Tips for decorating with rugs Use carpets to define areas. Use a rug to define or separate areas, such as living or dining areas, and vestibules. You can use rugs to create variety in a space. Get ideas for a color scheme.
Dark colors make objects appear smaller and light colors do the opposite, making objects or spaces appear larger. If your space is small, try using a light-colored rug to make your room look more spacious.