When it comes to choosing a carpet style for your home, there is a fine line between practicality and decorative charm. As a homeowner, you want your living space to be inviting and pleasing to the eye, as well as easy to maintain. These factors must be considered when deciding on your flooring options. Carpet can offer style and charm without requiring continuous upkeep.
Everyone has different lifestyles and factors such as children or pets can influence your decision on what type of carpet would be best for your home. You have an enormous selection of colors, patterns and textures, as well as durability, quality and cost. The sole reason why you decide on a particular carpet should not be expense alone, but rather if the carpet can hold up to your lifestyle and maintain it’s beauty.
When figuring out your flooring budget, always look for the highest quality carpet that you can get for your money. Cheaper carpets are a lower quality and will probably require repair or replacement a few years down the road. Choosing a well-known brand will guard against wear and stains that cheaper carpets are prone to. Remember to include more carpet than necessary when calculating your budget. There can be difficult shapes or corners in a room that require extra carpet. If you have a tight budget restriction, look for carpet samples or remnants. It is possible to cover an entire large room with a high-quality carpet at a low cost.
Decide on your room preference. Would you like wall-to-wall carpeting so the entire room has floor coverage? Or would your family benefit more from area carpeting and rugs? Wall-to-wall coverage is more expensive, but can raise the value of your home.
Think about colors and styles. Take into account the wall treatments in each room that carpet will be laid. Try to match wall paint with the carpet color. If you’re trying to lighten a dark room, go with a lighter shade of carpet. If you’d like to give the room a warmer feeling, choose a carpet color that will project that. It is a good idea to take a color sample with you when carpet shopping to ensure you choose the perfect color compliment for your home.
You can find carpet at the larger department or home-improvement stores, as well as furniture showrooms and flooring outlets. There are carpeting companies that will come to your home with samples of colors and styles and take measurements. They can quote you a price for the carpet and installation.
Choosing the flooring options for your home can be an exciting opportunity to show off your decorative style, all while remaining practical. Find the right carpet for you by following these tips.