Carpets are a desirable modern aesthetic, adding value and beauty to your home or your office. Deciding on which carpet to buy can sometimes be a difficult task. Before you rush into a purchase you should ask yourself what exactly you want, and what atmosphere you want to create, because it will be a decision you have to stick to for a very long time!

To help with your decision, we have put together a few things to consider before you make a purchase.

Fashion

Fashion is an important thing to keep in mind when buying a carpet, especially if keeping up with popular trends is important to you. Color and texture are the most important characteristics to consider. Rising stars are warmer and deeper tones such as charcoal, chocolate brown, blue or stone hues.

For a more unique approach, why not choose a dark carpet in your room.  with a rug in the center which contrasts the carpet below.

Comfort

Comfort is also a key factor to consider. You may have to shop around, but  you will find the right color with the right comfort and durability, and the best price tag for you.

Your carpet needs to blend in with other objects in your room so that you don’t end up with a; otherwise it will only be in a competition with the room’s decoration pieces, and you’ll end up with a “clash of the colors”.  When you are choosing a color, make sure your carpet Use your carpet to matches something in the room; it could be the upholstery of your sofa, divan or your curtains. If you want to make a certain object the feature of the room, such as making your black LED TV and black surround sound system the focal point, place a dark/gray carpet in the middle with contrasting liberty white sofas.

Budget

Budget allocation is a smart thing to do, especially if you are going to carpet all the rooms in your home or office. Allocating a specific amount on a room by room basis will save you money in the long run. For rooms with heavy traffic, such as living rooms, it is wiser to allot the lion’s share of the budget. These rooms will need to withstand more wear and tear than most, and deserve a heavy duty wool blend carpet to withstand this.

The bedrooms need something on the soft and cozy side of the scale. To make it as comfortable as possible, have a mediocre priced underlay to place beneath that plush velvet pile. This way, you get the comfort of two layers but for less than the price of one expensive, thicker carpet.

A good choice for the children’s room might be man-made fibers, like polyester, which are highly-stain resistant and can be cleaned easily with bleach.

Size

The size of a carpet is proportional to the price you pay. It would be helpful to save money here and there by tactically placing your carpets. It’s not necessary you have the full room covered especially if you have marble or even wooden floors. For example the living room – you could only carpet the seating area.

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