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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Designer Celia Berliner suggests making the size of the area rug slightly smaller than the area covered by the furniture. It should be "large enough to anchor and support the gathering space, yet it should free enough flooring around for the circulation flow," she says. Designer Jennifer Duneier says the size of the area rug depends on the furniture layout. She prefers the front two legs of the sofas or chairs be placed on the area rug.

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