good, better, best on rug placement

Photo by: Mieke Tacken // Image:

Photo by: Mieke Tacken // Image:

There is really no wrong way to place a rug. It is truly up to the dweller on what fits their lifestyle and look.  But, if you need a little help getting started, HYD's resident Interior Designer has put together this quick guide and some helpful tips. So don't worry, we've got you and your floor... covered.


When it comes to laying rugs in the living room, a great rule of thumb is to always have the two front legs of your furniture on the rug. This keeps the furniture grouped together and gives the overall space a better feel.

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In the dining room, all four legs of the chairs should fit on the rug. This makes scooting in and out of your chair more feasible. 

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Think of when you first wake up in the morning and what you what your feet to hit first. We recommend a rug first!

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Recently, Apartment Therapy shared an article on going rug-less here. What are your thoughts? Could you go without one?

Fall to do list guide

Do you ever get to the end of a season and realize that there were so many things you planned to do but never got to? Us too.
There are so many fall festivals, holidays, and events going on and we've made a to do list of sorts to help get the ball rolling for your harvest plans. We love the idea of having seasonal bucket lists as well; things that aren't necessarily all planned out but a list of ideas for the occasional Saturday when you find yourself with no plans.

We suggest carving out an hour with your calendar ASAP to get things on your schedule.

Festivals: Click on the links for more info


Photo by Sarah Musgrave

Photo by Sarah Musgrave

  • Host a bonfire
  • Take a hike in the Smokies (not sure when trail to choose? Check out the Top 10) If you are looking for a family friendly hike with young kids, "Andrew's Bald" is perfect.
  • Plan and purchase or make Halloween costumes for your kids (Need some ideas? Here are a few)
  • Seasonal decorating (Southern Living's Fall Decorating Ideas)
  • Tailgate with friends before a football game
  • Finalize Thanksgiving plans

What kinds of things are on your to do list for this Fall?