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Keep Your Traffic Flow Clear

The number one mistake people make with rugs is choosing the wrong size, says Kayla De St. Jean, the co-founder of Premier Home Staging who stages houses on HGTV's Flip or Flop. There should be a clear path from room to room that doesn't involve sidestepping around an armchair or walking single file because the rug tightens the amount of space. Unless your living room is extra small, De St. Jean suggests a 3-foot path for the main traffic flow to make the space comfortable, not crowded.