Carpet is carpet, right? Wrong. Carpet’s groovy shag-covered 70s heyday went the way of prog rock and the pet rock, but today’s interior designers are leading a carpet revival with bold patterns, brilliant colors, and new eco-friendly materials to create stunning looks to suit any style. Just don’t call it a comeback.
Whether you’re installing wall-to-wall carpet, punching up hardwood floors with an accent rug, or trying to dampen sounds in your office, bedroom, living room, or home theater, carpet is the way to go for plush and cozy interiors you’ll be happy to call home. Here are our favorite up-and-coming carpet trends for 2020 and beyond.
Move over, beige. Carpets or rugs in bold gemstone colors like sapphire, emerald, and amber appear in solid colors, faded ombrés, and patterned choices, and these bright, expressive tones are an easy way to brighten up a dull room and keep the noise down. These designs work in a neutral palette as accent pieces, or you can make a statement mixing and matching shades of a single color.
There’s no limit when it comes to patterns–florals, geometric designs, stripes, animal print, plaid, chevron, houndstooth, abstract art, the hotel from The Shining–everything is fair game, and anything goes. A patterned runner up your stairs or down the hallway is a simple solution to transform these transitional spaces and muffle the sound of footsteps as you stumble out of the bedroom into the kitchen for a midnight snack. In wall-to-wall applications, you can achieve a sophisticated look by layering a bold pattern with one or two more subdued designs to create visual balance.
Here’s your next DIY decorating project. When you really want to get creative, mix and match carpet squares and design your own pattern. Try arranging a few solid colors for a classic buffalo plaid, incorporate influences from Spanish architecture with rotating patterns, or you can always follow your bliss and do what feels right. Carpet tiles are a budget-friendly way to use up old remnant pieces or you can buy pre-cut squares to play around with. A mild, non-toxic adhesive is used to attach the tiles to the floor, so you can easily change your look, and the individual tiles may be handwashed in the sink when it’s time for a deep clean.
Carpet’s big comeback is thanks to new environmentally friendly materials making it not only the comfy choice, but the Green choice, too. Wool, jute, and seagrass are just a few of the natural fibers used in modern textile manufacturing. These renewable resources are here to stay, and homeowners can sleep soundly knowing that the people who make the carpet inside your home are doing their part to keep the outside world beautiful, too.
Are you thinking about installing new carpet in your home or business? Let Dan’s do the work! We can sit down and help you choose the best carpet to fit both your needs and your budget. When you’re ready, we can bring out samples, get measurements, and give you an estimate.
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