Carpet matching the drapes - I mean paint?
January 13, 2012 3:21 AM Subscribe
Choosing paint and carpet for my new apartment - with spilly, crawly kids - help!
posted by curiositykilledthelemur to home & garden (4 answers total)
Hi! We have the most awesome opportunity - we're moving into a new 1500 sqft place that is being completely painted and new carpet put in. We leased it before the bldng bought the stuff so we can choose - yay! We really want to stay here for awhile and would like it to look like a home.
Problem is, the person I'm renting with has awesome 6 month old twins who are just starting to crawl and spill. The landlord had picked out a brown berber carpet and said that we could go with a low plush if we like.
We would like a color, perhaps (apricoty??) and bright, light walls in the living room especially as it's a bit dark, but don't know where to begin! We have to pay the difference and aren't sure what makes sense with kids.
Re: paint - they're going to leave the doors, trim, etc. whitish and wanted to paint the walls a goldy brown, which is too dark for the living room - it doesn't get much sun and I work from home a lot and need that room to be as cheery as possible.
Re: carpet, berber seems like it would be hard on little knees and feet but will we ruin plush in two seconds? And can you think of a nice color scheme for the walls to make it not so dark? We unfortunately have very very dark brownish black leather overfilled furniture - comfort over style. :)
What are carpets that are pretty and affordable and more durable - and perhaps not basic beige with a bit of color and/or pattern???
Thanks! I hope this is clear!