- Kiva Brent, a YouTuber who makes videos about interior design, turned an Ikea rug into artwork.
- The DIY project took Brent less than an hour and cost her $US20 ($AU27).
- Brent said the finished look added texture and interest to her home’s gallery wall.
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Kiva Brent is constantly searching for new, creative elements to add to her modern home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“I think texture is really important because you never want anything to look all flat,” Brent told Insider.
Brent searched for an affordable way to add some interest to the wall and landed on a project that involved chopping up a $US9.99 ($AU14) Ikea rug.
The easy hack requires a $US10 ($AU14) Ikea rug, scissors, and a picture frame
Brent said she drew inspiration for the project from other framed textiles she saw at stores like Crate and Barrel, West Elm, and Restoration Hardware. The stores were selling the textile artwork for upwards of $US500 ($AU677).
The completed Ikea hack cost Brent $US20 ($AU27).
Once she had her supplies, she measured out a section of the rug that would fit into the frame, which was a 12-inch (30cm) by 20-inch (51cm) frame. Then she cut the rug and placed it into the black frame.
Finally, she just needed to find the perfect spot for the work of art on her gallery wall.
“It was so simple,” she told Insider. “You could probably make 10 with one rug.”
Brent said the new artwork adds an element of comfort and interest to the wall.
“I really love that Ikea products are hackable,” Brent said. “I absolutely love that I could put my own special spin on this.”