5 Inexpensive Ways to Upgrade the Look of Your Favorite Area Rug

5 Inexpensive Ways to Upgrade the Look of Your Favorite Area Rug

Have an old area rug that you’re still in love with but don’t have the heart to get rid of quite yet? If your rug is looking a bit run down and in desperate need of an upgrade, you don’t necessarily have to replace it. Luckily, there are plenty of ways that you can refresh the look of your favorite area rug before tossing it––and today, we’ll be sharing our best secrets. 

Keep reading for our top 5 ways to upgrade the look of your area rug without breaking the bank!


  • Cut loose threads
  • Has your favorite rug endured a significant amount of wear and tear over the years? Depending on its build and its level of traffic, a rug may be prone to producing loose threads, which can result in an sloppy, unkempt look. Fortunately, our solution is an incredibly easy one: just snip any loose threads that you see! We recommend doing this to loosened fibers as soon as you spot them to avoid fraying.

    Relocate it
    As simple as it sounds, relocating your area rug to a different part of your home might give you an entirely new perspective. Especially if this new spot has a different type of flooring, you can begin to experiment with a totally different look. Additionally, if you move your rug to a lower-traffic area of your home, you may be able to preserve the piece even longer! Changing your rugs seasonally is another way to help your rugs last longer and dd some changing flair! 

  • Slip a pad underneath it
  • If you’ve got a flat and thin rug on your hands, a thick, a non-slip rug pad might just transform its entire look. By adding some lift to your area rug, an inexpensive rug pad can make it look more voluminous and luxurious without much effort at all!

  • Clean it thoroughly
  • Depending on the kind of area rug you are looking to upgrade, a thorough cleaning could do the trick. Start by sucking up any loose dirt or debris from the rug with a vacuum, and then take a careful look at your rug’s cleaning instructions. If your piece is built for it, throw it in the wash, and vacuum or brush it once it’s dry to loosen compacted fibers. Note that for many other kinds of rugs, you may have to spot clean or clean it manually. Regardless of your methods, a thorough cleaning is sure to significantly refresh the look of any area rug, no matter the condition!

  • Layer it 
  • Looking for ways to style your favorite area rug a little differently? One of our favorite methods is to layer it over a larger, neutral piece. As simple as it sounds, this visual variety can spruce up any space without costing an outrageous amount of money. 

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    Nance - December 15, 2022

    Pls post a pic reverse side…looking to buy several rugs, however, thickness isn’t mentioned nor any pics of back.

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