rugs in bedrooms on carpet

ready2movesJuly 25, 2010

Planning on putting new beige carpet in all the bedrooms before we list. We have rugs that match the theme of the kids bedrooms. Is it wise to leave the rugs down?

Some of the rugs are larger than 8 x 10. The bedrooms are about 18x18 each.

Thank you.

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Carol_from_ny

As a seasoned buyer every time I see a area rug over another surface I automatically wonder what the seller is trying to hide, especially when I see a rug over a rug.
If it were me I'd put the rugs away and save them for the next house.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2010 at 8:28PM
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sylviatexas1

I think a buyer can tell if the carpet is new, so I'd put them down to protect it.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 10:44AM
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qdwag

As a buyer i question why an area rug is over a wall-to-wall, but usually it is just a decorative touch to compliment the decor...

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 3:53PM
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krycek1984

As a buyer I would question why a rug was put in over carpeting, especially new carpeting. Are they hiding something? etc.

If you are putting in brand new carpeting there is no reason to put rugs down. You want to show off the new carpeting, not hide it. Also, rugs tend to be personal in taste and the less personal the house is the better.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2010 at 5:07PM
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