East Bay Home Staging ~ How to Use Area Rugs to Showcase a Home

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East Bay Home Staging ~ How to Use Area Rugs to Showcase a Home

~ Anchor the Room ~

As we stage homes across the San Francisco Bay Area time & time again we will use an 8 x 10 Area Rug to anchor a room and provide:

  • Color
  • Drama
  • Design Interest
  • A touch of the unexpected!

Imagine any of these rooms without the Area Rug!

 

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area rugs in home staging

An Area Rug provides a big return on a small investment!

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Praful Thakkar
Keller Williams Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathy, very intelligent use of area rugs in staging a home - and I can vouch for it...

(though in one recent case, I had to request the seller to remove Area Rug, just because...)

Jul 28, 2012 10:53 PM #1
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Hi Kathy ~ Love all of the rugs in your photos -- and they certainly DO add color and interest to a home's overall appeal!

We also use 5 x 8 rugs, especially when the home has beautiful hardwood floors that we want to highlight for buyers.

Jul 28, 2012 11:05 PM #2
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Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Kathy --

I will certainly call you in the future. You have some interesting and fabulous ideas! Would love you as a resource :)

 

Jul 28, 2012 11:30 PM #3
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Timely post for me...........we spent some time yesterday deciding which area rugs to take to The Berkshires before we made color selections for the new house.

Jul 29, 2012 02:50 AM #4
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Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
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Kathy. I love area rugs. My friend was told that her furniture did mot have to tough the rug. Doesn't suit my taste as I think it looks like scatter mats. It was the salesman who told her that and I think he was just trying to make a sale.
Jul 29, 2012 02:50 AM #5
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Praful.....Thank you for stopping by & there are times I suggest removing rugs!!

Maureen....THANKS so Much!!  I too use a 5 x 8 on occassion when it's scale to the room/home!

Pacita........Thank you and let me know when I can assist!

Roger.........GREAT hope it helped!!

Valerie.......I too LOVE a GREAT area rug....adds so much!

Jul 29, 2012 10:19 AM #6
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

I love your series, Kathy!  One of the rugs you've featured on Pinterest is what I've suggested to a design client - how about that?  Great minds...

Jul 29, 2012 10:23 AM #7
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Julia.....THANKS!  Love GREAT minds!!

Jul 29, 2012 10:42 AM #8
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

The area rugs really ground the spaces well.  very nice use of colours/textures and placement. 

Jul 29, 2012 12:17 PM #9
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Wendy....Thanks for the positive feedback....LOVE a great area rug!!

Jul 29, 2012 12:34 PM #10
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Jenny Durling
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It's amazing how a rug can make a room.  My husband and I bought rugs for every room in our house (except bath and kitchen).  It was mostly to protect the hardwood floors of our 1912 craftsman home but they really look great too!

Jul 30, 2012 08:53 PM #11
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Love this post, Kathy B. Rugs can help anchor, define and enhance a space. I use them often (smile).

Kathy

Jul 31, 2012 05:03 AM #12
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Jenny....Yes not only do I stage with Area Rugs...I also have them in my home!  ADDS much!!

Kathy.....THANKS....I use them in almost ALL stagings!

Jul 31, 2012 02:34 PM #13
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Melissa Marro
Watson Realty Corp - Saint Augustine, FL
St Augustine, St Johns, Ponte Vedra

Are rugs make such a difference. For some reason men in particular seem to be adverse to them, especially if the floors are hardwoods. Really they emphasize the floors, not detract from them. 

Thanks for the great post. 

Jul 31, 2012 09:00 PM #14
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Tessa Skeens
Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign - Denver, CO
Marketing + Staging For Denver Realtors, Builders

Beautiful work as always Kathy. Yes rugs can pull together a room in minutes. It's amazing the difference the right one can make. They add texture, color and warmth. All essential ingredients to making a space feel like home!

Aug 01, 2012 08:43 AM #15
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Leigh Newport
Staged by Design® - Leesburg, VA
Northern Virginia Home Staging

Wonderful photos, Kathy. Do you have a favorite source for your patterned rugs?

Aug 01, 2012 06:00 PM #16
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Tessa....THANK you!!!  So appreciate your on-going support & positive feedback!  Rugs ADD so much to a room and can bring it alive!

Leigh...Thanks!  Glad you enjoyed the photos!  I rent from a local supplier to home stagers and they have a LARGE inventory to pick from....lucky me!

Aug 03, 2012 06:40 PM #17
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Melissa....THANKS for stopping by!  I also think that a rug on hardwood pulls you in and spotlights the floors!!

Aug 03, 2012 06:42 PM #18
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Kristine Ginsberg
Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Morris Plains, NJ
Morris County, NJ Stager

Kathy - I followed the link to your rugs and love them all. I follow you on Pinterest and get great design and staging ideas from you! You really do a SENSATIONAL job staging homes!

Aug 16, 2012 12:09 PM #19
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