This is a good tip for staging things that you might want to sell on ebay. Because people WILL judge you on your carpet!
Take a good wall in your house. This is newly painted and panelled and as yet remains undinged. But oh dear, look at that ugly lino!
Luckily we have a loft full of off cuts of new carpet from my old house!
Oh look, now we're in a spacious luxuriously carpeted bedroom! Probably in Sweden. (Would be even better if I could crop out the bottom of the kitchen door!)
Shh! Don't tell anyone!