Well, the carpet is here!
I like the texture and the pattern. I like walking on it. I’m sitting on a pile of carpet remnants right now.
The color, though, isn’t perfect. I was hoping for something a little darker and a little cooler. The warmth of it works well with the wood tones in the house — and it’s actually inspiring me to try to fix up the laminate floors in the other two bedrooms because the color coordination in the thresholds is so nice (I don’t have a picture of this, so you’ll have to trust me). But unfortunately, I think the carpet color is not playing nice with the bedroom wall color. They’re similar in shade but different in temperature — one a little cool and one a little warm — which makes them buzz against each other unpleasantly.
I think the (cheapest!) fix for this is to brighten up my wall color, from a pale gray to a maybe-even-slightly-paler tan. The color I experimented with in the second bedroom might actually be the right one:
Subtle difference, I know. Even the names of the colors are similar — Silver Leaf as opposed to Silver Drop. And it’s going to be a pain in the butt to repaint. I’ll do a test patch soon and see if that moves me to tackle the job.
Honestly, I’m running out of steam on this bedroom renovation. Instead of working on tying up loose ends tonight, I’m sitting by the TV and debating whether my next course of action should be taking a bubble bath or consuming a plate of bacon. I suppose the answer is “both.”