Choosing a Carpet for the Living Room

The living room is one of the most frequented areas of the house. Whether you’re watching Monday night football, reading a book or entertaining guests, the living room is probably where you’re headed.

When choosing a carpet for your living room, you should keep the room’s uses in mind. Since the living room is one of the busier areas of the house, any carpet you put down needs to be able to withstand some wear-and-tear. For an extremely durable carpet that won’t empty your wallet, consider the popular Berber. For a plusher, more comfortable option try a Frieze.

Spills are also common occurrences in living rooms. When buying your carpet think about getting easy-to-clean or stain resistant material such as Nylon or Olefin.

In searching for the right carpet color, look first to your furniture. What sorts of couches do you own? Do they pair well with the carpet color? Also, remember that dark colored carpets tend to make a room feel more intimate, while light colors tend to open a room up. If you want to turn your living room into a cozy nook, a darker shade may be your best option. If you want to open your living room to guests perhaps a lighter shade would be better.