Rugs and carpets
Rugs and carpets are the foundation of a room, setting the tone for the design. Choosing rugs and carpets isn't just an aesthetic decision, though -- it's a practical one. Use darker, sturdier rugs and carpets in high-traffic areas, and lighter ones in low-traffic spots. Cleaning up spills as soon as they happen, along with regular vacuuming, will keep rugs and carpets in pristine shape.