How An Area Rug Can Change Your Home In A Big Way

We're always on the lookout for the magical tricks that will make our homes look bigger or brighter, cozier or airier. Many of our clients have sacrificed space or sunlight for location, so we get a lot of questions about insider furnishing secrets that will improve upon small floor plans.

There are a million and one tactics for tricking yourself (and your guests) into thinking that your space is something more than it is. With that idea in mind, we polled our designers on their favorite area-rug tactics. From angles to layering, there are a multitude of ways to improve your room(s) with different kinds of rugs.

Click through the slideshow for suggestions.