* If you want your rug to bring a wow-factor to a space, consider choosing a brightly patterned design that will stand out, or go for an unusual shape like a round rug.

* In traditional homes, floral or oriental-style rugs make an elegant statement.

* For more contemporary rooms, go for something minimal that will blend in with the backdrop, or choose geometric shapes for a retro look.

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