When you don't have carpet in the master bedroom, the floor is freezing in the middle of the night! So finally, I narrowed it down to these three.
Never, ever choose carpet from the tiny little sample you get on the boards. Always ask for a bigger sample, it usually takes about a week to get them in.
So the one on the left was too creamy, the middle, too cheap looking and thin, also too creamy. I liked the wool loop carpet on the right. It coordinated the best with my linen bed since it has a pink undertone like the linen.
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 was 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. 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.
Colour is Cloverdale CA184 or Behr 700E-3
Here it is with the new carpet installed. Notice how flat it lays? Double sided tape on each end is how it stays perfectly laid. This also helps dust balls from accumulating underneath.
You'll recognize my french inspired mirror from the dining room in my last house.
And in some lights the carpet looks slightly more yellow than my pinky linen bed. So in the end the carpet was technically not pink enough, but you know how I feel about pink beige. I'm okay with it being only slightly pink.
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 be pink. Because the bed is slightly pinker, the carpet looks more yellow. If you go back and look at the samples we originally chose from, you can see the pink more clearly.
And actually, if you look closely at my bed in the townhouse with the existing broadloom (above), you'll notice it's a very good match, because it's pinker.
If I had been obsessed with getting a perfect match I would have had more samples that were even pinker to choose from.
But I wasn't. So that's how we ended up here.
Have a great weekend my lovelies!
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