Ask Estee: Soundproofing

soundoprmo  Q: How do you soundproof a small space? When you live in a small space, especially one with hardwood flooring, the noise level can rise very quickly. Fortunately, you can easily remedy this problem simply by adding a great area rug. In addition to absorbing whatever sounds bounce off the hard floor, the right rug will feel great on your feet and also complete the look of your room--it's a win-win situation. While there are a million area rugs to choose from, here are two great options (both high and low) that I'm loving right now.   HIGH: Aquasilk Color Reform Rug, $11,500, ABC Carpet & Home   LOW: Bursa Wool Rug, from $189-$1,299, West Elm