Although we finally managed to finish our staircase restoration last week (yep, we still keep running into the hallway to just stand there and stare at it) there are still a lot of things in the hallway that need sorting. You can read more about our staircase restoration here.
We still haven’t made a final decision on the staircase runner, the laminate flooring is in an awful state and the hallway still needs to be replastered. Although our stairs are finished our hallway definitely isn’t .
After your carpet feedback last week (you can read about it here), we’re still really undecided and have decided to go back to a final vote. It’s going to be one of the most expensive purchases in the house and we’re still really nervous about making such an expensive purchase and obviously want to be completely sure. So, to give you all a better idea of the carpets, we’ve taken some more close up shots of the different options.
The top contender so far is ‘Rainbow’.
We think that the purplely colour works really well with the colour of the treads which has a slight purple tint. It’s definitely one of our favourites, too.
The lightest carpet doesn’t have a name so for ease I have very creatively named it ‘Noname’ – so clever, I know. It’s probably our least favourite out of all of them.
It lacks the punchy colour of the others and we’re also worried that it might be too light and show up marks and stains more easily.
Two of the carpets on the short list are really colourful. The first one is called ‘Mississippi’.
We love the bold colours but it’s really expensive.
The second really bright carpet is called ‘Roxanne’.
We love the vibrancy of red in this carpet, but are still worried that it might be a bit too much.
It also goes really well with the stained glass tulip in the front door.
The final short listed carpet is called ‘Respect’.
The brown obviously goes well with the stained brown stair treads and the red strips adds a bit of colour and interest.
It’s just so difficult to decide and worst of all, Jan and I prefer different ones!
As the carpet has to go around a few corners, we would like mitered edges so that the stripes continue all the way around. We’ve done a bit of research and, while we will be having our carpet fitted for us (we like to tackle as much as possible ourselves, but it’s something that we feel should only be done by a professional fitter), we have been advised that mitered joints can wear quite quickly.
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Which carpet should we choose? Do you have any advice or experience with mitered carpet joints? Has seeing the close up shots of the carpets confirmed your preferences or made you change your mind?