West Elm

Rug Source: West Elm

Rug Source:   Rugs USA

Rug Source: Rugs USA

I also love this rug and the global feel it can give to the space. Although, I really like the colors, I'm not sure if it would be be too busy in our small space. I would recreate this look by sewing some smaller rugs together, which would cost me about $70 dollars less than buying this one. 

Rug Source:   Ikea

Rug Source: Ikea

I'm putting a digital design board together to share with you soon, so you can get a better idea of how I'm pulling this space together and get an idea of the big picture. 

Which rug has your vote? I'd love to hear your opinion and also if you know of any great rug diy tutorials, please share them in the comments below! 

I'll be back tomorrow to share a couple of ideas and tutorials that are fueling my creative juices for a diy rug!