2 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Carpet

The carpet is more than a floor surface – it is also a decorative item that adds to the ambience and style of a room. We take a look at the considerations of colour and style below for choosing a carpet that will be practical, stylish, durable and suitable for the particular room where it is installed.

Choosing the Carpet Colour

Mid-tone carpets show less debris than darker toned carpets. If the carpet is to be installed in the living room or the children’s room, then mid-tone will be a wise colour choice simply because it will reduce the need to vacuum daily. Of course, if the living room is out of bounds for pets, a lighter or darker colour will suffice. If you have kids and/or pets, a Berber flecked carpet will help to mask dirt between vacuum sessions more effectively than a solid colour carpet.

If you are looking for the safest option in colour, neutral is always a wise choice, especially if you plan on selling your home. Unless you intend to keep the interior style of the room for a long time, it is better to install a neutral colour carpet. Invest in loose rugs for contrast or to create effect, or paint the walls in another contrasting colour. You can even have bright coloured furniture, but stay with the more neutral colours for the living room floor surface.

If you had to start from the very basics when decorating a room, it would be essential to consider the purpose of the room. If it is a family or living room, rather choose the central sofa’s colour than the carpet to complement it or to create a contrast. The reason being is that most sofas come in a limited range of colours, whilst you have many carpet colours to work with, especially when you are selecting from our extensive range of luxury carpets.

With your bedding and window covering options, however, you should first select the carpet colour and wall paint before the bedding for a bedroom. It is easier to change linen and to repaint a room than it is to install new carpets.

Choosing the Carpet Style

Consider the practicality and visual appeal of the particular style of carpet. A dense cut-and-loop style is very affordable and durable. This is a good choice for high traffic areas, such as offices and hallways. The trackless style is suitable for any room because it reflects light in a manner that helps to hide tracks in the carpet. This is also a good choice for commercial settings.

If you are looking for a luxurious look and feel, choose a carpet that provides warmth and is plush underfoot.  Keep in mind that foot tracks will show and this type of carpet is thus best suited for low traffic rooms in the house, guest rooms, main bedrooms, and the formal lounge.

Benefit from our expertise in carpet styles and colours. Visit one of our showrooms for personal assistance or use the online facility to browse for elegant and luxury carpets that meet your requirements.

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