An interior designer named Rosemary Sadez Friedmann wrote a nice article about “decorating in hard economic times”. She gives 5 quick decorating tips that will help spruce up your décor on a limited budget. Number 2 is about decorating with area rugs.
“Use area rugs. Instead of re-carpeting, throw an area rug over the rough spots. First get the old carpet cleaned, then get an attractive rug to put over part of it. You will not only cover the messy, overused parts, but will also add newness to the room. An area rug can also define a room. If you have tile or marble that spans two or more rooms, an area rug can visually separate the rooms.” By ROSEMARY SADEZ FRIEDMANN Scripps Howard News Service Posted on KNXV TV Phoenix
You should check out the article. It is a quick read with some simple straight forward tips. If your like a lot of Americans and can’t afford to move you should at least try to be happy where you are.