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07/29/2014 08:42 am ET Updated Jul 31, 2014

10 Cheap Ways To Upgrade Your Floors

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Flooring is probably the last thing that comes to mind when you think about inexpensive ways to upgrade your home. And that may be because you're overlooking the obvious -- area rugs.

Like the options you have when it comes to flooring itself, the possibilities are endless. But because rugs are far less of a commitment than, say, hardwood or tile, there really are only a couple of decisions you need to make when choosing one: What size do you need, which style, and where to look for the best selection. Luckily, we've picked out some of our favorites and got the ball rolling for you.

  • Style: Sisal
    Feza Ivory/Taupe Rug, from $58, Wayfair.com
  • Style: Indoor/Outdoor
    Fab Habitat Zen Rug in Dark Citron and Bright White, from $29, HSN.com
  • Style: Shag
    Bello Shag Wool Rug, from $169, WestElm.com
  • Style: Dhurrie
    Black And White Stripe Dhurrie Rug, from $40, WorldMarket.com
  • Style: Suzani
    Maidu Suzani Hand-Tufted Area Rug in Ocean Blue design, by NuLoom and Retro Garden, from $272, BurkeDecor.com
  • Style: Flat Weave
    Jaeda Rug, in Pink Flamingo, LuluandGeorgia.com
  • Style: Tufted
    Patterned Rug, from TJ Maxx stores.

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