Finally! Carpeting My Stairs

What an amazing difference it made for us!
My installer above! He was always smiling and did a fine job!
We’ve lived in this house for 10 years now, and I’ve always wanted to get these stairs carpeted. Finally, it happened! I know it’s not a huge deal, but I we’ve always had something more pressing to do, and the stairs were always put last on that list. What motivated me? Well, I read an article on how much safer it is to have them carpeted – and that’s what did it! Even the installer mentioned that fact while installing the carpet. I guess if you take a flop, it makes a lot more sense to have a cushion under your butt!
I initially chose this carpet, and it was way over budget. It’s a beauty, but very expensive.
After reality hitting me, I chose this instead. It was a lot more affordable, and I thought it look pretty elegant.
As you can see, it does have some blue in it. It’s a mixture of a slate blue and brown. The blue is not too overpowering which suited me fine. I wanted that little pop of color to brighten the stairway.
I had to think about positioning – which surprised me. The reason was because the bottom steps are wider and get smaller seven steps up. I would have thought the installer would have a standard way of installing carpets on stairs, but actually, you are given a choice of how you want them positioned. I chose to have them centered. I know the eye likes symmetry, and I wanted to be sure both sizes going up were centered. I’m happy with the results. Plus, there is so much cushioning now – what an amazing difference going up and down. It even feels safer.Well, that’s one more project I can mark off my list! Thanks for reading – have a great day!
Carolann
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