Wall-to-wall carpets can look, well, frightening. It brings to mind the texture underfoot on basement rec area or your youth bedroom. But do not write it off. “I love the luxury of wall-to-wall covering and the simplicity of a single finish,” says Miriam Fanning, the creator of Australian company Mim Design. In actuality, sometimes she will choose it on the more ubiquitous carpet. “Usually, in a bedroom, wall-to-wall works more efficiently than a singular rug, due to the mass size of a bed covering the majority of the floor. Wall-to-wall carpet also assists with the flexibility of furniture placement within a room.” The key to carpeting that is posh? According to Fanning, it is all in the implementation.
Smaller is better
“We typically only use wall-to-wall in bedrooms and studios,” says Fanning. “That’s because of the furniture aspect and size of these rooms; wall-to-wall carpet does look better in smaller spaces.”
Go au naturel
“The material and color are always based around the concept of the home and the lifestyle of the homeowner,” Fanning notes, however she does possess any parameters. “We typically avoid polyester and Antron carpets,” she states. “Domestically, natural fibers are always a must.” And impartial is not the thing to do. “We never say no to color, as every client varies.”
Wall-to-wall carpeting and its environment frequently blend but creating a design statement might be the path to a appearance that is fashionable. “Hand-patterned and sculptured carpet always adds another dimension and casts a lovely soft shadow,” Fanning describes.
Look past the surface
“The underlay of wall-to-wall is also one of the most important factors,” says Fanning. “Always opt for a deluxe double-thickness underlay to provide a further look and feel of luxury.”