Practical? You can’t get more practical than using outdoor carpet inside. It’s thin, nubbly, feels awful on your bare feet, and gives the house that Motel-6-corridor-circa-1972 feel. But it’s more practical than it looks - when people trip, they’ll fear landing on the hard hard floor - so they’ll reach for the curtains to break their fall, and TEAR DOWN THE CURTAINS.

And that’s a good thing.