Choosing a Rug That Really Ties the Room Together

by Robert V. Ortiz 08/25/2019

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
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Robert V. Ortiz

 Sunshine State Tampa, LLC dba Atlantic Coast Equity & Acquisitions is a Real Estate Investment Company in the Tampa Florida area. They do Rehabs, Fix & Flips, Buy & Hold, Single Family and Commercial Multifamily properties throughout the USA. The owner Robert Vincent Ortiz has 21 years in the Real Estate and Finance industry. He was a Licensed Mortgage Broker for 14 years and is currently a Licensed Florida Sales Associate/Realtor® and has been for the last 10 years. He is Certified to do Residential and Commercial Real Estate. Is on the Famous “Coach Cook Team” at KW Commercial in Tampa, Florida and was personally recruited by the Co-owner of Keller Williams (Joe Williams) who saw Robert speak at a Networking event. Robert has personally done over 8,000 BPO Valuations for 35 different Lenders & Asset Management Companies and considered one of the best in the country. He is also a Certified Negotiations Expert and currently negotiates Short Sales for 7 different online Investment companies. He is also a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist and has been a NOTARY Public for the last 13 years. Robert is one of the Tampa Florida Power Players on “The American Dream” Network TV Show. We are looking to connect with other people in the Real Estate industry. Specialties: Real Estate Investing. Buying and Selling residential/commercial real estate with creative financing strategies. Acquisitions. Wholesaling real estate to other investors.