So, we have swapped rooms. Finally! The boys are safely nestled in their beautifully decorated attic room, and we are in the master bedroom, which is not so beautiful. The whole room needs re-painting, the walls are tired, full of cracks to be filled (the beauty of old houses!) and then there is the floor issue.
The floors are bare painted floorboards, which over the past five years, have become grotty and tired. We are having a flooring dilemma, to repaint (which would mean sanding and dust!) or do we carpet over it?
Our home throughout has stripped floors, some painted and some bare with a waxed finish, which looks good and the wipe clean style is great for small kids. But I’m now thinking I’d quite like the feeling of soft carpet under foot as I step out of bed in the morning. Something soft, luxurious and warm.
I’ve been looking at carpets on-line and love the idea of thick woollen pile, in creamy shades or perhaps going for something dramatic with a stripe. Or there is the timeless and hard wearing natural jute. Decision, decisions! I can never make one!!
Help? What would you do? Carpet (if so which) or paint the floor boards white?
this post is in collaboration with Carpet Right.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
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