How To Pick The Perfect Carpet Color for Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

If you’ve spent the past few months stuck at home under a shelter in place order thanks to the global pandemic, there’s a high chance you’ve had a LONG time to look at your old carpet and decided that it has to go!

It’s okay most of us have done the same – the increase in DIY has been noted in the stores as well as on Google searches over the past few months, and it makes sense that people are looking to update their homes at a time like this. With that said, how should you go about picking the right carpet for your home?

It’s A Matter of Style

Decorating and DIY can be an expensive task, and things are changing rapidly in the field of what’s popular. It may even be the case that your carpet doesn’t need changing and instead just needs a bit of a refresh. Carpet Obsession is a great place for info on how to look after the carpets you do want to keep, but if you’re ready for a change, here is how to pick the perfect color for your house or room.

Pick A Decorating Style

Picking a decorating style will help you decide not only what color carpet to choose, but also what style of carpet or flooring. If you’re going for industrial chic, you may not want to have a nice, thick, fluffy pink carpet, but equally, if you’re going for an organic boho look, steel-colored carpet tiles probably won’t cut it either!

Use A Color Chart

There are lots of color chart options to choose from, both online and offline. Bear in mind that online colors will look different on every screen, but it’s a great way to test out a look and see which colors go together.

Get A Sample

Some carpet stores will offer samples, if not you may be able to ask for an off cut, these are usually quite cheap. If you’ll be investing a lot of money in your new carpet, it makes sense to really make sure you’re happy with it, to begin with.

Think About The Kids

Anyone who has kids, or pets for that matter, will know that even with the best will in the world, they can make an absolute mess! If you can, choose a color that will help to hide some of the mess or at least a carpet that is very hard-wearing! Usually, dark beiges or browns are good for kids and pets.

Visit Other Houses

This one may not be doable in person for you right now, but there’s no reason why you can’t take a virtual tour of other people’s houses! Websites like Pinterest or even Google Images can be a great source of inspiration, as can taking a little sneak peek on real estate websites. You’ll be amazed at some of the inspiration you can find by having a little look around other people’s houses.