There’s something cozy about adding carpet to your bedroom. Here’s how to choose the right carpet colour.
When you don’t have carpet in the master bedroom, the floor is freezing in the middle of the night! After we moved it, we couldn’t wait to add carpeting to our bedroom.
So finally, I narrowed down my carpet choices to these three neutral colours.
How to choose the right carpet colour for your bedroom.
First and foremost… never, ever choose carpet from the tiny little sample you get on the boards. Always ask for a bigger sample from your carpet supplier. It usually takes about a week to get them in.
I thought the carpet on the left was too light. The middle carpet was too yellow, I chose the wool loop carpet on the right. It coordinated the best with my linen bed since it also a pink undertone.
My general advice for carpeting throughout your bedroom floor is to choose something in the realm of green beige or green grey (if you don’t want white or cream which is most everyone) because unless you are choosing an area rug, like I’m doing here, you’re never going to have a perfect match in every bedroom.
If my flooring had been any darker, I would have laid them on top of white paper to decide which colour was right. It’s very important that you move the carpet all around and underneath the upholstery in the space it’s going.
Here is a look at the bedroom before we moved in. The laminate in here was different than the engineered hardwood in the hallway. Yet, a third colour of laminate had been installed in the family room.
If you have wood flooring, it should all be the same on the same floor or level. Sometimes if a homeowner has real hardwood on the main floor of their house, they might install laminate in the basement. That’s fine. But DO NOT choose different colours of wood flooring on the same floor.
Here’s what the room looked like before the carpet was installed. I had the french chandelier installed a while ago.
By the way, after I installed the round mirror above the bed I decided two mirrors this close to each other was not good. Once I get artwork installed on each side I’ll decide if it has to go.
Another view. Remember this dresser from my master in the townhouse? I painted it turquoise back then. Now with the walls painted turquoise I don’t like the painted dresser in the same colour at all. I’ve been looking for a new one in a walnut finish.
Wall Colour is Cloverdale CA184 or Behr 700E-3
Here it is with the new carpet installed.
But that’s the world of neutrals. They change in front of your eyes when compared to other neutrals. If this bed was white or cream, the carpet in comparison would appear more pink than it does now because it matches perfect, therefore it simply looks ‘neutral’. If you go back and look at the samples we originally chose from, you can see the pink more clearly.
This is the reason many people think that the LIGHTING changed the colour when the truth is, you simply choose the wrong neutral in the first place.
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