In 28 years, terrible things can happen to textiles. Even very formerly-expensive textiles. Ask any museum curator.
Especially bad things happen to your carpet if you never move your table in 28 years.
Or your (empty) plant stand.
Apparently, this carpet once was all a uniform color of eighties "dusty rose". Now it's a chameleon carpet.
We alternate between laughing hysterically at it and agonizing over how much it's going to cost to rip out and replace every stitch of carpet throughout the house. Which is fully wall-to-wall carpeted in every room except the kitchen and bathrooms.