Curating Carpet Trends
The advantages of carpet are many; comfortable, soft underfoot, provide great insulation and deaden sound. But carpets shouldn’t just be considered for their practicality, they are a design element that takes up a decent portion of a room. We touched on carpet in our previous flooring article here, but this time we take a more in-depth look at the Carpet trends of 2019. Read on and you might make a design decision that will have you ignoring the sofa and sprawling on the floor instead.
Eye catching geometrics
Geometric prints made a lot of noise in interiors due to their timelessness, they are truly patterns that traverse the ages. Now they’re hitting the floor and playing with colour and scale to make a statement rather than act as a blend-in backdrop.
Ribbed for pleasure
Textured loop pile carpet in a ribbed design first appeared in businesses as it is designed for heavy commercial wear, but that’s exactly what makes it ideal for living rooms, dining rooms and halls in the home. This isn’t a carpet trend that will go out of style anytime soon.
Terrific taste in texture
Textured carpet in general is a terrific choice: it’s an easy way to add interest to a room, feels soft underfoot, creates a feeling of comfort, absorbs sound and it just denotes luxury.
Neutrals will always be king! But bold homeowners are taking more risks with beautiful brights providing a contrast to modern interior schemes and offering impact to fans of maximalism. These carpet trends take on a personality all of its own, not for the meek and mild!
Shag on the Floor
The seventies are back baby, with shag pile being given a modern update and adding a coziness to home spaces. It’s all plush, thick and soft, giving a comfortable contrast to hard surfaces. We say ‘Yeah baby’ this is one of those carpet trends you’ll want to kick your shoes off for!
Carpet tiles are moving from the office to the home, and self-installation is easy. You can even design your own pattern for a fun, eclectic look. These ones stick to hard floors with a removable, non-toxic adhesive, and can be lifted for a clean in the sink!
Just like in most places in the home, products that are eco-friendly and conscious of their impact on the environment are on the rise! And carpets are no different. The range of carpets made from recycled materials and are recyclable themselves has grown dramatically, and the most popular is the rope like sisal carpet, made from plant fibres. Once coated with sealers to make it fire-retardant and stain-resistant it is a great looking and practical carpet that also loves the earth.
Animal skins were the original carpets, and this year they are back on the floor – but not just as a rug. Proving there is nowhere in the house the tribal trend hasn’t touched, we present… animal print carpet! We like this less traditional take on the trend with this Fawn print.
Fifty Shades of Greige
Grey is still the hottest neutral on the market because it simply goes with everything. Bland beige is still taking a back seat, or you have the best of both worlds with what is known as ‘greige’, a mix of the two.