Nothing is a bigger style bummer than dingy wall-to-wall carpeting. Don't get me wrong—I love that cushy, soft feeling underfoot as much as the next girl. But when carpeting starts to look worse for wear, it becomes a bit of a design dilemma, especially if you're in a rental and can't just rip it up. First things first, spring for a professional carpet cleaning or ask your landlord for one. Then try one of these designer-approved strategies for downplaying the datedness of your carpeting situation, stains and all.
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-deal-with-dingy-carpet-designer-approved-ideas-246145