room with right carpet

Room-by-Room Carpet Selection Guide: Colors, Sizes, & Materials

Choosing the right carpet can be time consuming and sometimes, you could end up with something you love but is a complete mismatch with your furniture. Before committing to bring in a new addition to your home décor, ask yourself these questions.

  1. Which room works with what kind of carpet?
  2. What color appeals to you and works with your furniture or walls?
  3. How big an area will it cover?
  4. What material will work for high-traffic and low-traffic areas?

1. The Room:

  • Each room has its own function, so it’s important to think about the utility and durability of the carpet.
  • High pile rugs and carpets are perfect for the living room or bedroom if you’re interested in creating a cozy and warm atmosphere.
  • Low pile rugs and carpets are ideal if you have anyone who suffers from allergies, as these prevent allergens from living in your carpet.
  • Also, it may be uncommon, but a carpet in the bathroom can give it a great look, especially larger bathrooms.

2. The Color:

  • It’s a known fact that colors are an important element in home décor.
  • While walls and furniture can easily be coordinated, carpets can be a bit tricky.
  • Rooms with natural lighting will welcome any color, dark or light. But if they’re heavy-traffic areas, like the living room or kids’ room, dark carpets may be the better option.
  • Smaller spaces can be made to look bigger with lighter colored carpets, while you can make a large room cozy with dark colors.
  • Consider dark shades for low-traffic areas like the bedroom or study.

3. The Area:

  • Size does matter! Large rooms accommodate large carpets well, without creating a busy look.
  • Small rooms, on the other hand, will do well with smaller carpets, and you can play with shapes here too.
  • A small and square room with a round carpet can do wonders to the overall feel while adding a playful element.

4. The Material:

  • If you’re thinking of a carpet for your bathroom, a synthetic one works better because it’s mildew- and stain-resistant.
  • Natural fibers like wool are ideal for bedroom and the study. If you think they will be too warm for the hot weather, synthetic carpets can be considered as they’re low maintenance.

Similar Posts