Rugs are an important part of apartment living. They provide sound insulation to keep your downstairs neighbors from wanting to harm you and add a bit of warmth underfoot. Not to mention, they're an easy way to add a shot of style to any small space. Here are 3 random rug-related hacks you'll wanna try.

1. Get a grip with caulk strips

Make your home a little safer by custom slip-proofing troublesome rugs with a bead of caulk every 6 inches down the length of the underside of the thing, VIA The 2 Seasons.

2. Work rope lights into a crochet rug

Hey crocheters! This one is for you! Crochet around an LED rope light to create a home decor accent that doubles as a night light! VIA imu designs.

Pointers from The WonderHowTo comment rails regarding this project:

...Just find a pattern for spiral crochet and do this around the LED strand. First round is without the light, and in the second round you start working around the lightstrand. You might like to make some t-shirt yarn for this, and use a HUGE crochet hook.
All you need is sturdy rope yarn, aprox size N hook, and a generic spiral pattern, like the top of a hat. Its done in single crochet around in the picture

3. Use carpet squares to create a custom rug

We're huge huge fans of FLOR carpet tiles. They allow for complete pattern customization and it's easy to swap out a stained square justlikethat. Learn more at!

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