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Tips for Choosing the Right Carpet Color for Your Family Room

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Houses are personal residences and in most cases are lifetime purchases. Unless a man or a woman is in a transferable job like the military, houses are abodes that may last a lifetime.

Once a house is in the possession of a person, it needs to be decorated. One of the best methods to give a luxurious look to a home is a floor carpet. Floor carpets are costly and can cost hundreds of dollars. They cannot be changed often. Hence the choice of color and size of the carpet has to be carefully worked out. As carpets are long-lasting affairs, selecting a proper carpet with a color or design that can have an eternal feel are very important. It must be remembered that carpets cannot be changed like a shirt.


Selecting a carpet

Car pics are of many types and they cover a wide range of textures, styles, and more importantly cost. Hand woven carpets from the East are costly while machine-made carpets like from Belgium are cheaper. The choice of which type of carpet to purchase will depend on the budget of the householder.

The first step obviously is the budget. Once that is decided the next step is which color to buy. A family room is akin to a living room. It is normally the largest room in the house and may have entrances to the outdoor areas like the garden or veranda. It may be connected to the kitchen and also be used as a dining room by the family and guests. It is a room where the entire family and guests can congregate for group activities like watching television. A carpet for a family room will not only add warmth to the room, but also to its aesthetic appeal.

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While selecting a carpet a house owner will have to consider the color of the walls and the color of the furniture. He or she will also have to consider how many adults and children use the living room.

In case the color of the walls is a light shade like white or pastel, the carpets must be of a slightly darker shade. Thus with white walls a light blue or light gray shade of carpet will be appropriate. For light pink or mauve color walls, carpets may be a dark mauve or a darker blue shade.

In case the walls are dark-colored like brown, a lighter shade of carpet will be a good investment. For dark walls, a light cream carpet will be fine. Try and avoid white carpets as they tend to get dirty very fast and will require frequent cleaning. Bear in mind that light color carpets will add to the expanse of a room. Green and blue colors carpets will be fine in warm climates as they create a cooling effect.

While selecting the color of the carpet, a homeowner will also have to consider the color of the furniture in the room. In case it is of dark color like ebony, a lighter shade of carpet will go a long way to enhance the beauty of the family room. In case the furniture is a light wood color, a darker shade is recommended. If you want to add color to your room then you may also go in for a carpet with intricate flowers and designs. Carpets from the Indian state of Kashmir are famous for this.

The principle of selecting the color for a carpet is to give the room an aesthetic look. There is no harm in having a look at some of the internal décor magazines. These will show some excellent ideas.


Last word

Basically, the concept of a carpet originated from the east where the Caliphs and Nawabst had luxurious wall-to-wall carpets to add to the feeling of opulence all over the palace. However with the passage of time and the use of Italian marble of the highest quality on the floor of the house, sometimes the need for a carpet is not felt. Nevertheless, even in such cases, a carpet will add to the warmth of the room. You may not, however, need a wall-to-wall carpet and a smaller carpet may suffice. it could also be a place where the youngsters play without recourse to injury. So best of luck in selecting your carpet and with the proper color for your house.

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