Truth be told, since the day we moved into our home I have never liked the contrasting marble on the floor of our foyer which is about 20' long by 13' wide.
Finally in December I got around to tackling this design "flaw" and had a custom size area rug made. I used a very large remmant and had it cut to size. Remmants are excellent options for creating custom size rugs! Not only am I thrilled with covering up the contrasting marble, but I love the way the space feels brighter.
Since this space sees a good amount of traffic I went with seagrass carpeting. Seagrass is durable, easy on the feet (sisal and jute are too rough for my liking), works well for a home in the 'burbs and looks stylish when pulled together with other elements of the foyer.
What design challenges have you had to work with in your home?