The finishing touches of a room are possibly the most important. Just as shoes can make or break an outfit, the final details can be the difference between a good room and a great room.
Based on advice from Duane Anderson, co-owner of House by JSD, I added an area rug, lighting and window treatments to tie everything together in my small space.
True, many homes—dorms, apartments, houses—come with carpeting installed, but it usually is a bland beige that just lies there or a color no one can seem to match with anything.
Using an area rug is a way to add color that fits your scheme, tie the room together and preserve the installed carpet underneath.