Recently we moved to a new home. It has hardwoods floors through the main level except the master bedroom.
Personally, I like carpet because it is easier on my feet. My husband loves the hardwood floors and they DO look nice when you walk in the front door and the wood shines all the way through to the wall of windows on the back of the house.
I wanted a rug in the living room because I thought it would make the room look more cozy. Rug shopping wasn't easy. Have you ever tried to "flip" rugs? You know they have someone working in the rug store whose job it is just to flip rugs. Boy, I bet they are tired at the end of the day! I wanted something that was more contemporary and opposed to the old oriental looking rugs. Then of course, we had to have the correct colors.... Needless to say, this was something you had to SHOP for.
Getting a new rug was only one of many projects you take on after buying a new house. You have to arrange furniture and "decorate". One thing we noticed is that Maggie didn't want to sit in the Living Room with us. She would either sit by the front door and look out (she is quite a "watch dog"), or she would go to the master bedroom and sleep. She would come out to be petted when we were watching TV, then go back to sleep in the bedroom.
Last week we finally brought home a rug for the living room. It wasn't quite the size we were looking for - but we were pretty tired of "shopping" - so we had to work with it. After a couple of days of arranging and rearranging, we settled on the location of the rug and furniture. I am really happy with the end result.
AND SO IS MAGGIE. Maggie LOVES the rug. Now she is quite happy and takes several naps a day on the rug, and sits with the family when we watch TV or read in the living room. Rugs add comfort to YOUR life and YOURS DOGS dogs.
If you'd like to find a new home that you can decorate, I can help. Contact me at 205-821-3312 or e-mail at Toni@ToniBird.com