I recently invested in a modern rug for the house.
For years I dealt with a gray granite that could unquestionably be cleaned up! The granite was practical for having a pet and more than two kids; Sand, dirt, hair and grime never showed on that tile, however it could be scrubbed and take any sort of cleaning product.
It wasn’t all that pretty though. I had to get a brown color that matched the outside dirt and my cat’s fur, however now that my partner and I are alone in the house, the practical color was no longer needed. The grout was stained anyway. It made sense to replace it with a carpet. Since I knew my partner and I would be careful, I invested in a gorgeous plum colored rug. It has all sorts of yellows, browns and yellow in it. It looks unquestionably good stretched through the house. I noticed recently that every one of us get a lot of sunlight coming inside the house, then with brown granite that wasn’t a problem. With my rug I was sad about the sunlight fading the vibrant colors. I didn’t want all the colors to blend together to be a light plum rug, but ew, that would look bad. So I decided that a sunlight control window film on every window in the house was the right idea. Now the rug is protected and won’t fade in color at all, however also, the sunlight control window film makes the house recognize much cooler in the summer, my partner and I have saved quite a bit on A/C this year.