I absolutely hate tripping over things, be they purses, shoes, magazines, or the whole plethora of other items that get strewn across a room when people are in a hurry. This would be a handy home design tip for avoiding my wrath. -TLoS
Good old Martha taught us that rather than buying expensive anti-slip mats for a rug, just turn it over and run a few lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Let dry and flip over and your rug wont be going anywhere!