Nov 14

Carpet design trends for the New Year

As the New Year fast approaches, we take the opportunity of finding out what’s going to be hot in the world of carpet design in 2014.

Natural coloured carpets will never go out of style.  Unlike the highly patterned designs favoured in the 70s and 80s, today’s white and cream shades will look classy for years to come.  There is no sign of this trend fading in the New Year and we think it’s going to be popular for years to come.  Why not add a rug for a splash of colour?

Darker colours
Although for some people the popularity of light coloured carpets will not fade, there has been a definite increase in the number of people choosing darker carpet tones.  Chocolate brown and slate gray are popular choices. As well as looking great, these colour choices hide stains far easier than lighter shades! Use light accessories to make sure a room stays nice and bright.

Created using a combination of looped and cut pile strands, texturised patterns are big news in the carpet world. The designs can be as simple or as intricate as you like – flower patterns for the bold among us and smaller square patterns for those who like to play it safe.

Although stripy floors may instantly conjure up imagines of big tops and circuses choose your colours wisely and this can be a great look.  Stripy carpets work especially for a hall or landing where the stripes accentuates the long space. The stripes don’t have to be bright and vivid (although they can be if that’s what will work in your home!).  You could opt for shades and tones of gray or brown for a low key stripe that still adds character. Stripy carpets are also great for tying together wallpaper and furniture which may not necessarily match.

Graphical prints
These work incredibly well in modern apartments or even teenage bedrooms.  To some it may look very much as if someone has scribbled over your carpet!  But we love these zig zag styles that add a touch of youth and vibrance to any room. Black and white are popular for this carpet design but any contrasting colours work well and you may want to think outside the box.


Created on 14th November 2013
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