28. Splurge on Bigger Rugs
When you go rug shopping, they will always give you three or four options of sizes in the same pattern. Some people will decide to get the smaller carpet either because they’re not sure of the measurements of their apartment, or they want to stick to a small budget. They believe that they really only need a carpet in a certain area of the room. However, you should always try to find a carpet that is potentially bigger than what you would expect. Obviously, you wanted to fit inside of your room. Always do your measurements before you go to the store, and leave enough room to have some of your hardwood floors exposed. But when you have a bigger carpet, it makes the room look larger, and it feels far more luxurious.
For example, a bedroom rug should be large enough to fit underneath a bed, as well as create a barrier on both sides. So when you wake up in the morning, your feet touch the carpet so you don’t walk on the cold floor. You could choose to keep everything hardwood, and only put a small rug in the center of the room. But this would make the space look a lot smaller. A larger rug also has the potential to be big enough to put it in a future dining room or living room when it’s time to move.