The trick to hanging on brick walls.Brick Clips from Lee Valley are great for hanging photos on an exposed brick wall and they prevent damage to them. I use them by my fireplace to hang decor and at Christmas time our stockings.
Caulk the back of your rugs every to make them non-skid. Simply allow the caulk to dry on the back of the rug, then return the rug to its original position. No more creeping or scraping rugs! Update: Did not work. Caulk started to peel immediately.