Are you getting tired of me talking about carpet tiles yet? Yes? No? Truthfully, I am getting kind of tired of carpet tiles, myself. Tired of installing them, anyway, but our basement office/studio needed some sprucing up.
The room was cold and uninviting, and we never wanted to spend any time there. And that's kind of a shame to waste an entire room like that.
A big part of the room's generally icky feeling stemmed from the floor. The peel and stick tiles were peeling and no longer sticking, at least in that one little area.
Actually, I think it's an issue with the concrete, but I'm not ready to deal with that at this point (or ever). We had an old area rug covering up that part of the floor, but it didn't add much to the atmosphere of the room.
I got some cheap carpet tiles, but used some for the hallway. I needed more to cover the floor but knew I wouldn't be able to find any more tiles in the same pattern. So on a return trip to the discount store, I got a coordinating tile in almost the same colors.
After much deliberation, I laid the striped pattern along the back wall because it fit the best square footage-wise and made the most sense visually. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have opted to lay two patterns in one room if I had all matching tiles, but at least it looks intentional. Sort of.
The floor is a little crunchy over the bad spot in the tile, but I'm going to ignore that. The carpet lays flat and isn't any sort of tripping issue.
It's actually starting to look like a real room, a room I might want to spend more than 10 minutes in! And all for about $75.
I'm debating whether to paint over the blah beige walls. Right now I'm leaning toward being lazy and not taking on another project. Maybe the room will perk up once I hang some colorful things on the walls.
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