Installation tips for those planning on a DIY auto carpet decor:
Dont use staples. This stuff is pretty thin and silver staples will show through black easily. Use DAP Contact cement, or a similiar product.
Before installing, note the grain of the carpet. Cut out a piece to length, tack it in place and observe. Now, Reverse the direction (top to bottom). You'll notice that it looks either flater or sharper. You will also notice that if you run your hand through it, it feels plush in one direction and not the other.
Take this into consideration before you install. Regardless of which direction you choose, make sure you install all the pieces going the same way. If you don't, when the installation is complete, you will not only see the seams, but the sections hung in opposing directions will look very out of place.
1) Roll out a few inches past the desired drop, and cut.
2) Using a smooth roller, apply a layer of contact cement on the wall, top to bottom, and a few inches past the width of your drop.
3) Apply the cement to the back of the carpet. Wait 10-15 minutes.
4) Very carefully, and prefereably with 2 people, position the carpet in place. Try to get it right the first time, as the contact cement makes a nice mess when you remove this stuff to reposition it.
5) Cut off your excess
6) Use some of the excess trimings to fill in gaps between sections, if there are any.
7) Put up the adjacent pieces, and then roll over the whole thing with a clean smooth roller with some pressure.