What's Your Carpet Personality?

Did you know carpet's the third most expensive purchase homeowners make (after a house and car)? That's why it's so important to educate yourself. Considerations include budget, color, longevity, room size and function. Plus, it's an extension of your design — and even your personal — style. Luckily, today's options let you express yourself while suiting your lifestyle.

Writer Melissa Macron worked with Alan Fletcher, a 30-year carpet-industry veteran, consumer advocate and author, to find the ideal style for your home. There are no rules for color and style: "Gone are the days of color fads where everyone goes for the same colors — like in the 70s with gold, avocado green or orange carpets," says Fletcher. "All colors are in style for today's consumer, including beiges, earth tones and bright, bold colors like blues, greens and purples."

Find your style, find your carpet.

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