When choosing new carpeting for a particular area of your home, pattern, color, and price are all factors, but as you go about the process of deciding on your carpet, do not neglect one often overlooked aspect of a carpet's worth: its suitability for walking barefoot on. After all, a carpet with an interesting combination of colors or pattern scheme may look beautiful in your living room or den. But what if it is prickly and uncomfortable to walk on with your bare feet? Suddenly your gorgeous new carpet isn't such a good investment anymore. If you are in the market for a new carpet, consider the following types of carpet that will both look stunning in any room and feel like heaven in between your toes.
If you like to snuggle, chances are you can't resist that old, cliched vision of a luxurious bear rug sprawled out invitingly in front of a crackling fireplace. Luckily for you, this luxury is not just a vision. Fur rugs, available in a variety of sizes and colors, are the ultimate in foot friendly comfort -- the fur is cool to the touch and yet keeps your skin ultra warm. If the thought of stepping all over Smokey the Bear makes you a bit uncomfortable, however, take heart: there are plenty of faux fur rugs available that won't give you the willies but feel just as comfortable as the real versions.
Long a favorite of sixties flower children and seventies disco fiends, the shag run became disparaged in the early 2000's. Often considered garish and tacky, shag rugs were rolled up and hidden away. But recently they have enjoyed a bit of a renaissance -- available in less ugly colors, designers began to realize how comfortable the thick shag carpeting was under their feet.