“The rug really tied the room together”

There was one thing that the Dude got right in the Big Lebowski. The rug does tie the room together, always. Rugs are a very underrated tool for staging homes. Rugs change the feel of the room, can often augment how we perceive its dimensions and can also cover up imperfections if need be. Plus, rugs feel nice on your feet. Here are some tips to use rugs in staging your home.

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.)

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Photo credit: PJ & Company team in Irvington, NY

Go-to prop: Rugs

Stager: Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating, Cheshire, Conn.

Why I love it: “One of my favorite accessories is rugs – in all shapes and sizes. Rugs are great for staging because they can dress up any space. We sometimes even layer rugs over existing carpeting to play down flaws and update an all sea of beige carpeting. Rugs can anchor furniture and often better showcase hardwood floors.”

Make it work tips:

1. When staging a room, look for a modern neutral rug that goes with the décor, such as organic rugs like sisal for under a kitchen table or even with a colored border.

?2. If there is hardwood don’t go too big with the rug. Try a 5×7 under a kitchen or small dining table when there is hardwood to add color.

3. Don’t use too many patterns. Think about the rug when the room will be photographed. You don’t want it to overwhelm the photo. When in doubt, use a neutral beige rug that will make the photo and the room pop.

Source: http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/2016/05/30/my-favorite-staging-accessory-rugs/?

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