The Designer Staple That Will Transform Your Small Space

A good rug is one of the most impactful investments you can make for your small space. It brings in color, pattern, and texture, provides warmth underfoot, and can even deaden the sound of your at-home yoga #fails. You can use rugs to define an area of your home (e.g., the Netflix corner), layer them over top of one another and, at the end of the day — or, rather, the end of your lease — fold them up and haul them to your new place.

An investment this versatile deserves careful consideration. We sat down with The Rug Company cofounder and creative director Suzanne Sharp to chat rug care 101, from choosing the right one for your space to making it last forever.