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Choosing a Rug for Your Room

by Anne Graffy 04/07/2019

It is an age-old conundrum. Everyone notices what is wrong, but when something is right, they can't put their finger on what it is if they even try. Chances are that if you have a hard floor, you either have or are considering a rug to put on it. Did you know that the size shape and placing of the said rug can have a significant impact on the appearance of that room? It can. For instance, small rugs tend to make the room look smaller and choosing a rug with the wrong shape (read square or circle) can lead to a confused look and at worst a tripping hazard (partially due to its placement).

Sizing

When choosing a rug no doubt you have looked for specific colors, patterns, and prices, but it is equally as important to consider the size, shape, and placement in the room. In general, it is better to go with an oversized rug. Just measure so that you know what will fit in the room that you have, and you don't come home with a carpet that is too big.

Shape and placement

When it comes to the shape of your rug points to think about can include the shape of the room and the furniture that will be on it or the placement of the furniture that is there. If it is in the dining room, what shape is your table? If round, then a square or circle will be complimentary. If it is a rectangle or oval, then longer rugs will provide you with appropriate floor coverage. If you were to place a circle rug under a long table then not only would it look small it could also pose a hazard when pulling the chairs in and out or stepping up to the table. Likewise, if it is in the bedroom centering the rug under the bed rather than at the foot (unless it is a runner for that purpose) would diminish the beauty and make it look small thus making the whole room seem smaller than it is.

Do your research or find an expert

These days you can do research online to see what options are available to optimize the flow of your room and bring you the best results. If you come away with more questions than answers ask a professional to give you advice. This person can be a furniture specialist, design professional, or even a professional home stager so you could ask your local real estate agent to help you find an expert that could help guide you in assuring that your rug looks your room and your room looks great.

About the Author
Author

Anne Graffy

When explaining to clients why I am the best fit for their real estate needs, I like to tell them that I am not only their real estate agent, but their business representative as well. With more than three decades of experience working in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur, I have extensive knowledge of how business works and what needs to be done to succeed. Not only has this experience informed the way that I research and keep track of information, it has also taught me everything that there is to know about negotiating and closing sales. For you, as the client, this experience means that I know how to get you the best deal possible on that property you are buying or selling in the Tampa Bay area.

As a successful real estate agent, I pride myself on being an active member of the community. I am dedicated to providing every client with unparalleled customer service and utmost professionalism. I have been a licensed real estate agent serving Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco county since 2002. During this time, I have had the pleasure of working alongside some of the most influential developers and investors in the industry. This working experience has also given me an advanced level of market knowledge when it comes to luxury homes in the Tampa Bay area. I am able to understand and predict changes in the market, as well as help you track down that luxury home that you have always wanted and help you purchase it for a fair price.

Over the course of my time working in real estate, I have been awarded the following accolades:

2003 ReMax Sunset Rookie of the Year

2003 Million Dollar Producer

2003, 2006 ReMax Executive Club Award

2004 and 2005 ReMax 100% Club Award

I have also been a licensed interior designer from 1984 to 1998. This experience has proven itself to be invaluable when it comes to helping clients get an idea of how they want to decorate or renovate the inside of a home. And coincidentally enough, many of the homes that I sold to clients over the years were some of the same houses that decorated and designed nearly two decades ago.

In addition to working real estate and in the corporate sector, I (have been) a member of the following organizations and volunteer groups in the community:

Membership Director of the Gulf Harbors Civic Association

Design Team of Main Street New Port Richey

Eco Broker

On the Green Business Committee of the Florida Green Building Coalition

Member of the Habitat for Humanity Women Build Team

Fundraised for New Directions, an organization dedicated to cancer research

Volunteer at the American Diabetes Association

Big Brother/ Big Sister program

I believe in working closely alongside the community to build better neighborhoods for all, and this is evident in my real estate practice. If you are interested in learning more about property in the Tampa Bay Area or you’d like to move into a home in the community, give me a call at 727-560-1635 to get started.