Here are some carpet tack strips for wood floors. You can get these at carpet stores and some home improvement stores. The thing is, they are kind of ugly. Which isn’t a problem if you always have a rug hanging from them. But what if you need to take your rug down? Or what if you just don’t like the thought of that ugly thing being on your wall?
My solution is to paint the strips with spray paint. Pick a color that blends into your wall color. White will be nice with my walls. You will need to do several coats of paint as the red is hard to cover. Do this outside, and bring it inside to dry if it the weather is cold or damp.
While your piece is drying, think about how high you want to hang your rug. If it hangs above a piece of furniture, let it hang only a modest distance above it so that it relates to it like a compostion. None of this hovering above things like it is up in the clouds!
You can custom cut your strip to the length of your rug so that you don’t see it at all. Hammer the nails heads that are sticking out of the strip into the wall and you have a great rug hanger. The only trick left is to make sure that the slant of the sharp gripper nails point up toward the ceiling.
Hang the top of your rug along the length of the strip, pressing it in place. Now the strip is hidden from view. But you know how great it looks underneath it all.
So go and decorate your walls! ~ Karen