There is a notion that carpets and rugs are meant only for cooler climates, where people like warmer floors. While that is true, the birth of carpets did occur in the Middle East, a hot land. There are actually many kinds of carpets, from the plush, sink-your-feet-in kinds, to the thinner, lighter variety. That means, whatever the weather, you can incorporate carpets in your interior decorating ideas. Carpets have earned a bad reputation of being high maintenance and unhygienic. It is true that they need a little more care, but they have many benefits that justify their purchase. And if you think you cannot handle wall-to-wall carpets, there are always are rugs to be considered.
Trodden and Trampled
The first thing you need to consider when buying carpet is the installation. If you are putting them in high traffic areas like the living room, you need to be more cautious. If you wish to experiment with carpet colors, when catering to high traffic areas, consider choosing darker shades. You might even want to include patterned carpet design, as solid colors quickly put on a dirty look. For the kitchen and the dining area, it is recommended to stay away from carpets as there would be some definite spillage and staining. If you need a warm floor in the kitchen, go for small carpet style mats, perhaps a berber area rug. They feel warm and cozy, yet much easier to maintain. You could reserve the more expensive and plush carpets for the bedroom where they won’t experience much traffic.
Purpose and Position
While practicality is a definite consideration, you cannot deny that carpets do add a zing to the interior décor. As a result, you might want to incorporate some soft carpets in your living room design as well. A good way to do that is to use plush carpets as a separate seating area, instead of a couch. Just add some brightly colored cushions and hang a strict ‘no shoes’ placard; this way, you can have your very own Moroccan corner in your house. The no-shoe rule also keeps your carpets clean for a longer time.
Quirky and Curious
While there are many average-looking carpets that can fit into any décor, there are some that are quirky and deserve some special attention. If you dare to bring home these statement carpets, keep in mind that the rest of the room’s décor needs to complement the carpet. For statement carpets, there are many choices that will suit different tastes. However, the grass style carpets are particularly popular in summers. If you haven’t had the joy of walking barefoot on natural grass, then this specially designed carpet will fulfill your desire, at least to a certain degree.
Carpets are a great way to add color, warmth and style to your home. When you use them in the right way, they give a new dimension to your home décor.