I love the whole idea of rugs. Tools for defining spaces, softening hard floor surfaces and providing practical insulation, an effectively designed rug is like a blast of artwork for your floor. Using a rug as a hero piece can be a smart, and non permanent, facelift for your space - which is great if you are renting or looking at moving in the not so distant future. A good quality rug can last a lifetime, and can justify the initial outlay - just, as always, choose what you like and not what is 'on trend'. That way you'll have a piece that will make you glow a little bit on the inside for years to come.