Me & the MR went shopping for carpet last weekend. We went to Haight Carpet in Woodinville where we’ve had good service in the past.
We’re not looking for anything fancy, since it’s just for the master bedroom, the guest room, and the sewing room. We made the big commitment to the faux concrete floors a few years ago, so we really don’t have much in the way of wall-to-wall carpeting.
We’re looking at a medium-gray tone for the master. We’ve chosen the top sample from below—Stormwatch.
And then for the guest room, which is really dark, we’ve chosen a gray-beige (Morning Mist) that matches the floor color well. We’re hoping it will lighten the room up a bit. It’s the sample on the far right.
That’s the same color we’ll use for the sewing room. I’ve been in a bit of a quandary as to whether to go light or dark up there. The room gets plenty of light, so we could choose the darker gray, but darker carpet shows lint. I always have strings and threads, bits of fabric and yarn scattered on the floor. I’m not sure which would hide that the best. We’ll go with the light and pledge to vacuum more often.
Our sweet dog followed the man from the carpet store around as he measured the rooms yesterday. We could have it installed and looking bright and new in just two weeks. I haven’t made the call yet. I was hoping for a sunny day to check the colors one last time.
Cocoa also tried to help me photograph the samples. Sitting on the floor is an open invitation to dogs.
She hates to be left out of anything.
What are your carpet buying tips and tricks? Light or dark?