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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Avram Rusu Living Room
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All Shapes and Sizes

Stuck with a long, narrow living room? Area rugs come in all shapes and sizes, and there's one for every space. Designer Andreea Avram Rusu says that an area rug's shape should depend on the furniture and the shape and size of the room. In dining rooms she suggests using a rectangular rug with a long table, a hexagonal rug with a square table and a round rug with a round table. She uses a rectangular area rug in this living room to mirror the long shape of the space.

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