Design is in the Details: Custom Carpet

One of the coziest details about the Room of the Week is the custom-cut carpet.  I have a home with wood floors throughout the entire house.  Their low-maintenance is perfect for my life with three little kids, but they get really cold in the winter so I have been slowly collecting rugs. My kids definitely prefer the rooms with rugs to those without.  Rugs help to literally and psychologically warm up a room.

A standard area rug would have worked fine in the Room of the Week, but the custom-cut broadloom (wall-to-wall) carpet works even better for this odd-shaped space for several reasons:

  • A standards-sized area rug wouldn’t have fit the space so perfectly…leaving the side chairs sitting awkwardly balanced between the wood floor and carpet.
  • The carpet fills the space perfectly really helping to establish the seating arrangement.
  • The cozy carpet runs the length of the room for a seamless look and feel.
  • When you leave the sitting area you don’t have to step on cold wood floor.

Wall-to-wall carpeting is definitely not “in-style” right now…everyone seems to be jumping on the persian/kilim rug bandwagon.  But, there are plenty of pretty and patterned options that work well in a variety of styles.  Here are a few things you might consider if you are considering using broadloom carpet as an area rug:

  • Once you pick your carpet it can be custom cut to your room and bound by any carpet store.  Binding generally costs just a few dollars per linear foot i.e. a 9×12 carpet is 42 linear ft.), so you will want to add that into your costs.
  • Broadloom carpet is generally sold (there are some exceptions) in 12 ft. wide rolls.  If you need something wider it can be seamed together, but it will add to the amount of carpet you need to buy and of course increase your costs.
  • Leave some wood floor showing to give the feeling of an area rug. Plus, the contrast of the wood floor and the carpeting is very pleasing.

Here are several patterned options I think would be beautiful and give a nice custom-look to a room. They are a mix of options from Home Depot and Masland Carpets (check the website for retailers in your area). And, each of the rugs has lots of other color options…click on the source links at the bottom of the post to explore the other colors.

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I was pleasantly surprised at all the options I liked when I was researching…what are your thoughts?

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