Category: Indoor Air Quality

Classroom at Home

Simple Tips for Turning a Room into a Classroom This blog post is part of the Beauty of Carpet campaign from Thistlewood Farms. We just found out that our local schools are starting out online. Right now, for the first three weeks, online learning is the current education situation. My online learners are teenagers in high school, but my sister-in-law has three littles and one kind of not-so-little-any-more student that live at her house. We’ve all been living footloose and fancy-free with our s [...]

Nursery with Carpet

Modern Farmhouse Nursery with Carpet This blog post is part of the Beauty of Carpet campaign from Sleep in the City. Carpet vs. Wood Flooring: We ended up choosing wall-to-wall carpet for this farmhouse nursery room (we have wood floors everywhere else) for a bunch of reasons: not only are wood floors chillier at night for feedings, but carpet brings a healthier aspect to the nursery and Easton’s sensitive nose. Allergies are common in our family, as is asthma, and having carpet in the nursery s [...]

Dog on Cozy Carpet in Holidays

Getting Cozy With Carpet For The Holidays + Benefits of Carpet This post is part of the 2019 Holiday Beauty of Carpet campaign. View the original post at Haneen's Haven. Happy Holiday season, everyone! Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I’m excited to start decking the halls in our home. Oddly enough, I’ve started in bedrooms! If you missed it, I posted a gorgeous chic Christmas look in my 13 year old’s room last week. This week, I’m tackling the master bedroom. I think I’m naturally [...]

Carpet in Modern Family Home

Getting Cozy for the Holidays with Carpet This post is part of the 2019 Holiday Beauty of Carpet campaign. View the original post at Love Your Abode. Our family room is the ultimate cozy space for cuddling, watching movies, playing games and just being together. The Christmas decorations and tree all add so much magic to the space and it is the perfect backdrop to making memories during this special time of year.  When it comes to our family room, it’s ALL about cozy and warmth. I get cold easil [...]

4 Reasons to Reconsider Carpet This post is part of the Beauty of Carpet campaign from October 2019. Read the entire post at Apartment Therapy. It’s no coincidence that some of our favorite homes feature great carpeting—after all, a well-designed room starts from the bottom up. Yet carpet is often overlooked and under-appreciated, despite being one of the most versatile, hardest-working floorings out there. Time to correct that. Read on for our ode to the fuzz beneath our feet. 1. Carpet is beau [...]

United Way Sacramento Gets a Bright & Inspiring Makeover with Carpet This post is part of our 2018 Blogger campaign featuring Design Sponge and the United Way of Sacramento.  By incorporating functional, but playful elements like pennants, felt signboards and bright yellow chairs, the room became a light space filled with reminders of why everyone who passed through the door was there – to bring “light and bright” to the community they serve. With The Carpet & Rug Institute donating the [...]

DIY Floor Pillows + Benefits of Carpet This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in November 2017. We love cuddling up on soft, warm carpet and enjoying family time together with these fun DIY floor pillows! Did you know carpet actually is GOOD for allergy sufferers? This came as news to me and I bet you’re surprised too. I’ll show you what I discovered when I teamed up with the Carpet &  Rug Institute. If you or your children suffer from allergies or asthma you may be hesitant [...]

Dog playing with toys

4 Reasons Why You Should Have Carpet in Your Home This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in November 2017. Aside from adding style and comfort to our house, carpet has so many other purposes such as improving indoor air quality and even allergies! I always believed that hardwood floors and tile were better for those with seasonal allergies and with allergies to dust and pet dander, but I was so wrong! The Carpet and Rug Institute is working hard to educate people on the facts an [...]

Life is better in socks

Choosing the Right Carpet and Rugs for Your Living Space This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in November 2016. Read the full post from Modern Day Moms. Believe it or not, carpet and rugs can act as a filter, trapping allergens and keeping them out of the air we breathe. Allergens that rest on top of hard surface flooring can easily be disturbed by every day activity such as walking, moving a chair or bouncing a ball. This is very very important for young children, who have br [...]

Interior of modern bedroom with cozy double bed

Improving Indoor Air Quality for Your Family This post was a part of CRI's Beauty of Carpet campaign in November 2016. Read the full post from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles. Carpet is the lowest emitter of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hardwood floors typically contain a high amount of formaldehyde and VOCs. Of course, with carpeting in order to maintain adequate air quality and ensure it’s filtering ability, you will need to vacuum as needed. I, personally, find vacuuming carpeting t [...]