Patterned Carpeting for Kids Rooms
For most people, the first inclination for kids room carpeting is to go neutral. Aside from the fact that neutral is absolutely boring for a kid’s room, nothing exposes dirt and grime faster than a light, neutral-colored carpet. Kids puke. Kids spill. Kids trek dirt in from outside. It’s for this very reason that I suggest patterned carpeting in kids’ rooms if the client’s budget allows. Why, you ask? Because it successfully hides minor stains and infractions and also, if stained, the stain becomes less important in comparison to the overall pattern of the carpeting.
Besides, nearly everything comes out with a little elbow grease from Stanley Steamer. Stains, in general, should never be a problem if the carpeting is maintained correctly.
I once had a project in Lincoln Park with clients that had already paid a faux artist a year earlier to do little runner murals at the top of the walls. The clients’ children absolutely loved the murals and were attached to them; obviously, I wasn’t going to mess with them. I did, however, touch up a few small things which included changing the carpeting and padding, repainting old furniture and lastly, adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls (under the untouchable murals, of course) so they would look crisp and clean.
Later, after these pictures were taken, I added pictures of the kids above their beds and on walls. These small changes completely transformed the rooms. Take a look at the pizzazz and fun the patterned carpeting adds to the space. No beige, cream or tan pattern-less carpeting could achieve this look.
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Photo Credit: Canadian House & Home/Kelly Wearstler Design
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