A fix for frigid floors

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Got cold hard floors? A rug will provide some room warming insulation. Even better, layering several will create a cozy and stylish barrier that will keep toes toasty.

If you have deep pockets, look for handmade rugs with a high knot count. The higher the number, the denser the material, which is better for insulation than something plusher with a much lower knot count.

Affordable machine made rugs can also take the chill off frigid floors. Here are a few good to knows; high pile rugs typically feel warmer. However, if you're looking for something that's easy to clean, go with a flat weave.

Tip: Cooking and baking will fill your home with delicious scents while providing additional warmth.