Home Improvement


Complete your space with this DIY shag rug


Make your room even more personal by adding a piece that you created on your own. You may choose to do a second run of knotting in the crosswise direction for a fuller, much shaggier effect.

Crafts and Styling by Tala Singson. Photographed by Vincent Coscolluela.

Read the original article (“Where’s Shaggy?") in the RL Notebook of the May 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.



  • Old T-shirts
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
How to do it:
  1. Cut strips of fabric around ½” wide and 4” to 6” long from your old t-shirts. You can go all-out with random colorful fabrics for a fun “anything-goes” look, or you can choose different shades of one color for a more subtle and polished appeal.
  2. Cut out a rectangular (or circular) shaped fabric from the back on an XL t-shirt or any sturdy fabric material to form the base. Cut slits about half an inch wide and ¾” apart. Leave a 1” border.
  3. Take a strip of fabric and tie a knot around two slits on the base, lengthwise. Repeat this procedure until you’ve completed the whole base. Place your finished rug by the door or under the coffee table.

Latest Stories

Lazada Plans to Launch an Online Grocery This Year

Shopping for the home will be easier as the e-commerce startup aims to build cold storage hubs in Metro Manila and nearby provinces

What Kind of Furniture Do Millennials Look For?

Are they all about aesthetics or do they care about functionality, too?

14 Baguio And Ilocos Destinations To Visit On a Summer Weekend

The beginning of summer vacation is the perfect time to head up north! Here are fun and easy places to visit and shop at.

Beautiful And Functional Ways To Decorate A Bi-Level Home

Maximize every nook and cranny of your humble abode with these ideas

These Captivating Facades Will Make You Stop and Stare

Modern, charming, and minimalist—these homes sure know how to catch your attention

These Millennials Restore Heritage Sites In Intramuros And Bohol

This amazing foundation teaches construction and restoration skills to the youth, who in turn help protect Philippine heritage sites

A Young Artist And Architect Create This Cool Paint Booth

Artist Kris Abrigo teams up with architect Lando Cusi to create a Worldbex paint booth that breaks from the usual exhibit mold

Here's How You Can Use Mirrors To Make Your Space Look Bigger

Practice this tried-and-tested tip with these reminders

These Houseplants Can Help Clean Indoor Air

Keep your home safe while relishing the feeling of being outdoors

6 Local Internet Service Providers You Probably Didn’t Know Of

Surprise! There are more choices for faster WiFi at home, and some go for as low as P699 a month.

Make Your Own Countertop Cleaner With Only 4 Ingredients

You can use it to clean toilets and tubs, too!

8 Amazing Shopping Spots At Bonifacio Global City

There are must-visits for design enthusiasts, book lovers, and more
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!