I love the look of hardwood floors, particularly wide plank, somewhat rustic, wipe-up-and-you-know-it’s-clean hardwood floors.
The Sport Addict, loves carpet; soft, plush, fluffy-enough-who-needs-couches, wall-to-wall carpet.
I know I’m right, but I’m still trying to keep an open mind, or something like that, so when I ran across a post on Decorology about fun carpet options, I decided to give it a chance. It inspired me to see carpet can have its place. Here are some of my favorites.
Though I like hardwood floors, I do like carpet in bedrooms. The company Fun On The Floor has some really fun options for kids bedrooms. Like this foot patterned one that would be great in a nursery.
These could also make awesome rugs. Get them bound on the edges and instead of wall-to-wall carpet you have an easily changed rug. I’m liking this more already.
For a more sophisticated look, a soft striped pattern can actually widen or lengthen a room similar to the natural stripes in hardwood flooring. Of course there are some colors hardwood just can’t do. If money wasn’t an issue, and I could change out my flooring on a whim, and I wanted my house to feel like it’s covered in grass, I could install carpet like in the picture below. In fact I think my aunt might have had some carpet similar to this about thirty years ago only in a long shag.
Making a fun carpet like this into a rug to eliminate some of the permanence associated with wall-to-wall carpet would also be a good option.
In the end I don’t know which of us will win this one. Most likely it will be a compromise of sorts with some rooms having carpet and others having hardwood. Until then I’ll keep looking for inspiration and be sure to share any I find.
What are your thoughts? Comment and let me know what you like best. (Comment icon at top of post.)