We bought a great carpet in about 1992. It's from Iran or Iraq. It has comforted our toes in Kenya (where we bought it), England, and now Colorado. It is still an integral part of our living room.
What's "not worth the hassle?" Well, up until this spring, I would carefully shut the curtains in the late afternoon, to prevent the colors from fading. This year, I finally decided it's not worth the trouble of shutting the curtains nearly every day. So the colors you see here are on their way to slowly becoming less saturated. And what's wrong with that?