Q. We have ugly pink carpet in our rental. Should I pretend it’s not there, or do I just accept it and enjoy it? My roommate and I keep trying to cover it up but nothing works. I hate this carpet. Help! – Dina R.
A. Pink carpet huh? Wow! You can certainly benefit from tips that help hide that ugly carpet. It may sound a little crazy, but you can totally make it work.
No matter how you feel about your carpet, there is no better feeling than knowing it is nice and clean. It feels better, and it really does make it look better. So no matter what you do, give it a good wash.
There is nothing wrong with putting area rugs over carpet. If you are going to use a rug at all, make it a big one. I know these can be expensive but this is the best way to give your place character, and to hide that eye sore underneath. Places like World Market, Flor, and IKEA are great for finding large and inexpensive area rugs.
Try to do everything in your power to make your walls and ceiling something worthy of looking at. Paint your ceiling some great color, or add a great light fixture to really draw them in. Since you don’t love your floors, love your walls. Find a really cool renters wallpaper that is so incredible, they will never even notice the rosy mess you have going on below.
No matter what color your carpet it, if it’s so outrageous that feel the need to hide it, I say embrace it. In this case your carpet is pink, maybe you can just bring this color in with pillows, throws, and accessories. I mean if you can’t beat em, join em.
In the end I am sure your carpet is much more upsetting and distracting to you than it is to anyone else. For are some examples of rooms that have found a great way to embrace those frightening floors, and make them one of the prettiest parts of the space.