Tuesday, June 24, 2008

If Only

Choosing carpeting is such a daunting task for me. Five years ago, Husband and I went to a flooring store to choose carpeting for our addition. I thought it would be simple. I liked the color and style of our existing carpet so it seemed logical that we would simply find the same thing and order. Wrong! There were thousands of choices. I was overwhelmed. Typically I know what I want and where to get it. Carpet is definitely out of my comfort zone. We ended up choosing a mid length shag that we thought would be perfect and modern and it is in some of the areas we have it in but in the children's room it's just bad.

Now it's time for new carpet in the living room and bedrooms (large tile everywhere else) If I could find wall to wall in this cozy style from Room and Board, a cable rug, I would be sold. It must be available somewhere and I just haven's seen it yet. I'm on the look out.


Jill Elaine said...

harwood, hardwood, hardwood!!! I LOVE my new hardwood. then you can put a rug in bedrooms or wherever you want. Our hardwood is in living and dining room and I cannot bring myself to cover it up. It is beautiful, makes the rooms lighter and is sooo easy to clean. And after tearing out old carpet I've vowed to never put it down again. There is just too much junk ground through.
Just a thought!

karyn said...

I know exactly where you are coming from, Jill. About five years ago we tiled our kitchen/dining, entry, stairs LONG hall, and bathrooms. I thought for sure I would put a decorative rug under the dining table but once the tile was there, I couldn't bring myself to do it. We were disgusted by what was under the carpet pad and in contrast to the previous carpeting the tile is so fresh and clean. We have some acoustic we have to take into consideration as we have an open loft and high ceilings. In addition, we are a loud family so I'll have to stick with some carpet for now. I did see something on apartment therapy yesterday about hardwood on the ceiling and was a bit intrigued by that idea. Thanks for stopping by.