Area Rugs to the Rescue!

Whatever your room's design downfall, an area rug can offer big help

By Kathy Barnes


Between bare floors and wall-to-wall carpets lies a design universe of area rugs. See how you can use rugs to dampen sound, warm a room, ground a furniture arrangement, and add color or pattern to your room.

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Problem: My room has wall-to-wall carpet.

Solution: There's no reason to tear out perfectly good wall-to-wall carpet in favor of an area rug. Layer one atop the carpet to change the design vibe of your room. It's a non-permanent way to bring color and pattern to your space.
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