How to Design your Home with Handmade Carpets

Erika Chaudhary
5 min readMay 16, 2021

Things to know when placing handmade carpets in your home

Photo from our designed house in London

Everyone wants a beautiful home. Beautiful can be subjective particularly when it comes to your own home. However, when it comes to designing a house there are some universal truths. You need windows, walls and good flooring. When it comes to carpets ideally you’ll have no machine-made carpets, however, sometimes it’s unavoidable.

If you have stairs in the English home you’ll probably use the machine-made carpet for it. The machine-made carpet will last you a maximum of 5 years if you use it a lot. However, it fits the English London terrace house. You can choose a more durable machine-made carpet that can last you longer than 5 years.

I am not a fan of machine-made carpets, however, they do serve a purpose in certain instances such as these (photo below). I used machine-made carpet for the stairs in the hallway in the London terrace house because it’s appropriate for the country and the house.

Great solutions for stairs can be marble, tiles and wood it depends on where your house is, how hot or cold a country it is and your personal preference.

Hallway design in London Terrace house

Handmade carpets are unique pieces and can add character, colour and style. When designing the home you need to consider many factors such as is it a busy area, do you need durable handmade carpet or silk will do, the design of the handmade carpet geometric pattern or floral, its colours and dimensions.

There are many aspects of the handmade that can instantly dress up the room. All you need is to be aware of a few details. In addition, you have your own personal style of the home you are creating. The details do make the home into what you’d like it to be. As Charles Eames in Elle Decor magazine said:

“The details are not the details. They make the design.”

Everything you display in your home is a reflection of yourself, your likes and dislikes. For instance, you go on a holiday somewhere and come back with handmade doors, lamps, a chest of draws and/or handmade…

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Erika Chaudhary

I am a writer who learned to code! I write about personal experiences within a humanist and global context. Find me on Twitter & Instagram @erikachaudhary