It only took one look at Rumi Neely's amazing home for us to see that the folks at Homepolish — the interior geniuses responsible for the fashion star's home makeover — know what they're doing. Whether it's a total renovation or finding the perfect finishing touches, Homepolish designers work by the hour to create balanced spaces that just work. For more design inspiration, follow @Homepolish.
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.