Courtesy of Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Put A Rug On It
"I think that hardwood floors with beautiful, over-the-top rugs are the only way to go these days. With engineered wood so well-priced now, rip up your carpet and lay beautiful french oak flooring then add the glam with a chic rug," recommends the designer. "This will spice up your rooms, update your home, and actually add value."

"Rugs literally are one of the first pieces I find for a room and often build the rest of the design around it. I love bold, graphic designs in woven silk and wool, cut piles, and hair on hide. It's a way to add pattern, color, and great style to any room, and in this case, big is always better!"