A Guide To Choosing Carpets For Every Room Of The House

Choosing the right carpet for the right room is important. The carpet connects the rest of the décor and sets the mood along with other accessories and accent features. In the case of each room of the house, you have to take into consideration a different set of characteristics.

The bedroom.

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You want the carpet in the bedroom to be soft and warm to the touch so you don’t feel the chilly floor when you get up in the morning. Since the bedroom is a very personal space, you can decorate however you want. And since the room is not subjected to a lot of traffic, the carpet doesn’t have to be heavy to resist the wear and tear.

The living room.

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The living room carpet has to be hard wearing. This is the room with the most traffic, where everyone gathers and spends time together, where the guests are invited when they visit. So choose a durable material, a heavy carpet and look for quality.

The dining room.

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If in the case of the living room quality and practicality were above looks and aesthetics, in the case of the dining room you can focus more on the pattern, the colors and the design of the carpet. You want it to be attractive and interesting-looking.

The hallway.

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The hallway is one of the areas that take a lot of wear and tear so the carpet has to be durable. This is also the first space people see when entering your home so you want it to look and feel welcoming and to create a beautiful first impression so choose a design that makes a statement.

The office.

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In the office, too much color and a busy pattern can be distracting. The carpet should be simple and yet not boring. You can opt for simple stripes, in black and white or some other color combination that doesn’t really stand out.

The bathroom.

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Although not many people like to have carpets in the bathroom, there’s no real reason why you shouldn’t, unless it’s highly possible for it to get soaked on a regular basis. Pick a soft and cozy carpet to warm up the cold bathroom floor.

The kitchen.

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The kitchen is another one of those spaces that usually have exposed floors. Since you do a lot of cooking here, the carpet will most likely get dirty more often and will need a lot more maintenance. But you can choose a resistant material, maybe even one that can be easily cleaned on the spot.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on October 13, 2010

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Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.


2 Responses to “A Guide To Choosing Carpets For Every Room Of The House”

  • Joanna says:

    Great tips and don’t forget that you need to buy a carpet with carpet cleaning in mind.

  • The next time I learn a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I really thought youd have one thing attention-grabbing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about one thing that you could possibly repair should you werent too busy looking for attention.