Carpets: What To Consider Before Buying One

You may have the home already equipped with the sofa, the TV unit and the coffee table, but it is when you start decorating it with carpets, curtains or cushions that it really gets character and its full definition.

Carpets assume a decorative and space-enhancing function. To elevate your living room, bedrooms, or even the lobby, consider using carpets that are notable for their touch, color, or motifs. Not only are carpets a form of creative expression, they also make the living spaces more comfortable. After all, it is much nicer to tread on a soft surface than cold ground, especially in winter. In acoustical terms, they are also an asset as they dampen the sounds. In a house with children, they play a particularly important role in that they protect surfaces by making them non-slip.

So here are the main things to consider before buying your carpet flooring.

The size

It is a big mistake not to take size into consideration when buying a carpet. In decoration, proportions are essential for a balanced and harmonious result. Take into account the measures of the home division and the furniture in it to choose a carpet that is proportional to them. A carpet that covers all or most of the floor will not look good, but one that is too small will also look weird. In a living room, the carpet should be tucked under the sofa to prevent accidents. In addition, a space must be left between it and the television set. Also take into account other elements such as armchairs, side tables, floor lamps, and so on.

One trick you can apply is to mark the boundaries of the carpet on the floor with normal or painter’s tape. This will give you a more realistic sense of the space it will occupy.

The style

The carpet can match the style of your room or emerge as a contrasting element. It is not uncommon to see a modern and clean environment with a Persian or a Arraiolos carpet, for example, bringing a distinctive touch to the atmosphere.

If you don’t want to risk it, following the style of space is the easiest way to narrow the range of choices. Be that as it may, the carpet must have some connection with the environment so as not to deviate completely.

The colors

The style of carpets and their colors go hand in hand. Modern carpets usually have sober tones, but the above-mentioned Persian or Arraiolan carpets are notable for their colorful and vibrant patterns. In decorating, one tends to focus on light shades when one wants to improve one’s visual perception of a space, so a light color will always be a good choice for a small area. In a large space, you can bet on darker or saturated tones. If you don’t want to change your carpet anytime soon and want a piece that goes with everything, we suggest you favor one with a neutral color and a carpet with no patterns (or a simple pattern).

The use that is given to space

When choosing a carpet, one does not always think about the use that will be made of the space, but this point should be weighed, particularly if the area will be used by young children (who dirty and spend a lot of time playing around) and pets. In this case, sisal carpets are a good option as they are durable, easy to clean and maintain, although they are not immune to water and moisture. They fit into different style spaces, although they appear more in Scandinavian, rustic, Mediterranean or country style environments.

The format

As we know, there are carpets of various shapes. They can be rectangular, square, round and not only! The shape of the carpet should be chosen, taking into account the space where it will be inserted and what you want to highlight. A round carpet , for example, is an excellent choice for emphasizing a round table. The carpet chosen for this space reinforces the geometric framing of the dining area where a square or rectangular carpet would not look good.

Like round carpets, square carpets are also well matched with elements of the same shape or in square rooms. In turn, rectangular carpets are the most traditional, appearing in large areas or when you want a certain space to appear longer.

Future Plans

Thinking of moving in the short or medium term? So it is better to wait for the change to invest in a quality carpet. If you buy earlier, you run the risk that the carpet will not fit in the new space. Also consider your future family plans. Couples thinking about starting a family building should plan decorating for that purpose. Homes with babies or young children should be prepared for this purpose.

The trends

Whether or not to follow trends: that is the question. Here, we are, of course, aware of the trends that come up every year. Following the trend is a good way to come up with ideas and give new decor to the house, but you should not fall victim to these trends. Face them with balance and go for only the ones you really like and that you will not get tired of easily.

One of the most striking trends in carpet use is their overlap. You can overlap more than two or choose, for example, to place another carpet underneath and a smaller colorful carpet on top.

Now that you know what to consider before choosing a carpet for the living room or any other room in the house, there’s no doubt you’ll choose a carpet that fits you. However, if you are still undecided, you can send us a private message to guide your choice or hire a decorator or interior designer to help you with your project.