We've certainly touched on this topic before, but I want to point out the difference rugs can make in a house when it comes to photographs. Obviously, rugs can really warm a space up and add dimension and color where it's needed. But when it comes to photographing a space, it is important to know that rugs can also be a hindrance.
The image directly above shows the clean floors of the room and gives the potential buyer a much better idea of how they could fill the space. I'm not suggesting removing all rugs, even if it means keeping ones with color and pattern. The top image, for example, has a rug that does a great job of grounding everything in the room while not causing any distraction. I am suggesting, however, that rugs, particularly with lots of pattern such as orientals and persians, tend to distract the viewer's eye.
This photo shows a cozy room with oriental rugs under the dining room table and in the living area by the fireplace. You may not notice them as a problem but if we were to remove them from the scene it would open the area up a bit, allowing the spaciousness of the room to fill the lens instead of the objects while also showing off the beauty of the hardwood floors instead of distracting from them.
Travis Gray was born in Annapolis and raised on the Severn River. He specializes in marketing fine homes and waterfront property in the Annapolis area.