The carpet you choose for your living spaces says a lot about you; so why not make sure you’re sending the right message?
You want your home to be comfortable, but also something uniquely personal. You can achieve this by paying particular attention to the carpets that you use, taking in to account not only colors, but styles and materials.
Color can represent your personality, and influence mood. Different colors suit different living spaces.
Take a deep crimson as an example. This color is known to stimulate conversation. A crimson colored carpet in a family sitting room can make it the perfect place to entertain, or to relax and bond with your family. Other colors, like light pastel blues and greens, can improve productivity, so they could be the perfect choices for home offices.
Try to find a color that represents you, but also one that fits the room and the furnishings. Don’t be afraid to go for neutral shades in rooms where the focus may be on artwork, designer sofas, or even an entertainment center. The carpet doesn’t always need to set the mood, but sometimes will simply complement the space you’ve already created.
The materials you choose for your carpet will determine comfort as well as durability. All-wool solutions may be expensive compared with synthetic carpet fibers, but for many they are the most comfortable and luxurious carpets. However the modern technology used to produce synthetic carpets is well advanced, so it’s still possible to get a luxurious feel from synthetic.
The cut, or pile height, will also make a difference to how your carpet feels for you, your family, and your guests. High pile carpet is extremely luxurious underfoot, but it’s important to understand that it can retain dirt and debris, and is notoriously hard to clean. Try to strike a balance between comfort and practicality, especially in high traffic areas.
When you already know that your carpet is going to be a standout room feature, carpet patterns may be appropriate. Patterned carpet can be as subtle, or as dramatic as you want it to be. As with color, keep in mind that the pattern can potentially detract from the rest of your décor. You can also use patterns to change how big or small a room feels. Circular carpet patterns can make the floor space feel more compact, whereas pin striping can make a room feel larger.
Choosing your carpets is not as mundane as most would assume, and you can be just as creative as you would for your curtains, wallpaper, and even your furnishings. Remember to consider your own personality, the purpose of the room you’re carpeting, and try to strike a balance between practicality, comfort, and style.
The right carpet choices will help you to design a space you love, that can be enjoyed for almost the lifetime of your home.