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    If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been trying to cross projects off of our list while time permits. We finally made a decision on what to do with the girls’ room thanks to your help on Instagram. Two and a half years ago {my how time flies} we purchased our home and wanted to replace the carpet. However, with just a week between the previous owners moving out, new moving in and having to have the entire home painted, there just wasn’t enough time. 

    I’m glad we waited because as you live in a space you can consider how you use the space, an overall design concept and let’s face it, I’m horrible at rushed decisions. We decided to remove the carpet, linoleum and tile on the main level with sand and stain hardwood floors and carry that to the hall upstairs, which receives a significant amount of traffic. I felt like I could never keep the hall of our previous home clean and it just never felt polished or defined. Beyond that, we weren’t sure what we wanted to do with the girls’ rooms. But then, Dusty decided for us.

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    Dusty, our shelter pup occasionally started to urinate in a couple of the bedrooms when we weren’t home. Ugh! So we decided to live with the stains, the worn carpet and depleted pad until we could come up with a game plan. I am mortified when friends visit because it’s so bad. I also don’t share the girl’s rooms with you very often because of it. Our home isn’t perfect and I don’t want you to have the illusion that it is.  

    Over time I trained the girls to close their doors before we leave home which has eliminated Dusty’s issue, but Chris and I kept going back and forth between hardwood floors and carpet for the girls’ bedroom. After swirling it around in my head for far too long, we’ve settled on carpet. I’m also looking forward to eliminating the void between the carpet and the baseboard. 

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    Thanks to my friends on Instagram who reminded me that playdates and sleepovers are more fun and comfortable on carpet, it’s quieter and of course soft on foot. I feel it’s best for this season of our lives even though I love the look of hardwoods paired with a rug. 

    I thought I wanted a patterned carpet, but after giving it some thought I may want something a bit more simple and refined. I tend to change my mind – daily.

    I have 3 concerns with carpet – snagging, wear and dirt, but you know I love anything light. It just feels fresh. I originally started seeking only patterns, but was drawn to the natural look of these others as well. Which of these options do you like?

    low profile carpet that looks natural
    Pebbletex

     

    low profile carpet that looks natural
    Montego

     

    low profile carpet that looks natural
    Heritage Square

     

    low profile carpet that looks natural
    Park Avenue

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