The area rug is a crucial first step to updating your room. The right rug should add warmth to your space while bringing all your furniture and accessories together. Your rug must be the anchor for all of your furniture--so please, make sure it's not so small that it floats in the middle of the floor. A good rule of thumb is to have at least the front feet of your couches and armchairs on the rug.
You may think that finding a large rug that fits your style will blow your budget. But there are cute 8x10 area rugs out there for a reasonable price. It may take a little searching, but they are out there! To get you started, take a look at these 10 Area Rugs Under $350: