Question:

Can I use a rug?

Ok ... So I have two messy boys at home, a 2 year old and a 23 year old. They are, like I said, messy. There's nothing I can do to make them cleaner, so I was thinking about gettinga long rug to go in front of our couch. The couch is a dark green, our carpet is a light beige. Would that look retarded, or like a blatant cover up? And if I get one, what color should it be? Our walls are a light off white.

Answer:

Nothing wrong with that. I have a large area rug over my carpet. I do roll it up every once in awhile to vacuum under it. Find a pattern rug which won't show stains. Use the colors in the sofa, carpet, and accent color. That'll be a safe bet. If you have a coffee table in front of the sofa the area rug won't show all that much. And if you didn't like it, roll it up before company arrives. At least the carpet will be clean. When my kids were small, I told them I was going to pull up the carpet and live with concrete floors. Just hose the floor when needed. Of course, they didn't care.
Aug 23, 2017
When my boys were home I had an area rug that went under the couch, coffee table, and the chair across from it. I think it was 6' x 10' and it was washable. I could just take it out to the deck and spray it with the hose. Sure saved my carpet. I think if you could find a neutral tone darker than your carpet...maybe a sand with green flecks, it would tie the whole area together. Funny, now that the boys are on there own they are both very neat and good at cleaning.
Aug 23, 2017
If it were me I would get a rug that would fit under the entire couch like giant place mat. Match with accent colors in the room. If I may, to cut down on the mess, I think junior needs to start looking for an apartment. hope this helps
Aug 23, 2017
Get the same colour as your carpet. That's what I have done. It doesn't really show very much.
Aug 23, 2017

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