Stylish Floors: Decorating With Area Rugs

Give bare floors a quick and easy makeover. Check out these tips and tricks on decorating with area rugs from top designers.

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Children and pets will certainly bring quick wear and tear to an area rug, so keep this in mind when deciding what colors and particularly what fabric to use. According to designer David Scott, "the number one rule of decorating with area rugs is to purchase the rug with your lifestyle in mind. If you have pets and young kids, be sure to use wool rugs that can clean easily and have some pattern to hide the inevitable signs of life — stains, shedding, hair and spills."

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