How To Choose The Right Style & Color Of Carpet

Knowing a little bit about the types of carpet available and how color affects emotion can help you develop a custom interior design. Based on my experience, choosing the right color was a bit challenging. I just bought the neutral one since it’s a safe color. But fort those who want to match their carpet to their decors then you’ve got to learn from this article.

There’s an excitement in our home, because approximately this time next week, we’ll be installing our new Mohawk SmartStrand carpet throughout the house! I can already feel the coziness during the upcoming holiday months (as we’ve been trying out different samples throughout the house).

There are so many things to consider when choosing carpet for your home – so many different styles, looks, patterns, colors.

Did we want a lower pile, a shag or plush, or maybe friese (a low pile shag) with a fleck pattern?

-Pile heights include longer plushes and short velvet piles. The deeper the pile, the more luxurious feel, but shorter piles tend to be easier to care for.

-Shag has pile so long it doesn’t stand upright, giving a carpet a “shaggy” look. This is the kind I grew up with in the 70s.

-Silk carpets are soft and luxurious, but often the prices are higher because fiber is blended with wool.

-Plush is cut to a smooth, level height, and all around COM-FY!

-Friese is a cut-pile carpet with twisted yarns and a crimped, textured appearance. Vacuum marks and foot traffic easily shows, but it’s a great look for an informal room.

-Loop-pile carpets are called berber.

When you’re making such a large investment for your home, you really need to think through each room, the purpose of the room, the flow, and what the wear and tear will be, before choosing the right style!

So we did our research, both in-store and online – we made our decision regarding which kind of carpet fit the tone of each room best, and then the color choices came next. (I’m in the store with Denny, who’s given spectacular customer service!)

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